With 800 guests (including a number of celebrities) and the entire world watching, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's royal wedding wasn't exactly what you would call a "regular" wedding day. But once the festivities were over, they celebrated just like any other bride and groom would: by eating pizza with their families.
In a new interview with The Daily Mail, Eugenie's mom, Duchess Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson, opened up about the newlyweds' first few days of marriage. "The Sunday after the wedding, I said to Eugenie and Jack: 'Do you want to stay somewhere special?' No. They wanted to stay at Royal Lodge," she said. "So the night before their honeymoon, the whole family were eating pizza together in the kitchen." (The couple hasn't yet revealed where they vacationed for their honeymoon.)
Late-night pizza wasn't the only drool-worthy food that was served up during the wedding weekend. For the party on Saturday night, guests feasted on dishes from around the world that had special meaning to the couple. According to The Daily Mail, there was Argentinean beef in memory of Eugenie's grandmother, Susan Barrantes; rice dishes from Nicaragua, where Brooksbank proposed earlier this year; hamburgers from the U.S., where Eugenie's employer is based; Italian Pizza; Spanish Paella; and crepes from Switzerland to represent Verbier, where the couple first met and now own a chalet together.
In the same interview, the Duchess also revealed her favorite moment from her daughter's wedding day. ‘My proudest moment," she said, "as watching Eugenie standing tall, very proud to show her scoliosis scar in her low-backed dress. I’d gone to all the fittings and sat there beaming with delight, and because there was no veil it was a very strong statement." Ahead of the big day, they checked in with St. George's chapel to ensure there was no rule that required brides wear a veil. "There wasn’t and Eugenie just wanted to be herself," she said.
For the occassion, Eugenie donned a custom gown by British designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.
A dress you feel comfortable in and a post-game pizza party with your nearest and dearest? And don't forget the handwritten thank you notes delivered just days after their honeymoon. Princess Eugenie upped the ante for "bridal goals" for sure.