Finally its official, Prince William and Kate Middleton have tied the knot! With millions of people watching from all over the world, all eyes were on the lovely bride to see what she was wearing. After months of speculation and rumors about her wedding gown, Kate looked every inch the elegant princess.
The gorgeous bride wore a gown by Sarah Burton for the British Alexander McQueen label. The beautiful wedding dress was a seamless blend of classic and modern sensibilities that suited Kate to a tee. The dress had a tasteful deep v neckline and a lace covered bodice and sleeves. The ivory satin and lace creation featured French Chantilly and English Cluny over the sleeves, bodice and the underskirt and featured the centuries’ old Carrickmacross craftsmanship. The gorgeous lace appliqués were hand sewn by the Royal School of Needlework including the lace and silk tulle flowers strewn all over the dress featuring shamrocks, daffodils, roses and thistles. The dress also comprised of a train that was over six feet long.
Kate topped of her stunning wedding dress with a sheer lace edged veil and a sparkly Cartier tiara borrowed from the Queen. The new princess chose not to over accessorize and wore a lovely delicate pair of oak shaped diamond earrings featuring stylized oak leaves and a diamond encrusted acorn which were a gift from her parents and meant to represent the new Middleton family crest. She completed the elegant look with handmade ivory satin and lace McQueen shoes.
Prince William looked dapper and every inch the royal in his red colonel of the Irish Guards uniform, while his brother Prince harry chose to wear his captain of the Household Cavalry uniform. Another person who turned many a head with her stunning look was the bride’s sister and bridesmaid Pippa Middleton who wore a cowl neck ivory dress made from satin based crepe also by Burton.
The bride’s mother Carole Middleton looked absolutely beautiful and elegant. She wore a sky blue wool crepe coat dress over a matching silk shantung day dress by Catherine Walker and a hat by Jane Corbett. Queen Elizabeth chose to wear an Angela Kelly yellow crepe wool dress with beading at the neck, overcoat and hat. Prince Charles’s wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall wore a pastel embroidered overcoat over an Anna Valentine soft blue silk dress.