Thursday, March 31, 2011

Royal Wedding Dresses

Happy last day of March!

I've seen all over the web that people are counting down the days until the upcoming royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The biggest thing that we're anticipating is most probably her wedding gown.

Let's take a look at royal wedding dresses! :D

1. Princess Grace of Monaco -

This is my favorite - she looks so beautiful - classic and timeless. I love the Grace Kelly-inspired wedding dresses that designers like Monique Lhuillier (my favorite!) make.

Princess Grace's dress was made by MGM designer Helen Rose - it was made from 125-year old Valenciennes rose-point lace, silk taffeta, and 98 yards of tulle.

2. Diana, Princess of Wales -

Perhaps the most famous wedding dress of all time!

Made by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, it features 275 yards of pearl-studded taffeta, tulle, and netting, and a 25-foot train.

Did you guys see the article on Yahoo! showing her alternate wedding dress?

3. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden -

She looks absolutely beautiful!

I love how simple and elegant her cream-colored duchess satin Par Engsheden gown is. Her train is 16.5 feet long. And look at that breathtakingly gorgeous gold and pearl Cameo tiara! What makes it more special is the fact that it was the same tiara her mother, Queen Silvia, wore on her wedding day. :)

4. Princess Letizia of Asturias -

The Spanish princess wore an off-white Manuel Pertegaz gown that features a silk veil and an almost 15-foot train. Her diamond and platinum tiara was the same tiara Prince Felipe's mother, Queen Sofia, wore on her wedding day.

5. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece -

For her 1995 wedding to Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, the Crown Princess wore an ivory silk Valentino gown (made by more than 25 seamstresses!). Her tiara was borrowed from her mother-in-law.

6. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark -

Prince Frederik's bride wore a scoop-neck ivory satin gown created by Uffe Frank. Her veil was the same veil used by Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden for her 1905 wedding.

7. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway -

She wore a simple and beautiful silk crepe and tulle long-sleeved gown by Ove Harder Finseth. She finished off her look with a 20-foot train and a tiara - a gift from the King and Queen.

8. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands -

Look at that 16.4 feet lace train! Her long-sleeved ivory silk wedding dress was designed by Valentino. She also wore a diamond tiara and a lace veil.

9. Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York -

This Lindka Cierach ivory duchess satin gown is not my favorite, but I like how there was a beaded letter "A" (for Prince Andrew) at the bottom of her 17-foot train... although sadly, their marriage didn't last.

10. Queen Rania of Jordan -

The 22-year old bride wore a gold-trimmed short-sleeved Bruce Oldfield gown for her 1993 wedding to Jordan's Prince Abdullah.

11. Crown Princess Masako of Japan -

After wearing traditional Japanese wedding attire, the Crown Princess changed into this more contemporary ivory gown.

I can't stop looking at her tiara and necklace! ;)

Which of these royal wedding dresses did you like the most?

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  1. Great post, Mimi!:D

    I love and want the first dress, so timeless and beautiful!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  2. What a amazing post, you must have done a lot of research! I'm going to be at prince William and Kate' wedding in April to take pictures for me blog. You will love the pictures. Love Sia x

  3. Diana's dress is crazy! So beautiful!


  4. Aw beautiful dresses!!

    Yeh William and Kate are all over the newspapers and magazines like everyday!! lol but I think il be watching it on tv! Are u?


  5. I am so exited about the wedding

  6. I love love love this post. So pretty.

  7. Great post but I'm not really liking any there like way to much maybe japan looks cool either way you rocked this post ;)

  8. Marie-- same here! i want to wear something like it when i get married (in the far future, haha!).

    Sia-- that's amazing!!! i can't wait to see the pictures you will take! yay!

    K.-- i know, right?! ;)

    xWHLo-- i'll definitely be watching, but it's gonna be at 3am my time... haha. ;)

    Beau Fashion-- me too!

    Sunny&Star-- :D

    Curves ahead makeup-- aww, thanks!

  9. Pretty! Princess Victoria looked so beautiful :)

  10. LOVE this post! :D Grace's is my fav. i thought princess Victoria of Sweden looked SO gorgeous that day!

  11. #3 is by far my favorite. I never liked Princess Diana's dress. It overpowered her small frame. It was like she fell in a box of tissues.

  12. I can't wait to see which dress Kate Middleton chooses. But I will always be loyal to Princess Diana's...

  13. Happiness-- i agree, she's beautiful!

    SassyAgapi-- she was a blushing bride!

    C-- hahahaha, that's funny! ;)

    Maddie-- i can't wait either!

  14. such a fun idea for a post. Princess Letizia of Asturias
    is my fav.

  15. Jenni-- i'm glad you like it! :)

  16. Loved seeing Princess Di's wedding dress. The most famous of them all!

  17. love it mimi! i think princess grace is my favorite too- so timeless. im not too invested or interested in the upcoming royal wedding but it seems like everyone else is....

  18. So pretty..but I like the one from Norway, best.

  19. Kavery-- yup, it is the most famous wedding dress. ;)

    Jessica-- haha, yeah, i'm excited to see it since it's the first royal wedding i'm actually gonna see but i'm not that obsessed. ;)

    ellie-- her dress was so simple and beautiful!

  20. How lovely these photos are can't wait to find out what shell be wearing :)

  21. Hi Mimi Girl :)
    What a spectacular post! I think my fave is the Queen Rania of Jordan. Gorgeous gown!
    Happy to follow you on twitter, thanks for following me back :)
    gi gi

  22. I'm kind of excited for the big royal wedding!

    Just Better Together

  23. my favorite is the first dress! They're getting married on my birthday. how cool is that! :D


  24. This is the anticipation leading to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding!! I love all the gowns and blings...lucky lucky.. ;) I love crown Princess Victoria of Sweden dress... :D


  25. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is my favorite. Her dress is beautiful! :)

  26. I can't wait to see Kate Middleton's dress...

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads
    Follow @UnraveldThreads on twitter!

  27. I like Princess Mette-Marit of Norway's dress the best!
    But all the Princesses look beautiful on there wedding day.
    I can't wait to see what Kate Middleton's dress will look like.

  28. What a fun post to looking at royal wedding dresses :) My favorite was Victoria's...thank you for sharing this!

  29. i like grace's dress. check my twitter for this link i posted about Project Runway designers making sketches for Kate Middleton's wedding dress!

  30. Great post - love Princess Di's dress because whatever she wore she always looked so natural and glowing. We lived in London opposite ken park where she lived and so saw her occasionally and of course in the papers. She was even more stunning in real life, tall incredibly thin and with the biggest blue eyes.

  31. what an awesome post!!! Love them!


  32. Being able to wear a dress like one of those has got to be the best feeling in the world. I'm really crushing on the Norwegian princess's gown.

    Chic on the Cheap

  33. devin-- i'm hoping it's gonna be a really pretty dress. :)

    gi gi-- thank you!!!

    Justine-- it is pretty exciting! :D

    Carrie-- that is cool! imagine how cooler it would be if you lived in london? ;)

    a!k0-- her dress was so simple and elegant!

    Sailor and IVY-- :D

    Erika-- agreed!

    Melanie-- me too!

    Dizzy-- her dress was beautiful too!

    featherfactor-- you're welcome!

    Cheryl-- ooooh, i sure will!

    About Last Weekend-- wow, that must've been great to see her. :)

    Jessie-- yay!

    LyddieGal-- yeah, it must be such an amazing feeling!

  34. I have to agree with you, The dress Grace wore is absolutely stunning! Wonderful post! I love your blog and now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit mine:)


  35. I dont know, but there is something about the first dress :)
    Love Lois xxx

  36. Annabelle-- thanks for following! :D

    LOIS-- :D

  37. love it!
    i really can't wait to see what she wears.
    so neat to see the history too- thanks for hooking us up:)

    lovin' the blog, it's my first time coming by, but i'll definitely be back. come visit my side of the blog world?


  38. L-- heya, thanks! will definitely visit your blog!

  39. My fave is Princess Grace of Monaco's dress!:D
    So elegant!

    I can't wait to see what Kate Middleton will wear for the royal wedding!

    xoxo, Bree

  40. Bree-- i love that one too! and yup, i wonder what she'll wear...