The royal wedding – fashion and highlights
The Royal wedding has attracted the attention of the world. Millions of people watched the moment when Prince William and his beloved Kate Middleton have pledged eternal love to each other and go on with the ceremony.
Dressed in a lavish gown from the fashion house of Alexander McQueen, 29-year old bride shone next to her prince as he placed her wedding ring on the hand.
The ceremony continued in Westminster Abbey. Around 1900 people attended the ceremony and among them were politicians, singers, businessmen and of course there were all members of the royal family.
London is in the eyes of world public, and the euphoria caused by the ‘wedding of the century’ is not going down. Thousands of people spent the night on the sidewalks in London so they can at least take a glimpse through the glasses of the cars that carried the main guests to the wedding.
Kate Middleton’s dress and jewelry:
Several months before the royal wedding fashion designers did not gave any suggestion how the Kate’s dress will look, and every fashion editor tried to predict the name of the designer who will dress the bride to the wedding.
Among the names mentioned was that the name of Sarah Burton, the designer who succeeded Alexander McQueen. But Sarah skillfully persuaded reporters that they were knocking on the wrong door.
Today, when Kate moved towards the altar, there was no more room for speculations. Her wedding dress was a wonderful creation of Sarah Burton.
The dress was V-shaped in the neckline with long sleeves made from lace. The fabric for the dress was unique and specially made for her, and used only English and French lace. The skirt was in the form of open flower and the train was almost 2 meters and 70 centimeters long.
‘It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Catherine Middleton to create her wedding dress, and I have enjoyed every moment of it. It was such an incredible honour to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team have created’ – Sarah said through a statement to the public.
The veil was made from soft, gentle and silky tulle adorned with handmade flowers. All of the lace appliques on the dress and veil were made from the Royal School of Needlework.
The shoes of the 29-year-old duchess were handmade from satin and lace from the the hands of the McQueen team.
Today was not only the smile on Kate that was shining. The tiara that adorned her head was a Cartier diamond tiara, which for this occasion, was borrowed from the Queen Elizabeth. The tiara was made in 1936 and it was a present for the 18th birthday of the Queen. We still do not know if it would be a gift from the Queen to Kate.
Kate’s hair was made in wavy locks, which are recognizable for her casual style. Part of her hair was lifted from her ears and therefore the diamonds earrings in the form of leaf were visible. The earring were made by Robinson Pelham specifically to match the glittering tiara. The earrings were a gift from Kate’s parents.
The wedding ring of the happy duchess is from Welsh gold made by Wartski.
Kate’s dress for the wedding party in the Buckingham Palace was also made by Sarah Burton and it was a strapless white satin evening dress with a circle skirt and diamond embroidered details around her waist. On top she wore a white angora bolero cardigan.
The bride’s shield-shaped bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly, and it contained myrtle, Lily of the Valley, Sweet William and hyacinth.
Kate Middleton did her own makeup.
The Royal kiss:
Form the beginning of the wedding ceremony, everyone were wishing not to rain for the first public kiss of the married Kate and William when they will show on the balcony of the Buckingham Palace.
Thousands of enthusiasts gathered in front of the royal palace to see with their eyes the young couple.
Unlike most wedding ceremonies where the bride and groom are sharing their first kiss as a married couple in front of the altar, the royal young married couples abstain during the ceremony.
And like in the fairytales, after the wedding, the Prince and Princess had their first kiss. The viewers did not approved the short shy kiss, and in full voice were shouting ‘Kiss, kiss, kiss’, and Kate and William did not needed much convincing, so they kissed again.
With wide smiles and glow in their eyes, Kate and William waved to the crowd and entered the huge palace.