Wedding Gowns Fit for Royalty
Just like Kate Middleton, you can be a princess on your big day.
In honor of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding, which will take place April 29th, here’s a look back to gorgeous gowns from past royal weddings and the modern-day couture wedding gowns for all modern-day brides-to-be.
Here are some of my favorite timeless royal looks from the past and a peek at current couture trends that will make any bride feel like a queen for a day!
Princess Grace of Monaco
Who can forget Princess Grace of Monaco’s wedding? Photos of it and her gown have been seein in magazines for years and years, most recently in Vanity Fair. Grace Kelly wore a beautifully detailed gown made with antique Valenciennes rose point lace that covered the upper bodice. Her floor length gown was designed by a wardrobe designer from MGM! A modern-day take on this gown would be the Justina McCaffrey Gown ($1450, yourdreamdress.com).
Wear it with a bolero by the Justina McCaffrey ($950, yourdreamdress.com), it matches the intricate lace of the gown.
Finish the look with a beautiful cathedral length veil ($75,weddingfactorydirect.com )
and Paris Blue Belle tiara ($345, yourdreamdress.com) made with Swarovski crystals and pearls.
Diana, Princess of Wales
When Diana married Prince Charles at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London; it was called the “wedding of the century.” All eyes were on her as she walked down the aisle in her Elizabeth and David Emanuel creation. Her puffy sleeved gown was made of silk taffeta and decorated with intricate lace, hand-stitched embroidery, sequins, and thousands of pearls. It had a 25-foot long train. A contemporary version of this gown is the Justin Alexander Couture wedding gown (price upon request, dimitradesigns.com). It has optional poufy sleeves like Diana’s. The dress is a full ballgown with a picked-up skirt and chapel train. The smaller train is much easier to deal with than Diana’s. It’s just as royal as Diana’s, with its detail work of intricate crystal beading, crystal buttons and the skirt has crystal embellished pickups.
Sara Gabriel’s Marcelle veil (price upon request, saragabriel.com) is a classic cut veil with alenncon lace and monogram accents.
Like Diana, you could have your and your groom’s initials embroidered into the veil. This Glam Gal Designs Tiara ($89.95, glamgal.com) is positively regal! It has Swarovski crystals and multi-cut rhinestones, ensuring that all eyes are on you.
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