Kate Middleton made a beautiful, elegant, ultra romantic bride! Her wedding gown and reception gown, both by Sarah Burton, the creative director of British fashion house Alexander McQueen, exuded an understated romantic elegance. She was so gorgeous! I love that her style obviously reflected her own taste. Any modern day bride could pull elements from her look- lace, soft romantic hair, understated tiara, or the in season flowers, for their own wedding. Above the fashion, she truly seemed happy and gracious toward the attention she received. Just lovely, and so adorable too!
Her Cartier tiara (on loan), was made in 1936 and was purchased by The Duke of York (King George VI) for his Duchess (The Queen Mother). Queen Elizabeth received the tiara from her mother on her 18th birthday. The sparkling tiara held Middleton’s transparent veil, made of ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers.
I love tiaras and headbands just as much as any Princess! Our Night at the Museum Headband is one of my favorites… it’s not quite as tall as Kate’s, which makes it a bit more accessible to most brides. Oh… and it’s made with Swarovski crystal, rather than diamonds!
Are you planning on styling your look after Kate? Certainly, everyone should wear her smile. Beautiful!