The Royal Wedding in Chic Illustrations

Saturday was such a joyous day! I woke up early in anticipation of the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. I have always loved Princess Diana and grew up idolizing her not only for her style, but for her incredible heart and spirit, the way she lived her life helping those who could not help themselves, and of course, for the lovely relationship she had with her beloved sons. I am the same age as Prince William, so I feel like I have watched William and Harry grow up . I love that he found a beautiful, confident, thoroughly modern American woman to be his princess bride. The union between them is incredibly symbolic and historic for many reasons, but above all, it seems genuine, deep, and real.

Did you see the way they lovingly looked at each other or the fact that they never stopped holding hands throughout their wedding ceremony? Other heartwarming moments included the fact that Meghan’s bouquet included flowers hand-picked by Harry from his mother’s garden as well as the fact that there was an empty seat in the chapel next to William, meant to symbolize Diana’s presence. I have no doubt that Diana must be beaming with pride as she looks down on her beloved sons. And speaking of mother’s, how beautiful is Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, who beamed with love, pride, and hope throughout the ceremony?

I have no doubt that you have seen countless beautiful images from the Royal Wedding, so I wanted to share something different with you. I have been following artist, Amelia Noyes (@iamnoyes) on Instagram since around the holidays when Amy Astley, editor in chief of Architectural Digest posted a chic portrait she’d commissioned from Amelia. Amelia is an incredibly talented illustrator whose work is at once chic, charming, and modern. I love the way she captured the Royal Wedding in these stunning illustrations which are available for purchase on Amelia’s website.

{Illustrations by Amelia Noyes via @iamnoyes on Instagram}

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  1. Love the illustrations – such beautiful artistry. Just sad that Amal Clooney is shown here. She tired so hard to upstage the lovely bride and thanks to the media she did in many minds. But it left a negative impression with many as we watched her preen her way through the day. Meghan thankfully can hold her own and her beauty radiated.

    1. she did’t upstage her ….one comparison called her an anorexic banana
      me thinketh that one likes the spotlight a little over-much …while she is accomplished professionally – she forgets she is not an celeb…he husband is!

      1. I felt the same way you did about Pippa’s dress but then if she is pregnant as they say she was dressed in something she felt comfortable in wearing. Amal has a reputation and she showed it once again by flaunting herself ridiculously, always preening. SHE was not the lovely bride!

    2. I didn’t feel that way at all. I love Amal’s style and flair. Lord Spencer’s (Harry’s Uncle’s) wife wore that bright, bright purple dress and hat (which I thought was also stunning) and there were many others who wore bright colors. I loved seeing all the different fashions. The one I didn’t care for was Pippa’s weird dress — the color and style were both odd; and I didn’t care for the somber navy blue that the Spice girl wore (more appropriate for a funeral).

      1. The purple and other bright colors were fine. It was Amal’s display of herself with such conceit that was awful. Again, it was NOT her wedding. I loved her dress but it should have been worn at another occasion or she could have tried to have been a bit humble, something I understand for her is hard to do.

  2. So agree with you about the wedding.

    I, like you, ready the empty chair was symbolic of Diana, but later read it was for the Queen.

  3. Amelia Noyes’ illustrations are stunning! Thank you for mentioning how beautiful Meghan’s mother, Doria, is. Not only is she lovely, but the sweet and loving look on her face throughout the whole ceremony was almost as precious as the way that Harry and Meghan looked at each other.

  4. Just when I thought I had seen all the Royal wedding photos out there-I saw your post today! Love the illustrations and thank you so much for sharing❤️

  5. just to set the record straight…the empty chair was not in Diana’s honor but because it was in front of the queen and no one sits in front of the queen or blocks her view..my mother was English and royal protocol is something we americans just do not understand. But thanks for introducing me to this artist…love her work