We’re still all a-buzz and can you blame us? We share the Love Our Wedding take on the royal wedding and showcase our favourite ‘Meghan’ dresses…
They’ve flooded our screens, our newspapers, on Saturday past, just about our every waking thought, and now they’re firmly established in our hearts. Meghan and Harry are everywhere – and rightly so; it was a truly joyous occasion. For the Love Our Wedding take on everything from the dress to the groom’s adorable face (and via a few celebrity outfits along the way), this weddingista shares her thoughts on the royal wedding. Plus, we showcase our favourite décolletage-enhancing dresses, which we shall henceforth be calling ‘The Meghan’ (you heard it here first)…
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I loved watching Harry. His gorgeous face betrayed it all – his nerves, his cheeky-chappy banter with William, his lovestruck face watching his bride walk down the aisle. Did you see him mouth the words to Meghan ‘you look amazing?’ That was it for this ‘ere romantic: with those three words to his bride, Harry cemented his place in my heart forever. The mother in me wanted to sweep him up in my arms. Diana: your boy is beautiful.
And Meghan, my goodness me, good old Blighty loves you! I was struck by her tentative ‘do we kiss?’ question to her new husband on the steps of Windsor Castle – the well-rehearsed actress in her giving way to a very very sweet shyness. But may I just say something a little controversial? Her dress was undeniably beautiful in all its understated simplicity. But I must admit, however, that I was hoping for some… glam. For a little shiz; a hint of sparkle, a little more American razzmatazz. The dress was the perfect fit for a royal wedding but I’ll admit holding out for a little more of a risk. But hey – I’m a rebel just for kicks now. And perhaps I’m being unfair: Meghan’s Stella McCartney gown for the reception confirms Meghan’s taste for the classically elegant. I do believe her dress choice was a true reflection of her style (and we’re all about keeping it real).
And if the ceremony is anything to go by (a glorious gospel choir vibe and give-me-everything-you’ve-got preacher’s sermon), Meghan certainly intends to put her own unique stamp on all she does. We think a well-timed ‘you go girl’ is in oder here.
And weren’t the guests’ outfits deeply intriguing? Amal Clooney chose bodly and her mustard-yellow gown was nothing short of visionary. My Nan and I were slightly bemused by Victoria Beckham’s midnight-blue cover-up outfit (hey lady, didn’t you fancy lightening up?). But Her Majesty The Queen, at 92, gets special mention for totally rocking it in a lime-green and purple outfit, thus becoming our particular style crush.
Can we just say a word about Meghan’s mum, Doria Ragland? What an example of dignified grace, warmth, and overflowing love for her daughter. We wanted to hold your hand, Doria. We were there for you.
Watching Harry and Meghan become man and wife, for a moment there I thought my dignified tears might descend into audible wailing. And it wasn’t just because Nanna was pushing the pace and forcing Prosecco on me from 11am. I found the service incredibly moving, utterly accessible, and wonderfully uplifting. This is true, of course, for all weddings – for all of your weddings, and I am so honoured to play a small participatory role in sharing them with our readers.
Saturday May 19th was a good day. A proud-to-be British day. A great-to-be-alive day. I’d like to thank both Meghan and Harry, and all of you, our brilliant brides, for bringing so much joy to all of our lives.