Royal Wedding Dresses of Great Britain: Princess Diana

by Azure

About Bride Chic For years everyone waited to see what lucky girl Charles would make his bride. There was as much expectation around who would design Princess Di's wedding dress and what it would look like as today's fascination with Kate Middleton's gown choice. Diana's 1981 storybook wedding dress changed the look of bridal wear overnight. Until that magical day in July we saw her emerge from her golden carriage, the industry was plagued with repros of 1970s funk. Diana with the...

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Prince William’s Royal Wedding: Let Them Eat (Wedding) Cake!

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As Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding date (April 29th, 2011) fast approaches, speculation about the royal wedding details has hit a fever pitch! One hot topic that everyone is buzzing about- the wedding cake! The National Wedding Show in London features the crème de la crème of wedding cake designers, and today, we've got the royal wedding cake take from Rachel Willow (see a sampling of her beautiful bespoke cake confections below) of Planet Cake! Rachel predicts that...

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Royal Wedding Dresses of Great Britain- Princess Margaret

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About Bride Chic Norman Hartnell, royal dressmaker to Queen Elizabeth, designed Princess Margaret's wedding dress, too, although the assignment was a bit different. Princess Margaret, who married celeb photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones, was something of a fashion plate despite her petite stature. Thus she was not a crown princess who had to stick to such strict protocol, meaning the creative process in creating her gown was opened up. Margaret didn't want any fussy details...

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Royal Wedding Dresses of Great Britain- Queen Elizabeth

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About Bride Chic Kate Middleton's wedding dress is the Christmas morning anticipation of not only the bridal but fashion world. I thought it might be fun to look back through the eras and see who was wearing what designed by who. Let's start with Queen Elizabeth, shall we? Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten of Greece and Denmark in 1947. On the Queen and Duke’s 60th wedding anniversary, an exhibition ran at Buckingham Palace commemorating that day when post-war...

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3 British Bridal Fashion Trends Influenced by Wills and Kate’s Royal Wedding

by Azure

Our fabulous blogger, Bride Chic, is in the know when it comes to wedding trends coming out of London! And with all eyes and ears on Prince William's upcoming nuptials, British bridal fashion is taking a walk on the royal side! Check out these top 3 2011 wedding trends coming out of London: 1. Haute Couture Bridal Fascinators and Poufs- the sudden popularity of fascinators and poufs as bridal headpieces is heavily influenced by the upcoming royal wedding. The British have a real...

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