The Royal Wedding Gown

The day has finally arrived! The most anticipated wedding ceremony of the decade took place this morning in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are finally married! There has been so many magazine articles and evening tv specials leading up to this monumental event. This royal wedding is an even bigger deal because Meghan Markle does not fit the mold of a typical royal wife, but they made it work! So, let’s start by talking about the new Duchess of Sussex. Usually if you are a royal bride, you are not allowed to be divorced, but this rule was changed by the Queen years ago. Meghan is also catholic, and for centuries it was forbidden for royals to marry a Roman Catholic. But, in 2015 an amendment was added to allow British royals to have an interfaith marriage. Even though it was change, Meghan was still be baptized and confirmed in the Church of England. She also is a mixed race woman, which would not be allowed in the past. It took time, but the Queen eventually gave them her blessing and allowed them to marry. Meghan states multiple times that she has always been herself and that is how she will remain. This is an admirable characteristic about her, and Harry as well, they have not pretended to be different, they have done what they feel is best and not looked back! The excitement for this wedding has been gushing all across the world for some time now and we are ecstatic that it has finally arrived! People all across the world have been anxiously awaiting this momentous occasion. Today, over 100,000 people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds as they make their procession ride. The procession lasted about 25 minutes and it was spectacular! Now, onto the part we have all been waiting for-the dress! There have been tons of sketches and bridal gown ideas posted online of what Meghan’s gown could look like, but she stepped out and stunned us all! The statement train swept the world with style and grace! This timeless silhouette included a boat neckline which sat right off of her shoulders, with three-quarters length sleeves. The fit of the gown was almost a traditional a-line, it is more fitted through the hips. What’s a wedding gown without a veil? Especially in this highly anticipated circumstance, the veil makes the look. Meghan’s veil was sixteen feet long and looked stellar as she transcended the steps at St. George’s Chapel. Meghan did not have a maid of honor, but her long train needed to be held as she walked, so her best friend’s twin sons served as the official veil escorts and they are just adorable! As gorgeous as it looked, it held an even more special meaning, honoring her new role in the royal family. The veil included stunning embroidery along the edges, but do you know what these details represent? Well, her veil houses 53 embroidered flowers, representing each of the British Commonwealth countries. Such a classy and thoughtful touch. To accompany the veil, Meghan followed in Kate Middleton’s footsteps by wearing a tiara. Meghan’s tiara was also from the Queen’s vault of crowns, which was originally Queen Mary’s, wife to King George V. As for other jewelry, Meghan went with simple and classic. She wore small diamond stud earrings, and one simple diamond bracelet, both by Cartier. While the official ceremony may be over, the festivities are still going strong!