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It’s kind of hard to get going on this Monday morning when you’re coming down off that royal wedding high. Am I right? LOL!! Just like the last royal wedding, there were soooo many things I absolutely loved about it but most of all how steeped in tradition it was. I love how everything from the flowers in the bridal bouquet to the titles given to the newly wedded couple to the uniforms worn by the princes and the declaration of marriage presented by the reigning monarch all dates back hundred of years. It’s so interesting to research and learn about!! Is my inner nerd showing yet? HA!
This wedding was also unique in that it incorporated some new things that were important to the bride in it too. Especially since she’s not a British citizen…yet. I love that she had a reverend preach at the wedding and that he used the words of Dr. Martin Luther King in his sermon. I also loved that she had a black choir perform in addition to the usual choir. Thank you Meghan for making this Royal Wedding truly your own.
And now, on to my favorite part, the photos!! I took all of these as screenshots across various media outlets and I claim zero ownership to them. I kind of hate that I even have to say that, has blogging really come to this?? Yes.
First up, the announcement of the titles. It has long been suspected that the Queen would give Prince Harry the title Duke of Sussex because it is traditionally reserved for the second son of the current Prince of Wales, which Harry most certainly is. The interesting part of this particular title is that while it has been used twice before never has there been a legitimate Duchess of Sussex, so Meghan gets the honor of going down in history as the first legit Duchess of Sussex. What a lucky girl!
Prince Harry married Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and y’all that place looks like a dream come true. All of the greenery and flowers that were put up were just gorgeous and if you watched the footage of the wedding then you probably saw that swoon-worthy black and white floor. Y’all know I’m a sucker for anything black and white, LOL!
Of course Prince Harry asked Prince William to be his best man! I thought they looked so handsome!! But who wouldn’t think a Prince was handsome…LOL!!
And then there was the dress. Oh my that dress!! I will be the first to say that it wasn’t what I was expecting but I think it was that much better because it’s not what was expected of her. The dress was designed by Clare Waight Royal of Givenchy and it was simply stunning. I think I expected more frills or lace or beading or just something but I think the simpleness of the dress absolutely made the day. Plus that veil, that veil is goals.
The ceremony was just beautiful and like I mentioned earlier I love that Meghan put her own spin on it.
And after the ceremony there was the exit where they got to wave to the crowd! And since the wedding was in Windsor and not London they didn’t get the traditional balcony wave and kiss. Instead they got to kiss right on the steps of the church. YAS!!
And then they hopped into their carriage and rode off into the sunset….or actually their lunchtime wedding reception. HA!
At the reception they ditched the traditional fruitcake and opted for a Lemon and Elderflower cake that was made of all local ingredients but unfortunately won’t last for years like fruitcake does. So don’t expect a piece of this cake to be auctioned off on Ebay 50 year from now like some Royal Wedding cakes are. YUCK!
After their first reception they got changed and headed to Frogmore House where Prince Charles hosted smaller reception just for close family and friends. I may love this Stella McCartney dress more than the wedding dress, sorry Meghan! Also, did anyone else notice that she is wearing Princess Diana’s ring?? So sweet!!
And that, my friends, is how you host a Royal Wedding in style. Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex! And would I even be a southern woman if I didn’t ask when they are having their first baby?? LOL!!
Did you watch the Royal Wedding??
robin rue says
Nope, I didn’t watch it, but I know a few people that had parties at like 4 am here LOL. Glad you enjoyed watching it :)
I watched highlights from the wedding. Weddings are always wonderful to watch no matter who is getting married. Wish them all the best.
I watched it and was in London just a couple of days before. The city was abuzz with good vibes for this beautiful royal couple!
Amber Myers says
I caught some highlights, but no way was I waking up early to watch people I don’t know get married. It sounds and looks like it was a lovely wedding!
Brit Strawbridge says
Oh I so enjoyed watching the Royal Wedding! The magic is real! I think it’s beautiful to watch something that is so traditional and so different from our everyday. I was a bit underwhelmed by her wedding dress at first, but then looking at it and in the photos following, it is so pretty and timeless! It will be gorgeous for hundreds of years!
Heather @ Kraus House Mom says
I didn’t watch, but I made sure I checked out all the pictures. They are such a great couple.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
I didn’t watch it, I have never particularly enjoyed watching weddings and awards ceremonies of people I don’t know and have no tie to. I know a few people that were up watching.
Karen Morse says
Beautiful wedding and the couple looks so happy and in love! I really enjoyed watching the whole ceremony. It was so beautiful.
It was a beautiful wedding. I really enjoyed watching it.
Felicita Moncada says
I only saw part of it but the wedding looked beautiful in the images I saw. Her dress was simple but so beautiful. I looked the simple makeup – she has a natural beauty that doesn’t need all that extra makeup.
Angela Ricardo says
I found some highlights on social media. Dreamy! I stills can’t believe she used to be a deal or no deal gal and now a royalty! Everything is possible ❤️❤️❤️
Sarah Bailey says
I watched a little of it – from Harry and William arriving to Megan arriving then we had to go out – everywhere here has been so buzzing about it though – I’ve seen so much via social medias as well.
I woke up early Saturday morning to watch the Royal Wedding . From every detail, it was just simply amazing to me. I just really loved it.
Reesa Lewandowski says
It was a lovely wedding. You can truly see how much they love each other. You picked some great highlights.
It was a good wedding! I saw the highlights on Instagram, non stop updates on my feed.
chubskulit rose says
I love the dress she wore during the reception. The wedding gown is simple but elegant, I’m glad she went that route.
Carol Cassara says
I am crazy in love with the Royal Wedding as well and I adore everything about it! I am so happy for the couple, I’ve always loved them since I heard the news of their engagement. I think they are perfect together and I wish nothing but happiness for them!
Dana Peller says
I was able to catch a couple of the events that took place during the wedding through a news update. It was such a lovely wedding.
Sara Welch says
What an unbelievably beautiful wedding. I am so glad I got to see this one.
Kita Bryant says
I would just love to be royalty. They looked so good on that day.