Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding House Tour is coming right up, but first…the royal wedding! It was hard to miss the love and romance flowing freely within St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle today.

Meghan Markle walking down aisle with long train. Royal Wedding Harry Meghan Ceremony.

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour

The gospel choir (the Kingdom Choir led by Karen Gibson) performing “Stand By Me” was so stirring and beautiful that I had to share it here (find it below and take the time to watch it again!). Meghan Markle chose this music for her wedding.

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Sources: Lonny, Vogue, NY Times

Meghan Markle aisle processional during royal wedding, May 19, 2018. #royalwedding #meghanmarkle #harryandmeghan #weddingdress #ceremony #veil

Royal Wedding Aisle Processional.

I grew up in a home very aware of the royals since my mother is an anglophile and collector of all things Princess Diana and royal family. Constant baker that I am, I was very curious about the wedding cake, and I am not surprised Claire Ptak was selected to create it. I read about Claire of Violet Cakes in Rachel Ashwell’s latest book My Floral Affair and have shared photos of Ms. Ptak’s simple cakes in other posts like this.

Wedding cake from royal wedding of Harry and Meghan! Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes created it. It featured elderflower syrup and a light sponge cake. A filling made from Amalfi lemon curd and elderflower buttercream tied all the elements together. The cake was decorated with Swiss meringue buttercream and 150 fresh flowers. #royalwedding #weddingcake #claireptak #violetcakes #meghanandharry #harryandmeghan #princeharry #royalweddingcake

The wedding cake featured elderflower syrup made at the Queen’s Sandringham residence. Photo: Kensington Palace.

From news.sky.com: “The cake featured elderflower syrup made at the Queen’s residence in Sandringham from the estate’s elderflower trees, as well as a light sponge cake made especially for the couple. A filling made from Amalfi lemon curd and elderflower buttercream tied all the elements together. The cake was decorated with Swiss meringue buttercream and 150 fresh flowers, mainly British and in season, including peonies and roses. Speaking about the cake on Friday, Ms Ptak said: “It’s a non-traditional layout. It’s a slight shift from tradition.”

See the special cake here:

What was your reaction to this historical wedding?

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It was exciting to see a fellow Northwestern University alum, Meghan Markle wed Prince Harry (now the Duke of Sussex) and become the Duchess of Sussex. I wonder if Markle ever lived in either of the dorms where I lived?

Prince Harry is only the second royal ever to receive the title. There has only been one previous Duke of Sussex: the eccentric Prince Augustus Frederick, the ninth child and sixth son of King George III. But there has never been a Duchess of Sussex! The title became free on his death in 1843 because, although he married twice, both happened without the king’s consent, thus rendering his two children technically illegitimate. Previously and later, Sussex was an earldom. Harry is also receiving Scottish and Northern Irish titles, becoming the Earl of of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel, which means Meghan will become the Countess of Dumbarton and Baroness Kilkeel.

Future Duke of Sussex with his loving mama.

The motto of Sussex?

“We will not be pushed around” which reflects the traditionally independent nature of Sussex men and women.

Ya know, I read a little about Sussex, and while it’s known for independent freekthinkers, a horrible sounding pudding made with raw hard cow fat, and Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle living there from 1907 to his death in 1930, I do think this royal couple is destined to be a significant addition to its Wikipedia page.

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex. #royalwedding #weddingdress #meghanmarkle #harryandmeghan

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle House Tour sounds more glamorous than what you are about to see. But such was the reality for Meghan Markle before her international fame when she lived in Toronto as an actress.

Meghan Markle Kitchen

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Kitchen. Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Kitchen. Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Meghan Markle Bedrooms

Meghan Markle bedroom. Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

If you’re in the market for a a linen upholstered headboard…

This headboard is similar to one that I used in a few different bedroom designs:

Meghan Markle bedroom. Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Meghan Markle bedroom. Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour

Meghan Markle bedroom. Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Meghan Markle Shoe Closet. Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

It tickled me to see Me Talk Pretty Someday by David Sedaris on Meghan’s bed (David, are you seeing this!?!) since the book is also on my shelf and this author kills me and inspires my own writing.

Bathroom

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Exterior

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Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Meghan Markle Living Room

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Dining Room

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding

Decor Vignettes

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Wedding & House Tour!

Royal Wedding May 19, 2018

Royal Wedding Harry and Meghan Ceremony

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A MUST WATCH!

Reverend Curry

Loved Bishop Michael Curry’s thoughts on the REDEMPTIVE POWER OF LOVE!

Royal Wedding Harry and Meghan Ceremony

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I was DELIGHTED to hear in Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon his mention of Teilhard de Chardin, a Jesuit priest who was way ahead of his time and whose writings I have studied. His books and words have often been a friend to me on my own spiritual journey. I even visited his grave in NY a couple of years ago to pay my respects. Here is a snippet from that sermon referencing Teilhard:

“de Chardin said that fire was one of the greatest discoveries in all of human history. And he then went on to say that if humanity every harnesses the energy of fire again, if humanity ever captures the energy of love, it will be the second time in history that we have discovered fire.”

Teihard de Chardin quote about fire on Hello Lovely Studio: SOME DAY, AFTER WE HAVE MASTERED THE WINDS. #teilhard #quote #fire #royalwedding #sermon

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I so love that this message was shared with such a huge audience around the planet. The hope that humanity can re-discover fire, this time in the energy of love, is one I hold dear within my heart. And the only way I know how to be a part of any love revolution is not to receive what I long for but to somehow give and become: HEALING and FIERY PURE LOVE.

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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12 Comments

  1. Kristin
    May 20, 2018 / 5:41 am

    What a fun post today. I loved watching the wedding. Absolutely stunning! The sermon was awesome as well.

    • michele
      Author
      May 20, 2018 / 10:18 am

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. Gwen
    May 20, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    Wish I’d taken time to watch. Have heard three different perspectives on the sermon! Maybe I will take some time one day to find it and listen. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    • michele
      Author
      May 20, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      Interesting. You can also go to the NY Times to read the transcript of the sermon. Thanks for reading. 🙂

  3. May 20, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    A beautiful wedding in all its lovely simplicity, it was. I cannot help overstating superlatives. Thank you for posting shots of this gracious royal couple. I agree with you about Bishop Curry’s timely message. Powerful! This is the style of preaching I grew up listening to in my childhood Episcopal church in the South.

    • michele
      Author
      May 20, 2018 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks so much for adding to the beauty, friend. 🙂

  4. May 20, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    Thanks for the wedding recap! I loved reliving it! What s fairytale day for Megan and Harry, so happy for them🌷oh yes, and I’m obsessed with her dress!

    • michele
      Author
      May 20, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      I was surprised Meghan’s gown was so conservative! My favorite thing about the whole shebang? How happy they appear to be with each other. 🙂

  5. Caroline
    May 20, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    I watched the whole wedding ceremony. She is absolutely beautiful and they looked so in love. There is definitely change in the monachary with this marriage. I am British and sat with my tea enjoying all the pomp and circumstance and was so proud of the pageantry and proud to be British. We do it so well.
    The Bishop made numerous congregants very uncomfortable in his sermon, the English are not used to this type of sermon. I do understand the message, but the way it was executed was hard for us Brits.

    • michele
      Author
      May 20, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks for sharing so honestly–I so appreciate hearing your perspective, and I honor it. Full disclosure: I am a daughter of a preacher so my comfort level with that sort of preaching is maybe understandable. I grew up in the church with impassioned speakers like this, and for a period of time my church (where my father preached from the pulpit) was in the inner city of Chicago in the early ’70s. I hope Harry and Meghan were pleased with the ceremony. Peace to you across the pond! 🙂

  6. May 21, 2018 / 11:01 am

    Immediately thought of you, Michele, when Bishop Michael invoked Chardin’s name and carried forth on the power of fire being equal to the power of Love.

    I still have your Instagram photo of Tielhard’s grave site. It is such a rarity to find—in this day and age—a soul who knows Tielhard and his teachings.

    Finding your photo of Tielhard’s final resting place was a gift, Michele. Between you, Megan and Bishop Michael, May the works of this wonderful human being be known and once again, embraced by those seeking enlighment.

    • michele
      Author
      May 21, 2018 / 4:41 pm

      Oh, you just made my day. Thank you. You totally get it. That trip to Teilhard’s grave was a profound experience. Did you see my photos of the breathtaking statues of Christ and Marys there overlooking Teilhard’s grave? We almost left without noticing them high on a hill, swallowed up in overgrowth. My husband cleared the brush, and we spent time there. I didn’t want to leave. Thank you for your eloquent wish and blessing. Peace to you, friend.

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