The Royal Recap

by - Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wedding Portrait by Alexi Lubomirski

Last Saturday, millions of people across the world tuned into the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, also known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  The couple exchanged vows in front of British royalty and 600 of their closest friends. The ceremony embodied both traditional and modern elements, perfectly reflective of the Duke and Duchess' backgrounds. As predicted, the event was flawless from start to finish, and there were a few takeaways that we're still talking about almost a week later...

First and foremost, the couple's mutual adoration for each other made the broadcast well worth the time investment. During the ceremony, Harry reportedly whispered "You look amazing. I'm so lucky." to his soon bride-to-be. The couple exchanged subtle smiles, soft giggles, and winks, even, during the nuptials.

In addition the sentiment, we also have to talk about the fashion of the Royals and wedding guests. In the pool of Harry and Meghan's closet friends, we saw a handful of A-list entertainment celebrities including Oprah, James Corden, George Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham, Sir Elton John some of the cast members from Meghan's American drama series, Suits. Female guests wore a day dress with a fascinator accessory. The colors ranged from lime green, worn by Queen Elizbeth herself, to neutral tones and spring pastels. The fashion was purely fabulous from head to toe for all attendees, but here are a few of our favorite looks...

Queen Elizabeth
Amal Clooney
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Gina Torres
Victoria Beckham and David Beckham
photographs via Getty Images

For any Royal event, the fashion is always the buzz, but for this ceremony, my favorite parts were the tributes made to Harry and William's beloved mother, Princess Diana. Diana's favorite flower, forget-me-nots, were included in Meghan's bridal bouquet (as well as hand-picked flowers by Harry). Lady Jane Fellowes, Diana's older sister, read Biblical scripture during the wedding ceremony and also accompanied the Royal Family as they sent off the newlyweds on their horse and carriage. Following the couple's send-off, photographs were later taken as they made way to their wedding reception, where Meghan was spotted wearing Diana's emerald cut aquamarine ring (seen in the photo below).

photographs via WPA Pool/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

In addition to honoring Princess Diana, the couple put a lot of thought into making the public feel included. The couple selectively chose their horse-drawn carriage for its height so the Windsor bystanders could catch a glimpse of the newlyweds as they made their way to their evening reception. The couple also requested the wedding flowers be donated to local hospice patients following the ceremony.

photograph via Getty Images

It goes without saying, the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was a true modern fairytale. This historical day was one to remember and will be celebrated for years to come!

So there you have it  my favorite moments from the Royal Wedding. What wedding details did you love most? Let us know in the comments below! 

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