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the new Earl and Countess of Wessex—titles bestowed that morning by the Queen—and their guests dined at Windsor Castle on a buffet of haddock coulibiac, beef stroganoff, raspberries and wedding cake. Edward toasted "the hostess of this evening—perhaps the most wonderful mother in the world, the Queen." Recalls Sam Haskell, who promotes the prince's Ardent TV company in the U.S.: "It was like we were at this wonderful, loving southern wedding."

Even the dancing defied expectations. While the Royal Marines Band played rock oldies, "Prince William was teaching everyone how to line dance," says a guest. The Queen joined Beatrice and Eugenie in boogeying to the Village People's "Y.M.C.A." "And this charming old gentleman took the Queen Mum to the floor, she threw her walking sticks aside, and she started to do the twist," says Anthony Andrews. "The Queen then stamped her feet and pleaded, 'Come on, Mummy, it's time for bed.' It brought the house down."

At midnight, the newlyweds, still in wedding wear, departed in a maroon Rolls Royce trailing heart-shaped balloons. After a night at the Royal Lodge, the Queen Mum's Windsor abode, and brunch the next day hosted by Sophie's parents at Bagshot Park—the nine-bedroom, 87-acre estate 10 miles south of Windsor that the earl and the countess will call home once renovations are complete—it was off to Balmoral for an abbreviated honeymoon.
Edward & Sophie - Weddings, The British Royals, Prince Edward, Sophie of Wessex : People.com

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Countess of Wessex wedding dress a poor fit

Can anyone tell me why this dress looks like it is falling off her shoulders. I have tried to see if I could find a sketch of the dress by the designer to see what it was supposed to look like but can't. Am I the only person who sees this?
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at what time was the wedding?
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Can anyone tell me why this dress looks like it is falling off her shoulders. I have tried to see if I could find a sketch of the dress by the designer to see what it was supposed to look like but can't. Am I the only person who sees this?
Just finished watching a programme about many of the weddings. I can't say that I noticed that her dress appeared to be falling off her shoulders, however, it was very windy, so there might have been some disturbance to the dress, along with the veil.
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I found the wedding very cold and distant but when they walked out they seemed very happy.
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Sophie's dress was one of my least favorites.It was shapless and looked like a nightgown.I know she was trying to keep up with the medieval theme of the wedding but,I don't think it worked out.

Plus the the necklace was nice but not for a wedding.
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I remember reading at the time that The Queen Mum and Her Majesty had a blast dancing at the reception. Thanks for sharing that.
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That was one of the most unattractive wedding gowns I have seen on a royal bride. I think everyone can agree that it looks like nightgown and not a very good one. The veil is pretty but it clashes with the gown and together it looks like a big jumble.
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Nope, not everyone will be in agreement.
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I thought that Sophie dress-and-coat combination was ideal for a more mature bride. The style of the coat suited St. George's very well. I didn't and don't like the tiara and thought that the coat was a bit large on the shoulders. But other than that, I thought that she looked great.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: The Countess of Wessex's Gown
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I never knew Sophie's bridal bouquet was also placed on the Grave of The Unknown Warrioir at Westminster Abbey. I know it is a tradition with Royal brides, but I thought it was only those who married at Westminster.

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This article states that Sophie's was not laid on it, but the image above clearly indicates it was.

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Among the daughters-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II, only Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York had laid her bouquet on the tomb as her wedding to the Queen's second son, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, in July 1986 was held at Westminster Abbey.
Diana and Charles were married at St. Paul's Cathedral in July 1981, the Queen's youngest son, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and Sophie Rhys-Jones were married at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in June 1999 while Prince Charles's church's blessing with Camilla Parker-Bowles happened also at St. George's chapel.
The press never seem to get their information correct. On that note, her bouquet was beautiful.
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You are right, it did look as though it was coming off her shoulders, and I could guess why. First, it was a coat for the Chapel, in a medieval style, very nice and appropriate for St. Georges Chapel in windsor. She had a dress underneath, you can see some of the skirt when she climbs the steps, but never took pictures in it.
I think the coat was too big but mostly the too long and heavy train dragged on it, so that the shoulders pulled apart the v neck as she walked. Poor thing.
The train was too much for the design, and the weight of it was not taken by the waist but by the shoulders.
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I never knew Sophie's bridal bouquet was also placed on the Grave of The Unknown Warrioir at Westminster Abbey. I know it is a tradition with Royal brides, but I thought it was only those who married at Westminster.

Grave of the Unknown Warrior

This article states that Sophie's was not laid on it, but the image above clearly indicates it was.



The press never seem to get their information correct. On that note, her bouquet was beautiful.
I have a picture somewhere of Diana's bouquet at the Abbey after her wedding...
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Yes, so have I. It was likely in the news as well.

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I have a picture somewhere of Diana's bouquet at the Abbey after her wedding...
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Don't you remember Edward's wink and grin at Sophie when she reached him, and her beaming smile?

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I found the wedding very cold and distant but when they walked out they seemed very happy.
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Don't you remember Edward's wink and grin at Sophie when she reached him, and her beaming smile?

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Sophie carried a boquet of ivory roses.

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