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