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Old 01-28-2011, 02:14 AM
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:37 AM
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Finally I watched whole ceremony (thanks Youtube) and I really like it.
Sarah looked great, her dress suited her a lot, I only don't like too small bouquet. Little attendants were cute, beautiful dressed, my favorite is off course P William in his sailor suit.
The church was wonderful, I' m so happy that we will see another wedding inside it. Westminster Abbey is so regal, I almost can feel the history of that place, passed coronations and weddings.
A&S's wedding was grand but not too pompous. The were such a lovely couple, pity that it's a history already.
I really hope that W&C's wedding will be similar, I will be really enjoyed watching it.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:26 PM
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[QUOTE=CaliforniaDreamin;1018595]... and unlike that of the Prince and Princess of Wales, this wedding felt like a REAL love match, at least to me.[QUOTE]

I think it is still a love match. They're just not married anymore.

I must have been naive, as Charles and Diana looked like a love match at their wedding, as well. One sees what one is hoping for, I guess.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:14 PM
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80s royal wedding – the Yorks, 1986
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:23 PM
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Frankly speaking, I loved Sarah's dress more than Diana's.
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they seemed like they were made for each other... is there any possibility of them remarrying each other?
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Sarah never looked better on her wedding day!

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Old 09-03-2011, 11:10 AM
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Frankly speaking, I loved Sarah's dress more than Diana's.
I always think that Sarah's wedding dress is one of the understated ones on the Royal scene. Sarah being an older bride than Diana would have much more in her respository of ideas when she got married. I like her dress, her tiara, her train and veil and her bouquet. And it showed that she married in the 80's. But I agreed with a comment on the Sartorial Splendour blog - when Diana appeared on the television screen (for those who watched at the time), no-one was complaing about her gown but only sounds of Oohs and Aaahs.

People make a big deal now of the gown not looking dated, such as in Grace Kelly's case and the beautiful Danish princesses but that's only because the fashion at the time of their weddings resembled the current trends. Trust me, when the fashion preferences changes, their gown would look just as odd and out of place. So I always look at things in the context of its era - e.g. Queen Mother's wedding gown.

Sarah's gown is tops and the embroidery definitely gives it a royal touch.
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Sarah's wedding dress was definitely one of the best of all royal wedding dresses, definitely in the Top 3 of British Royal Wedding dresses. The only thing that didn't work was that flower arrangement on her head when she went in. I don't care why she wore it or her obsession with Queen Victoria, it did not work for Sarah and i wish they would have axed it before the ball got rolling. A part from the flowers and too curly hair, everything else was perfect. The design and cut of the dress, the shiny material, the jeweled bodice, even all the things on the train all fit together perfectly. It is so surprising that Sarah who has such horrible fashion choices had such a beautiful gown; while Diana a fashion icon, had one of the worst gowns I have ever seen. Both got married in the 80s but somehow Sarah or her designers knew how to make a beautiful gown and a good lasting impression. She had big sleeves, but they weren't over the top and made to look clownish. Her train was long, but not too long that it looked like toilet paper. Another thing about sarah's gown, to the people who have watched the videos, have you noticed that when she gets out of the carriage the gown is above her ankles? I don't know why that happened, but it looked kind of tacky to me.
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You are right. Sarah's gown was much prettier than Diana's, but that is where it stopped. Diana became a knockout, fashionwise, and Sarah a pariah. Sarah had no taste.
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I agree I liked Sarah's gown I think it had more to do with the designer then Sarah going on other things we saw Sarah in at the time. The whole flower tiara thing was too staged for me and not needed. I actually found her bouquet too small for the dress. But I like the sparkles and embroidery although some of it was a little over the top. Between the bees, anchors, bows and the initials etc it could off been toned down a little. I did like her flower girls they wore peach and it looked good I preferred it to the white. I noticed it was a little short probably so she wouldn't trip Sarah has never been the most graceful walker. The material is what made the dress I think some lessons were learnt from Diana's mistakes. I still don't understand why they chose that material for her dress they knew she would be in a coach etc. But Diana did sparkle and she loved the dress she was also 20 when she got married if she had off been a couple of years older I think she would off chosen better! Even Sarah was surprised in how good that dress made her look her designer was very smart and chose a style that would flatter her. I agree about the hair too it was too fussy!
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Agreed! I loved the bees and thistles on her dress.
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I personally loved the flowers on her hair.I thought it was lovely.In my opinion I would love to see it more often today.

The only things I did not like about Sarah's look was the hair and the "A" on the train.
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I thought all the sparkles with the initials, bees, helicopter etc just made the whole thing tacky, like some over the top prom dress. The designer & Sarah exercised no restraint in the decoration at all. It was probably our first clue as to what Sarah would become.
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Eeeeeeeeek!!! I'm always afraid of the male point of view. LOL
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I thought all the sparkles with the initials, bees, helicopter etc just made the whole thing tacky, like some over the top prom dress. The designer & Sarah exercised no restraint in the decoration at all. It was probably our first clue as to what Sarah would become.
Sorry, Sarah's gown was lovely and suited her well. It was prettier than Diana's and, certainly, prettier than the queen's.
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Sorry, Sarah's gown was lovely and suited her well. It was prettier than Diana's and, certainly, prettier than the queen's.
Prettier then Diana's? Yes but prettier then the Queens? That's pushing it a bit. The Queens dress is timeless and could be worn by any of her grandchildren and still look good. Sarah's on the other hand has to much 80s with the bow and puffy sleeves.
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Very difficult to compare really as we are looking at gowns all from very different fashion eras. Opinions and trends do change and what may have looked good 20 or 30 years ago will not necessarily look good today. None of the gowns (HM, Diana and Sarah) in my opinion were timeless creations. They merely suited the era in which they were designed.
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Comparing Sarah & Diana's dresses will always come down to personal tastes but the one area which I think Sarah's dress did triumph was it fitted her perfectly. Whenever I see head & shoulder wedding shots of Diana, I want to get some pins out and make some adjustment to the shoulders.
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Eeeeeeeeek!!! I'm always afraid of the male point of view. LOL
LOL, simple & elegant is always best IMO but I will grant you that the 80's was a pretty over the top era. I still dont understand why any woman, especially one with weight issues, would want a giant bow on her backside.
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