THE ROYAL WEDDING RE-CAP

If you follow us on Instagram then you most lively saw our Royal Wedding takeover on Saturday. We brought you the images and news as it came in - just incase you were totes busy and were one of the smallest minority of the UK and USA population who missed Harry and Meghan tie the knot.

 Let's be honest, it was incredible. Not even ashamed to say we've been watching all the re-caps on TV and reading all the press since. We've pulled together our own re-cap of the wedding of the year below and our saved on our Instagram highlights.

 

The crowd:

Hundreds of thousands descended on the quiet town of Windsor to celebrate with the couple. Their cheers could be heard from inside the chapel when the Archbishop of Canterbury,  proclaimed them husband and wife.
Harry and Meghan had also invited some 2,500 members of the public to join watch the ceremony from the grounds of Windsor Castle. These included people recommended for their service to the community. Each were provided with a goody bag.

The dress:

Speculation about the wedding dress had been mounting for weeks. Designers Stella McCartney and Christopher Bailey from Burberry had been among bookies’ favourites but the job went to Clare Waight Keller, the first female artistic director at iconic French couture house Givenchy.

A five-metre-long veil, into which flowers representing 53 countries of the Commonwealth were carefully hand-embroidered, completed the ensemble.

Bishop Michael Curry:

It’s not every day someone calls members of the British royal family 'brothers and sisters' but it’s exactly what Bishop Curry, from Chicago, did during his impassioned address about the power of love. His sermon was so animated and passionate -his address referenced Martin Luther King and compared love to fire.

"If humanity ever captured the energy of love, it would be the second time in history that we have discovered fire”

Guests were captivated by his performance.

The first kiss:

The couple waited until they had reached the steps to the chapel’s entrance to have their first kiss as a married couple, to the delight of well-wishers gathered there.

 

The costume change:

After the ceremony and the wedding breakfast, Harry and Meghan channelled their inner James Bond / Hollywood Glam. 

Meghan's evening dress was designed by Stella McCartney and is a bespoke lily white high neck gown made of silk crepe, while her Aquazurra shoes were silky satin with soles painted in baby blue. Her hair, styled by George Northwood, was in a relaxed updo, with loose strands tucked behind her ears amid the breeze. She was spotted wearing the large ring on her right hand which once belonged to Harry's mother, Princess Diana. 

Harry drove them both in a silver-blue open-top vintage Jaguar to the evening party which took place in the English country house which stands in the home park of Windsor Castle.

 

The After Party:

The wedding reception was a star-studded occasion of Hollywood glamour that was hosted by Prince Charles, featured a house music DJ and concluded with a fireworks display. There have even been claims that there was a DJ slot from wedding guest Idris Elba.
The wedding reception is also said to have featured a 'naughty' speech from best man Prince William, an unknown 'surprise' from compere James Corden and thanks from Meghan to the Royals for welcoming her in.

Later on the reception Harry's favourite house tracks 'curated' by DJ Sam Totolee, who also performed at Pippa Middleton's wedding, and a 'drinks of the world' themed bar - and their first dance was said to have been Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance With Somebody, giving a further nod to Meghan's American heritage. 
There was candyfloss and 'dirty burgers' as midnight snacks, while one source reported a cocktail featuring ginger and rum was on the menu as a cheeky nod to Harry's red hair, named 'When Harry Met Meghan'.