ROY­ALLY IN­SPIRED

On May 19th, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wed­ding cap­tured the world’s heart and ro­man­tic imag­i­na­tion. The cel­e­bra­tion launched some se­ri­ous new wed­ding trends that we’re to­tally ob­sessed with!

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wed­ding cap­tured the world’s heart, and launched new trends we’re ob­sessed with.

Em­bel­lish­ment-Free Gowns

Meghan chose Bri­tish de­signer Clare Waight Keller from Givenchy to craft her ex­quis­ite gown. Waight Keller re­vealed the gown took 3,900 hours to com­plete and was a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Duchess of Sussex and the de­signer. The re­sult was a “mod­ern, fresh de­sign” made from dou­ble-bonded silk cady, which fea­tured three-quar­ter sleeves, a sculpted waist and a soft round train sup­ported by a triple-silk or­ganza un­der­skirt.

Bateaux Neck­lines

The beau­ti­ful neck­line of Meghan’s dress was one of our favourite de­tails. It is one of the most flat­ter­ing neck­lines for a bridal gown be­cause it typ­i­cally adds eas­i­ness to the gown sil­hou­ette and helps ac­cen­tu­ate nipped tai­lor­ing at the waist­line. In Meghan’s case, it was a per­fect match for her easy updo, in­cred­i­ble tiara and epic veil.

Veils

Ask any bridal de­signer and they will tell you to wear a veil on your wed­ding day. They add an in­stant dreami­ness to your look and, hon­estly, there will never be another time in your life to wear such an ac­ces­sory. Meghan’s breath­tak­ing 16-foot long veil, fea­tur­ing hand-em­broi­dered flow­ers from the 53 Com­mon­wealth coun­tries, proves this point en­tirely.

Ban­deau Headpieces

Meghan’s cho­sen tiara was the daz­zling Queen Mary Di­a­mond Ban­deau, which was made in 1932 but fea­tures a detachable cen­tre brooch dat­ing back to 1893. Her style choice was im­pec­ca­ble as it cre­ated a thor­ougly mod­ern princess vibe due to its sleek pro­file.

Mean­ing­ful Flow­ers

Lon­don florist Phillipa Crad­dock cre­ated the most in­cred­i­ble flo­rals for the royal wed­ding. What we loved most was that they were filled with so much sen­ti­ment. White gar­den roses fea­tured in the church decor were Diana’s favourite, as were the for­get-me-nots picked by Harry him­self in­cluded in Meghan’s bou­quet.

Am­pli­fied Ev­ery­day Beauty

Meghan looked like Meghan on her wed­ding day and we adored that. Her easy, breezy look was cre­ated by Serge Nor­mant and fea­tured a “messy bun” paired with a cen­tre part and Meghan’s sig­na­ture face-fram­ing whisps. Makeup artist Daniel Martin cre­ated Meghan’s flaw­less glowy skin (with freck­les on full dis­play!), smokey bronze eyes with full flut­tery lashes and peachy pink lips. Less was def­i­nitely more!

Sexy Sec­ond Dress

For her night­time re­cep­tion, Meghan turned up the heat with her wed­ding look, choos­ing a Stella McCart­ney hal­ter gown with se­ri­ous red-car­pet siz­zle. Her two looks were spot on for her style and im­pec­ca­ble in their con­trast to one another. We called the two-dress trend months ago—it’s BIG.

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