What a fabulous day… 29th April 2011, Kate & Will got married. 🙂 Glorious scenes unfold on TV. A day of celebrations all over the world! It was reported that 5 billion people were watching and that there were 5,000 street parties in the UK alone, street parties everywhere!
Kate worked closely with Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen to design a beautiful traditional gown with a modern twist , a stunning wedding gown complemented with a three quarter veil of soft ivory silk tulle with hand embroidered flowers, it was originally rumoured that Kate wished to wear flowers in her hair but royal protocol forbid it so perhaps this was Kate’s way of fulfilling her wish. She carried a tiny bouquet of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William, ivy and hyacinth. The meaning of the flowers is so sweet:
Lily-of-the-valley – return of happiness.
Hyacinth – constancy of love.
Ivy – fidelity; marriage; wedded love; friendship; affection.
Myrtle – the emblem of marriage and love.
But most importantly…
Sweet William – gallantry (I wonder why she chose this one).
The wedding shoes were also hand-made by the team Alexander McQueen, made from ivory duchesse satin and hand-embroidered lace created by the Royal School of Needlework.
Her tiara was made by Cartier in 1936, commissioned by the Duke of York for his Duchess, The Queen Mother. It was presented to the Queen on her 18th birthday as a gift from her mother and was borrowed to Kate Middleton for the occasion. Kate’s earrings were a floral design made to compliment her tiara and were a gift from her parents for her wedding day.
I think that everyone agreed that she looked every inch like a princess…and Will’s looked very handsome too in his uniform.
A perfect match.
I wonder who will be next?