Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement and wedding date, we are sure that biggest question on everyone’s lips is: What will she wear?
And as we know the Royals have rules for almost everything. Especially when it comes to their style. However, when it is about a wedding dress, the rules are less about the gown itself. They are more about where you’re wearing it.
Prince Harry is marrying at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. It is the same chapel where Peter Phillips married Autumn Phillips. Having in mind the secrecy and protocol that went into Autumn’s dress, we can imagine what Meghan’s Wedding Dress Task Force is experiencing now.
Autumn chose the British bridal designer Sassi Holford for a wedding gown. Holford’s creation was made of Italian Duchesse satin and Chantilly lace with an A-line skirt and a three-tiered sash at the waist.Sassi Holford reveals that she worked closely with a representative from Kensington Palace to ensure that etiquette and royal standard were met at each step of the design process.
In Sassi’s opinion, the wedding dress of a royal needs to be traditional. However, it also has to be a reflection of the bride’s personality. When she created Autumn’s dress, she by considering her wish. Then she added some details that mirror Autumn and the occasion.
“It is very important for the dress to fit the venue as well as the occasion,” Sassi says. “The grand rooms and drama of Windsor Castle and St. George’s means the dress should have enough detail to be seen from a distance, be fit for a royal wedding, and, for Meghan, incorporate the glamorous Hollywood side of her personality.”
“The making of royal wedding dresses is, by tradition, surrounded by secrecy,” says Sassi. “Only four of us knew exactly the details of Autumn’s dress, and one was my head seamstress Tina, who has worked with me for 19 years.”
Anyway, we still have to wait for May 19, to see the dress and which designer Meghan has chosen. For now, we only have this information: “Classic and simple is the name of the game, perhaps with a modern twist. I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic,” Markle told according to People.