The Royal wedding was celebrated with much pomp and splendour yesterday. And while the entire event was majestic and elegant, living up to the standards expected from the royal family, everyone was most excited for what Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and their guest list would be wearing. We’ve got a collection of visual highlights for you, proving that modern-day fairytales really do exist.
The Wedding Dress
Meghan Markle’s wedding dress- quite possibly the most-awaited dress reveal in the past year – was a minimal Givenchy affair, personally designed by their Creative Director Clare Waight Kelly. With a boat neck and three-fourth sleeves, the clean silhouette accentuated Markle’s waist. It was constructed in double-bonded silk cady.
Givenchy has recently talked of the lack of diversity in the fashion industry, making it a progressive choice for the bride. It is representative of the kind of change she hopes to bring about herself.
In contrast to the simple wedding dress, the veil was the standout piece of her ensemble, made of silk. It was 5metres long, with extensive embroidery which included floral details from the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. A subtle nod to the work her and Prince Harry intend to do now that they are married.
It was paired with Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, a stunning piece at the centre of which a detachable brooch made of 10 diamonds sits. The rest of her jewellery was by Cartier.
For the reception, Meghan changed into another simple dress by Stella McCartney. This one was representative of a more old Hollywood style, characterized by a halter-neck and a flared skirt.
In keeping with tradition (and with permission from the Queen), Prince Harry donned the frockcoat uniform of the Royals and Blues, as did his brother William, the Duke of Cambridge.
Dege & Skinner on Saville Row takes the credit for his nuptial wardrobe.
The Wedding Party
The prestigious event, and the reception after was attended by many familiar names apart from the members of the Royal family, from the Beckhams and Oprah to Priyanka Chopra, Serena Williams and the Clooneys. As expected they were all dressed to the nines, with some fun surprises such as Kate Middleton’s nude stilettos and Amal Clooney’s sunshine yellow ensemble.
Kate Middleton’s suit was designed by Alexander McQueen and she paired it with a Philip Treacy hat and Jimmy Choo pumps.
Pippa Middleton is never far behind the Duchess of Cambridge in her sartorial choices, and stunned in this Hepburn frock from The Fold.
Queen Elizabeth made quite the statement at the Royal Wedding in a lemon, lime and floral dress paired with a lime silk-tweed coat, designed by Stuart Parvin. Angela Kelly constructed a matching hat for her in the same material.
The Beckhams nailed wedding style as usual, with David Beckham in Dior Homme by Kim Jones and Victoria Beckham in her own design.
Priyanka Chopra, a close friend of Meghan Markle’s looked like the picture of elegance in a head-to-toe custom Vivienne Westwood lavender suit.
Her reception dress stole the show though; this floor-length Dior beauty epitomizes red-carpet style.
Amal Clooney’s mustard yellow ensemble was the talk of the town; she paired the bright Stella McCartney dress with a matching hat by Stephen Jones and teardrop earrings. George Clooney kept it classic in a three-piece grey suit with a white-and-yellow striped tie to match with his wife.
Oprah Winfrey was one of the first few to arrive, and also patronizing Stella McCartney for the ceremony. This blush number by the designer was a sight for sore eyes.
Serena Williams opted for a demure, blush look too; this one’s by Versace.
Her reception look was much bolder; here she opts for a loud, floral Valentino number, paired with a Bulgari necklace.
Patrick J. Adams, Meghan’s co-star on the American TV show ‘Suits’ also made an appearance with his wife Troian Bellisario who is known for her work as Spencer in the show ‘Pretty Little Liars.’
Meghan’s other co-star from the show ‘Suits’ Gabriel Macht also attended the wedding, with his wife Jacinda Barrett.
Actress Carey Mulligan attended with Marcus Mumford in this sheer, floral Erdem number.
James Corden with Julia Carey.
James Blunt with Sofia Wellesley.
Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre.