Princess Eugenie has been breaking all sorts of royal traditions on her wedding day, and I am living for it. Her wedding was undeniably beautiful, traditional or not, but it was Princess Eugenie's vows to Jack Brooksbank that are making tons of glorious waves in the best way possible.
On Friday, Oct. 12, Princess Eugenie walked down the aisle in front of 800 guests to officially become the wife of Jack Brooksbank. But instead of reading traditional wedding vows, she went ahead and took a page from the late Princess Diana and omitted the word "obey" from her wedding vows. Hell. Yes. While it might seem somewhat surprising for Princess Eugenie to omit the line, both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle did the same at their weddings, meaning times are changing for newer royals — and I don't hate it.
While reciting her vows, Princess Eugenie said,
I, Eugenie Victoria Helena, take thee, Jack Christopher Stamp, to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse: for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy law; and thereto I give thee my troth.
Jack Brooksbank recited the same vows just before Princess Eugenie, meaning that it's pretty clear that they're on the same page with this whole "obeying" thing.
Just when I thought I couldn't love this royal wedding more.
But let's switch gears for a minute and talk about the highlight of the day: THAT DRESS!
The show-stopping gown was designed by Peter Pilotto, which in itself was surprising, since there was a ton of speculation that it might be designed by Erdem, Jenny Packham, or Susannah.
And, while the dress itself is beyond gorgeous (The cut! Those sleeves! That print!), it was the back of the gown that really made me jump up and down. Princess Eugenie requested her designer create an open-back gown so that she could show off her surgery scar that was the result of a procedure she had when she was 12 years old to fix her scoliosis.
In an interview with ITV's This Morning, she filled fans in on the fact that she'd be showing off her surgical scar on her wedding day. "I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you'll see on Friday," she said, adding, "but it's a lovely way to honor the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this. I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it's really special to stand up for that."
Yas, queen — erm, I mean princess!
Oh, and let's not forget her drool-worthy 15-foot train:
Or that unbelievable emerald Greville tiara borrowed from the Queen that matched her emerald drop earrings:
The gorgeousness is almost too much.
I absolutely love everything about this wedding so far. From the modern take on traditional vows, to the unbelievable bridal looks, I am just on cloud nine right now, and I have a feeling that Princess Eugenie knows juuuust what I'm talking about.