Friday, 23 September 2011

FASHION CORNER: Most Beautiful Wedding Gowns of all Times


Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American actress who, in April 1956, married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become Princess consort of Monaco, styled as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, and commonly referred to as Princess Grace. Kelly's wedding dress, designed by MGM's Academy Award–winning Helen Rose, was worked on for six weeks by three dozen seamstresses. The bridesmaid's gowns were designed by Joe Allen Hong at Neiman Marcus after Lawrence Marcus visited Monaco. Her dress has become one of the most commonly mentioned wedding dress of all times to date.
One of my favorite things about this dress is the back. Helen Rose believed that the back of a wedding dress should be as interesting as the front; after all, the bride will spend most of the service with her back to her guests. The way the skirt pleats around the body and the train insert peeks out from underneath is not only elegant, it's quite unique among wedding dress designs. And the length is just right for the scale of the dress; it doesn't need to rely on a train of mammoth length to set it apart.


Ivanka Trump's custom Vera Wang wedding dress.

Following their 3-month engagement, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner tied the knot on Sunday October 25, 2009 at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. The couple exchanged vows in front of 500 guests, before partying the night away at a reception designed by planner-to-the-stars, Preston Bailey. Before her nuptials, the bride tweeted, " "Everything is simply perfect! I'm getting married today!"


Kate Middleton picked a breathtaking Alexander McQueen gown for her royal wedding dress. Kate, who is now Princess Catherine — or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge — arrived at Westminster Abbey and walked down the aisle to meet her groom, Prince William. The gorgeous bride stunned in an English and French Chantilly lace gown designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. She wore ivory duchesse satin shoes that were also handmade by the team at McQueen. Kate accessorized the custom look with a silk tulle veil and a Cartiertiara, which was lent to Kate by the queen. The bride wore diamond earrings, a gift from her parents, by Robinson Pelham, which were inspired by the Middleton family's new coat of arms. She carried a bouquet of myrtle, lily of the valley, sweet william, and hyacinth, all of which hold significance to the royal family and the Middleton family.  


Peter Mark Andrew Phillips (born 15 November 1977) is the only son of Princess Anne, The Princess Royal and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips. He is the eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.Peter Phillips, the Queen's eldest grandchild, has married his "incredibly composed but slightly nervous" Canadian bride at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. 

Autumn Kelly looked elegant in a cream Sassi Holford wedding gown as she and the groom emerged hand-in-hand after the ceremony to pose for photographs with senior members of the Royal Family, including the Queen and Prince Philip. 

5.  JORDAN ROYAL WEDDING: King Abdullah and Queen Rania's wedding
The 22-year-old executive-in-training, married Jordan's Prince Abdullah in 1993 after less than a year of courtship. She wore a gold-trimmed short-sleeve gown designed by Bruce Oldfield, who later revealed that Rania's wedding updo was so high that she had trouble getting into cars.

6. DENMARK'S ROYAL WEDDING:  Princess Marie's wedding

Marie Agathe Odile, Princess of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, is the second wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark.  The wedding took place on Saturday 24 May 2008 at 1700. (Local Time), in Møgeltønder Church. The ceremony was performed by Bishop Erik Norman Svendsen. A wedding banquet was held at the couple's home, Schackenborg Castle. Upon her marriage to Joachim, Marie's title is Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat. Marie, who had been a French citizen and a member of the Roman Catholic Church, became, in connection with the marriage, a Danish citizen and a member of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Denmark.

Marie's wedding gown was designed by Spanish-Italian fashion house Arasa Morelli, and was sewn by a Danish woman working for the company.

7. Tatiana, Princess Nikolaos of Greece

Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, the second son of the exiled King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, married his longtime girlfriend Tatiana Blatnik  at the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas on the Greek island of Spetses. The members of the Greek royal family descend from George I of Greece, a son of Christian IX of Denmark, and are therefore styled as princes and princesses of Greece and Denmark. Through her marriage Tatiana became Princess Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, not Princess Tatiana; like the British royals, women marrying into the Greek royal family do not become princesses in their own right.

8. The Prince and Princess of Monaco's Wedding

 Charlene Wittstock, who is now the princess of Monaco, wore an Armani gown. Charlene and Prince Albert were married in a civil ceremony and they celebrated their newlywed status with a concert that evening.


9. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece attractively appeared in the gown also designed by Valentino on her wedding day to Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece in July 1995 at St Sophia’s Cathedral in London. 

Marie-Chantal Claire, Crown Princess of Greece, Princess of Denmark  is a member of the Greek Royal Family through her marriage to Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece. The wedding of His Royal Highness Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark and Miss Marie-Chantal Miller took place on 1 July 1995 at St Sophia's Cathedral, Bayswater, London, England, United Kingdom. The wedding ceremony, hosted by Miller's father, billionaire Robert Warren Miller, reportedly cost $1.5 million and was attended by 1,400 guests

10. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland (Swedish: Victoria, Sveriges kronprinsessa, hertiginna av Västergötland, Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée; born 14 July 1977) is the heiress-apparent to the Swedish throne. If she ascends to the throne as expected, she will be Sweden's fourth queen regnant
The wedding took place on 19 June 2010. More than 1200 guests including royalty and statesmen from various countries were invited to the wedding ceremony which took place at Stockholm Cathedral. After the wedding the newlyweds were driven through Stockholm in a coach and then rowed in the antique royal barge Vasaorden to the royal castle where the wedding banquet was held. On the evening before the wedding, there was a gala concert dedicated to the couple in the Stockholm Concert Hall (where the Nobel Prizes are handed out).

1 comment:

  1. Pretty dresses my makes wanna a wedding soon!