Well, it's been over a year now since Kate Middleton walked down the aisle in her now iconic wedding dress...and Kate's wedding dress is still making news and is still influencing wedding designers and brides alike.
A few fast fact's:
Kate Middletons wedding dresswas designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, at a cost of $400,000. Sarah Burton, described by Alexander McQueen as his "secret weapon" has recently been honoured with an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
According to Business Insider Kates wedding dress and subsequent style have been muted as being responsible for a $1.5 billion boost to the British economy, drawing a record breaking number of visitors to Buckingham Palace last year.
I don't want to bore you with all the specifics but Sarah Burton's wedding dress for princess Kate was more than a wedding dress, it was a piece of art really. Show-casing british art and craft needle work and incoporating all the usual romantic and sentimental elements that all brides like to incoporate. So whilst kate Middletons wedding dress, had amazing lace details empicting royal elements such as the rose (symbolising England), the thistle (flower of scotland), daffodils (Wales) and Shamrocks (Ireland)
Ordinary brides who are planing a
can also emulate Kates style, not only in style of dress but much more importantly in style of sentiment. One of my personal bridal details is the bouquet charm, available on etsy here...but if there are other sources feel free to post in the classified adds page of this blog.
Dubbed "Kate-flation," many of the dresses Kate Middleton wears at official appearances sell out in minutes and numerous insipred designs can be found just days later.