Since her wedding in 1956, Princess Grace's Wedding Dress has continually topped the polls as the most beautiful Wedding Dress of all time. At the time of her wedding to Prince Rainier, Grace Kelly the actress was still under contract with MGM studios and it was their policy and part of the contract that they provided the wedding dress for their female stars. Helen Rose from MGM's costume department was appointed to design and construct this royal wedding gown. The gown took over six weeks to make with three dozen seamstresses! Grace's dress featured rose point lace over silk netting which had been hand embroidered by two seamstresses and thousands of pearls were added to delicately enhance the pattern of the lace. Her dress was them paired with a delicate veil and 'Juliet' cap for a modern look, instead of the customary royal tiaras.
When Kate Middleton stepped out for her marriage to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, the world was dazzled not only by her natural beauty but her resemblance to Princess Grace. Kate was able to successfully capture the same timeless elegance with an updated and more modern approach to the classic gown worn by Grace. An Alexander Mc Queen creation, Kate's Dress featured an open V-neck ivory satin bodice that narrowed at her waist and flowed into a full skirt and 3metre train! The top of the dress featured more flesh, a sexier and more modern nod to Princess's Grace buttoned down lace top.
Both gowns subtly different and both among the top of the most beautiful Wedding Dresses ever created. This look is elegant, beautiful and as appropriate now as it was in 1956.
When Enid from La Sposa landed into our Boutique, we couldn't help but admire it's remarking resemblance to both Kate's and Grace's Wedding Dresses. Covered sleeves with delicate lace applique, detailed beading and a full and flowing skirt. This is certainly a gown fit for princess. However one of our favourite things about this gown is the modern twist is has with it's tulle and finely dotted skirt. This makes this gown incredibly light, flowy and easy to wear.
What do you think of Enid? Would you go for the Modern Princess Look?
Happy Wedding Planning,