Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Past Royal Wedding Details

We are less than 24 hours away from one of the biggest weddings!! It seems that people are either so excited or could careless and wants the hoopla to be over. Being a wedding planner you can guess which category I fall into. I will be having a royal wedding sleepover on Thursday night and getting up at 4 a.m with the birds. Our post on the party will be up on Friday... if I am awake. I did some research on some of the past royal weddings so grab some tea and enjoy!

In 1947 Phillip Mouthbatten married Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (later Queen Elizabeth II) their 4 tiered cake was 9 feet tall and weighed 500 pounds!

In 1840 Queen Victoria started a fashion trend that to this day most brides choose to follow. Queen Victoria decided to go against a dress of color and choose to wear an extravagant all white gown.

How can we not mention the most famous royal wedding to date...Princess Diana. You can not talk about famous wedding dresses without thinking about Princess Di. The gown created by Elizabeth and David Emanuel was made of ivory silk, antique lace, and pure taffeta, with 10,000 pearls and sequins and of course their is the 25-foot train.

You won't be hearing Beyonce's "single ladies" at the royal wedding for the bouquet toss because their won't be one. This wedding tradition is not followed and instead the bouquet will be placed on the grave of a unknown solider in the Westminster Abbey cemetery the day after the wedding. This started with Queen Elizabeth II and is assumed that Kate Middleton will do the same.

A little fact about our future Princess is that Kate Middleton at age 29 will be the oldest bride to marry a future king. There have been brides older in a the kings second marriages but not by much, the oldest bride was Catherine Parr who was the 6th wife of Henry VIII who was 30 when she married in 1543.