What better way to start a Saturday morning than to get up hours before sunrise to view the Royal Wedding of Harry and Meghan? I can't think of many things that would encourage me to set my alarm earlier than 4am. It was hard not to laugh at the irony of the gorgeous bride in groom on my television in contrast to the image of a girl in her pjs under the covers wiping the sleep out of her eyes. Anything for love, right?
From the dress and the flowers, to the bishop and the choir, this event was a blend of old traditions and the start of new ones. What everyone can agree with after watching the wedding, is that this was unique in many ways! It wasn't just a royal wedding, it was Meghan's wedding. You could see her hand in the decisions, and she left her mark in history.
The reports that I'm seeing now all over my Facebook and Instagram feeds is the divide between those who loved the dress, and those who weren't the biggest fans. Me? I adored it. If you know me, you know I have a heart for simple, modern, and clean design. This Givenchy dress did it for me, especially with her stunning cathedral veil and the Queen's tiara to top it off.
As for the ceremony, many of the English traditions are traded for American and new modern ones. The Bishop, Michael Bruce Curry brought passion, love, and Martin Luther King Jr to the alter. And the choir to follow sang Stand By Me, which came to a shock to the audience, but gave light and joy to the chapel. As the couple ended their gorgeous ceremony and walked to their carriage, the same choir performed This Little Light of Mine, and it was then we saw the newly wed Prince and Princess kiss.
I could go on and on about my favorite little details, of which there were many, but for the sake of time, I'll just list a few. Meghan's bouquet was a sweet nod to the late Princess Diana. Not only were some of Meghan's flowers had picked by Harry himself at the palace's private garden, but they contained forget-me-nots, which were his mother's favorite flower. And while we're on the topic of flowers, I can't find words for how beautiful the installation at the chapel was! If they weren't lovely enough to see, the flowers were also pollinator-friendly, meaning more love and support for our bees.
My other favorite detail of this incredible event wasn't a planned or designed. It happened in the moment. I'm talking about the hand holding, of course! If you missed it, Meghan and Harry continued to hold each other tight for the duration of the ceremony, which doesn't happen at royal weddings. It was lovely, sweet, and the smiles on their faces was enough to make your heart melt.
Like I said, I could go on and on about every little detail, but I'm sure you feel the same way. What a perfect way to start our Saturday morning, and a lovely way to begin the weekend. Cheers!
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