After months of speculation, we can confirm Princess Eugenie wed Jack Brooksbank in a long-sleeved gown dress designed by Peter Pilotto.
As it was announced earlier today, Eugenie was keen to not hide childhood scars from surgery to correct scoliosis of the back. And, by foregoing a veil, with this dress, which dipped at back and slopped gently off the shoulders, she was able to delicately and proudly reveal her scars. On her head she wore her ‘something borrowed’, a tiara lent to her by her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Upon her feet she wore shoes designed by Charlotte Olympia, who also designed the footwear Pippa Middleton wore to the ceremony.
Naturally, there were rumours about who might design the bridal gown. Names like Erdem, Ralph & Russo and even the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan’s bridal gown designer Givenchy artistic director Clare Waight Keller were circulating. But, in hindsight, it should have been obvious Eugenie’s wedding dress would have been made by a designer working in the UK all along. However, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Princess made an outfit change for the evening reception, just like the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan did earlier this summer at her own royal affair.
'Princess Eugenie's gown is the epitome of elegance and timeless beauty', Browns Brides's Parisa PourEbrahim tellsGrazia, 'Clean fabrics are clearly still following through from Meghan’s dress. We think the neckline is stunning and works well for many different brides. As always, Princess Eugene has been inspired by Jackie Kennedy and we can see this transcending into her wedding dress'.
As the granddaughter to the Queen, it was only fitting that Eugenie wore this Grenville Emerald tiara on her wedding day. It has special significance because it was made by Boucheron in 1921 with a 93.7carat emerald and is very rarely seen. The public will have the chance to see it and Eugenie's dress with its dramatic train and corseted body a little closer after the ceremony when the newlyweds set off on their carriage procession.
' It is beautiful, reminiscent of the 1950s but contemporary in its fabric and interpretation and like all good wedding dresses looks fabulous from the back', muses the V&A's Edwina Ehrman, 'The bride looks stunning and the dress is a great credit to the talented London-based duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos'.
The bride was accompanied by her sister, Princess Beatrice, who played the role of Maid Of Honour in a gown designed by Ralph & Russo and a headband created by Sarah Cant. She was also attended by five bridesmaids wearing cream dresses with sage ties at the waist - Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (aged three), seven-year-old Savannah Philips, six-year-old Isla Philips, four-year-old Mia Tindall, five-year-old Maud Windsor and six-year-old Theodora Williams – and two page boys, His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge (aged five) and six-year-old Louis de Givenchy. The two-page boys looked handsome in white shirts and dress pants.
'The bridesmaid and page boy outfits are classic, elegant and a hint of vibrant green print on the sashes and cummerbunds is the first time we have seen this on the children's outfits at a Royal wedding. The beautiful Royal blue piping on the page boy shirt is a classic British and Spanish style and teamed with velvet trousers looks incredibly smart', explains Pepa Gonzalez, founder of Pepa & Co and designer of Pippa Middleton's bridal party outfits.
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Princess Eugenie arrives at St George's Chapel
Princess Eugenie arrives at St George's Chapel in a dress designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.
As this is the second royal wedding of the year, the second to take place at Saint George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and the second to have a royal procession – who can forget Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials – naturally, the comparisons are rife. Princess Eugenie and Jacks’ affair is on a much larger scale with 850 guests, including her mother and father The Duke of York, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson as well as celebrities Demi Moore and Kate Moss in attendance