The Meghan Markle Wedding Dress is certainly a luxurious marvel fit for a princess! Furthermore, it has also been one of the most well-kept secrets EVER in royal history. Who would make it, would it be traditional or perhaps be a more unconventional design?
However, now the cat is officially out the bride couture bag! Meghan’s spell-binding gown is a design by British designer, Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy!
The delightful and elegant three quarters sleeve gown with dazzling accompanying veil garnered several gasps as well as oohs and ahhs. Meghan is said to have chose Keller due to her impeccable tailoring and relaxed demeanor. Truly traits any bride would love!
The wedding dress and veil is made out of luxe silk. Also, the dramatic veil which stretched over a whooping 16 feet was embroidered with flowers. They represent 53 countries of the commonwealth.
Moreover, as in previous royal weddings no bridal gown would be complete without sparkling jewels. The bride wore understated yet glamorous jewelry (bracelet and earrings) by Cartier. Furthermore, Meghan incorporated more gems within a piece no princess can be without… a tiara.
Her tiara, on loan from the Queen, was at one time a possession of Queen Mary. Therefore, it can rightfully be known as the Queen Mary tiara. Although, the former Ms. Markle was able to view the entire collection of the Queen’s tiaras; Meghan chose the one that fit her personal flair and the Queen’s approval.
Meghan Markle Wedding Dress and ALL Royal Wedding Details!
Yet, there’s more! So then, let’s get straight into all the royal wedding details. For weeks, potential designers had been tossed around. Yet, Givenchy’s Keller turned out to be the perfect woman for the job.
Nevertheless, word on the bridal fashion street is that several other designers and high end couture houses had been in the running. Rumored finalists included the exquisite Ralph & Russo, Stella McCartney as well as even the designer who back in 1981 masterfully created Princess Diana’s wedding gown.
Meghan Markle Wedding Dress and the Bouquet
Throughout the wedding you will notice there are touches of Prince Harry’s beloved late mother, Princess Diana. All tastefully done and full of immense meaning. Case in point, Meghan’s bouquet as well as engagement ring.
The palace revealed that like the engagement ring, Prince Harry spearheaded things. He picked the flowers himself for Meghan from the Royal Garden. What did he choose? A selection of Forget Me Nots that also happen to have been Diana’s favorite flower. Someone quick… pass the Kleenex!
Nevertheless, what is more is that Meghan’s engagement ring incorporates two stones from Diana’s personal collection. So then, through the florals as well as the ring; one can say that Diana in a way was truly on hand for her son’s big day.
Meghan Markle Wedding Dress and ALL Royal Wedding Details (Cont.)
Before any vows and even one single coach arrived at the wedding venue. Some official business was conducted. That of assigning titles, which is done by the Queen. Therefore, what titles did she select for both Harry and Meghan?
Besides, that of being a prince of England, Harry will also now be known as a duke. The Duke of Sussex with Meghan being the Duchess of Sussex. Dukedom is a high honorary title. Furthermore, Harry will be picking up a title that was sort of lost in the sands of time.
The last Duke of Sussex was Queen Victoria’s favorite uncle; who also walked Victoria down the aisle at her wedding. At his death, having no heir the title went along with him.
Meghan Markle Wedding Dress And The Guests
Of course, we all knew the bride and bridal party would arrive looking absolutely fabulous. However, the guests and attendees were just as stunning! From Oprah’s divine pink Stella McCartney design to Amal Clooney’s vibrant showstopper mustard yellow ensemble; the fashion could simply not be ignored.
Yet, did you know all in attendance was told what to wear? For the men, the attire selection was a morning suit or a lounge suit. A morning suit traditionally has tails while a lounge suit is a type of business suit.
For the women, the outfit of choice was a day dress and a hat. Also, due to protocol no open toe shoes or “loud” tights are allowed.
Meghan Markle Wedding Dress And Her Groom!
As for the groom, Prince Harry as well as his brother, Prince William arrived looking dashing in their handmade military attire. The ensemble’s took one person an entire week in order to complete. Both brothers served their country and have become well-known for being willing volunteers to bring about change in a number of regions.
Meghan Markle Wedding Dress and Tiny Fashion
The smallest members of the bridal party were also adorably decked out in haute couture. For instance, all the flower girls like the bride also wore dresses by Givenchy. While their shoes were given a personal touch by having their initials engraved into them. A gift from the bride to them.
Nevertheless, the page boys also received gifts and high end touches. They wore impeccable handmade military blues. Plus, Meghan made sure they were given something they could keep forever. To add personalization their names were engraved into their coats.
Meghan Markle Wedding Dress- And the Ceremony
Did you catch the ceremony? Well, for many around the globe they either needed to stay up late or rise quite early. Nevertheless, we put together a brief cheat sheet of all the festivities. The ceremony proceeded as follows:
- Archbishop of Canterbury delivers declarations.
- Lady Jane Fellowes reads from the Song of Solomon.
- Rev. Michael Curry delivers sermon.
- Reading for the vows.
- Carriage procession.
Meghan Markle Wedding Dress- Take 2!
If you thought the new people’s princess was one and done when it comes to dresses; boy would you be mistaken! After her fairytale ride in a carriage with her Prince Charming, Meghan then changed into wedding dress number two.
The second dress was designed by Stella McCartney, which the British designer describes as a “high neck lily white gown in silk crepe.” This dress was designed to be worn during the couple’s wedding reception held at Frogmore House.
Nonetheless, while the dress is iconic, no one could miss the humongous additional rock on Meghan’s hand. As a gift from her new husband, Meghan received an enchanting aquamarine ring. The beautifully crafted ring had belonged to Princess Diana.
Meghan Markle Wedding Dress- The Ever After
Therefore, what is next for the now Princess Harry of Wales? Meghan plans on becoming a legal U.K. citizen.
Besides, continuing to learn and execute royal etiquette; Meghan will have to pass a test. One that fully encompasses the British culture and history.
However, it is quite a difficult test. How hard can the Duchess of Sussex expect it to be? Just last year, 43,000 applicants failed it flat out. Ouch. Nevertheless, with the intelligence and “can do” attitude that Meghan possesses we are confident she will pass with flying colors.