Friday, April 29, 2011

Design Fit For Royality

Who isn't wishing they were a princess today?! I sure am! Since I don't see that happening anytime soon, I guess I'll just have to live vicariously through the beautiful Kate Middleton! What a lucky girl!

If your dying over Kate's wedding style like I am, here is the list of designers and design details that created her stunning look:

Dress: Designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.

Kate reportedly chose this British brand for their craftsmanship, respect for tradition, and the technical construction of their clothing. She wished for her dress to combine tradition with modernity. The beautiful lace design was appliqued using the Carrickmacross lace-making technique, which originated in Ireland in the 1820s. Individual flowers were hand-cut from the lace and hand-engineered onto ivory silk tulle to create a unique and organic design, which incorporates the rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock.

Veil and Accessories: The veil was made of layers of soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers, which was embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. Holding the veil in place was a Cartier 'halo' tiara lent to Kate by The Queen.  Kate's earrings were by Robinson Pelham and the design inspiration came from the Middleton family's new coat of arms, which includes acorns and oak leaves.

Wedding Shoes: Kate's shoes were hand-made by the team at Alexander McQueen and are made of ivory and duchesse satin.

After the ceremony, Kate slipped into another stunning dress, also an Alexander McQueen creation.

I cannot wait to see what "copy-cat" designers come out with! I am looking forward to dress shopping that much more now!

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