Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Royal Weddings Past…part 1…

There have been so many gorgeous royal weddings through out the years going back as far as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840 as seen in the picture below.

Her dress was a rich white satin, trimmed with orange blossoms, and on her head she wore a wreath of the same beautiful flowers.  Very befitting for a Royal wedding.  It is said that It required more than 200 workers over the course of months to finish, making it the perfect, traditional wedding gown for all future dresses to emulate.

 

Next we have Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and HRH the Duke of York in 1923 who is now known as the Queen Mum.

She wore a traditional full-length, dropped-waist gown with a court train made by Madame Handley Seymour and a mantilla veil in cathedral length.  For that time period it was stunning this was a silhouette that was made popular by Coco Chanel.

Lastly for this edition of Royal Weddings Past is Wallis Simpson and Prince Edward in 1937 who was an American divorcee.  Prince Edward was so in love with Wallis that he abdicated the crown, which technically made it a non-royal wedding, but he was still a prince which to us makes it royal no matter what.

The bride wore a simple blue dress with a long plain skirt, wide fitted waistband and simply gathered bodice of which she topped with a hat instead of a veil.  Very understated but at the same time very elegant.

Check back to see the next installment of Royal Weddings Past as we delve into past royal weddings and see what their styles were.

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