Modern Fairy Tale

 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.

 {McQueen Pre-fall 2009}

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 Fall 2011}

 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.

{Valentino Spring 2011}
I absolutely LOVE Princess Beatrice\’s fascinator if you find one like this let me know!

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.

The Cake

What did you think of the royal wedding? Favorite outfit, hat or hair?

23 Comments on “Modern Fairy Tale

  1. These were some amazing photos. I truly loved everything about Kate's dress. i love how kate and william are such a beleivable couple. I giggled when he asked her for another kiss on the balcony.I do have to say I was not a fan of princess beatrice's fascinator. It sat so low on her face taht it looked more like it was trying to cover her face than decorate it.


  2. im not a huge fan of weddings in general (i used to work them at a banquet center LOL)…but the fashion was STELLAR here 🙂 i loved the tradition, etc. 🙂 hope u had a nice weekend


  3. I've loved looking at all the photos now that it's over… the fashion was amazing and the cake was even better 😉


  4. I LOVE fascinators. I wear them as much as I can, even in America and picked up a few while I was living in Australia. I so wish America would pick up on the fascinator trend so that I could buy them here!


  5. I am a sucker for all things royal wedding related and I loved watching it! Kate's wedding dress was my favorite. She looked stunning!


  6. I got up very early to watch and LOVED her dress! I loved princess Beatrice's dress and thought her hat went perfect with it but also found it a little attention seeking.


  7. I loved every bit of fashion at the royal wedding – even the fascinators that so many other people were put off by, I loved it all!xoxo ~ Courtney


  8. she was a stunning bride and her sister was gorgeous as well. Stop by and join my Bath & Body Works Giveaway!


  9. I had no intentions of watching…but it was the only thing on when I got to the gym! Definitely an amazing wedding. They both see to be so funny- which I love. I thought Kate looked very pretty….but I didn't LOVE her dress…Pippa's dress on the other hand was incredible. I didn't see any of the after wedding outfits so I loved that you posted those!!


  10. This post is US weekly worthy. I havent seen some of these pictures before, and I am pretty royal wedding obsessed. I loved the crazy crazy hats…I NEED to wear one somewhere STAT


  11. seriously love that picture of William and Kate and all the kiddos! Definitely captures their personalities 🙂


  12. Really loved this post the most out of tons of others I've read on blogs in the past few days. Really nice to know what designer each celebrity went with. But really you liked Beatrice's fascinator? Oh nooo it looked like bull horns!Seriously loved Kate's wedding dress and her choice for the evening reception and also Pippa Middleton's dress, so stunning on her. Great post as ever from you!Fee x


  13. Great Re-cap of the wedding. I love the fascinators! I would so where one! I grew up in a church where folks wore hats and other fancy things every Sunday so I am not scared and think people should do it more.


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