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Royal Wedding – Zara Phillips & Mike Tindall

The wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall in Scotland celebrates the second Royal Wedding in the UK this year. Zara Phillips married her fiancee rugby player Mike Tindall on Saturday 30th July  in the pretty Canongate Kirk church in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. The Royal Bride looked beatiful in her traditional white wedding dress with a corseted bodice and layers of lace beneath the skirt creating volume. The wedding dress was designed by Stewart Parvin – her grandmother, the Queen’s own couturier. Thousands lined the narrow city street hoping to catch a glimpse of Phillips, once considered a royal rebel due to her low-cut tops, daring miniskirts and tongue piercing. But as she stepped from the car outside the church she revealed an ivory silk faille and silk duchess satin gown by British and Edinburgh-trained designer Stewart Parvin. The Queen also wore a Parvin outfit in apricot with matching straw hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan. Along with many other nobilities The Duches og Cambridge also attended the Royal event accompanied by Prince Willam. Unlike William and Kate Middleton’s ceremony in April, the service was not broadcast on television, and crowds gathering in Edinburgh were told by police there would be … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress is to go on display at Buckingham Palace

    The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress is to go on display at Buckingham Palace but visitors will be expected to fork out £17.50 for a ticket. The Sarah Burton creation for Alexander McQueen will be on show during the summer opening of Buckingham Palace between July 23 and October 3, the Royal Collection said. The Duchess’s veil, tiara and wedding shoes and the diamond earrings she wore on her wedding day will also form part of the display. William and Kate’s wedding cake, created by cake designer Fiona Cairns, will be shown in the State Dining Room to complement the wedding dress exhibition. The intricately decorated gown worn by the Duchess received widespread praise and was the focus of intense interest for millions of viewers in the UK and worldwide who watched the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29. The Duchess’s gown featured lace applique floral detail and was made of ivory and white satin gazar, with a skirt that resembled ‘an opening flower’ with white satin gazar arches and pleats. The dress’s beautiful, intricate train measured just 9ft – modest in comparison to many previous royal brides. The lace applique for the bodice and skirt … Continue reading

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Pippa Middleton’s Dress already in shops

  While dressmakers all over the globe were poised with their chalk, needles and thread, ready to recreate Kate Middleton’s wedding dress almost as soon as she climbed out of her car, few could have anticipated how popular Pippa’s dress would be too. But in Sydney, a team of tailors has worked throughout the weekend to recreate various aspects of the Royal Wedding – including the maid-of-honour’s Alexander McQueen fluid column gown. The Royal Wedding was perfectly timed for Australian audiences who watched the live ceremony in their thousands on Friday night. A version of Pippa’s dress, which is on display at the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, is already attracting crowds of viewers too. However, there are a few tell-tale signs that the gown was made in a bit of a hurry. The buttons down the spine of the dress do not sit as straight as those on the version that Pippa MIddleton wore, the lace used on the capped sleeves is clearly very different and the material is a lot thinner. But considering the months of fittings Kate Middleton’s little sister will have been through in the run-up to April 29, this version which took a matter of … Continue reading

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Sarah Burton about Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress

Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, who created Kate’s royal wedding dress, has spoken for the first time about the commission: “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,” Burton said. “It was such an incredible honour to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team have created. I am delighted that the dress represents the best of British craftsmanship. Alexander McQueen’s designs are all about bringing contrasts together to create startling and beautiful clothes and I hope that by marrying traditional fabrics and lacework, with a modern structure and design we have created a beautiful dress for Catherine on her wedding day.”

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Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress by Sarah Burton

Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress by Sarah Burton, After weeks of speculation, Kate Middleton’s really British wedding dress was finally revealed. It featured a 9ft (2.7 m) long train, and along with the lace, all other fabrics used in the creation of the dress were sourced from and supplied by British Companies. The dress details a rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock to represent each nation of the UK. Ms Burton said creating the royal wedding dress had been the “experience of a lifetime”. The lace motifs were pinned, “framed up” and applied with stab stitching every 2mm to 3mm around each lace motif.   Workers washed their hands every 30 minutes to keep the lace and threads pristine, and the needles were renewed every three hours, to keep them sharp and clean. The veil was held in place by a Cartier “halo” tiara, lent to Miss Middleton by the Queen. The bride’s earrings were a wedding day gift from her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.   The earrings were the bride’s “something new”. For her “something blue”, a blue ribbon was sewn into the interior of her dress, while her “something old” was the traditional Carrickmacross craftsmanship used to create the … Continue reading

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