A six-month engagement isn't long, but it was long enough for Harry and Meghan to put the finishing touches on every last detail of their exquisite ceremony, and the incredible hours leading up to it.
Things got started about three hours before Meghan and Harry entered St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England, as the string of celebrities making their way to the venue proved this was no ordinary wedding. From there, millions of viewers were treated to Meghan's stunning dress reveal, the couple's sweet "I dos" and a surprising '60s ballad mid-ceremony. See the best moments from the royal wedding below.
Meghan's Car Ride to the Church
The morning was all about Meghan, as fans anxiously awaited just a glimpse of her dress -- and stunning tiara on loan from Queen Elizabeth -- when she headed to the ceremony in a Rolls-Royce with her mom, Doria Ragland.
Fans speculated for months about what Meghan would wear down the aisle, but she shocked them all when she emerged in a timeless gown by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. The acclaimed British designer worked closely with the bride on the impeccably tailored dress, which featured an open bateau neckline, a sculpted waist and three-quarter sleeves.
The MLK Sermon
"Love is the only way" - Meghan and Harry hold hands and smile through Reverend Michael Curry's address pic.twitter.com/ObeZe8iova
The Most Reverend Michael Curry of Chicago, Illinois, brought a little flavor to what could have been a quite traditional ceremony, as he quoted Martin Luther King, Jr. while discussing the power of love. "We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love, and when we do that, we will make of this old world, a new world," he said. "Two young people fell in love, and we showed up."
After Meghan and Harry exchanged their vows, Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir began a stunning rendition of Ben E. King's "Stand by Me." The 1961 ballad, performed by a predominantly black choir, stood out among the other hymns performed during the ceremony, and seemed to symbolize this new era of the royal family.
Not every wedding ends in a carriage ride, but it's par for the course for the royal family. Harry and Meghan hopped into a horse-drawn carriage where they generously displayed their newlywed love to the thousands of adoring fans lining the streets of Windsor in the perfect ending to their ceremony.
The festivities are far from over. Keep up with ET's live blog of the royal wedding here.