The royal wedding has come and gone, but it seems wedding trends from the most watched wedding of the century such as small bouquets, white bridesmaids dresses and vintage cars are here to stay What we loved most is the dress! Kate Middleton revealed her wedding dress on the morning of April 29th (after months of speculation about what she would wear) and we weren’t disappointed! There are just so many beautiful elements of this dress that we love! Ailbhe has sketched a wedding dress portrait (one of our pen & ink wedding dress portrait sketches) of Kate’s wedding dress to capture these favourite elements!
What we love about Kate’s royal wedding dress
We love that Kate’s ivory gown by designer Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, was so traditional.
Kate’s Wedding dress featured a sweetheart-neckline. We love this look so feminine and pretty and very flattering!
Bride Kate’s fitted dress has a long sleeve lace overlay and we are not surprised that lace wedding dresses are a big trend now! Ailbhe was able to capture the lace detail in the sketch.
The bodice and 9foot train of Kate’s dress were decorated with delicate lace applique flowers, the design incorporated the four floral emblems of the UK, the rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock and was made at the Royal School of Needlework using Carrickmacross, an Irish originated lace making technique! We don’t envy the embroiderer though, sketching this took long enough
Kate Middletons dress is on display on at Buckingham Place this summer! In honour of this we have had Ailbhe’s wedding dress portrait sketch professionally printed in gallery with archival inks, perfect gift for fans of the royal couple and for fashion lovers around the globe who tuned on the morning of April 29th to see the dress that is sure to influence weddings throughout 2012. Click here to get yours
If you have your own fabulous wedding dress, check out our wedding dress portrait gallery.