Compliments of PEOPLE Magazine! and of course, my thoughts:)
I absolutely LOVE when old traditions are brought into an event. I am swooning over the florals and the fact that Princess Beatrice wore the same tiara her grandmother wore at her wedding as well as an altered gown. STUNNING!!! Hopefully some more will be sent out:)
(From People Magazine) One day after the couple pulled off their surprise royal wedding, Beatrice and Edoardo shared a romantic glimpse of their flower-filled day in two new photos.
One photo shows the bride and groom exiting All Saint’s Chapel in Windsor Great Park, a short drive from Windsor Castle. Beatrice, 31, wore two extraordinary pieces on loan from the closet of her 94-year-old grandmother, Queen Elizabeth: a vintage ivory Peau de Soie taffeta dress by Norman Hartnell — the designer who famously crafted Elizabeth’s own WWII-era wedding gown — and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which was worn by the Queen on her 1947 wedding day to Prince Philip, 99.
The historic tiara “is arguably the most sentimental [piece] lent from the Queen yet, for a very special reason,” a source tells PEOPLE. “The Queen saved this grand tiara specifically for Beatrice. It was always reserved for her as they are exceptionally close.”
Beatrice carried a bouquet of trailing jasmine, pale pink and cream sweet peas, royal porcelain ivory spray roses, pink o’hara garden roses, pink wax flower and baby pink astible. In keeping with royal tradition, sprigs of myrtle were included in the bouquet. The bouquet was made by Patrice Van Helden, co-owner of RVH Floral Design. Also keeping with royal tradition, the bride’s bouquet has now been placed on the tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey.
“The wedding was incredibly romantic, with a pastel summer garden theme,” says the source.
Beatrice’s ring was designed by U.K. jeweler Shaun Leane and Mapelli Mozzi’s is a vintage gold band designed by Josh Collins.
The bride’s dress, which was trimmed with ivory Duchess satin and encrusted with diamanté, was remodeled and fitted by the Queen’s trusted dressmakers, Angela Kelly and Stewart Parvin. With its organza sleeves, the gown echoed the one worn by Beatrice’s mother, Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson, at her 1986 wedding to Prince Andrew. (Both brides also share the same fiery red hair!)
Cheers to the happy couple!