Saturday’s Royal Wedding was truly magical. There are multiple ways that the Royal Wedding can inspire your Jewish wedding from your wedding dress, to your chuppah, or if you are a guest attending a Jewish wedding. We break down some of our favorite details and ways you can make it work for your Jewish wedding.
Kate Middleton’s dress reinvigorated modesty in wedding dress styles so how will Meghan’s Givenchy gown inspire the next generation of brides? Her sleek and simple dress has brought back this modern and timeless style. The dress is by British designer Clare Waight Keller, the French design house Givenchy’s first female art director. Meghan took inspiration from Carolyn Bessette’s wedding dress, designed by Narciso Rodriguez, when she married John F. Kennedy Jr. Keller married this inspiration with her experience and aesthetic from working at Calvin Klein.
The dress, while plain, allowed for her pure beauty to shine. The clean lines and simplicity will inspire brides across all denominations and religions.
Veiled In Meaning
Every Jewish bride needs a veil for her bedekin and Meghan’s was a star against her gown and was held in place by the Queen Mary’s radiant Filigree tiara. Meghan requested that the flowers embroidered into the 16 foot long silk tulle each be a signature flower from every country of the British Commonwealth – a total of 53 countries!
A rose, a daffodil and a thistle represent England, Wales and Scotland, along with the golden wattle of Australia and the white-water lily of Bangladesh. Singapore is represented by an orchid and Pakistan by jasmine.
Meghan also included the poppy which is the state flower of her native state of California, and the wintersweet which grows in Kensington Palace.
The entrance to Windsor Castle will inspire chuppahs around the world. Surrounding the doors and lining the stairs in greenery and adorned with white roses and flowers.
The guests that attended the Royal Wedding hit the dress code nail on the head. There is so much to inspire your next synagogue attendance and Jewish wedding attire. Many Orthodox Jewish women will have plenty of hats and fascinators to choose from. In Jewish tradition one should cover one’s head or hair while in synagogue, at the Wailing Wall (the Kotel), and some wear a hat to traditional weddings, just like the Brits across the pond. These guests prove that dressing modestly doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style.
The Suit Cast Cleans Up
Gina Torres wore a red lace Costarellos dress and went with a spring hat.
Each of these actresses stepped it up for the British crowds proving Americans can be just as classy.
Serena Williams matches her long sleeved pink Versace dress to her fascinator. If we could wear this long sleeved pink Versace dress we would!
Oprah gives inspiration to any older Jewish wedding attendee or even Mother of the Bride or Groom.
Meghan’s best friend, Priyanka Chopra, serves lilac loveliness that would stand out in any synagogue.
Royal & Regal
Princess Eugenie of York wore a very 50’s inspired outfit with a pillbox hat.
Princess Beatrice of York wore a large navy headband which is actually very Israeli style head covering to go with her completely tznius teal outfit.
Comedian James Corden‘s wife Julia Carey was another blush favorite entering the church which we could see on any Jewish wedding attendee.
English singer-songwriter James Blunt‘s wife Sofia Wellesley
Philip Treacy designed many of the fascinators at the Royal Wedding including Charlotte Riley‘s floral fascinator literally springing with florals!
We’re not sure we would have invited an ex to a wedding but Cressida Bonas did look gorgeous in this vibrant dress by Eponine London, we want for this Rosh Hashanah.
If you’re looking for Ketubah inspiration we chose some favorites that would be perfect for any regal couple in our last post Ketubahs Fit For A Royal Wedding.