We LOVE the Sarah Burton by Alexander McQueen royal wedding gown Kate Middleton chose, as she walked down the aisle of Westminster Abbey this morning. And we think she pays homage to the late Grace Kelly in a most beautiful way.
It's lovely in lace all the way. And we can see the copy-cat wedding gowns immediately being fashioned as we write.
Let's face it.....this is one gorgeous bridal gown featuring long, fitted lace sleeves, v-neck style with nipped-in-waist and an elegant lace-trimmed veil. And although Kate's gown has a sleeker silhouette compared to the 1950's Grace Kelly ball gown shape, the similarities are still quite striking.
At age 29, Kate Middleton selected a classic, sophisticated royal wedding gown. This one will be remembered for years and years to come, just like the amazing cream puff, voluminous bridal gown worn by 19-year-old Diana Spencer in her royal wedding to Prince Charles almost 30 years ago.
When a bride marries at Westminster Abbey in a royal ceremony, her arms must be covered, according to what we have learned, because of the requirements of the church C London's Westminster Abbey C and royal protocol.
One other interesting royal bridal tidbit-----we also heard that lovely Kate did her own makeup for the most important day of her life. Now, that's what we call, sheer confidence and a very steady hand.
Congratulations to Kate and William!