British Royal Wedding Party Ideas
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The day all the world watched Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot at Westminster Abbey.
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The dress has been revealed! Catherine Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, arrived to her royal wedding in a long white gown designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Middleton's dress had a modest plunging neckline and long white lace sleeves, reminiscent of the one that actress Grace Kelly wore to wed the Prince Ranier III of Monaco. According to the royal website, the lace appliqué on the bodice and skirt was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace. Individual flowers were hand-cut from lace and hand-engineered onto the ivory silk tulle gown.
The bride wore a ‘halo' tiara atop her hair and a sheer white veil covered her face as she waved to the crowd. The ‘halo' tiara was made by Cartier in 1936 and presented to Princess Elizabeth (now The Queen) by her mother on the occasion of her 18th birthday, according to the official royal wedding website. The tiara was purchased by King George VI three weeks before he succeeded his brother as King.
The veil is made of layers of soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers, also by embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. Her shoes were also made by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
The bride's Robinson Pelham earrings, which were a personal gift from her parents on her wedding day, are diamond-set stylized oak leaves with a pear shaped diamond set drop and a pavé set diamond acorn suspended in the center. Inspiration for the design comes from the Middleton family's new coat of arms, which includes acorns and oak leaves. They were made to echo the tiara.
William presented Kate with a wedding ring fashioned from Welsh gold before the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.
Princess Catherine's bouquet consisted of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth.
After the ceremony, Prince William – dressed in his red Irish Guards uniform (he holds the rank of lieutenant) – and his blushing bride walked out of Westminster Abbey to the cheering crowd lining the route to the royal reception at the palace. The winning look is sealed with a kiss!
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If you weren’t fortunate enough to be able to attend the festivities, don’t fret — Party Idea Pros will help you plan a fabulous British Royal Wedding Party of your own.
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The Royal Wedding theme can work for many different events, including:
- An actual wedding
- Children's Princess themed party
- Adult Royal Wedding themed party