I am a confessed total Anglophile and so the minute Harry and Meghan announced their engagement I have been counting down the days until the royal wedding. Jason and I are huge Suits fans and so I had a feeling that her dress would mirror some of her sleek and elegant outfits worn on the show. While I adored the romantic elegance of Kate Middletons wedding, I looked forward to the juxtaposition of Meghan’s and how it would compare.
I set my alarm for 5:oo am and settled in with a cup of Earl Gray this morning waiting to see her emerge with a classic boatneck dress. It was absolutely stunning. Simple, sleek, and timeless!
I adore gothic architecture and the stunning grandeur of the greenery covered arches of St. George’s Chapel made my romantic heart so happy. After her processional, I ran upstairs and woke my daughter up so she could see the rest of the wedding. It was such a joy to watch the rest of the wedding with her. Her fascination with music came out as she had 100 questions about the cello player and the harpist. She is now spending the rest of her Saturday in her “fancy” wedding dress and dress up shoes.
Part of my love of weddings and photography is the personalized storytelling that is unique to each couple. I love the special and symbolic touches each one adds to the wedding day. Listening to the coverage of Harry and Meghan’s day, I adored hearing that he picked myrtle, a tradition in English bouquets and had them placed among forget-me-nots that were in honor of his mother. While the bouquet was simple and understated, I think it worked in keeping with the simple elegance of her dress with the signature item being her beautiful smile and tiara.
After Kate Middleton was married, we saw a huge uptick in similar wedding dresses that our brides wore and I hope that trend holds true as we move into 2019 with our brides choosing timeless and classic designs inspired by the royal wedding today. Now we wait with the rest of the world to see the official portraits! Congratulations to the newly married couple!
Photos from The New York Times , Ben Stansall, and Andrew Matthews