With just weeks to go before she walks down the aisle to marry Prince Harry, Meghan Markle got in some practice on Wednesday’s (April 25) season finale of Suits. The 36-year-old looked simply breathtaking in an A-line gown bridal creation by Anne Barge as her character Rachel finally tied the knot with her longtime love Mike Ross, played by Toronto’s own Patrick J. Adams.
The breathtaking wedding scene was filmed in the Crystal Ballroom at the King Edward Hotel last November. Set designers transformed the 5000 square foot space into a romantic wonderland filled with fairy lights, roses and cherry blossom trees. Meghan slipped back into the same dress that she wore in season five, when Rachel’s wedding to Mike didn’t make it to the altar - a lacy white confection with a full tulle skirt and open back. It received a little update courtesy of a black band around the waist. Her bridal hair was also given a fresh makeover, swapping an elegant chignon for a sleek locks.
In what will likely become one of the most romantic wedding scenes on the small screen, the couple exchanged vows set against John Legend’s beautiful ballad “All of Me.” “From the first second I met you, I knew I wanted to be here with you someday,” gushes Mike, to which Rachel says, “I know that I fought it at first but now I can’t imagine living alongside anyone else for the rest of my life.” She ends her vows with, “I can’t wait to begin our adventure together.”
The wedding was seven seasons in the making, with fans of the couple patiently waiting to see if they would ever get their happily ever after. And while the nuptials were worth the wait, they were also bittersweet as they paved the way for Mike and Rachel to say farewell to the law firm of Specter Litt. With Meghan starting a new life in London and Patrick eager to take on new projects, their characters were forced to chase new adventures of their own, and an exciting job offer in Seattle was the perfect way to bring their love story to a close.
Meghan's Suits cast mates will get the chance to see their friend live out her own fairytale ending when she says "I Do" to Prince Harry on May 19. It has been reported that Sarah Rafferty and Co. received coveted invitations to the wedding of the year.