Friday, April 29, 2011
UPDATED AGAIN*: Kate Goes With Sarah Burton For Alexander McQueen With Cartier Tiara & Matching Earrings.
*UPDATED PICS now include the cakes, the reception dresses, the ugliest hat and more.
The dress was by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. She donned the Cartier “halo” tiara, which was made in 1936 and given to the Queen as an 18th birthday present. And she's got the wave down cold.
Her earrings were custom-made by Robinson Pelham to match her tiara and were a present from her parents. Kate's wedding ring, which seemed to have given William a bit of difficulty in the slipping on, is a band of Welsh gold by Wartski.
The Cartier "halo" tiara:
As previously worn by the monarchy members before her:
The earrings made to match the tiara by Robinson Pelham:
No doubt, Kate Middleton, now being referred to as "Catherine," looked every bit like Royalty as she walked down the aisle.
People keep comparing Kate's dress to that of Princess Grace's, but they really were quite different except for the lace long sleeves:
above: Her bouquet consisted of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth.
And, of course, the kiss:
Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge:
And they drove off in an Aston Martin:
The Cake, made by Leicestershire-based cake designer Fiona Cairns :
the chocolate McVitrine's cake for the recption:
The Sarah Burton for Alexader McQueen reception dress for Kate:
and sister Pippa's reception dress:
I would be remiss if I did not include a photo of the most talked about hat (it even has it's own haters facebook page) at the event, worn by Beatrice:
images courtesy of Getty, The BBC, The AP, The PA and The British Monarchy