Get the Royal Wedding Look
It has been reported that almost a quarter of the ENTIRE world watched the Royal wedding. I imagine Kate Middleton must have been under immense pressure to get the perfect wedding look. As a bride, I knew that there would be some aspects of my wedding that guests would either love or hate.. and that if someone asked me for the details of suppliers I used, I should see that as a compliment
For those that admired what Kate and Wills did right, here are some of the brands and products that they used:
First of all, THE DRESS. Many designers were watching the wedding with pen and paper on hand in a frenzy to copy the Alexander McQueen dress as soon as Kate stepped out of the car. New York based evening wear company, Faviana produced a copy of the dress in less than 60 hours. The dress has the 38 satin buttons and the bow shaped bustle but shorter train. The dress retails at $1800.
Belfast based designer Mary Rose McGrath produced a replica within 24 hours of the dress’s debut:
Ofcourse every princess needs a tiara! All of us will not have the Queen handy to lend us a tiara as Kate did (she chose the 1936 Cartier ‘halo’ tiara). Without a fairy godqueen like that, mere mortals can turn to Erica Koesler, David’s Bridal, Be Aire rial and Ann Leslie Designs for similar tiaras:
The little bridesmaids’ dresses were made by Nicki Macfarlane from Marlborough, which is also stocked at John Lewis. The dresses were of ballerina length, box pleated ivory silk satin gazar, and layered over organza with english lace trim. Their shoes were sourced from the Rainbow club which is based in Exeter. The Mary Janes were made of satins with a swarovski crystal buckle. They were dyed to match the exact shade of the dress.
The Queen’s handbag, a cream leather handmade creation, was made by Launer from London. The firm has seen a 60% increase in its sales due to the wedding spotlight. The handbag itself was made for the queen two years ago but the wedding was its first public appearance. Launer bags are considered luxury handbags due to its prices ranging from £375 – 800.
Lucky Baker & Mckenzie lawyer Mark Simpson and his bride to be Rose Milton got married at Westminster Abbey the very next day, enjoying all the trees and flower arrangements in place, saving them a whopping £50,000!