Following extensive research by the designer into fabric mills throughout Europe, an exclusive double-bonded silk fabric was developed for Meghan’s dress, which boasted a similar elegance to Princess Mary’s.
Perfect for the round, sculptural look required, the silk fabric has a soft matt lustre, while the bonding process and pure white colour chosen by both the bride and the designer brought a fresh modernity to the dress. Wedding couturier Helen Manuell said Meghan had ‘nailed it’.
‘She has taken a bold risk, and it has paid off. Clean, chic and seriously fashion forward,’ Helen said. ‘In three words, I love it.’Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew was also a fan, saying: ‘It’s divine. All the reaction I’ve seen is that it’s elegant, it’s demure, it’s simple, it’s classic, it’s so be tting for her style.’
THE TIARA AND EARRINGS
Meghan wore Queen Mary’s stunning Filigree Tiara, also known as the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara, which features a centre jewel detail. Gorgeous! To complement the stunning tiara, Meghan opted for simple diamond studs by exclusive designer Cartier.
The 4.5-metre veil – made of silk tulle – carried a special message, featuring owers from 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
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