The wedding is all about the dresses! Of course, the bride is the most important, and in the case of Kate Middleton in her Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen lace dress, she did not disappoint at today’s royal wedding! But also presenting a classy, beautiful front was her sister and maid of honor Pippa (Philippa) Middleton, who also wore Sarah Burton!
The official wedding website describes the dress as “a heavy, ivory satin-based crepe, with a cowl front and with the same button detail and lace trims as the Bride’s dress.”
Meanwhile, the younger ladies had dresses designed by Nicki Macfarlane to echo the Bride’s dress. “The four dresses were hand-made by Ms. Macfarlane and her daughter Charlotte Macfarlane at their homes in Wiltshire and Kent.”
Even the shoes were specially designed for Pippa and the other attendants, by Devon-based Rainbow Club. “The classic Mary Jane style shoes are made from satin and finished with a Swarovski crystal buckle.”
The bouquets carried by the bridesmaids were designed and made by Shane Connolly, and “the ivy and lily-of-the-valley hair wreaths worn by the younger Bridesmaids were influenced by the Bride’s mother’s own headdress at her wedding in 1981. The bouquets held by the Bridesmaids replicate the flowers used in the Bride’s bouquet, and they incorporate lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth.”