A Real Life Fairytale

A show of hands, please - who was up with me in the wee-early hours of Saturday morning, crying tears of joy viewing the fairytale-come-true wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry? 


Who would have thought that a picture perfect American girl of humble lineage would grow up to fall madly in love with a real life Prince Charming? If I watched a movie with the same story, I wouldn’t have believed the plot for one second, but there I was, watching with the rest of the world, as the fairytale was made real in front of our eyes. The emotions between the newlyweds made the reality of the event sink in - this was two real people, in very real love, and sharing their joy with the rest of the world.


So what does this have to do with design? Everything was just perfection - her Givenchy gown, his dress uniform, the florals, the chapel! There was so much inspiration from the fabrics to the architecture.


And when I thought I couldn’t be more overwhelmed by it all, they changed outfits, and went from old-fashioned fairytale, to modern, gorgeous, glamour. I adored her sleek Stella McCartney look for the reception.


To cap things off, they hopped into my all-time favorite classic car, a Jaguar E-type convertible to speed to the reception. I didn’t expect that when I saw the images later in the day, and it certainly brought a smile to my face.


I’m so happy for the new couple, and so glad they shared their day with the rest of us. A bit of fun and romance is always welcome, isn’t it? Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness, Meghan and Harry! And thanks for the inspiration!