Ever since Prince Harry announced his proposal to his future princess Meghan Markle in November 2017 the world has been anxiously waiting for the arrival of the big day. A whirlwind romance between his Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has taken people by storm because of their ability to overcome obstacles within society as well as in the royal order. Meghan is the first ever mixed-raced woman to enter the royal family, she is also much older than the woman before her to marry royalty and a woman who is educated as well as worldly – a sprinkling of hope for the future of the monarchy and a reflection of realism.
As they continue to push the boundaries, the world cheers this royal couple on and I think it is safe to say there will be an abundance of acceptance for their future.
The Ceremony Was Perfect… Except…
In the past Royal Wedding Ceremonies were, well let’s admit – boring. They were filled with long exchanges of looks and a whole lot of talk. NOT THIS wedding! Reverend Micheal Curry donned the happy couple with words of love and quotes from Martin Luther King in an animated service that will not soon be forgotten while music filled the crowd with upbeat tunes and smiles on the faces of the people in the pews behind them. This wedding was a delight to watch and one that will not be upstaged by future royalties.
The only part missing was Markle’s father who chose not to attend the wedding – speculations have been made but it didn’t ruin the morning at all. Her dotting mother made up for it with a glow that filled the room with delight.
Critics all over the world have taken to social media with their personal opinions of the Givenchy dress designed by Clare Waight Keller at the Parisian fashion house. Both designer and Markle herself worked closely to achieve the dress of her dreams with an understated beauty as the end result. Her crown, a glittering Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau tiara, which was loaned to her by the Queen herself. Seems a princess doesn’t have to have all the glam envisioned and can pull off simplicity because to put it quite simply – she can. Meghan is stunning with or without the dress, and if you look back at her style throughout the years it’s clear that she isn’t into all the glitz and glam, her style is polished, however many believe that a little more effort could have been put in the design of it.
The five-meter silk tulle veil was the highlight of the dress with emphasis on the lace trim. Featuring flora designed to represent the 53 countries of the Commonwealth – a great highlight of the role she has now entered. And let us not forget about Markle’s sexy reception dress designed by British designer, Stella McCartney, that had all jaws dropping and every head turning. Perhaps the Duchess of Sussex wanted to keep things mature and classy for her vows and turn it up a notch for the evening festivities.
I think this Cinderella decided ahead of time that she means business not pleasure – her dress says it all.
What do you think?
Fruitcake No More
Word is that the reception also included the traditional wedding cake cutting, however, the traditional fruit cake was replaced – instead, a cake which was designed by Claire Ptak featured elderflower syrup made at The Queen’s residence in Sandringham and was lemon flavoured. Sounds like my kind of wedding cake. Why blend in when you can stand out right? Great choice!
The Guest List
After the ceremony, it is estimated 100,000 people + crowd adorned the streets of London just to catch a glimpse of the newly married couple. Amal and George Clooney were shown walking in and the camera often panned to the couple with great admiration. Sir Elton John was seen in the pews, as well as the Beckhams, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams. A touch of Hollywood graced the screen with attendance for the big day.
It is said that the breakfast tapas and light lunch portion of the wedding hosted 600 guests followed by an intimate after-party whereby Sir Elton John performed for a 200 person sit down dinner.
Happily Ever After
In the end, whether you loved or hated the dress you have to admit, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry make an adorable couple. The official Royal Wedding portraits were beyond adorable as Prince George grinned from ear to ear and Meghan’s mother matching The Queen in green was nothing less than perfect for a spring day at Windsor Castle. Just being able to witness such a historic day was more than enough. I can’t wait to see all the amazing things this royal couple accomplishes.