I would be remiss if I did not cover some of Princess Eugenie’s wedding. I loved the simple yet extraordinary beauty of the ceremony and the immense happiness of both the bride and groom.
Dressed in traditional wedding attire, Jack Brooksbank was absolutely beaming as he awaited his bride. The assembled royals were chatting happily with one another as they awaited Eugenie.
The crowds outside of St. George’s chapel began to clap and cheer as Eugenie arrived with her father, The Duke of York. He leaned over to help adjust Eugenie’s gown as she ascended the steps of St. George’s.
Eugenie opted to dress without a veil so that she could show her scar from her scoliosis operation.
“[…] I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you’ll see on Friday, but it’s a lovely way to honour the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this,” she said. “I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that. So that’s one really important one.” – via Hello! magazine
Now how about that tiara? This is an amazing piece of jewelry. It comes from the Greville collection, willed to the Queen Mother by her friend, the Hon. Margaret Greville (see the chandelier earrings!). According to Boucheron, who created the tiara in 1919, it is made of brilliant and rose-cut pavé diamonds set in platinum, with three emeralds on either side, with the center emerald weighing in at 93.70 carats with diamonds set in platinum.
It is a small kokoshnik style of tiara, a curved band that is reminiscent of the headdress of Russian peasant girls. You may remember Queen Elizabeth II’s huge kokosnhik tiara made of several radiating platinum and diamond bars, passed down to her from her great grandmother, Queen Alexandra (sister of Russian tsarina Marie Feyodorovna).
I thought that Eugenie may possibly wear her mother’s wedding tiara. It was not a loan from the Queen, but purchased for Sarah Ferguson personally for her wedding to the Duke of York in 1986. However, Eugenie surprised us all with this fabulous, never-before-worn sparkler.
The gown, designed by Peter Pilotto, was stunning. It had just the right amount of bridal bounce to it without being overdone. Everything was spot-on perfect.
The little bridesmaids and page boys were incredibly cute, of course. Pulling more wedding duty were William and Kate’s children, the ever-popular Prince George and Princess Charlotte. There were more cousins as well, who made up the majority of the party, including Mia Tindall (Zara’s daughter) and Peter Phillip’s children Savannah and Isla, and Maud, daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor. The two other children, Theodora Williams and Louis de Givenchy are the children of their close friends, Robbie Williams and Zoë and Olivier de Givenchy, repsectively.
A happy, happy day!
All photos are a screen shot from the BBC.