Last Saturday was a historical moment for the British monarchy for many reasons. First, the #RoyalWedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle which brought us so much feels with the subtle touches that were added throughout the wedding to honour his late mother, Princess Diana. Second, they were many first in the fashion front from the wedding dress to the wedding guests (more about it below). We’ll also give you some tips on how to achieve Meghan’s bridal look from her hair to her makeup!
Her wedding dress and veil were designed by the first female Artistic Director at French fashion Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller.
Other than the minimalist structured boat-necked gown that’s opposing the royal traditions, her wedding veil is five metres (16ft) long and made from silk tulle, with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers from different countries under the Commonwealth in silk threads (it’s said that the seamstresses have to wash their hands every 30 minutes to ensure the stitching was perfect.)
When it’s the royal wedding, you’re bound to see some famous faces as guests, our best-dressed wedding guests in no particular order are:
Oprah and Amal Clooney were stunning in Stella McCartney while David Beckham made jaws drop as the first man to step out in Dior Homme designed by Kim Jones.
How to get Meghan Markle’s Wedding Look
Her smokey eye and natural makeup were done by celebrity makeup artist and long-time friend Daniel Martin. You can still see her freckles, she wore a peachy nude lip shade with subtle touches of blush, just like her usual makeup style that exudes her natural beauty.
Her hairdresser was Serge Normant who created a polished version of the signature messy bun she’s become renowned for in only 45 minutes and it’s actually against the royal family’s tradition of a half updo with waves which her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton followed for her wedding back in 2011.
If you want to recreate her look, according to Adam Reed, ghd Global Ambassador, “The key to this look is to prep the hair to create the ultimate base with maximum shine and gloss. The whole look is ultra feminine, silky, and soft to contrast with her structured and fitted dress.
Here are the step-by-step to recreate the royal-approved messy bun hairdo:
- Create a centre parting with a tail comb. Make sure the parting is strong and is pulled back to the crown of the head.
- Blow dry out the hair with the ghd Air Hairdryer (RM690) for a glossy base which will hold and reflect shine throughout the day.
- Use the ghd Curve Soft Curl Tong (RM995) to add loose waves. Loosely wrap the hair around the tong to ensure that the curls aren’t too tight or precise.
- Next, pull the hair back into a low ponytail, at the nape of the head. Secure and ensure the ponytail is tight then, fix it with a hairspray.
- Twist sections of the hair around the ponytail to create the low bun. Loosely wrap these sections around the ponytail to create a voluminous undone bun.
- Finish by creating loose waves around the face to frame and complete the look using the ghd Curve Soft Curl Tong. Direct each curl in a different direction for a looser and softer finish, fix the style with hairspray for hold and shine.