Meghan Married Her Prince, But We Can’t All Be Royalty! Share Your Wedding Day Photos With Us! by Jessica Acree

Meghan Married Her Prince, But We Can’t All Be Royalty! Share Your Wedding Day Photos With Us!

American actress Meghan Markle is now the Duchess of Sussex after falling in love with her real-life Prince. The ceremony at St George's Chapel on the grounds of the Windsor Castle was stunning, powerful, diverse and rooted in love. It’s clear Meghan is already leaving her mark on the royal family inspiring a modern, inclusive twist on British tradition. A simple gown made elegant with a stunning veil achored by an heirloom tiara of diamonds and a radiant smile. She looked comfortable and amazing.

I shared some clips of the wedding with my almost 4-year-old daughter and she was instantly impressed with the detail of it all. Without skipping a beat she then asked if we could watch an episode of “Sophia the First.” You know, the Disney cartoon about a common, everyday girl who “became a princess overnight.”

It got me thinking ... I sure felt like a princess the day I married my love five and a half years ago, didn’t you? The dress, the traditions, the flowers, the sparkle, the photographer... If we’re lucky, we all find our *own* prince (or princess) to share life with.

With the royal wedding as inspiration, let’s celebrate LOVE. Share a photo of your own big day below!

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Donna John
Love this, Jessica Acree ! Here are two (three now, I had to add the "ring security one) :-) of my favorite pictures of my wedding. That's my niece and grandson. Most of favorite pics are of my grandson that day. He was a hoot. :-)
Jessica Acree
Oh my gosh, adorable! Your smile says it all... what a lovely bride you were!
Jessica Acree
Yay, I love fall weddings! You haven’t changed a bit, beautiful!
Gina Pomering
Fun! They are all so pretty!
Jessica Acree
So lovely!!! Isn’t it fun to see them all?? Thanks for sharing Gina!
Meredith Schneider
Awesome idea Jessica Acree! Fall wedding here 17yrs ago at the Basking Ridge Country Club in New Jersey. 😊 17yrs, 4 kids, husband deployed to Iraq, restaurant owners for 5 yrs, and now moving to Florida this summer. 🏖
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, how I love this! I watched the replay of the wedding and loved it. This is such a wonderful post, Jessica Acree ! You are all beautiful brides, and all looked like princesses. Love that we are celebrating our wedding days. Here is me with my prince! And with my dad, and my new mother-in-law, too. Hugs, Jessica Acree Donna John Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead Gina Pomering Meredith Schneider !!
Jessica Acree
Perfect!! I especially loooove the gold!!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Thank you, Jessica Acree ! It was my second (and final) wedding. White for the first, gold for the last! :-)
Dr. Sarah Allen
What a fun idea. Here’s mine from almost 30 years ago (we celebrate our 30th anniversary this September).
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
So lovely and regal, Dr. Sarah Allen ! Thank you for sharing your princess photo!!!
Jessica Acree
Oh my gosh I LOVE the top hats! Your bouquet too, wow... happy early 30th, that’s wonderful!
Renee Herren
We were young and got married by the side of a river almost 17 years ago with only an occasional passerby in attendance. We do not have any wedding photos but this is one of my favorite pictures from a recent date night. It was perfect for us. ❤️
Jessica Acree
The love stories that take a path less traveled are often the best! Just the two of you, no pressure of a big party... ❤️ My parents did the same thing in the mountains of Cali!
Jessica Acree
Love the empty street shots, how cool! Gorgeous Erica!
Kathy Ast-Kutzbach
What a great idea! At least I was princess for a day!!
Jessica Acree
Beautiful!!! Your smiles say it all, “this is where I’m meant to be” 💓 Thanks for sharing Kathy!
Julie Rose
This is beautiful and you’re all gorgeous brides
Jessica Acree
Aren’t they?!? 😍 Thanks Julia!
Rick Peter
January 4, 1997. I miss her every day...
Rick St. Peter
Trying this again since I logged in incorrectly above. January 4, 1997....and yes, I do miss her every day.
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
What a beautiful bride, and such a lovely couple. I'm so sorry for your loss, Rick St. Peter . She is gone too soon. Really appreciate you sharing this stunning photo of your prince/princess day. {{hugs}}
Jessica Acree
A winter wedding! My parents are January 11 <3 Thank you for sharing such a beautiful moment with us... thankful pictures like this freeze some of our best memories in time forever. Hold it close!!
Brittany Moffatt
Second weddings are better than the first!
Jessica Acree
AHHHHH love your sleeves, I tried so hard to find a dress with 3/4 length sleeves (had my grandma make a little bolero instead). Beauuutiful!
Brittany Moffatt
Ohh yeah! I wore a bolero the first time and found this dress nine days and six months pregnant the second time!!! Sometimes the stars align.
Kimberly Johnson
All the tears were shed leading up to it because the rain wouldn’t let up, but it all worked out, even if we didn’t get our outdoor wedding/photos.
Jessica Acree
I'm sure you heard a million times that rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck ;-) (...something that probably originated by someone who's big day was rained out of course!) Love the purple and red!
Kimberly Johnson
That’s what I kept telling myself, but still couldn’t keep the tears from rolling during our rehearsal. I LOVE the Fall and was so looking forward to getting some beautiful outdoor photos. And OF COURSE, the original wedding date I wanted (in Nov - we got married in Oct - my husband and mom talked me out of waiting because it was “too risky” weather-wise) was 70 degrees and sunny!! 🤦🏻‍♀️
Jessica Acree
Of course it was!! I feel you! The year before our October date was PERFECT weather, we visited the site with such hope and excitement for the warm fall sunshine. The day of a year later was COOOOOOLD (but not rainy, phew!). Weather aside... I bet it was perfect!! Just gotta go with the flow at some point right, haha #thatslife ;-)
Morgan Hawthorne
I truly felt like a princess almost 8 years ago!!!!💗
Jessica Acree
STUNNING! Your veil is gorgeous! And that backdrop... wow! Thanks for sharing and happy almost 8! :)
Morgan Hawthorne
Thank you!!! The veil was my mom's that she wore when she married my dad almost 40 years ago and they are still married. I wanted a piece of that with me on our big day. We got married on the mountain top where we snowboarded on our first date...it was a pretty perfect day!!!!💗
Jessica Acree
I love those little details with big thought 💓
Heather Murphy-Fritz
What a fun idea! We REALLY wanted a big party so most of our pictures are crazy, expressive, and goofy. We loved our wedding and we all had a blast that night. Hands down, one of the most fun nights of my life! It will be 10 years for us in October.
Jessica Acree
Ooooo the navy with the dress is awesome! Crazy, expressive & goofy sounds as memorable as it can get! We share an anniversary month :)
Kimberly Chu
This is so fun!! Love this! We got married in a 100 year old barn in VT! The bottom of my dress was covered in hay by the end!
Jessica Acree
Stunning! I love rustic weddings, there’s just an instant laid back comfort there 💕 a dirty dress is a sign the party was excellent! Haha
Jessica Acree
Awww, obvious love birds!! Thanks for sharing, it makes me so happy to see more pics still being added to the thread! Everyone is so beautiful and happy!
Dieter Schmitz
Thanks Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds for sharing the most amazing day in my life with everyone on #30Seconds! Lucky damn me!
Jessica Acree
Well that was adorable!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Haha, thank you, Jessica Acree , and sorry for the love fest (or sorry not sorry?). 😉 This is a wonderful post full of loving moments, thank you! 💗
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
It truly was the most amazing of days, with the most amazing of men. Thank you for being my prince, Dieter Schmitz ! 💗
Jessica Acree
LOL @ sorry, not sorry ;-) This is my fav thread ever <3

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