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Calling All Royal Wedding Fans…

Monday, June 13th, 2011
Royal Wedding

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge grace the cover of Vanity Fair's July issue. Photo by Mario Testino

Catherine Middleton – aka the Duchess of Cambridge – became a fashion icon in her gorgeous bridal gown designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. The gown and other items are on display at Buckingham Palace from July 23 to October 3, 2011.

If you’re planning a vacation in London and want to see the royal wedding dress, bridal accessories and even the wedding cake, you can tour the Queen’s palace this summer to see the craftsmanship that went into making the dress for the Duchess of Cambridge.

The royal wedding display includes the veil appliquéd with lace rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock motifs; the Queen’s 1936 Cartier tiara; and the satin and lace shoes also made by the team at Alexander McQueen and hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework.

The Duchess’ diamond oak leaf and acorn earrings will be displayed with her bridal ensemble. The earrings incorporated the Middleton family’s new coat of arms and were a wedding gift from Kate’s parents.

They didn’t forget about the royal wedding cake – a tiered fruit cake decorated with sugar flowers created by Fiona Cairns – which will be shown in the palace’s state dining room.

If you’re a fan of the royal family or want to admire the royal wedding accessories in person, then this summer is your chance. Images and videos fail to capture the intricate details of the gown, tiara, jewelry and shoes.

You can always shop Advantage Bridal to plan your own royal wedding affair – complete with rhinestone jewelry, custom accessories, couture wedding shoes, favors and much more! We’re the one stop shop for brides and weddings.


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Kate Middleton Glows in Reception Gown

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Photo: JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images

Catherine Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, wore not one, but two, bridal gowns by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. Even if you weren’t a fan of the wedding dress she wore to marry Prince William, Kate Middleton’s reception gown was stunning. Simple and elegant! The princess bride was beaming as she headed to the evening reception at Buckingham Palace.

The Alexander McQueen strapless reception gown features white satin gazar with silver diamante embroidery at the waist and a circle skirt, creating a similar silhouette to her wedding gown. Kate Middleton paired it with a cropped angora sweater for added texture and sophistication. Her loosely curled locks framed her face. Amazingly, the newest royal decided to do her own bridal make-up for the big day after taking lessons from an expert :) Wish we could all be that brave! Even if we can’t afford two bridal gowns, we can dream can’t we? Love the idea of wearing an elegant wedding dress with a long train followed by a lovely reception gown to party the night away.

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Rumors Surface About Royal Wedding Gown

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

How will Kate Middleton distinguish herself as the next royal bride? Three decades have passed since Lady Diana Spencer captured more than 700 million TV viewers as she stepped out in the “wedding dress of the century,” setting the trend for the next 15-20 years. Kate Middleton’s bridal gown is expected to do the same, although she will have a style distinctly her own.

Of course, most remember what the People’s Princess wore when she married Prince Charles in 1981. “The dress was groundbreaking for its tight bodice, cinched waist and what seemed like miles and miles of taffeta, silk and lace,” said renowned dressmaker Elizabeth Emanuel, who co-designed Princess Diana’s dress.

Kate will likely choose something classic with “edgy” details that push the fashion boundary just a bit. But don’t expect to see a modern revival of Diana’s dress, as the soon-to-be royal bride has carved her own niche in the world of royal fashion.

“It’s such a big event, with billions watching, you cannot make mistakes. There is no second chance, it has to be perfect,” Emanuel said in an interview with the Associated Press.

Sarah Burton, creative director of the Alexander McQueen house, is rumored to be the designer behind Kate Middleton’s wedding gown. If so, her name will forever be embedded in history as a fashion icon. Despite the leak, however, the designer denies reports that she is creating what will be one of the most coveted dresses in modern bridal fashion.

Sarah Burton was formerly Alexander McQueen’s right-hand woman, until he died last year. Alexander McQueen was recognized as the British Designer of the Year four times, and his legacy will continue if Burton does in fact design the royal wedding dress.

Though Kate Middleton is often photographed with her loosely curled locks, many anticipate her hair will be worn up. Until the royal wedding, we can only speculate. Will she wear a cascading veil and tiara? What flowers will adorn her bouquet? Which designer wedding shoes will the princess in waiting choose? Diamond jewelry or pearls?

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