The new Duke & Duchess of Cambridge!

1 May

Hi everyone,

I am sure you all witnessed the spectacular Royal Wedding on Friday where the future Queen, beautiful Catherine Middleton’s wedding dress was finally revealed. All the specific details of the wedding were all kept secret in the months leading up to the big, special day but the suspense was over and the excitement of finding out who designed the dress was all revealed!

Catherine Middleton’s dress was the epitomy of classic elegance and she definitely is the epitomy of true beauty and class. The dress was designed by Sarah Burton, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen (which was predicted as she was the fashion favourite to design it).

Ms Middleton’s veil was long, sheer and modern, showcasing her hair which she was wearing down. The simple yet very elegant veil placed by a Cartier halo tiara, lent to Ms Middleton by the Queen which she received at her 18th Birthday in 1963, was made of layers of soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers, which was embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework.

Her dress train measured over six feet, with long sleeves that were long and made of chantilly lace. The front of the dress was cut in a low V. Ms Middleton wanted her dress to combine tradition and modernity with artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen’s work. Ms Middleton worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress.

The sweeping train measured just over six feet and was made with ivory and white satin gazar. The skirt echoed an opening flower, with white satin gazar arches and pleats. The ivory satin bodice, which was narrowed at the waist and padded at the hips, drew on the Victorian tradition of corsetry and was a hallmark of Alexander McQueen’s designs. Her tiny waistline was shown off beautifully!

Ms Middleton was successful at keeping not only the look of the dress top secret, but the identity of the designer as well. Quite an accomplishment, considering every detail of the wedding was closely followed by a global media circus.

The princess bride wasn’t keeping dress details just from the public; she was keeping them from her husband-to-be. Prince William finally saw the beautiful gown after many of the wedding watchers. He was the last to see it! Ms Middleton went to great lengths to make sure he did not catch a glimpse of it until she met him at the altar.

Some pre-wedding rumors suggested that Ms Middleton was playing bridal dress roulette, commissioning three dresses for the day, with two backups in case the number-one dress was leaked to the press. Other reports suggested she’d created the gown herself. Her dress was said to resemble Princess Grace and Grace Kelly at their weddings.

Catherine Middleton in her Wedding gown at the Royal Wedding-(Image taken from http://dinozze.com/tag/kate-middleton-wedding-dress-2011)

The new Duke & Duchess of Cambridge at the Royal Wedding 2011-(Image taken from http://www.weddinginspirasi.com/2011/04/30/kate-middletons-wedding-dress-designed-by-sarah-burton-alexander-mcqueen/)

Princess Grace at her Wedding in 1956-(Image taken from http://www.fashion-era.com/Weddings/1956_old_wedding_photos_royal.htm)

What did you all think of her dress?

Her Reception gown was equally as spectacular, also another Alexander McQueen creation.

Catherine Middleton’s Wedding Reception Gown-(Image taken from http://www.gossipcop.com/kate-middleton-reception-dress-evening-gown-pics/)

We all know Her Royal Highness, Kate Middleton was best dressed at the Royal Wedding, but her younger sister and Maid of Honour for the day, Pippa Middleton also dressed in Alexander McQueen looked just as beautiful. Many believe her dress echoed Jackie Kennedy’s famous Wedding dress.

What did you think of this numnber? I personally loved it!

Pippa Middleton in Alexander McQueen as a stunning maid of honour-(Image taken from http://royalwedding.aol.com/2011/04/29/pippa-middleton-royal-wedding-dress-sarah-burton/)

Other guests at the Wedding included, the Beckhams, Prime Ministers from around the world, Sir Elton John, etc, all dressed to a tea!

The Beckham’s at the Royal Wedding-(Image taken from http://portfo.li/celebrity-news/2591961-the-beckhams-improved-the-royal-wedding)

I can imagine that there are many designers at the moment working hard to replicate the famous Wedding gown!

Until next time,

Steph xx

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