Photo Source: US Magazine.
As a crowd of onlookers rejoiced in the celebration of Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s wedding this morning…we were admiring the lovely bridal jewelry adorned by the new princess. Middleton’s dress was very conservative, covered in lace and silk. Her jewelry matched appropriately. Reported by the officialroyalwedding2011.org, the veil was made of “soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers, which was embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. The veil is held in place by a Cartier ‘halo’ tiara, lent to Miss Middleton by The Queen. The ‘halo’ tiara was made by Cartier in 1936 and was purchased by The Duke of York (later King George VI) for his Duchess (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) three weeks before he succeeded his brother as King. The tiara was presented to Princess Elizabeth (now The Queen) by her mother on the occasion of her 18th birthday.”
Photo Source: Vanity Fair.
We know Kate does not wear too much jewelry, and her wedding was no exception. The only thing the princess wore were delicate drop earrings to match her tiara. Her pear-shaped platinum and diamond earrings made by Robinson Pelham are a set drop with a pave-set diamond acorn suspended in the center. Her earrings are homage to the Middleton’s new coat of arms, which depicts acorns and oak leaves. The diamond and sapphire engagement ring added the small splash of color to complete her look.
Middleton’s look is classic and modern, the image of both a traditional and modern bride. Her embellished tiara borrowed from the Queen is respectful of the past, and her simple and delicate earrings are the perfect contemporary piece.
You can replicate her look at a fraction of the cost. Replace the diamonds with sparkling CZ diamonds or clear Swarovski Crystals, and substitute sterling silver for the platinum. You’ll still shine just as bright as today’s princess bride!