Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex was a gorgeous bride, in part because of the gorgeous wedding dress she wore for her royal wedding to Prince Harry. The designer of Meghan’s dress recently shared a glimpse of Meghan’s involvement in the design of the dress and what went into planning for the big day.
Meghan designer reflects on ‘secret dress’
Every bride, royal or not, wants everything to look as perfect as possible on her wedding day and, of course, a major part of the big day is the wedding dress.
Clare Waight Keller gave a really big behind-the-scenes look at helping design Meghan’s dream wedding dress. She posted a series of photos from Harry and Meghan’s wedding to show the sleek and glamorous dress from different angles and included comments on how the dress came to life from the Meghan concept.
“The Royal Wedding Dress – Two years ago today I was in the final fittings of a top secret dress,” Waight Keller noted in the caption. “So many emotions ran through me in the months leading up to the big day.”
She continued, “A wedding dress is one of the most exquisite and beautiful moments for a designer, but also personally as a woman artist, designer, there is a lot of sensitivity that comes from the process of knowing. and understanding the feelings you have as a bride. This is a unique perspective when you experienced it yourself, as I did when I married my beloved husband 20 years ago. years ago, you remember every moment so clearly and you realize the importance of every detail and every decision.
How Meghan’s dress designer captured her dreams
Waight Keller also explained how a wedding dress is more than a fashion statement – and explained that there is a “relationship of trust and intimacy” to working with a bride-to-be to make her vision a reality. .
“In many ways you capture dreams that as a girl and become a woman you will be thinking for years,” the designer explained. “Learning to let go of my emotions and embrace the feelings of someone you conceive of creates an incredibly beautiful relationship of trust and intimacy.”
The designer and Meghan worked together to ensure that the design and theme that was important to Meghan was included. “Over the hours of conversation, meeting, and researching, all of the pieces of this story slowly came together,” noted Waight Keller.
Meghan’s vision involved the concept of ‘timeless beauty’ which was so important to the future Duchess. “Purity and simplicity were the guiding principles, a tale of nature through the 53 Commonwealth Flowers to bring the world on the ceremonial journey and the subtlety bringing the Givenchy lines and the House’s history to capture timeless classic beauty I knew she wanted to achieve, ”explained the dress designer.
She added: “It was evident that the importance of this occasion was more than any other, it would be a very personal ceremony with so many choices that would reflect both the legacy of the bride and groom and their unique way of being incredibly inclusive. , genuine and generous, here are just a few of those times of the day. @givenchyofficial #hautecouture #sussexroyal #meghanmarkle #royalwedding.
Fun fact: Meghan incorporated the traditional ‘something blue’ into her wedding look – a small piece of blue fabric sewn into her veil was a piece of fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with prince harry.