Meghan’s wedding dress has a connection to us Scouse brides!
As a bridal shop owner and lover of all things wedding I of course was watching the Royal Wedding! I had it on in the Bridal Reloved Liverpool Boutique between bridal appointments and I don’t mind saying I thought it was amazing! My highlights were definitely Meghan’s wedding dresses which we’ll talk about in a sec! and the amazing ceremony including the spine tingling vocals of the gospel choir which echoed around St George’s chapel, so beautiful!
So I’m sat there with my brew watching and listening to the commentators and feeling excited, then, the first glimpse of Meghan’s dress while she drove to the chapel with her mum. Seeing the elegant neckline of her dress and sleeve as she waved to the waiting crowds you could get a sense of how demure and iconic this dress was going to be!
As Meghan arrived at the chapel I’d like to say she handled the dismount from the cars with 10 out of 10 accuracy and Grace! A lot of brides worry about getting their dress stuck on the car! As she stepped out and we all got first look at her beautiful gown it was just perfect for her, modern, elegant, timeless and appropriate.
Designed by British designer Claire Waight Keller, the first female artistic director for Givenchy I think this was the perfect match for Meghan. Traditionally British design with an air of old Hollywood glamour, just perfect! I think with her wedding dress she wanted to give a nod to the traditional royal wedding dress style whilst keeping her personality.
I’ve since seen a lot of negative comments on social media regarding Meghan’s Givenchy wedding dress which I think is a real shame, what people forget is that everyone is an individual! Everyone has they’re own taste, own likes and dislikes so for a lot of people saying they hated her dress, that’s ok, because she obviously loved it, and let’s face it if we all loved the same styles it would be pretty boring!
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Meghan’s bridal veil for the day was also designed by Keller. The five metre long veil reportedly took longer to make than the wedding dress itself, almost 500 hours were spent with the team hand sewing each flower with silk threads! Rather them, than me, I don’t have the patience for that!
Meghan wanted to represent the 53 commonwealth countries with each flower on her veil. There were also another two flowers on her veil, Wintersweet which grows at her and Harry’s Nottingham home, and the California poppy, the official flower of Meghan’s home state, amazing personal touches.
The newly appointed duchess of Sussex for her evening reception then wowed us all again with a second dress. This time receiving a lot more praise for being a little more up to date and fashionable.
This super stunning high neck fishtail gown was designed by well known British designer Stella McCartney, daughter of the legendary Beatles band member Sir Paul McCartney. Perhaps this shows even the Duchess of Sussex is a Scouse girl at heart!
I’d absolutely love to hear your thoughts on the Royal Wedding and Meghan’s style for the day. Get in touch with me here at The Liverpool Wedding Blog.