Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you may have heard about the royal wedding. That’s right, Prince Harry finally got married to his beautiful bride, American actress Meghan Markle. Obviously these two were dressed to perfection, and we’ve got the breakdown of the royal wedding night reception right here.
The Duke And Duchess of Sussex
First things first: check out that absolutely gorgeous rock on Meghan’s finger. She wore this ring as she and Prince Harry headed off to the royal wedding night reception at the Frogmore House. Her ring is an aquamarine Asprey cocktail ring which belonged to Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, and was meant to be that “something blue” that some brides like to incorporate into their wedding. We think this is a beautiful way for the prince to honor his mother at the wedding. It’s all in the little details.
After the wedding ceremony, the new Duchess of Sussex slipped into a stunning white halter-neck fishtail gown which was designed by Stella McCartney, daughter of Sir Paul McCartney. The dress was a perfect decision by Meghan—it showed just the right amount of skin by showing off her toned shoulders and arms. Just the right type of dress for the royal wedding night reception!
Celebrity Guests At The Royal Wedding Night Reception
Let’s take a look at some of the celebrities that were on hand to celebrate the royal wedding. Tennis superstar Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, were on hand to show their support for the royal couple. The two switched outfits before heading to the royal wedding night reception. Williams switched out of her formal blush-colored dress and into a dress more suited for a nighttime party. Her dress sports a black upper with a flower print skirt: a nice touch of formal, with a sprinkle of party. Ohanian elected to do the same with his outfit, switching from a suit to a tuxedo. He went with a classy black and white option. And nice touch with the bow tie!
Actor Idris Elba—known most notably from HBO hit television show The Wire—and his fiancé, Sabrina Dhowre were also in attendance at both the ceremony and then later on at the reception. Dhowre wore a Gucci outfit with a Vivien Sheriff hat. According to some guests, Elba decided to show off his DJ skills halfway through the night and spun some electronic music.
Musician Elton John was also in attendance for both the ceremony and later at the night reception. According to the Daily Mirror, Prince Harry asked if anyone could play the piano, and that’s when John stepped up and played four of his songs, including “Circle of Life”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Your Song”, and “I’m Still Standing”. What a thrilling moment to have the one and only Elton John perform at their reception!
Former Spice Girls member Victoria Beckham and her husband, soccer star David Beckham, also graced everyone with their presence at the ceremony and night reception. Both dressed very formally for the ceremony, as you can see here. David wore a formal three-piece suit, and even went the extra mile with the pocket watch you can see dangling from his vest—a nice little traditional touch!
Let’s Talk About The Venue: The Frogmore House
The royal wedding night reception took place at the Frogmore House, which is located approximately one mile from Windsor Castle. The reception was for 200 of Harry and Meghan’s closest friends and family.
Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of photos from inside the reception, as according to the Daily Mirror, guests were asked for to turn in their phones.
To get a better idea of the wedding venue, you can watch this video of the stunning Frogmore House and its grounds:
What an absolutely stunning place to hold the royal wedding night reception! There was likely no second choice, but the Frogmore House definitely fits our criteria for what to look for in a wedding venue. From the stunning grounds to the luxurious inside space, it truly hits the mark. We want to congratulate Harry and Meghan on their wedding and wish them a wonderful and healthy life together!