Sunday, 1 May 2011

The Royal Wedding

The legendary wedding took place on the 29th April when Prince William, Duke of England, married Kate Middleton. The wedding was absolutely amazing. Kate's dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, reportedly in consultation with Middleton herself. I personally was hoping for a more bold and posher dress but the one she was wearing was perfect for her. Simple yet classy and feminine.

More detailed overview of the dress from Clarence House:
“The lace applique for the bodice and skirt was handmade by the Royal School of Needlework, with individual flowers hand-cut from lace (in shapes of roses, thistle, daffodils and shamrocks). The dress is made of ivory and white satin gazar with a skirt in the shape of an opening flower. The satin bodice, narrowed at the waist and padded at the hips in a McQueen signature, is based on Victorian corsetry. The back is finished with 58 gazar and organza covered buttons.
The veil, made of ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers, is held in place by a 1936 Cartier tiara, lent to Ms. Middleton by the Queen. (It was bought for her mother by the Duke of York and presented to Queen Elizabeth on her 18th birthday.) Ms. Middleton’s earrings—shaped like oak leaves with a pave set diamond acorn suspended in the center—are by Robinson Pelham. The shoes are also by McQueen.” 
A great outfit choice in my opinion. Kate also did her wedding makeup by herself. She kept it simple - neutral grey smoky eye with light pink lips and cheeks.
I can't help but to wonder if she will become a style icon in the nearer future. Someone whose outfits women will look up to and get inspiration from? We'll see. I think I personally will go with a yes.
I've also heard people talking that Kate's dress was inspired by Grace Kelly's wedding dress. I do see the similarities but if it's actually true or just a coincidence, no official confirmation.
Overall I think it was a true fairytale wedding. I must admit - it even brought a little tear to my eye because everything was so adorable. And did you know that Kate didn't do the tossing of the bride's bouquet but instead she placed the flowers on the crave of William's mother Princess Diana in honour of her. I find that to be so heart warming.

My congratulations to the freshly married couple!