I had a Dream, I was a Queen…
Royal weddings have been exciting occasions for centuries. The Royal Brides have dictated wedding fashion, established traditions, set wedding trends for the future and raised the careers of many designers. Did you know for example that the white wedding dress was popularized by Queen Victoria? Before her, women wore their best gown to walk down the aisle. Though if your husband-to-be is not wearing a full military dress or you don’t drive gilded carriages, with a fabulous dress, long trains and even tiara you can make your own fairy-tale wedding day and Milla Nova is here to help you.
No doubt that we are still influenced by the gowns created more than 100 years ago so for our list we have chosen the top seven remarkable Royal wedding dresses and dresses which can easily be found in Milla Nova to become Royal yourself!
1937: Wallis Simpson and Duke of Windsor
The love story that changed the way of British history and monarchy as we know it today. Edward VIII’s wedding to Wallis Simpson was an outrageous affair of the 20th century.
Prince Edward became the King of the United Kingdom in early 1936 and less than a year later he abdicated the British throne in order to marry a twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson. The wedding took place six months after the abdication at the Chateau De Cande, in Monts, France. No groom’s family member attended the wedding.
For her wedding to the Duke of Windsor Wallis Simpson wore a dress by designer Mainbocher. The pale blue color was custom created for the Duchess and coined “Wallis blue.”
Here in Milla Nova, we want to offer you, Letizia, to choose your variation of the high-waist and distinct shoulders wedding look.
1951: Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary and Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
The princess Soraya was born on June 22, 1932, to a German mother and a father who was a member of Iran’s powerful Bakhtiari family. She married Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi on February 12, 1951, after his divorce from Princess Fawzia, sister of King Farouk of Egypt, who had had no sons who could have inherited the throne.
The last Empress of Iran went with a gorgeous Christian Dior gown for the wedding. It took 20000 feathers and 6000 diamonds to be completed.
If you want to feel gorgeous, look easy and as rare diamond on your wedding day, you should totally try the Cassablanca dress which is featured above.
In 1958, the Shah divorced Soraya after they failed to have children. Though she lost the title of empress, the shah conferred on her the title of ”royal princess” at the time of the divorce.
Soraya never married again. She traveled extensively in Europe, aspiring at one point to a movie career.
1956: Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer III of Monaco
Grace Kelly set the standard for royal long-sleeved silhouette wedding gowns decades before the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex amazed the world with their bridal fashion.
The Oscar-winning actress became a true princess that day and she definitely embodied that image.
Walking down the aisle to meet her royal husband-to-be, whom she saw only twice before by the way, she wore a gown that was the most expensive dress ever made by Helen Rose.
The bride has walked in a dress made from 125-year-old Brussels lace, which had thousands of hand-sewn pearls.
With long sleeves and high neck, long skirt and with a 10-and-a-half-foot-long train this gown had become the symbol of fairy-tale weddings and one of the most often referenced wedding dresses in history.
It inspired bridal looks for Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian (in her wedding to Kris Humphries), Ivanka Trump, and will inspire you we bet! You can be your personal fashionista’s dream and grace embodiment in our Helen dress, featured above on the most important day of your life.
1981: Princess Diana and Prince Charles
The silk-and-taffeta magnificent creation took the world’s breath away in 1981.
In our newly created dress – Cameron, the groom, and guests will just be speechless as soon as they will see you in the dress above in 2020.
Princess Diana rose to the worldwide scene in 1981 when she married Prince Charles.
The gown was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel and took the duo of designers’ months to prepare. It spawned a decade of meringues featured a 25-foot train and 10,000 hand-sewn pearls and sequins.
The first copycat design hit a department store just five hours after the royal ceremony and the dress defined a decade of bride’s looks in the 1980s.
Loved and revered across the world, Princess Diana dedicated her life to charity work and raising her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Rumors of Prince Charles’s infidelity were widespread, and the pair divorced in 1996. The following year, Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, an Egyptian film producer.
2005: Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles
The second marriage for both parties, Charles and Camilla wanted their wedding to be a low key affair. Neither the Queen or Prince Phillip was in attendance.
The ceremony was postponed by one day to allow members of the royal family to attend the funeral of Pope Jean-Paul II.
Camilla chose a blue and cream silk chiffon dress with a matching silk coat designed by Robinson Valentine. The silk chiffon dress was hemmed with vertical rows of Swiss-made appliqued woven disks.
Check again the Milla Nova’s bridal choice Vena for your super small “only close friends and family” wedding.
Charles & Camilla royal wedding is known so good mostly because Prince Charles is rumored to have had an ongoing affair with Bowles during his marriage to Princess Diana. Prince Charles took his girlfriend to be his wife eight years after Diana’s tragic car crash in Paris.
2019: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle said “I do” to Prince Harry in a long-sleeved dress with serious Princess Margaret vibes.
The dress was an instant classic, all about shape and sleekness, with no lace and no embroidery. The veil had floral embroidery which represented all 53 countries of the British Commonwealth; also it held a nice “something blue” message and it was for Prince Harry; there was a piece of the blue dress she wore on their first date sewn into the veil. On top it was decorated with the Queen Mary Filigree tiara.
The dress which was the embodiment of royal grace was designed by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller. In a statement made by the palace, it was said “The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasizes the slender sculpted waist. The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were introduced by a mutual friend. They got engaged in November 2018 and their spring wedding at Windsor Castle gathered millions cheering the newly married couple.
We now hear royal wedding bells as you walk down the aisle in a classic and gorgeously minimal wedding Josephine gown from Milla Nova. Do you hear them as well?