What she wore, from hear to toe; all the designers, all the deets, all the pics!
Did you watch the royal wedding today? What a wedding! I LOVE that Meghan walked herself most of the way down the aisle, and I LOVE that she had obey taken out of their vows – a modern wedding for a very modern marriage ❤️
But I have to say… I wasn’t so bothered about the wedding itself, but I absolutely could not wait to see what Meghan was wearing! And didn’t she look stunning??
Well… here’s the lowdown from me on what she wore:
Meghan’s dress was a bespoke design by Clare Waight Keller, the Creative Director of Givenchy. Waight Keller is British and is the first female CD of Givenchy, no coincidence, I’m sure. Meghan’s dress was much more demure than I was expecting… and actually (don’t hate me) not too far removed from the dress that the Givenchy house designed for Kim Kardashian when she married Kanye… However, Meghan’s dress was much more fitting for a princess, or duchess, rather! Her dress was created out of double bonded silk cady and had a crisp streamlined design that was achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The graphic open bateau neckline was the focus, to “gracefully frame the shoulders and emphasise the slender sculpted waist,” while the lines of the dress extended towards the back “where the train flowed in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza,” the official statement read. “The slim three-quarter sleeves [added] a note of refined modernity”. That it did, Meghan looked utterly refined, elegant yet thoroughly modern.
Also by Clare Waight Keller, the veil was a gorgeous 16-foot translucent crisp white with delicate floral embroidery…. It was embroidered with the flowers of each of the 53 countries of the commonwealth – no wonder it was so long! Modern yet symbolic, for sure. Welcome to the commonwealth Meghan!
Continued elegance by Waight Keller and the Givenchy house, Meghan’s shoes were pointed satin court shoes, and were based on a Givenchy refined pointed couture design made of a silk duchesse satin.
Meghan’s veil was held in place by Queen Mary’s diamond and platinum bandeau tiara from 1932, on loan to Meghan from HRH the Queen. Which, in my opinion, looked thoroughly modern with her demure dress design, just stunning and really shone again the contrast of her rich dark hair.
Meghan’s engagement ring, as is traditional, was worn on her right hand for the ceremony, then switched back to her left hand over her new wedding ring during the private signing of the register.
Her engagement ring is a trio of diamonds and features a large central diamond, complemented on either side by two smaller jewels set on a gold band. Each stone was specially selected by Prince Harry, now the Duke of Sussex; the central diamond is from Botswana, where the couple holidayed together shortly before Harry popped the question, and the other two diamonds are from Princess Diana’s personal collection. The band is made of gold and the ring was made by Cleave and Company, Court Jewellers and Medallists to the Queen.
Meghan’s wedding ring was made from Welsh gold gifted to her from HRH the Queen herself, and was also made by jewellers Cleave and Company.
Earrings and Bracelet
Meghan’s stunning tiara was complemented by earrings and a bracelet by Cartier, and were diamond and platinum.
Not to take any attention away from her gorgeous jewellery or new wedding ring, Meghan had short manicured nails in a very pale nude colour, which complemented her gorgeous skin tone in the warm May sunshine today.
The flowers for the Royal Wedding were by famed London florist Philippa Craddock, who is already a preferred supplier to Kensington Palace, and who regularly caters to the rich and famous and who also did Pippa Middleton’s wedding flowers. Her bouquet was modest, all white and incorporated a variety of different flowers from the Queen’s own gardens.
There you have it. What Meghan wore… guaranteed to set trends for years to come.
Congrats again to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex!
Images from Getty Images via Vogue.co.uk.