Monday, May 2, 2011

wedding dress musings

Everybody seemed to be talking about just one thing over the weekend. The royal wedding and the dress.  I must admit-- I was a tad disappointed. Only because I had great expectations. I long had an inkling it was gonna be Alexander McQueen. For reasons that the bride had a strong sense of patronage to British designers. It has got to be McQueen.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

I had dreamy visions of this brilliant confection floating on the aisles of Westminster Abbey. Hence my feeling when I finally saw Kate's dress.

Kate Middleton Catherine Middleton arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding.

Don't get me wrong. I think she looked amazing and I am happy she did choose McQueen (through the loving hands of Sarah Burton). I was just expecting more. But then again, Kate is a typical English Rose and her dress along with everything else she had a hand in planning and executing in that fairy tale wedding is true to her. 

We got to give it to her and cut her some slack. After all, this possibly future queen of England did her own makeup on her wedding day. Who among us can do that nowadays?

All's well that ends well. 


  1. I can defintiely empathize with you. I thought Kate's dress was going to be a tad more decadent...especially knowing that McQueen was more than likely the designer behind the gown. The dress you posted here is a DREAM! So so pretty!

  2. I think her reasons for choosing Sarah Burton didn't have anything to do with McQueen's style or designs, it was more symbolic than anything else (she had to choose a young Brit designer)

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  4. hey miks! same feeling here. i actually didn't like the bust bit especially of the one she changed into for dinner. it looks crumply and frumpy. overall though i agree that it was great of her to choose mcqueen and that she looked totally elegant on her wedding day :)