Kate Middleton\’s wedding dress was created by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The dress channeled Grace Kelly and definitely was not a normal dress that you would see come from McQueen. The wedding dress featured lace applique on ivory satin. The Duchess also did her own makeup. Which I would definitely suggest doing for your own wedding if you love the look you create everyday!
The Queen looked gorgeous in a canary yellow dress by her long time dress maker Angela Kelly.
Maid of Honor Pippa Middleton wore a white frock which was also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The ivory satin based dress skimmed her toned body brilliant. The dress also had a cowl neck and cap sleeves.
Princess Zara looked absolutely stunning in silver and kept it modern with a leopard clutch.
Victoria Beckham was in a navy dress from her line, high heel Christian Louboutin\’s and a midnight blue pillbox fascinator headpiece created by Philip Treacy . While David Beckham wore a Ralph Lauren morning suit, and held his top hat created by Philip Treacy.
Princess Beatrice paired her gorgeous ribbon inspired fascinator by Philip Treacy with a matching power pink Valentino Couture number.
Princess Eugenie wore a bold blue pillbox fascinator that was embellished with a purple rose as well as gray feathers it was created by Philip Treacy to coordinate with her blue floral printed Vivienne Westwood dress.
English socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson looked stunning her her cobalt blue outfit and her cobalt blue pill box fascinator.
Prince Harry\’s on again, off again girlfriend Chelsy Davy wore a teal Alberta Ferretti dress and jacket combination with a fascinator by Victoria Grant.
What is a fascinator? The meaning of the term fascinator has slightly changed, it is now used to describe a delicate, slightly to very frivolous head decoration. It can be worn instead of a hat to occasions where hats are traditionally worn such as weddings. Or you can wear it as an evening accessory where it might be called a cocktail hat. Usually paired with fairly formal attire. They attach to the hair by a comb, headband or clip.
Hats & Facinators: I LOVE LOVE LOVED them. I wish we were not so tacky in America and would wear things like this. I absolutely loved Princess Beatrices and would definitely wear it to an event. It\’s getting a lot of negative press, but I absolutely adored it. I wish more ladies in the states would wear them!
After Party Attire
Duchess Catherine changed into a strapless white satin evening dress with a circle skirt and diamante-embroidered detail at the waist which was also created by Sarah Burton. She also wore a white angora bolero cardigan.
Maid of honor Pippa was seen wearing a long emerald green sleevless dress with jeweled embellishment on the front as well as a plunging neckline.