Meghan Markle’s Wedding Dress Designer Recalls Lead Up to the Big Day

Can you believe it’s been almost two years since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s Royal Wedding?

That’s right, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018. For the ceremony, Meghan donned a Givenchy dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller.

As the second anniversary of the royal wedding approaches, Clare is reflecting on the emotional lead up to the “big day.”

“The Royal Wedding Dress – Two years ago today I was in the final fittings for a very secret dress,” Clare wrote in a message to her Instagram followers. “So many emotions were running through me during those months leading up to the big day.”

“A wedding dress is one of the most exquisite and beautiful moments for a designer, but also personally as an woman artist, creator there is a lot of sensitivity that flows through the process from the knowledge and understanding of the feelings that you have as a bride,” Clare continued. “It’s a unique point of view when you have been through it yourself, as I did at my wedding to my beloved husband 20 years ago, you remember every moment so clearly and realise the significance of every detail and decision.”

“In so many ways you are capturing dreams, that as a girl and as you become a woman you will have been thinking about for years. Learning to let go of my emotions and embrace the feelings of someone you are designing for brings about an incredibly beautiful relationship of trust and intimacy,” the designer shared. “Through hours of conversation, meetings together, and research, slowly all the pieces of that story came together. Purity and simplicity were the guiding principles, a narrative of nature through the 53 florals of the Commonwealth to bring the world into the journey of the ceremony and subtlety bringing the lines of Givenchy and the history of the Maison to capture the classical timeless beauty i knew she wanted to achieve.”

“It was obvious the significance of this occasion was more than any other, it would be a very personal ceremony with so many choices that would reflect both the bride and grooms heritage and their unique way of being incredibly inclusive, genuine and generous,” Clare concluded her post.

In celebration of the upcoming anniversary, let’s take a look back at the outfits Meghan wore during her royal wedding weekend!

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Take a look at all of the outfits above!

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