Saturday, February 12, 2011

Down the Aisle

With Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials close approaching, most of us are waiting to see the happy ending of a love story, and how glamorous the event will be- from the wedding dress to the ceremony and reception.

How to compose a table setting fit for royalty? Well, it has to be a formal setting set symmetrically, and all the decoration- candles, cards, and flowers- should create visual harmony and balance.

So, I started the hunt for images of previous famed weddings, whether royal or not… All the brides in these images knew the subtle power of presentation, from dress to table setting. They all shared the magic of the exquisite understated elegance.

Prince Rainier & Grace Kelly, the wedding gown designed by Helen Rose

Prince Felipe & Litizia Ortiz of Spain, the wedding gown designed by Manuel Pertegaz

John F. Kennedy & Jacqueline Bouvier, the wedding gown designed by Anne Lowe

Photo 1 courtesy of Rex Features
Photo 2 courtesy of Life
Photo 3 courtesy of Getty Images
Photo 4 courtesy of Picture- Alliance
Photo 5 courtesy of JFK Presidential library and museum
Photo 6 courtesy of Life


little augury said...

No one out shown Grace Kelly. I wonder what Prince Albert's bride to be will wear-she is quite lovely in an athletic GK sort of way.

Picture of Elegance said...

I totally agree with you!

quintessence said...

I agree with both of you - the most beautiful elegant bride - full of style and grace (no pun intended)!!


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