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Here comes the bride all dressed in white, or should we say Givenchy? Ms. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry on May 19 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England where the two officially became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Ms. Markle wore a white, sleeved, bateau neckline Givenchy gown. The gown was designed by Clare Waight Keller. Ms. Keller is the first female artistic director at Givenchy. The elegant gown was paired with silk duchess satin pumps, Cartier diamond earrings and bracelet, a five-meter-long silk tulle veil accented with hand-embroidered floral trim and Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara.

The Cartier pieces were the Galanterie de Cartier earrings made of white gold and diamonds and the Reflection de Cartier bracelet made of white cold and diamonds. Her veil featured all 53 flowers of the Common Wealth Nations, the California poppy and Princess Diana’s favorite flower, forget-me-nots. The Queen Mary’s tiara was given to the Queen in 1953. For the wedding Queen Elizabeth II leant the exquisite tiara to Ms. Markle. The tiara features a brooch insert that was replaced with a diamond for the wedding. Other royals such as Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth’s II late sister, wore the tiara.

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The Gown

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One of the focal points of the wedding was Ms. Markle’s Givenchy gown. While there has yet to be an official statement on the cost of the gown, we can assume thousands of dollars were spent on it. It will not be a surprise to see a replica of Ms. Markle’s Givenchy gown hitting the market in the next month, but for now, check out these affordable alternative gowns.

Alex Gown by Alex Perry - $1,302.00

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Ella Wool-Crepe Gown by Roland Mouret - $4,175.00

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The Alexis - $160

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The Tiara

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Not everyone gets to have their pick from the Queen’s jewels. While we may love Ms. Markle’s choice of the Queen Mary Tiara, not many of us can afford such a thing. Nothing could ever truly be as breathtaking as Queen Mary’s Tiara, but these affordable tiaras come close.

The Crystal Tiara Crown - $69.00

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Gorgeous Alloy Tiaras - $32.99

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Ladies Beautiful Alloy Tiaras with Cubic Zirconia - $63.99

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The Veil

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Ms. Markle’s silk tulle veil was embroidered with all 53 of The Common Wealth Nations flowers. She also requested that it include the wintersweet flower which can be found in front of Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace and the California poppy, the states flower from where she is from. Check out these affordable floral embroidered veils.

Embroidered Lace and Luxury Tulle Cathedral Bridal Veils with Wraps - $229.99

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One-tier Lace Applique Edge Cathedral Bridal Veils$34.99

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Two-tier Lace Applique Edge Cathedral Bridal Veils with Applique/Satin Flower - $97.99

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The Diamonds

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Cartier is and always will be known for their exquisite diamonds. They’re clean, clear and precise. While you cannot fake a Cartier diamond, these earrings and bracelets can surely give you the same elegant look of Ms. Markle’s Cartier diamonds.

TruMiracle 1/4 CT. T.W. Diamond Round Sterling Silver Earrings - $162.49

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Zales 1/6 CT. T.W. Composite Diamond Frame Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver - $159.00

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1 Carat T.W. Diamond Sterling Silver Bracelet, Women's, Size: 7.5", White - $239.99

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Pave Diamond Bangle Bracelet in Sterling Silver (1/2 CT. t.w.) - $161.99

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The Shoes

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Ms. Markle’s outfit was perfect down to her silk duchess satin pumps. While we didn’t get to see them that often during the wedding, we did get a sneak peek when the two newlyweds were leaving St. George’s Chapel. The peek was enough to get us wanting more. Check out these affordable like-alike shoes.

Women's Silk Like Satin Stiletto Heel Closed Toe Pumps - $48.99

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Stuart Weitzman Evening Power Pump White Satin - $79.20

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White Dyeable Satin Shoes - $35.56

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The Flowers

Prince Harry personally picked a handful of flowers for Ms. Markle’s bouquet. Some flowers included were forget-me-nots which were Diana, Princess of Wales favorite flower. Other flowers were included such as sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine and astrantia. There was also springs of myrtle, which symbolizes hope and love. The bouquet was held together by a raw silk ribbon.

The chapel, St. George’s, where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry married was adorned with white peonies, white garden roses and more. If you’re looking to recreate their floral entry ways we recommend these smaller and more affordable ones.

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