The Royal Wedding

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We can’t leave the month of May without mentioning the most talked about wedding of the year, the Royal Wedding. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot on May 19th in what was the most contemporary wedding in British royal history. Not only was it the first royal wedding to be broadcasted live on the big screen in hundreds of movie theaters across the country, but the wedding was one of the most personalized and modern ceremonies despite the traditional and reserved nature of British royalty.

Some of our favorite ceremony elements from the Royal Wedding included:

The Dress

Everyone had an opinion here. Some sighed with relief while others scratched their heads in disbelief, but we thought Markle’s dress was stunning. The fit could have been better (it looked a little loose on her), but her simple, white, unembroidered dress was just beautiful in our opinion. A touch of embellishment was added with her stunning 16 foot long cathedral veil. One may think a royal wedding calls for an extravagant, over-the-top gown, but we appreciated that Markle stuck to her personal style and went with the modest route.

Walk Down The Aisle

When Markle’s dad did not attend the wedding for health reasons, there were questions as to who would walk her down the aisle. Although her soon to be father-in-law Prince Charles greeted and escorted Markle at the Quire (the area right before the alter), Markle entered her wedding ceremony alone and actually walked through majority of the church on her own. It was a bold move and she looked incredible doing it.

No Bridal Party

Markle and Prince Harry did not have a maid of honor, best man, bridesmaids or groomsmen to stand by their side. It was just Markle and Prince Harry up there, and we loved it.

Personalization

The ceremony included a passionate message delivered by American Bishop Michael Bruce Curry who talked about the power of love, even quoting Martin Luther King Jr. in the beginning. Later in the service, young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and gospel singers sang This Little Light of Mine, and the gospel singers also did a beautiful rendition of Ben E. King’s Stand By Me. The message and music painted this royal wedding in a different hue that we appreciated.

What was your favorite part(s) of the Royal Wedding?

Thursday, May 31, 2018

 

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