The minute Prince Harry announced his engagement to the stunning American actress, Meghan Markle, the first thought to cross many women's minds was "What kind of dress will she wear?!"
Since the time we were little girls, most of us have envisioned ourselves as the princess in a royal wedding, walking up the aisle of a magnificent cathedral to marry our prince.
Although most of us will not have £32,000,000 to drop on our wedding day, there are still many ways to recreate the enchantment of a royal wedding. Here are 9 ways to add royal style to your wedding!
1. Choose Chic Simplicity
For her wedding day, Meghan chose this simple, yet timeless, Givenchy dress. With flattering lines, this silhouette is reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly's elegant style.
2. Wear a Dramatic Cathedral Veil
If her dress was simple, her veil was anything but! This 5 meter cathedral veil is detailed with embroidery representing the 53 nations of the British commonwealth. And my, what an entrance it made!
3. Set off Your Look with a Tiara
Meghan's tiara was originally the possession of the late Queen Mary and was loaned to her by Queen Elizabeth. The entire tiara was designed to accommodate the stunning central brooch which dates back to 1893.
4. Add Details with Personal Significance
It's not a surprise that Prince Harry wished to pay tribute to his late mother, Princess Diana. Meghan's wedding bouquet was hand-picked by the prince from his mother's garden and consisted of her favorite flowers.
5. Use Greenery and White Roses
The entire cathedral bloomed with these stunning white roses, blossoming from the surrounding greenery.
6. Choose Gold Accent Pieces
While much of the royal wedding was deemed "informal" after the grandeur of Prince William and Kate Middleton's affair, there were definite touches of splendor that you could only find on a royal occasion.
7. Surprise the Guests with an Informal Dancing Dress!
In many cultures, it's traditional for the bride to don a second dress after the wedding. This gorgeous off the shoulder look certainly brought the "wow factor" to the royal reception!
8. Go for a Formal Family Portrait
At the end of the day, the royals are a very busy family, and getting everyone in the same room for family photo is a definitely a moment to capture.
9. Live Happily Ever After
And that is what we wish for you and the new royal couple!
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