If you are looking for inspiration for your wedding, nothing could be better than the fabulous nuptials of international style icon Grace Kelly. Her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco was watched by thirty million viewers on television, all eager to see her exquisite couture wedding dress. They were not disappointed – the long sleeved lace gown made fashion and wedding history as one of the most elegant bridal gowns of all time. It became an instant classic.
Princess Grace’s dress was made from 25 yards of silk taffeta & 125 year old Belgian rose point lace.
She wore a ‘Juliet cap’ embellished with seed pearls and orange blossoms
Helen Rose designed Grace Kelly couture wedding dress & it took 36 seamstresses to create her incredible bridal gown.
While many brides may look for other timeless design piece for their wedding style, I think just as many will go back to Grace Kelly and interpret her look in their own way. Grace Kelly was known above all for her cool beauty and impeccable taste, the bridal ensemble will be very important to a bride trying to emulate her style. Look for a wedding gown with classic lines.
“Adorno” by Rosa Clara inspired by Grace Kelly’s wedding dress.
Inspired Grace Kelly wedding dresses
Princess Grace's dress was a gift from MGM Studios (designed by Helen Rose). It consisted of 25 yards of silk taffeta and 100 yards of silk net, peau de soie, tulle, and 125 year old Belgian rose point lace. It took 36 seamstresses to create Grace Kelly's incredible bridal gown.
Long sleeve lace wedding dress by Atelier Aimee
Temperly London couture designs (photo credits to Wedding Inspirasi)
I was reading the history of her legendary wedding dress, Valenciennes lace was used for the skirt support and ruffled petticoat. Silk tulle, seed pearls and the taffeta skirt completed the iconic gown. With its' fitted bodice and full skirt, the dress was romantically beautiful , and remains the pinnacle of timeless good taste today.
One of my favourite design by Priscilla of Boston
“Andrea” by Priscilla of Boston
I adore her divine style, and would love to help brides out there to add a sprinkle of her graciousness to their wedding dress. Even if you can’t afford to own a couture wedding dress, and your fiancé is a prince only in your eyes, there are ways to indulge your royal wedding fantasies without a royal wedding budget. Simply let the principles of elegance, timeless beauty, and high fashion guide you as you plan your wedding.
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