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Old 04-04-2015, 10:37 AM
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The site asks: "Was Sophie's dress a success, or not?"

IMO it was a success. But of course I love everything about Sophie. On that day, I think she shimmered. It was very special. At long last, after innumerable delays, finally she was having her day. Well done.
I though Sophie, to her credit, looked like herself on her wedding day. Too often in HRH weddings the "playing princess" part of the dress overwhelms the bride's personality.
And to this day, Sophie looks like herself in casual and event venues. She's in better shape and picking better silhouettes these days, but she looks like the same old Sophie. Good for her.
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Old 04-04-2015, 02:22 PM
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I though Sophie, to her credit, looked like herself on her wedding day. Too often in HRH weddings the "playing princess" part of the dress overwhelms the bride's personality.
And to this day, Sophie looks like herself in casual and event venues. She's in better shape and picking better silhouettes these days, but she looks like the same old Sophie. Good for her.

I agree with this - Sophie (and Edward for his part) looked like themselves on their wedding day - two people who were in love. The wink Edward gave her when she met him at the top of the aisle was very reflective of their relationship. Channel 4 did a documentary on body language about 10 years ago and they compared Prince Charles and Diana's engagement interview and wedding to Edward and Sophie's. The basic analysis was that based on body language Edward and Sophie were deeply in love, whereas Charles and Diana were not. I managed to find it online

I was never a fan of Sophie's dress as it was clear that she had lost weight since the initial fitting and I found it odd that it was never altered again to suit her new size. That being said, she looked very happy and that's the main thing. Her bouquet was the best part of her ensemble to be honest - her flowers were beautiful.

I am just glad that this British royal marriage has lasted so long and they put the press to shame who all said they didn't think it would last due to the other marriages. "They say when you marry in June, you're a bride all your life..." Seven Brides for Seven Brothers said it, not me!
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:51 PM
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Molly, thank you for the above video link. I am enthralled! I recall the analysis of Edward's and Sophie's engagement interview. Must have been a snippet from this show.
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I love queen's big smile
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The four girls and boys who carried Sophie's train were Camilla Hadden, Olivia Taylor, Felix Sowerbutts, and Harry Warburton. These children were all commoners. This is the first time that this has occurred in a royal wedding.
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Is it really so hard to make a brides wedding dress fit? I always hear that she lost weight etc. but there has to he a way to counteract that so the bride isnt swallowed like Sophie and Diana were.
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Something I just noticed about this wedding is that the Royal ladies appear to have worn long gowns which is a tradition they had put aside at the weddings of both Charles and Andrew. Is this because it was a late afternoon wedding? I do prefer this tradition which many European royals still have.


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Is it really so hard to make a brides wedding dress fit? I always hear that she lost weight etc. but there has to he a way to counteract that so the bride isnt swallowed like Sophie and Diana were.
It may have had something to do with the heavy bead-work on such flimsy fabric - especially around the neck-line. It was a beautiful dress, although the intricate details are hard to see in the photos.

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Something I just noticed about this wedding is that the Royal ladies appear to have worn long gowns which is a tradition they had put aside at the weddings of both Charles and Andrew. Is this because it was a late afternoon wedding? I do prefer this tradition which many European royals still have.


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Yes indeed, because of the timings and the late afternoon/early evening reception, longer dresses were more appropriate - of-course there would be no time to do a quick change in the middle!
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The four girls and boys who carried Sophie's train were Camilla Hadden, Olivia Taylor, Felix Sowerbutts, and Harry Warburton. These children were all commoners. This is the first time that this has occurred in a royal wedding.
really? I though that Di's attendants were commoners. the only one iwht even a courtesy title was Lady Sarah AJ?
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the tiara was very clunky looking.. too big.. and the dress seemed to be falling all over the place. As I recall the queen had an odd "flapper like" dress too?
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Old 07-16-2016, 03:34 AM
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2 had titles. 2 were straight commoners. The others had aristocratic roots.

pages:
-Lord Nicholas: DOK son
-Edward VC: Charles' godson. Yes rich, and lived in Amner, but commoner

flower girls:
-Lady Sarah Chatto: Margarret's daughter
-India Hicks: daughter of Lady Pamela Mountbatten
-Catherine Cameron- female line granddaughter of Marquis of Lothian
-Clementine Hambro-female line great-granddaughter of Churchill
-Sarah-Jane Gaselee-commoner, father was racing friend of Charles

Sarah was the one with the heavy named bridal party but again not all.

flower:
-Zara- no title but RF
-Laura Fellows- Diana's niece, noble blood on both sides
-Rosanna- daughter of the Duke of Roxburghe
-Alice- Sarah's half-sister
Page:
-Prince William
-Peter Philipps
-her nephew Seamus
-her half brother Andrew

Anne had 1 each, Lady Sarah and Prince Edward.

I think the poster meant that it was the first time that None of the kids came from an aristocratic family. Not that first time All of them didn't.

Generation back would have been even rarer. The queen had 2 princesses (hr sister and Alexandra), 3 ladies (Lady Mary Cambridge, Lady Elizabeth Lambart and Lady Caroline MDS), 3 honorables (Honorable Pamela Mountbatten, Margarat Elphinstone and Diana Bowes-Lyon) and 2 Princes (William of Gloucester and Michael of Kent).

Margarat: (not sure she had pages, Philip gave her away)
-Princess Anne
-Marilyn Wills-granddaughter of Margarat's Aunt Lady Elphinstone
-Annabel Rhodes- another granddaughter of Lady Elphinstone
-Virginia Fitzroy- daughter of the Earl of Euston
-Sarah Lowthar- daughter of Sir John Lothar
-Catherine Vessi- daughter of Viscount de Vesci
-Lady Rose- daughter of the Duke of Abergavenney
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Old 07-16-2016, 03:40 AM
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the tiara was very clunky looking.. too big.. and the dress seemed to be falling all over the place. As I recall the queen had an odd "flapper like" dress too?
I don't know. But then again I think Sophie's more "Renaissance fair' then 'flapper'.

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Old 07-16-2016, 04:16 AM
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I don't know. But then again I think Sophie's more "Renaissance fair' then 'flapper'.

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her overall look wasn't great, IMO. It didn't seem very coherent.. the whole wedding had that feel of "we're trying to go downmarket". The dress was pretty, but the tiara looked too clunky or chunky. I think a small graceful tiara would have been better, either a simple circlet or "crescent style"..
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Sophie wore a necklace with a cross. Were the white beads pearls? What were the green beads?
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Sophie wore a necklace with a cross. Were the white beads pearls? What were the green beads?
There were white pearls and black pearls, same with the earrings. She still wears the earrings but I've only ever seen the necklace once again, about a year after the wedding.
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EllieCat, Thank you for the information about the pearls. How could the black pearls have looked like green?
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Sophie was such a beautiful bride. I loved everything about the wedding, even Edward's snazzy duds. Everything blended so well, and of course they were so obviously in-love and in-friendship. Can't get better than that.

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There were white pearls and black pearls, same with the earrings. She still wears the earrings but I've only ever seen the necklace once again, about a year after the wedding.
IIRC some people not liking the necklace and speaking ill of Edwards attempts to design. It definitely wasn't a pretty necklace but the sentiment was nice.
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