Obviously, my highlight from THE wedding on Saturday was seeing Meghan arrive (I loved her dress, especially the simplicity – she wore it, it didn’t wear her and it enabled her natural beauty to shine through) and seeing Harry gaze at her and tenderly lift her veil (I was really impressed with how well he managed it, and that he also didn’t shut her dress in the Jag door on the way to the reception – I am sure most men wouldn’t have a clue – do you think she prepped him or is he is a natural?)
I thought her make up was spot on too. There is nothing worse than a ride not looking like herself on her big day, and she did only more beautiful.
However, a close second to watching THEM, was watching all the guests arrive. Oh wow, now to me that is simply a preferred hobby of mine. Whether it is people watching from a cafe or watching the stars arrive on the red carpet – I love seeing what everyone is wearing and getting a general feel of the day.
Every guest is allocated a time to arrive – it is not a coincidence that they all arrive evenly spaced throughout the morning. What I loved was that the mega guests aka The Beckhams and the Clooney’s were given a rather early time slot, so it gave us lots of time to watch them in a way that we never really see them. Usually it’s a snap on the way somewhere or a planned interview – but on Saturday they couldn’t hide from the cameras. Oh, how I wish I could lip read and see what they were talking about.
IT’S ALL ABOUT COLOUR
Loved Amal’s Stella Macrtney outfit. Ok, Ms. Clooney has a head start that she has him on her arm, but actually it is her you notice straight away anyway. I think one of the key’s to her always paling it is her well tailored unfussy clothes with wonderful details – in this instance waist detail and interesting shoulders.
Sofia Wellesley also looked radiant in Valentino. I would have looked like I was wearing Granny’s curtains, but with her stature, beautiful low bun and stylish hat the whole outfit was knock out.
I loved the fabric and colour on Cressida Bonas dress. I would have liked to see a larger hat rather than this slightly insignificant fascinator but it allowed her dress to do the talking.
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HATS WITH NETTING
Kitty Spencer in a Philip Treacey hat had tongues wagging.
Sarah Rafferty also in another net number.
Duchess of York in Jess Collet hat and net.
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ANY LENGTH GOES
Short (I saw one obscenely short red dress – just above knee at most please) midi and lots of long where scattered throughout.
10 years ago, you would have mainly seen knee length and now anything goes.
Delphina Blaquier looks absolutely striking in this Acheval Pampa hi lo dress.
Meghan’s best friend Jessica Mulroney wears a royal blue custom tea-length fit and flare dress with cap sleeve button detail by Montreal-based designer Di Carlo Couture
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Have a lovely week! Not long till half term so if you have an event next month, do it this week!
Love Lucinda xx