in the news: harry and meghan’s royal wedding

Who doesn’t love a royal wedding? Despite having moved back from London to Australia a couple of months ago, I still feel a certain affinity for the UK and the royals. I was particularly excited for this wedding, because I was a longtime reader of Meghan’s own blog, The Tig (sadly no longer online). I’m a huge fan of her sophisticated yet understated style and I think she absolutely nailed her wedding style (and Harry didn’t scrub up too badly either!)

Let’s round up the best moments of the day…

The Dress: Speculation was rife about the designer, with short odds on Aussie designers Ralph and Russo. But in the end, it was a designer who had never even been mentioned during the lead-up – Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. It wasn’t quite what I expected but Meghan’s understated elegance brings to mind the style of original Givenchy muse, Audrey Hepburn. The boat neckline was exquisite and showed off her delicate collarbones to perfection and the simplicity of the design meant that all focus went to that veil (embroidered with the flowers of all 53 Commonwealth countries) and the tiara that had me swooning (Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, loaned to her by the Queen).

The Second Dress: This is the dress I expect Meghan would have worn if Harry wasn’t a royal – still understated and glamorous but a little more figure hugging and with a perfectly cut halter neckline to show off her shoulders and back. This Stella McCartney is definitely going straight to my own Pinterest board!

The Makeup: Contrary to earlier advice, Meghan didn’t do her own makeup, opting instead to draw on the services of MUA friend Daniel Martin. I was a huge fan of her sheer base that allowed her freckles to show through coupled with a soft smoky eye and a gorgeous pink lip. Martin works with Dior and Honest Beauty, so it’s likely he used a combination of both brands. Nic Chapman from Pixiwoo did a great tutorial of her predictions for the look, which were pretty much on the mark – especially those minky, grey eyes.

Best Quote: (The Most Rev Bishop Curry realising he’d spoken too long)”We’re going to sit down, we gotta get y’all married!”

Best Sign in the Crowd: “I married a ginge too!”

Unexpected Star: It has to be the Most Rev Bishop Curry – so much passion leading to so many uncomfortable Brits in the crowd! I also really loved the gospel choir’s rendition of “Stand By Me” (and their gorgeous coordinating colour palette for their outfits!)

Best Feminist Moment: Meghan walking the first half of the aisle by herself with total poise (also honourable mention for omitting ‘obey’ from the vows, against usual royal protocol).

What was your favourite moment from the Royal Wedding?

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