The mother of the bride enlisted the help of Oscar de la Renta designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garci to create her green coat-and-dress ensemble for the big day. While piecing together an outfit for a royal wedding guest has to be the gig of a lifetime in and of itself, Kim and Garci recently told Buro Middle East that Ragland was extra special to dress, especially because she reportedly fed them at her dress fitting.
Speaking to the web-based publication, the design duo revealed that, after being chosen to create Ragland's mother-of-the-bride look, they flew to L.A. to meet their client.
"She brought us snacks to the fitting," Garci confirmed, adding that, "They were healthy snacks because she's a runner."
"She's so sweet," added Kim. "Her snacks were so cute, too." There you have it, folks.
According to Garci, Markle's assistant originally emailed the Oscar de la Renta co-Creative Directors on Ragland's behalf. However, the vague correspondence just months before the wedding came as "alarming," considering Garci assumed the email pertained to the bride's own royal wedding dress.
"I was like, there's no way [Meghan] doesn't have her wedding dress figured out yet but it wasn't that and it was a very pleasant phone call," he said. "She wanted to have an American designer represented in the royal wedding because she's American."
Of course, this kind of hospitality clearly runs in the blood. During Markle's royal tour with Prince Harry in Australia, Fiji and New Zealand, the Duchess of Sussex found time to bake banana bread and brought it along to share with a local family.