We were stunned when we first saw Princess Eugenie's wedding dress as she was led into St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on October 12 2018. The dress, designed by Peter Piloto and Christopher de Vos, featured a white portrait-neckline and Eugenie was not wearing a veil. Instead, the royal bride chose the so-called Grenville Tiara, which was previously owned by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. What a beautiful bride she was!
The Duchess of Sussex wore an amazingly simple but elegant wedding dress on their wedding day on May 19th in 2018. The official statement of the royal family about the dress read as follows: "Ms. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress has been designed by the acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller. Ms. Waight Keller last year became the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy. (...)True to the heritage of the house, the pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasises the slender sculpted waist. The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity."
The huge and dreamlike royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine, then still named Middleton, took place in April 2011. Catherine's breathtaking white dress by Sarah Burton of the Alexander McQueen fashion house was the perfect combination of tradition and modernity, perfectly fitting to the Duchess’ character.
The Swedish Princess Madeleine married her much beloved Chris O‘Neill in June of 2013. Madeleine‘s wedding dress was designed by the Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani. We are sure neither Chris, nor any of the spectators will forget the beautiful sight of the Princess.
What a look! Princess Charlène and Prince Albert of Monaco married in July of 2011 in – what a shocker – Monaco! Charlène chose the team of Giorgio Armani Privé to design her awesome wedding gown. She ended up in a dream of white silk made from 50 meters of duchess silk and 80 meters of silk organza. The entire process took about 2.500 hours of couture labor – we say, it was worth every single second of it!
On July 29th of 1981, Lady Diana took every one's breathe away, marrying Charles, Prince of Wales at St. Paul‘s Cathedral in London. A 25-feet train and a gown made of ivory silk taffeta and antique lace completed the fairytale-appearance. She even had two designers: David and Elizabeth Emanuel. It was perfect for the 1980's and is still an eyecatcher every time we look at the pictures.
In June of 2010, the Swedish Crown Princess, Victoria married her former personal trainer Daniel Westling in Stockholm. Par Engsheden, the Swedish designer, is the creator of Victoria‘s beautiful wedding dress, made of cream duchess silk satin and combined with a 16-foot detachable train. Victoria also wore the family‘s heirloom lace veil, which has been passed down in the family since Queen Sofia.
Prince Haakon married his Mette-Marit in August of 2001. The masterpiece of a wedding gown was designed by the Norwegian Designer Ove Harder Finseth, in collaboration with Mette-Marit herself. 125 metres of silk tulle were neccessary and also a whole lot of skills by the tailors to manufacture a dress, which looks simple at first but is nevertheless beautiful. Mette-Marit‘s train was nearly 20 feet (6 meters) long and really complemented Mette-Marit‘s natural beauty.