Unbelievable though it may seem, time is marching on, and other events have already risen up and assumed (some of) the space in our collective consciousness currently occupied by all things Meghan and Harry. All the coverage is, or soon will be, dropping off people’s homepages, and we will slowly forget that we did an entire post just about scenic pictures. That’s where this guide comes in: Much as we did for William and Kate’s marvelous nuptials, this is your bookmarkable source for the wedding content we published on GFY, and a few things we wrote elsewhere.
We wrote an article for Cosmo about what it was like for us to attend the wedding in person, which you might enjoy. Further, our Instagram stories from being wedding-adjacent live on: Drop by our @fuggirls profile page and, under Highlights, click on the Royal Wedding circle and tap to your heart’s content to see everything from Friday and Saturday in Windsor.
Here on GFY:
- Meghan wore Givenchy, a dress whose execution was divisive, even if we mostly all understood and applauded the intent; however, I think we can all agree that the tiara was resplendent and that Meghan looked beautiful even with our nits and notes.
- Harry clearly thought it was spectacular, although he’s so smitten, she could’ve shown up in a toilet paper bandage dress and he’d have been like, “You look amazing.” Here are the traditional gazing photos, in which he basically burns with desire the whole time (seriously, that wedding telecast was CHOCK FULL O’ BEDROOM EYES).
- To the reception, Meghan wore a Stella McCartney gown and a ring of Diana’s, and she and Harry looked like a sexy James Bond spy team.
- Doria Ragland may have shone the brightest. She is tremendous and looked divine in Oscar de la Renta.
- Kate rewore a “primrose yellow” McQueen that looked cream, but also confusingly took on a bright white quality in direct sunlight. She also wrangled several small children, two of whom were her own adorable moppets.
- The Queen wore lime green; herein you’ll find Her Maj, her husband, all her children, and most of their children.
- All the other wedding guests — Idris, Oprah, Amal, Serena, the entire Suits call sheet — live here.
- Many of the guests wore new outfits to the reception as well.
- And we got official wedding portraits!
- During the wedding, we opened up a post for y’all to chat, and you can relive those conversations there forever.
In the runup to the wedding:
- A recap of Harry and Meghan: A Royal Engagement on Lifetime, which was… seriously not that bad. It might even have been good. Maybe we cried?
- A breakdown of Meghan’s style since the engagement. And actually, from ages ago, we also have one of everything she wore beforehand. The comparison is pretty fun.
- The last ten years of royal wedding dresses, and my theory after seeing that remains that a lot of them end up favoring each other because there is a limited choice of silhouettes and stylistic approaches when you’re trying to land on Classy and Timeless but Also Maybe A Bit Ornate Here and There.
- A post speculating on who’d design the gown, and I don’t think anyone — anywhere — hit on Claire Waight Keller at Givenchy. (I’m a little salty about that pick to be honest, because even though she is British and made history when she took the helm there, the couture house is French. So I think that is both a very thin technicality AND that it’s a strange gesture from any royal bride not to funnel those funds — and that PR — back into a British business. However, it’s not my choice, and other countries’ royals look outside their own countries for dress designers all the time. I will get over it, and Meghan’s and my special relationship will continue unmarred; I know you were worried.)
- Two pieces at Bustle: One about how we hope people don’t immediately force a “best friends” or “mortal enemies” narrative on Meghan and Kate, and another in which we offer Meghan the wedding toast we were tragically not invited to give.
- An article at W about how we hope nobody is holding Meghan’s crazy family against her, because they are not her fault — which prophetically we published RIGHT before it broke that Thomas Markle had staged favorable paparazzi photos of himself.
- Also if you really like stories about American women marrying British princes….can we recommend The Royal We?
We hope you enjoyed celebrating this whole hootenanny as much as we did, and now we can all look forward to retrospective posts every May 19. Because we WILL want to re-live the eye-banging. Oh yes. We will. (And don’t be TOO sad about missing Meghan & Harry; they have an engagement at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.)