Since their big day is only a few short months away, details about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding are already being unveiled. The royal couple will tie the knot on May 18, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The ceremony will be officiated by the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
We also know that the couple will have a private reception for friends and family hosted by Prince Harry’s father, Prince Charles. The reception will be held the eve of their wedding at St. George’s Hall. Markle and Prince Harry might even have a banana-flavored wedding cake.
However, what many of us are most excited about is the wedding wardrobe. Here is every detail we know about Markle’s royal wedding dress.
The perfect designer
Fittings are already well underway for Markle’s perfect gown. Reporter Omid Mio Scobie tweeted in mid-January, “Sources tell me that Meghan Markle has officially picked a wedding dress designer and had her first fitting at Kensington Palace last week.”
Though we know Markle’s favorite wedding dress designers are Delphine Manivet, Christos Costarellos, Ellie Saab and J. Mendel, the former actress is keeping her top pick close to her sleeve. However, we can expect that one of those designers will be dressing Markle on her epic day.
Scobie also said, “Right now only a small, select group of people know the designer’s name, so don’t expect to find out anytime soon. Even Harry made himself scarce during the first fitting!”
Next: Some telling designs
Just after Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement, potential wedding dress sketches from Israeli designer Inbal Dror leaked to TMZ. Dror confirmed that she had been contacted by the royal family to submit her sketches.
The three sketches all have long-sleeves and body-hugging designs. Since the drawings are already out in the public, we highly doubt that Markle will be moving forward with Dror. She certainly won’t be wearing any of these leaked designs.
Next: Classic and simple
Simple and understated
In 2016, Markle’s character Rachel Zane planned her wedding on Suits, and as a result, the philanthropist told Glamour how she envisioned her perfect wedding dress.
She stated, “I have the luxury of wearing beautiful pieces of clothing every day for work, so my personal style—wedding or not—is very pared down and relaxed. Classic and simple is the name of the game, perhaps with a modern twist. I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic.”
Next: A ballerina-inspired neckline
The perfect detail
During her Suits days, Markle did give us a hint about the one detail she loves in a wedding dress.
When commenting on Rachel’s ball gown, she told Glamour, “For TV, we did have to bring the neckline up a touch per the producers’ request, but the original design has a low ballerina-inspired neckline, and I happen to love that.”
Next: Advice from a fashion icon
The best fashion advice
Leading up to her big day, Markle has been killing all of her fashion looks during her public appearances. Apparently, she’s been getting the best fashion advice from fashion mogul, Victoria Beckham.
An insider told Vanity Fair, “They get along well and have been in touch recently. Meghan really likes Victoria’s style and was keen to pick her brains about pulling together a working wardrobe. She loves Victoria’s elegant but smart dresses, so expect her to wear one very soon.”
Markle even wore one of Beckham’s cashmere knit sweaters for her official engagement photos, so we’re sure she’s going to ask for her new friend’s advice when it comes to choosing her wedding dress.
Next: Saying no to white
Kicking tradition out of the door
Traditionally, we’re used to seeing brides wear white on their special day. Markle. however, will be doing things her own way. Like Queen Elizabeth II and Duchess Kate Middleton, the Suits alum might be choosing shades of off-white.
She might choose shades like ivory, cream, oyster, and champagne for her perfect dress.
Next: Some help from a dear friend
A little help from a friend
Since Markle is American, her family and friends aren’t exactly accessible to her as she plans her wedding. However, that didn’t stop her good friend, Jessica Mulroney, from heading to London to help the bride-to-be choose her perfect dress.
Mulroney is a bridal stylist, and according to Town and Country Magazine, “[She] quietly flew into London on Jan. 10, spending four days at the couple’s Nottingham Cottage home.”
Mulroney is also said to be “helping with several other wedding day elements.”
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