What better way to celebrate a royal engagement than to get some royal wedding inspiration?!
It has to be said that Fergie and Diana’s dresses are clearly outdated however, Queen Elizabeth II was rocking her now vintage look!
1. Now obviously us mere mortals will not be getting our own stamp however, what a fab idea for wedding invitations! (www.pennyblack1840.com)
2. Queen Elizabeth II wedding dress. In order to make her wedding dress, Elizabeth famously saved up ration cards to purchase the material needed. The beautiful gown was made of ivory duchess satin and decorated with around 10,000 white pearls imported from America, silver thread and tulle embroidery. Her bridal ensemble also included a 15-foot patterned full court train attached at the shoulders, and a silk tulle veil held in place by a tiara lent to the princess by her mother. (http://www.bridalwave.tv/)
3. On her feet, she wore ivory duchess satin high heels, embellished with silver and pearls. (http://www.news.bbc.co.uk/)
4. Princess Diana’s wedding dress. Diana’s wedding dress was a puff ball meringue wedding dress, with huge puffed sleeves and a frilly neckline. The dress was made of silk taffeta, decorated with lace, hand embroidery, sequins, and 10,000 pearls. It was designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel, and had a 25-foot train. (http://www.weddingwishlanterns.co.uk/)
5. Queen Elizabeth II wedding shoes. Now these shoe’s don’t look particularly comfortable so make sure yours are! You will be spending many hours in them and you don’t want the day to be overshadowed by the pain of blistered feet! (http://www.news.bbc.co.uk/)
6. Queen Elizabeth II tiara. This gorgeous tiara is called the George III tiara it belonged to Queen Elizabeth I and was loaned to Queen Elizabeth II as her ”something borrowed” for her wedding in 1947. As The Princess Elizabeth was getting dressed at Buckingham Palace before leaving for Westminster Abbey the tiara snapped. Luckily the court jeweller was standing by in case of emergency. The jeweller was rushed to his work room by a police escort. Queen Elizabeth reassured her daughter that it would be fixed in time, and it was. The Queen Mother later also loaned it to her granddaughter The Princess Anne for her marriage to Captain Mark Phillips in 1973. (http://www.theweddingtiara.com/)
7. All the royals travel in style in their carriage as have many celebrities such as Cheryl and Ashley Cole and Katie Price and Peter Andre. Grab your own piece of the action and hire your very own carriage. Many companies provide this service for not a great deal more in cost than standard wedding car transport. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
Ok then, off you go and get planning for your own elegant, royal affair!
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