Happy Royal Wedding to you all!
One of the things I was [superficially] most looking forward to about today was seeing Kate’s dress. We’ve all been anticipating its reveal for months now, and as she arrived at Westminster Abbey this morning, the world got its first full-length glimpse.
Designed by Sarah Burton of British label Alexander McQueen, the lace number was incredibly elegant and simply timeless. It was tasteful and respectful, but still just a tiny bit sexy with the deep V-neck cut. Many are comparing it to the style of Grace Kelly.
Grandmother-in-law Queen Elizabeth II even loaned Kate her Cartier tiara for the big day. The diamond drop earrings by Robinson Pelham were a gift from Kate’s parents.
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Sister and Maid of Honor Pippa looked quite lovely herself. She also donned white– something that is not only not frowned upon in Great Britain, but is actually tradition. Now I love British traditions, but I still don’t think I’m going to ask my future maid of honor to join me in wearing white on my wedding day!
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And how about those hats! Mother of the Bride, Carole Middeton, in Catherine Walker (also one of Princess Diana’s favorite designers), wore one ever so elegantly:
Watching the wedding on television this morning was truly magical, well worth the early alarm clock! I wish the newlyweds only the best, and I thank them for allowing all (especially us irritating Americans) to share their day with them.