Friday, April 29, 2011

Fun facts to know and tell...

AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL

I haven't been following the royal wedding excitement very closely but have been looking forward to seeing all the photos and hearing the stories. I happened to wake up at 3:15am PST and watched about 15 minutes of the ceremony and saw the vows and
ring exchange.

This posting has some wonderful facts about Kate Middleton's wedding gown, veil, jewelry, shoes and bouquet.

Here are some of my favorite facts!

“The gown:
The lace appliqué for the bodice and skirt was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace.

Individual flowers have been hand-cut from lace and hand-engineered onto ivory silk tulle to create a unique and organic design, which incorporates the rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock.


The veil:
The veil is held in place by a Cartier ‘halo’ tiara, lent to Miss Middleton by The Queen.  The ‘halo’ tiara was made by Cartier in 1936 and was purchased by The Duke of York (later King George VI) for his Duchess (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) three weeks before he succeeded his brother as King. 

The flowers:
The bouquet contains stems from a myrtle planted at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, by Queen Victoria in 1845, and a sprig from a plant grown from the myrtle used in The Queen’s wedding bouquet of 1947.

But do click here...for lots more fun facts to know and tell! And please post (as comments) any links to fun wedding sites that you have come across.




1 comment:

  1. She's beautiful. I can't wait to watch the whole thing tonight!

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