After being completely immersed in the Royal Wedding since waking up on Friday, I think that I have finally composed myself enough to discuss it in great detail. However, there is one word that sums it up: PERFECTION.
Princess Catherine's Wedding Day Look:
|Kate's gorgeous Alexander McQueen gown had elegant lace sleeves that were hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework and served as Kate's "something old."|
|Kate's finger-tip length veil was made from ivory silk tulle and had embroidered trim.|
|Kate's new wedding band (which Wills had a little trouble getting on her delicate finger) was made from a piece of Welsh gold that was given to Wills by the Queen. |
PS - When did the future King get this bald?!
|What kind of princess doesn't wear a tiara?! Kate's "something borrowed" was the Cartier Halo tiara loaned to her by Queen Elizabeth, who originally received the tiara as a gift from her mother on her 18th birthday.|
|Kate's ivory silk skirt, which flowed out from the fitted corset and padded hips of her gown, was adorned with hand-cut English and French chantilly lace. The dress was fastened by a blue ribbon (her "something blue") and 58 buttons down the back.|
|Kate's train was considered "modest," measuring just over 8-feet long.|
The Princess' Second Look:
Pippa - Kate's Lady in Waiting
The Princess must be a nicer person than I am in order to let her sister look this HOT on her wedding day...
|Also dressed in an ivory Alexander McQueen gown for her maid of honor duties. I love the cowl neck, button-down back to match Kate's gown, and trumpet skirt. So elegant and timeless.|
|Pippa stopped the show in this emerald green gown with some sparkling accents at the bust by Temperly London. No wonder she was seen leaving the after-party with Harry! I predict (or hope for) Harry & Pippa, Royal Wedding Part II, Summer 2013.|
It isn't a special occasion in British society without a hat, and the Royal Wedding was no exception. In fact, the Queen required all female attendants to wear a hat - it was listed on the invitation! There were so many fabulous sights, but one thing I wonder - how terrible it must be to be seated directly behind some of these hats! I would not be happy if someone's hat was blocking my view of Kate's dress (as I obviously am assuming that if I were to attend the ceremony in the first place, I clearly would be seated up front with the Royal Family). Here are my favorite toppers of the day:
|Posh - I mean, Victoria Beckham - basically royally!|
|Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece|
|Miriam Gonzalez - wife of Britain's Deputy Prime Minister|
|Princess Michael of Kent - married to Prince Michael of Kent, cousin of the Queen and grandson of King George V|
|Zara Phillips - the next member of the Royal Family to get married - only daughter of Princess Anne, Prince Charles' younger sister.|
|Sisters Santa Montefiore and Tara Parker-Tomkinson - British socialites and long-time friends of the Royal Family|
|The Spencer sisters - Amelia, Eliza, and Kitty - Prince William's cousins on Princess Diana's side - now we know where the good looks come from!|
|Lady Frederick Windsor - the wife of Lord "Freddie" Windsor, a cousin of the Queen|
|Sophie, Countess of Wessex - the wife of Prince Edward, the Queen's youngest son|
|Off with her head! Samantha Cameron, the wife of British Prime Minister, did not wear a hat to the wedding! I don't know about you, but when the Queen tells me to do something, I would do it!|
Even on such a glorious day, there are those who show up in horrid attire. What were they thinking?!
|Princess Anne, Prince Charles' younger sister - floral print overload. I would much prefer a floral patten dress with a purple jacket instead of the other way around.|