Monday, May 2, 2011

The Royal Wedding - best and worst dressed

First, how gorgeous did Kate look, so stunning. Her gown was fantastic and reminded me alot of Grace Kelly's wedding dress.

Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen did a wonderful job on Kate's dress. Her train was 2.7 metres long (so much better than Princess Diana's extra long train haha). The back of her dress has 58 beautiful buttons. Just gorgeous. I love that Kate wore the 'Halo' tira. Kate borrowed it from the Queen. It was made by Cartier and was bought by King George VI for the Queen mother who later gave it to her daughter Elizabeth 2nd on her 18th birthday.

The Bride's bouquet - designed by Shane Connolly.

The flowers’ meanings in the bouquet are:
Lily-of-the-valley – Return of happiness
Sweet William – Gallantry
Hyacinth – Constancy of love
Ivy: Fidelity; marriage; wedded love; friendship; affection
Myrtle: the emblem of marriage; love.
The bouquet contains stems from a myrtle planted at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, by Queen Victoria in 1845, and a sprig from a plant grown from the myrtle used in The Queen’s wedding bouquet of 1947. 
The tradition of carrying myrtle begun after Queen Victoria was given a nosegay containing myrtle by Prince Albert’s grandmother during a visit to Gotha in Germany.  In the same year, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought Osborne House as a family retreat, and a sprig from the posy was planted against the terrace walls, where it continues to thrive today. 
The myrtle was first carried by Queen Victoria eldest daughter, Princess Victoria, when she married in 1858, and was used to signify the traditional innocence of a bride.

One of the best outfits was of course HRH The Queen. Stunning as always.

Her Majesty The Queen is wearing an Angela Kelly designed single crepe wool primrose dress with hand sown beading at the neck in the shape of sunrays. Matching double crepe wool tailored primrose coat.
An Angela Kelly designed matching crepe hat with hand made silk roses and matching apricot coloured lea
And to top it off she wore Queen Mary’s True Lovers Knot broach.

Another best dressed goes to Kate's mum Carole Middleton.

She wore a sky blue wool crepe coatdress with matching satin piping and passementerie at the waist and cuff over a sky blue silk shantung ‘Sydney’ day dress with short pleated sleeves and pleated pockets.  The dress and coatdress are by Catherine Walker. Her hat is by Jane Corbett.

Ok, let's get fun and onto the worst dressed....
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson.... is electric blue your favourite colour? Everything is blue!!!

The cousins.... No... What is with that hat? You are not Lady Gaga!!! As for your sister, Princess Eugenie...eww..You are supposed to be Princesses. Get a stylist.

What nail polish did Kate wear?
That would be Essie nail polish in the shade 'Allure'

All in all...Congratulations to the happy couple.



  2. Cally don't tempt me with such things...