Royal Wedding: an epic love-story fairytale
Today happened the wedding of the year between Prince Harry and the beautiful Megan Markle, as you may know as Rachel Zane, a paralegal, which was the role she played in the tvshow Suits.
Prepare yourself for all the details of this magic wedding.
1 – Feminism at the Royal Wedding?
Yes, you’re about right. The former Suits actress has been fighting gender equality long before she was popular. As since she always wanted to make a difference in the world, indeed she did so today by bringing her own signature feminism to one of the most traditional of institutions. How?
First of all she wore an unconventional dress, by Clare Waight Keller (Givenchy couture). The gown was so simple and yet chic that reminded us of Audrey Hepburn. It also described in many ways the personal style of the bride: discreet and modern. Despite what people say, the truth is that Megan defied gender-base conventions about what a woman in her position should wear on her wedding day. Well done!
She also walked halfway down the aisle all by herself. She was then joined by her now father-in-law, Prince Charles.
And what about the vows? She changed them and I now quote what she said to Prince Harry, her husband: “I Meghan, take you, Harry, to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.”
It is also a wedding tradition that the father of the bride travel with his daughter to the venue. In this particular and exciting wedding, Megan travelled with her mother Doria Ragland. And no, this has nothing to do with Megan’s father absence, since this was a decision made by herself before her father bowed out of the wedding early this week.
2 – THE DRESS
Megan Markle chose Clare Waight Keller, from Givenchy couture, to design her wedding dress. An elegant, minimal dress that certainly made history in the royal bridal designs. This was a surprise choice since everyone was expecting Burberry, Ralph & Russo or Stella McCartney to design the dress for the royal bride.
As you may not know, Clare Waight Keller is the brand’s first female creative director and that is rumored to be one the reasons why Megan picked Clare to design her dress.
This elegant, modern, simple and chic dress has a cathedral-length, five metre long veil, trimmed with lace depicting flora from each of the 53 Commonwealth countries. Isn’t that amazing?
As Avril Mair, Haper’s Bazaar fashion director said “Hubert De Givenchy was all about structure and simplicity: this amazing wedding gown honoured that spirit while being entirely and perfectly modern. It’s heaven!”
3 – Duchess of Cambridge
The Duchess of Cambridge decided to go for Alexander McQueen for this wedding, the same brand she chose to wear at her own wedding in 2011. She picked a matching pale yellow ensemble – almost like cream – and completed it with a dress and jacket.
4 – Best-dressed guests
5 – Harry and Megan most adorable moments in pictures