The wedding of Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry on May 19th was anything but a typical wedding in all instances but one: it marked the joining of a couple and their extended relations — creating a new and expanded family.
This royal wedding might have been, certainly by many measures, the marriage of the year, and it was anything but an intimate affair. But still, it was an example, writ large, of the pedestrian and magic work of all weddings, making the world a bit smaller and more connected.
Here are some of the most poignant, amusing and amazing photos from the joining of the Houses of Windsor and Markle.
It was certainly a grand spectacle that most will remember for years, and likely will guide wedding dreams of the future — perhaps more modest but no less meaningful for the participants and their loved ones. Indeed, you can already buy an affordable replica of Markle’s gown.