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Royal Wedding Gowns tiaras ideas for modern bride

A glance at past royal wedding gowns. How their details can be influenced for modern day brides.

Catherine The Duchess of Cambridge.
As soon as Kate Middleton was seen in her gown on her wedding day April 29, 2011 riding to Westminster Abbey designers were creating their interpretation of her royal wedding gown. Several companies were knocking it off for retail almost before the wedding day was over.

Princess Diana of Wales.

Royal Wedding Gowns tiaras ideas for modern bride worn by Princess Diana.

Princess Diana.

When Princess Diana married Prince Charles at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London it was considered the wedding of the century.

All eyes were on Diana as she walked down the aisle in an Elizabeth and David Emanuel design.

Her puffy-sleeved gown was made of silk taffeta. And decorated with intricate lace, hand-stitched embroidery, sequins and thousands of pearls.

Following the beautiful princess was her 25-foot long train. A contemporary version of this couture bridal gown does not have the puffy sleeves and bows. But it does have a royal elegance with silver backed crystals and intricate embroidery. And with pearls on the bodice and at the dropped waistline.

Since this version is sleeveless an authentic royal wedding gown would need to be covered by either a jacket or a bolero. Sleeves may also be added.

A intricately embroidered and beaded cathedral veil would look stunning with a tiara with crystals and fresh water pearls. It would make a beautiful addition to the look.

Royal Wedding Gowns and tiaras ideas for modern bride.

Princess Marie of Denmark.

Royal Wedding Gowns tiaras ideas worn by Princess Marie.

Princess Marie.

Princess Marie of Denmark married Prince Joachim in May 2008. Pictured right.

Already a very modern royal style Maria’s wedding gown was designed by Spanish-Italian fashion house Arasa Morelli. It was sewn by a Danish woman working for the company.

This couture bridal gown can have the same lace sleeves and neckline as Princess Maria’s. Top off this exquisite creation with a Chantilly lace veil and a tiara.

Princess Grace of Monaco

Royal Wedding Gowns tiaras ideas for modern bride worn by Grace Kelly.

Grace Kelly.

Who can not forget Princess Grace of Monaco’s wedding?

The American actress turned princess when she married Prince Rainer. She wore a beautifully detailed gown created by a wardrobe designer from MGM studios.

The floor length gown was made with antique Valenciennes rose point lace that covered the upper bodice.

A modern day take on this gown would be with a bolero to keep the intricate lace in the design.

Finish the look with a beautiful cathedral length veil. And stunning tiara made with crystals and pearls.

Royal Wedding Gowns tiaras ideas for modern bride worn by Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen’s wedding dress was designed by Norman Hartnell. He was asked to use only the finest quality materials in creating the majestic wedding gown.

During the time of the Queen’s wedding pearls were not available in the country.

Hartnell had retrieved 20,000 pearls from America in order to complete his design.

The train of the gown called for a rare rich, lustrous stiff satin.

The actual body of the white dress used more soft and supple satin. Which was heavily embroidered and glistened in the light with every step.

A couture bridal gown can still have the original Queens’ gown’s rich, glistening look and feel to it.

This modern-take couture gown gives a more flattering silhouette. A tiara of crystals and pearls and soft ivory veil are a perfect complement.

Royal Wedding Gowns courtesy Your Dream Dress.

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