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Royal Wedding Inspiration for Platinum Brides

As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, settle into royal life after the wedding, brides for years to come will be inspired by the royal couple’s modern take on the history and heritage of a Windsor family wedding.  

Before the wedding came the engagement ring. Meghan’s three-stone engagement ring was custom-made by Harry to feature heirloom stones from his mother Princess Diana’s collection along with a new center stone from a region dear to the couple. The classic three-stone ring design is seeing a resurgence, and you too can get the look with this tailored three-stone platinum engagement ring by Mark Patterson. Looking for more three-stone engagement ring options?

 

On their wedding day, Meghan stepped out of the car and approached St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle surrounded by cameras and well-wishers admiring her full bridal look. Following royal tradition, Meghan wore a platinum and diamond tiara borrowed from the Queen. Diamond tiaras are probably not an accessible part of most brides wedding day looks, but that same vintage appeal can be achieved with an engagement ring like this Scarlett engagement ring by Single Stone which mirrors the unique silhouette of the borrowed Queen Mary Platinum and Diamond Bandeau tiara. For more vintage inspired engagement rings, see the vintage section of our Gallery.

 

With her spectacular tiara in place, Meghan’s Givenchy wedding gown by Clare Waight Keller featured a modern take on the classic princess style with clean lines and a simple, bateau neckline. Similar dresses are sure to be featured on upcoming bridal runways, but if you are looking for your own Markle moment now, the Aster gown by Rosa Clará (via The Knot) and the Bacall gown by BHLDN both follow a similar shape.

 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (📷: Getty Images)

Meghan’s Cartier earrings perfectly complemented her classic style with just enough sparkle for the special day without taking focus away from her natural smile and glances of affection towards Harry. Get a similar look with these Tiffany & Co. Cobblestone earrings that feature diamonds set in platinum.

 

Follow these two trends to create your own royal garden inspired wedding bouquet:

1- Look for smaller-scale flowers that have a backyard garden feel, like those in this bouquet featured in Martha Stewart Weddings by Diane Gaudett of Custom Floral Design (Roey Yohai Photography).

2- Incorporate flowers with personal significance to add a romantic touch. To honor Princess Diana’s memory, Meghan’s bouquet featured Diana’s favorite flower, Forget-Me-Nots, along with a sprig of Myrtle which is a longtime royal tradition and a symbol of love. For more on flower symbolism, The Knot has a list of the symbolic meanings behind wedding flowers.

 

It is atypical for a royal male to wear a wedding band, but Prince Harry diverted from royal tradition and chose to wear a platinum wedding band to symbolize his commitment to his new bride. Every bride deserves to marry a prince, so ensure your groom chooses the most precious of all precious metals for his wedding band too, platinum. For a similar look to Harry’s platinum ring with a textured finish, take a look at the Anthony men’s band by Single Stone. For additional men’s wedding band ideas, visit Blue Nile.

 

Of course the fashion statements did not end at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ceremony. The newly wed couple changed into different wedding attire for their reception, and onlookers could not take their eyes off of Princess Diana’s aquamarine cocktail ring that adorned Meghan’s right hand. We predict that we will be seeing many more cocktail rings and aquamarine gemstones incorporated into a bride’s wedding day look, like this aquamarine platinum ring from Suna Brothers.

 

Last but not least, every grand exit should include a classic getaway car to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after!

 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (📷: Getty Images)
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