Harry and Meghan’s relationship is refreshing to say the least, and that's in large part due to how refreshingly sure of each other they seem to be.
Kensington Palace has announced that the Royal Wedding will take place in spring 2018 - meaning a lot of planning in a short space of time.
It’s fair to say that the dress Queen Elizabeth II wore for her wedding to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, 70 years ago today, is truly iconic. With its scalloped hem, intricate embroidery and 13ft train, it remains as breathtaking today as it did on its debut in front of 2,000 guests in Westminster Abbey on 20 November 1947. Just as timeless and impactful as you would expect a real life princess’ bridal gown to be. It was a labour of love. Designed by royal couturier Sir Norman Hartnell, the ivory dress took Hartnell and his team of 350 seamstresses weeks to create. The finished design was made from Chinese silk, boasted a heart-shaped neckline, fitted bodice and a whole load of pearls. Around 10,000 to be exact. Glittering crystals, embroidered roses and a star-patterned train also featured – the latter a rather modern feature for a bride in the 40s. The train is said to have been inspired by Bottielli’s painting of Primavera from 1482 and covered in delicate floral designs. According to the Royal Collection Trust , it was meant to symbolise “rebirth and growth” in Britain after the war. But the team was rewarded. The seamstresses were given a prime spot outside Buckingham Palace on the day of the wedding, so they could see their handiwork worn by the woman it was created for. Despite the then-princess’ royal status, the material had to be purchased with ration vouchers like all other British brides in the post-war days. Engaged women were provided with 200 clothing coupons for their dress. Women across the UK sent their ration vouchers to the royal bride-to-be to ensure she would have the dress of her dreams. However, it was illegal to give coupons away and the kind donations had to be returned. Her Majesty, aged 21 at the time, paired the dress with ivory high-heeled, sandal-style shoes designed by Edward Rayne, whose footwear designs were also favourited by Hollywood legends Vivien Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor. Scroll to see all the photos. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Famous and iconic celebrity wedding dresses Wedding anniversary themes for each year – and what to buy Pippa Middleton’s wedding: What every celebrity guest wore
Malaysian royalty is the latest to celebrate a marriage in an extravagant fashion , as Johor Princess Tunku Tun Aminah Sultan Ibrahim wed Dutch-born Dennis Muhammad Abdullah in a ceremony on Monday morning. The sole daughter of the Sultan of Johor married the Dutchman , who had previously converted to Islam, in an intimate ceremony at the Serene Hill Palace, according to Malay custom. But the real celebration happened that night. With more 1,200 guests expected to attend, the couple’s reception was streamed on a big screen in the city’s square. People throughout Johor have been sending their well wishes, as they experience the excitement. Like some other royal weddings, the morning ceremony was traditional, including a ring ceremony private to the two newlyweds. The 28-year-old groom wore traditional Malay wedding attire, while the 31-year-old bride wore a white gown . Other traditions included kissing the hands of their respective relatives and a dowry paid to the princess by her spouse, equivalent to around $5. The excitement throughout Johor is reminiscent of a number of other extravagant royal weddings, including that of Grace Kelly becoming Princess of Monaco and, more recently, the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton . Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .
On July 29, 1981, Lady Diana Spencer married Charles, Prince of Wales in front of 3,500 guests and 750 million viewers worldwide. You've probably already seen the famous photos from that day, from the bride entering St. Paul's Cathedral in her Elizabeth and David Emanuel gown to the newlyweds waving from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. What you haven't seen are the following photos, taken by the assistant of Lord Patrick Lichfield, a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth and the only informal photographer permitted to take photos at the wedding.
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