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The Bride Wore White

Kate Middleton looked stunning on April 29th in her traditional, satin and lace gown designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.

“The corseted bodice suggested Victorian tradition, the long translucent lace sleeves evoked Princess Grace, the white veil a reminder of the dead but not forgotten Diana, yet none of this swerving into kitsch. The symbolism of the bridal bouquet was also beautifully judged – lily-of-the-valley (for happiness), Sweet William, and stems from a myrtle (marriage) planted by Queen Victoria – and although I was prepared to be irritated by any reference to the new Middleton coat of arms, Catherine’s handmade diamond oak-leaf and acorn earrings inspired by the crest seemed sweet, rather than smug.”

Me and my bride paper doll reunited on the same weekend as the Royal wedding? Coincidence? I think not.