If you’re like us, we’re in a post-royal wedding induced haze. We can say that their ceremony exceeded all the hype and we are expecting there will be a number of weddings where cellists will be making appearances.
The bride and groom wanted people to know that their wedding was going to break from tradition in more than one way and the result was a unique royal wedding which broke the mold.
Many times royal brides are expected to conform to tradition, but as you can see, the trend of customizing your wedding has crossed the pond and made it into the highest echelons of society. But, enough about tradition, we know why you’re here, for a breakdown of the bridal gown!
There was intense speculation surrounding Ms. Markle’s Dress. Everyone expected some type of detail, beading, embroidery, Swarovski crystals… But she went in the opposite direction and chose a perfectly tailored Givenchy couture gown designed by Clare Waight Keller, the house’s first female artistic director. The bateau neckline, A-line creation was made out of silk ivory and featured three-quarter length sleeves.
Ms. Markle, selected a cathedral length veil embroidered with flowers representing the 53 countries of the commonwealth. Her veil was secured in place with her something borrowed, the Queen Mary bandeau tiara.
With such a classic and stripped down aesthetic, it is no wonder she did not pile on the diamonds (Yes, she even made a diamond tiara look demure.). Other than her tiara, she wore a diamond bracelet on her right wrist, diamond studs and post-ceremony, her Welsh gold wedding band and engagement ring.
We’re still basking in the beauty of their wedding ceremony and Ms. Markle’s wedding finery. Oops, we have to get into the habit of using her official title, Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex. In the meantime, here is some wedding day inspiration for your next trip down the aisle.
By PS Staff