EVERY summer, the doors of Buckingham Palace are thrown open for the public. Besides getting to see the insides of the palace, there is a special exhibition held inside the Palace too. This year’s exhibition is on the Duchess’s Wedding dress that she wore during the wedding in April 2011 and the royal collection’s Faberge collection.
In case you wish to see the dress up close and off course have a look at the throne room (where the official wedding photos are taken), see the balcony (where the Weddings kisses are exchanged for the public) or the state banquet room (where state dinners are held) or the Royal stage coaches (used for the Wedding and state occasions), wait no further and book your tickets!! I understand tickets are selling out pretty fast.
The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design runs from July 23 until October 3 at Buckingham Palace. Tickets are priced at £17.50 and can be obtained from The Royal Wedding Dress or 0207 766 7300. Alternatively check out The Royal Collection webpage for more information.
For the other readers not based in UK, read the rest of my post to see pictures of the exhibition.
The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Ms Kate Middleton took place on April 29 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London, U.K. Prior to the Royal Wedding, I wrote a series of posts on Kate Middleton’s Moments.
After the wedding, I have written an entire series on The Royal Wedding. I have specifically tried to add details for ladies planning your own wedding. I hope you find the posts informative. Click on the individual links to read all about The Royal Wedding.
All About The Royal Wedding!
The Honeymoon destination and what the bride pack for her honeymoon.
The vehicles that the Duchess of Cambridge travelled in for her wedding on April 29 2011 and to her honeymoon.
Mode of Transport
Miss Catherine Middleton’s Wedding Dress and Reception Gown was designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.
Miss Middleton chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing. Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen’s work. Miss Middleton worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress.
The dress epitomises timeless British craftsmanship by drawing together talented and skilled workmanship from across the United Kingdom. The dress design pays tribute to the Arts and Crafts tradition, which advocated truth to materials and traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and often Romantic styles of decoration. Ms Burton’s design draws on this heritage, additionally giving the cut and the intricate embellishment a distinctive, contemporary and feminine character.
Image from Hellomagazine
Details of the Bride’s veil and shoes as follows…
For her something ‘borrowed’, the Bride choose to wear a diamond tiara borrowed from the Queen of Britain and for her something ‘new’, her parents gifted her with a pair of diamond earrings.
In addition to the floral displays in Westminister Abbey, Shane Connolly designed the bridal bouquet too.
The Bridal Bouquet