Now that Harry and Meghan are officially married, we can all sit back, relax, and just absorb all the fashion choices we saw at their wedding. Usually, on such a star-studded occasion, we’re used to seeing fashion risks and lots of skin. For this proper royal affair, everyone kept it 100 with modest gowns and plenty of fancy little hats.
Amal & George Clooney
Let’s kick things off with a true power couple – The Clooney’s! Their arrival at the Royal Wedding was a true treat. Amal, the human rights lawyer with Hollywood-caliber style, looked positively glamorous in her bright, mustard yellow dress and matching hat. The design, by Stella McCartney naturally, was eye-catching and form-fitting while staying modest.
Also, let’s give props to her for wearing a power color! In a sea of floral prints, blush dresses, and pastels, Amal had heads turning! And snaps to George Clooney for wearing a suit with a tie and pocket square that complimented his fierce bride’s look.
Abigail Spencer & Priyanka Chopra
Abigail Spencer played the role of Dana Scott on Suits, the same show the Duchess of Sussex was on for seven years. Turns out, she and Meghan Markle have been friends for over a decade and their bond is tight enough to score an invite to the big wedding! Her partner in crime for this royal affair was the oh-so-gorgeous Priyanka Chopra.
You might recognize her from the recently canceled TV show, Quantico or if you’re a Bollywood fan, you know she’s been ultra-famous for years. Abigail’s floor-length Alessandra Rich polka-dot gown was breezy and fancy with a cute white collar. Priyanka fit right in wearing a Vivienne Westwood pastel skirt/blazer combo. Our guess is the Queen herself gave her two royal thumbs up.
James Corden & Julia Carey
James Corden is truly beloved in the US these days. His late night show pulls out all the stops and most importantly, it has given us the gift of Carpool Karaoke with all our favorite musicians. It’s easy to forget that Mr. Corden had a long and successful career across the pond, with the notoriety that pulled him into the same circles as Prince Harry himself.
So, when Harry was running through his invite list, naturally James and his lovely wife, Julia Carey, made the cut! Julia’s blush dress with sassy bell sleeves and matching hat were a fabulous choice for the occasion. James went with a dark morning suit.
Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip were the last guests to arrive at their grandson’s wedding. Naturally, as the monarch, she gets to make a fancy entrance. After being on the throne for 65 years, she deserves it! On this special occasion, the Queen opted to rock lime green! Oh yeah… she’s not afraid of taking a fashion risk, ya’ll!
Her lime green coat and the lime, yellow, purple, and gray floral dress she wore underneath were both designed by Stewart Parvin. Her extra fancy hat, complete with purple feather flourishes, was a custom design by Angela Kelly.
Oprah Winfrey was in the building! Honestly, with all that royalty and Oprah under one roof… I’m surprised a wormhole to another dimension didn’t open up. Thank goodness Beyoncé wasn’t invited. It would have been way too much for our pea brains to handle. Anyways, we digress.
True to trend, Oprah went with British designer Stella McCartney for the occasion. On her Instagram, Oprah gave Stella’s entire team a shout out. Turns out their initial design for Oprah photographed too close to white. So as not to outdo the bride, Stella’s team worked overnight to create this blush dress just in time for the wedding.
Gabrial Macht & Jacinda Barrett
Gabrial Macht turned out for the occasion looking dapper as hell. As another Suits cohort that spent seven years working with Meghan, it wouldn’t have been a royal wedding without him in attendance! Gabriel will continue on Suits without Patrick and Meghan next season, but we have a feeling he can carry the show with all his handsomeness.
Following Patrick’s lead it seems, Gabriel also went with a morning suit with a burgundy tie. His wife, Jacinda Barrett, was a former model and clearly continues to keep it very tight. Her burgundy dress was timeless and chic.
The Duke & Duchess of Sussex
So, we know this post is supposed to be about the guests who attended the royal wedding, but how on earth can we discuss fashion and leave out the bride and groom? Harry’s traditional Blues and Royal frockcoat uniform was a great look. The embellished front looks like a frilly cravat AKA perfect for royalty. Plus, he was able to keep his signature ginger beard since his Grandma the Queen gave him permission to wear his uniform without shaving.
Meghan’s gown was crafted by British-born designer Claire Waight Keller who leads the team at Givenchy. The boat-neck gown was simple and refined. The 16-foot long veil included 53 flowers to represent the Commonwealth. While Katy Perry took to Twitter to say the Duchess should have had one more fitting before her big day, we think Meghan looked the picture of royalty, especially with that tiara on loan from the Queen!
Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian
Have you guys been binge-watching the HBO documentary on Serena Williams? If you aren’t, we highly recommend cueing that bad boy up immediately. In the program, you get a little bit of insight into the union between Serena and Reddit founder, Alexis Ohanian. While they admit to being opposites, they looked absolutely fabulous as a duo at the wedding!
Serena’s blush Versace dress fit her perfectly and paired with that fancy hat, she was the picture of poise. Alexis kept it traditional in his long morning coat and muted gray tie.
Prince Harry & Prince William
Okay, we admit, this picture of brothers Prince Harry and Prince William is downright gratuitous. We just want everyone to lock eyes with this iconic photograph. Yes, they are both in line for the throne with tons of responsibilities to the Monarch, but they’re also brothers who support each other on these important days.
Big bro Prince William also wore a Blues and Royal frockcoat uniform. Unlike his little brother, William’s uniform was adorned with a little extra flare. The golden braids, known as an aiguillette were added to his outfit to signify the fact that he was bestowed as an Aide-de-Camp to the Queen in 2013.
James Blunt & Sofia Wellesley
When you hear the name James Blunt, what comes to mind? Don’t say smoking herb, people! This is a fancy guest at the wedding event of the century! What should come to mind is his hit song, “Beautiful.” Yup, you probably hear the chorus loud and clear in your head right now, don’t you? Well, Mr. Blunt didn’t sing Meghan down the aisle, but as a longtime friend of Prince Harry, he was in attendance with his beautiful wife Sofia.
Can we talk about Sofia’s dress for a minute? It’s positively stunning! Beaded florals for the win! Also, let’s take bets on how much this dress weighs, shall we? We’re thinking this is at least ten pounds of beading and she wears it effortlessly.
The Royal Family
Talk about a group photo! Here a photographer captured a who’s who of royals! First, there’s the adorable Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother and her sole family member in attendance at the wedding. Her pale green dress with matching coat and hat were a vision. She’s standing next to the heir to the throne and Prince Harry’s father Prince Charles and his second wife, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall.
The Duchess opted for a pink dress and large matching hat that fit in perfectly with many of the guests. Next, a true scene-stealer, little Princess Charlotte stands holding her mother Kate Middleton AKA the Duchess of Cambridge’s hand. It’s hard to believe Kate gave birth to her third child last month!
Prince Harry & His Bride
After the wedding and a luncheon with 600+ guests, Prince Harry and Meghan had a smaller, more intimate evening reception with just 200 invited guests. We have a feeling this is where the true celebration was at. We’re thinking bottles of champagne, opulent food spreads, drinking games, and a wild dance floor situation.
Before heading to the smaller gathering, we were given a glimpse at their evening wear as they drove off in an electric-powered vintage convertible. Harry opted for a perfectly tailored tuxedo and Meghan changed into a stunning Stella McCartney halter gown that showed off her amazing arms. We’ll call it another fashion victory for these two!
Pippa Middleton & James Matthews
Oh, sweet Pippa! Pippa Middleton, the younger sister to Kate Middleton (better known as Prince William’s wife, the Duchess of Cambridge) was the talk of the town in 2011 after her sis’s big royal wedding. Back then, there was even talk of Pippa and Harry potentially hitting it off! Those rumors subsided and Pippa is now happily married to James Matthews.
At this second royal wedding, our girl Pippa became the Internet’s favorite meme, comparing her dress to an Arizona Iced Tea bottle. While we can see a slight resemblance, we still think Pippa looked great! But, we have a feeling she’ll run any future dresses through Google image search first though.
Princess Charlotte & Her Mother, the Duchess of Cambridge
So, we’ve already touched on Princess Charlotte, the world’s cutest flower girl. But, we think this dynamic mother-daughter duo deserve another look. After Prince Harry and Meghan tied the knot, they had their first kiss as man and wife on the steps of the church for all the happy on-lookers to see. This iconic moment was nearly overshadowed as they took off in their horse-drawn carriage and we all watched Charlotte wave goodbye like a champ.
It was perhaps the most adorable part of the day. Her mother, Kate Middleton, stood by proudly waving them off as well. She wore an Alexander McQueen yellow coat dress and looked amazing despite some snobs throwing shade because she’s worn the outfit before. Sorry, but if my tax money was going to fund the Royal Family’s lifestyle, I’d hope they’d repeat outfits when they’re that fab and expensive!
Victoria & David Beckham
Victoria Beckham AKA Posh Spice and perhaps the most famous soccer player ever, David Beckham tied the knot back in 1999. And yes, they are still together, in love, and incredibly good looking. I mean, even their children are shockingly good looking.
On this special day, this power couple was completely in sync. David’s morning suit featured a double-breasted vest that we totally dug. Victoria wore one of her own designs like a true boss! The navy cape dress had an ideal sleeve. She was able to get a little air and hold her hubby’s hand no problem thanks to the unique cut.
Sir Elton John & David Furnish
Is any royal affair complete without Sir Elton John? We think not! The man, the myth, the legend was in attendance with his handsome partner David Furnish. They both wore dashing gray suits and solid-colored ties, but of course, Elton did not disappoint when it came to his eyewear.
His round pink frames were bedazzled and gave us just enough of that signature flare. Real talk – do you think this couple was invited to the evening reception? To properly bless that union, Sir Elton John should be there for all the festivities.
Charlotte Riley & Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy was downright incognito with his very shaved head, don’t you think? Let’s hope he properly sunblocked his noggin in preparation for the long walk into the church that afternoon! Everyone’s fave Hollywood tough guy kept it sharp and cool on this wedding day in a pristinely tailored navy suit and sunglasses.
His lovely wife, Charlotte Riley, another famous British actor, wore a new label called The Vampire’s Wife. The black and floral print dress looked divine paired with her veiled black hat.
Sabrina Dhowre & Idris Elba
Idris Elba, true to form, had us positively swooning with his arrival. His simple navy suit with matching navy tie was understated, but when paired with his handsome face, he looked like a million bucks! By his side was his lovely fiancé Sabrina Dhowre.
A woman after our own hearts, she donned head to toe Gucci for the special day. With their own nuptials right around the corner, do you think this future bride and groom will glean any decor ideas from the royals? Regardless, we hope she recycles her Gucci pumps. They are drool-worthy and a stellar match for any wedding gown.