Posts Tagged ‘Royal Wedding’
David’s Bridal Style Council member Dan Rentillo was featured in a video about the rage on fascinators entitled “Kate Middleton’s Sought After Hat”. Check it out!
Did your invite to the Royal Wedding get lost in the mail? If it’s looking like you won’t be at Westminster Abbey, participating in live-tweeting is really one of the best ways to get that “it was like I was there” feeling from the comfort of your own home, laptop, or mobile phone.
David’s Bridal has some tips to get you started. We’re starting bright and early on the day of the wedding, so give us a Twitter hello @DavidsBridal when you wake up!
1.) Be Prepared
Have snacks and drinks ready (like a traditional full English breakfast, if you’re feeling like getting into that London state of mind), and prepare a Twitter list of your favorite wedding and style bloggers.
2.) Hashtags are Your Friend
Here are the 2 best hashtags for the royal wedding:
Hashtags give your tweets a clear theme and allow others to join in, so be sure to include these hashtags in your royal wedding live tweets.
3.) Interact with Other Live Tweeters
Don’t be shy about responding and replying to tweets you see. The great thing about really participating in a live-tweeted event is the random and delightful conversations you end up having. The possibilities are endless.
4) Spread the Love
Did someone link to exclusive footage? Retweet it so others can see! Found a great link from a friend that doesn’t have a hashtag? Add the hashtag and a comment so others can see. Did a commentator just say something great? Quote them! Remember: On Twitter, just as in life, you get what you give!
5.) Don’t Over Edit Yourself
So excited you could scream? Tweet it. Not feeling that hat? Tweet it. You can bet there’s someone else out there who’s relieved they’re not alone.
David’s Bridal will be tweeting from start to finish @DavidsBridal with the hashtags #royalwedding, #rw2011 and #dressobsessed. Also, make sure to find us on Facebook to join in our Royal Wedding Watch party; we’ll be posting videos throughout the morning with Kate-inspired styling advice, commentary, opinions, and more! We’ll see you there to celebrate this joyful event together!
David’s Bridal Style Council member Dan Rentillo was featured in the New York Times article entitled, “Waiting for the Dress.” The article discusses how Royal Wedding watchers are already wondering when a Kate-inspired gown will be available.
Karen Bussen, Celebrity Wedding Planner and Author
Every bride wants beautiful photographs of her big day. But can you imagine having 7,000 journalists reporting on every detail of your celebration, analyzing each moment, each choice you’ve made, from your dress to your flower colors to the food you serve?
Buckingham Palace has just released a timeline for April 29, the date of the royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton, and it confirms that the eyes of the world will truly be on the bride all day. Surely analysts will be comparing her to other royal brides who have gone before her, looking for how she makes it her own. Add to that a future mother-in-law who happens to be the Queen of England. Whew!
Fortunately, Kate is a poised and self-possessed young woman with great style. I predict that in creating the look and feel of her wedding to Wills, she’ll respect every important tradition, while taking the opportunity to personalize details wherever she can.
The couple has selected the grand, yet more intimate Westminster Abbey for the ceremony, unlike William’s parents, Charles and Diana, who were married in a larger venue. I imagine Kate will adorn the strikingly beautiful Abbey with her favorite spring blossoms, likely arranged in simple, but lush masses, with layers of texture rather than lots of contrasting colors. She might opt for a color or accent for her sister, her Maid of Honor—maybe navy or slate grey? Both are sophisticated, figure-flattering and make a great backdrop for any bouquet palette.
The couple will have two wedding receptions on the same day. Both will take place in the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, and rumor has it there will be somewhere close to 700 guests. The first is considered a wedding “breakfast” where staff will serve champagne out of ornate flutes like these crystal Lenox glasses from David’s Bridal. The guests will enjoy sweet and savory canapés, small bite-sized hors d’oeuvres that are both classic and very “au currant.” While the palace chefs are rumored to have at least 150 such miniature delights in their repertoire, I am certain Kate will have selected her favorites as a way of putting her stamp on the menu. I predict this party will be all about mingling with the royal newlyweds and their glittering family and friends. Kate will no doubt follow palace protocol as to which rooms are used and how bars and buffets are set up, but I’m sure she’s added in her own preferences for linen colors and floral designs.
When the first part of the celebration wraps up, the happy couple will have some time alone, and a chance to relax and get ready for the next party – an evening reception with music and dancing. My guess is they’re really looking forward to this more jaunty party and they’ll want the lights low, the music festive, and the dance floor packed. Some are speculating that Sir Paul McCartney may perform, but I predict there may be a younger group making an appearance as well.
I am sure Kate will switch up her look for this part of the evening, perhaps adding a bit more glam to her makeup. I’d envision the party itself having a bit more glamour as well, possibly featuring a deeper color palette, especially since Kate is said to be a fan of jewel tones. Given her gorgeous engagement ring, I don’t doubt it. I also predict she’ll want lots of candles to help create a magical glow in the palace.
Whatever Kate’s choices, one thing is for sure—I’d love to be a fly on the wall at this fabulous fete! It is destined to be a once-in-a-lifetime event to remember.
It’s hard to believe it has been three decades since Prince Charles married Diana Spencer, making her the adored “People’s Princess.“ The year was 1981 and fashion celebrated everything — big details, dramatic lines and pronounced shoulder pads.
Now, an all grown up Prince William will wed Kate Middleton on April 29th, and everyone will be watching to see what Kate will wear as she walks down the aisle. With heartfelt sentiment, William proposed with his mother’s ring, but Kate’s wedding day style will most certainly be all her own.
Kate is a young, confident woman who has already shown the world that she has a great sense of style. While we’re all curious about what type of gown she will wear, I predict that she will choose something of a modern twist on a somewhat timeless silhouette. Although designers worldwide would love the opportunity to dress her, Kate will most likely choose to work with one of her favorite British designers.
Fashion trends for spring 2011 promise to deliver some of the best bridal looks ever seen. Designers offer tribute to very vintage ideas with updated details and construction, as well as some modern twists on timeless classics. The result: elegant simplicity.
Like most brides, a lot of thought will go into the choosing of the gown fit for a princess. No doubt, many opinions will be offered. But Kate will surely have the final say.
Kate will most likely go with something form-fitting, as she feels she can comfortably and respectfully get away with it. One thing is certain – she will choose a modern silhouette that conveys a simple elegance, which has become her signature style. She will look for a dress to flatter her slim, yet shapely figure, opting for a structured hourglass silhouette like a form-fitting bodice with an accented waistline and sweetheart neckline. The neckline may feature updated details like elegant lace that direct the eye upward around her beautiful neckline, gorgeous skin and hair. She will likely choose a slightly more modest, classic a-line skirt opposed to a mermaid style and an elegant, very dramatic cathedral train.
We would hope that Kate will definitely want to show some skin, though just how much skin she decides to show is anyone’s guess. She might choose the ever-popular strapless gown to reveal her shoulders, back and arms with particular attention to her beautiful neckline like this regal Oleg Cassin strapless lace gown. Or, she may take a more modest approach at showing skin with an off-shoulder cap sleeve design.
It’s All the Details:
• Accessories: She will likely opt for jewelry that won’t compete with dress details or embellishments and a delicate headpiece with a long veil.
• Make-up & Hair: The make-up will be clean, sun kissed, dewy and fresh with natural looking, dramatic eyelashes. Kate will probably don a loose up-do or a soft bun – definitely not too coiffed or tight. She may even opt for a different style hair or hair accessory for the reception.
• Bridal Party: Kate loves jewels tones, so I wouldn’t be surprised if she chose a rich color for her bridal party dresses.
Whatever gown Kate wears on her big day, it will surely be unforgettable!