Before the big day, Meghan was all smiles, arriving to Cliveden House Hotel Friday night, wearing a navy Roland Mouret Barwick dress and Manolo Blahnik shoes. The cascading effect from the right hip was an elegant contrast to the structured top.
Through the window glass of the Rolls-Royce Phantom, fans could see the bride-to-be on the way to the chapel wearing a long veil and diamond tiara.
Here comes the bride...all dressed in Givenchy by Brit-born designer Claire Waight Keller!
The simple silk dress featured a graphic open bateau neckline, which flattered Meghan's decolletage while remaining respectful to royal traditions.
Meghan worked with Claire to include symbolism of all 53 countries of the British Commonwealth into her look, incorporating flora from these locations and Meghan's home state of California into the 16.5-foot veil!
"It is truly an honour to have been given the opportunity to closely collaborate with Meghan Markle on such a remarkable occasion," said designer Claire Waight Keller in a statement. "We wanted to create a timeless piece that would emphasize the iconic codes of Givenchy through its history, as well as convey modernity through sleek lines and sharp cuts."
At first, there was speculation that Meghan would wear the Spencer Tiara, which is what Princess Diana wore on her wedding day to Prince Charles. Actually, the Duchess of Sussex wore Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara, lent to her by Queen Elizabeth II.
Those who worked on Meghan's hand-sewn veil had to wash their hands every 30 minute to make sure the material stayed pristine.
Did Meghan's nail polish look familiar? It's the queen's favorite shade, Essie's Ballet Slippers, and it only costs $9.
The for intimate reception, which only included Prince Harry and Meghan's closest friends, the Duchess of Sussex wore a custom high-neck Stella McCartney dress and Altuzarra heels.
Perhaps the most special part of the post-wedding ensemble, however, may have been Meghan's enormous aquamarine ring, which belonged to Princess Diana. A lovely tribute to the new bride's late mother-in-law!