Friday, May 6, 2011

What About the Groom?

When it comes to the Royal Wedding (it now seems weeks ago) we've all had a lovely time discussing the ladies: The Dress; how graceful and beautiful Catherine was on her wedding day; the unexpected elegance of Pippa Middleton; and how wonderful and happy Her Majesty looked in yellow. (And I had been betting on blue...)

Queen Elizabeth II The royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton held at Westminster Abbey.

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 leaves.
Jewellery:  Queen Mary’s True Lovers Knot broach

Although there were other royal guests that chose poorly (perhaps there are no mirrors in the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park?) there are several that also deserve mention, namely, The Duchess of Cornwall who always looks very stately (in a good way) but at the wedding wore sumptuous and beautifully cut embroidered silk:
Royal Wedding Arrivals

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall is wearing an outfit designed by Anna Valentine to the wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton.
The outfit consists of a champagne silk dress and a duck egg blue and champagne coat, which is hand-embroidered. The dress and coat are both designed by Anna Valentine.
The Duchess of Cornwall is wearing a Philip Treacy hat and shoes made by Jimmy Choo. The clutch bag is by Anna Valentine
Zara Philips chose a wonderful grey-blue that fitted perfectly and she is a model of how to really wear a dramatic hat.
Zara Phillips
Sophie, Countess of Wessex also made an excellent choice in hats - elegant, subdued, but still very striking.
Princess Letizia The royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton held at Westminster Abbey.
And Letizia, Princess of Asturias, stunning as always.
But it is time to pay tribute to the men, in particular His Royal Highness Prince William. The Daily Mail has an interesting piece about the gorgeous Irish Guards uniform Prince William wore on his wedding day, technical information about the material, well as the charming detail of the special pocket sewn into the cuff or Prince Henry's uniform to hold the ring he was apparently nervous of misplacing. Worth reading but it doesn't capture how handsome and regal the prince (and his brother) looked. Imagine what it was like for both members of this darling young couple to behold each other at the altar. I'm just a terrible romantic with a mile-wide soft spot for a military uniform - especially worn by a handsome prince on his wedding day.
Hands-on approach: The Prince worked closely with the tailors to get the look he wanted for the wedding
Specially made: Prince William's wedding outfit was customised from a heat-absorbent material to prevent him passing out in the Abbey
The Royal Wedding Prince William and Catherine Middleton

1 comment:

  1. werent they great and did you see the hat worn by Lady Helen Windsor it was PERFECT also i loved Chantelles and Charlenes! and Mrs Middleton looked wonderful I thought fay xx