It Sounds Like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Reception Was One Hell of a Party
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became husband and wife on Saturday after they tied the knot in a stunning ceremony at St. George's Chapel. After their fairy-tale nuptials and carriage procession through the streets of Windsor, the newlyweds changed into their black-tie best — Harry in a black tuxedo and tie and Meghan in a sultry white Stella McCartney gown — and made their way to the Frogmore House for their private wedding reception, which was hosted by Prince Charles. The event was attended by close family and friends, including stars such as Serena Williams, Priyanka Chopra, and George and Amal Clooney.
According to The Telegraph, Harry and Meghan chose Whitney Houston's 1987 hit "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" for their first dance. So fun! The party, which had a "festival/carnival" theme inspired by Harry's favorite London hotspot, Mahiki, also reportedly had a bar with a "Drinks of the World" theme; it was said to have offered a ginger and rum cocktail that paid tribute to Harry's red hair and was aptly named "When Harry Met Meghan." Wedding guest Janina Gavankar also told Town & Country that each table was named for a food Americans and the British say differently like potato, tomato, or oregano.
It seems to have been one hell of a party: guests enjoyed an organic dinner from 7:30 to 10 p.m., then hit the dance floor with tunes provided by both DJ Sam Totolee (who played at Pippa Middleton's wedding in 2017) and Idris Elba, who played Luther Vandross's "Never Too Much" as Meghan got down with her girlfriends! Prince William was said to have given a "naughty" best man speech, and Meghan took the mic as well, thanking her new family members for welcoming her. Fireworks were set off around 11 p.m., and neighbors heard a "thud of loud music" over the grounds of Windsor Castle during the party — way to go, guys!
However, Harry and Meghan must have been exhausted because they reportedly "snuck off" before the reception ended. "They let themselves have a few drinks, then they were ready to get back for some rest," Us Weekly reported. Still, the thought of Meghan and Harry getting down to Whitney Houston is just too much!