Thank you, IloveCP; Leitizia's Train was gorgeous; so beautifully circular and full, to match the length. Really gorgeous. On that note, most of the Spanish Royal "Infanta" Bridal Gowns were really beautiful and Royal, with long sweeping gorgeous Trains. See also attached photo.
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.
Katharine Worsley married Prince Edward, Duke of Kent on June 8, 1961.
The church chosen was York Minster.
Katharine and Edward's mother, Princess Marina were concerned about the weight and pull of the train.
John Cavanagh, the designer had to reassure the ladies that the scale would be fitting within York Minster.
Katharine's train was a 15 foot double train. It was edged in satin.
Originally Posted by Jacknch
It's not easy to tell how long it was, but here is a picture of it and I would guess 10 feet:
I so agree with what you say here. If you wear a veil, make sure it's placed correctly.
The total picture is so important, to me at least.
I love the way that Stephanie de Lannoy's veil was attached. The tiara was, I believe, a sentimental choice, but there is no way it would have supported a veil as long as Stephanie's, hence the innovation and that puppy was firmly anchored!
Lady May's veil had been lent by her aunt Queen Mary (something borrowed?) It had been her wedding veil when she married the Duke of York, and had been her mother's, the Duchess of Teck's veil, too, so it was a very historic piece of honiton lace.
I prefer the back of Mary's skirt to the front! It reveals more of the lace, therefore displaying it better (a little closer to the sketches). The design and construction is also lovelier - more simple, less awkward, not so panelish, less like a table runner. Thank you for sharing this photo.
i agree, the back design was a lot more elegant than the front of the skirt. to me, mary's dress looked too 'rough' on the front ever since i saw it. i liked the bodice of the dress but the skirt was really strange. also, it made a real contrast with the detailed and very neat heirloom veil. it's a shame they didn't use the back design of the skirt for the front, it would have looked much nicer.
mette marit's dress, on the other hand, was one of my favorite ones and her train added a real wow factor. in fact, there was two trains, one by the dress itself and one of the veil.
The dress was exhibited and the information was that the train was 5 metres long. However there were problems with it: the 867 (!) glass paillettes in the form of daisies, made by Maison Hurel in Paris and embroidered on the train by Maison Linette in 's-Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc) made the train so heavy that the Princess was pulled backwards. A cotton undergarment was added to strenghten the dress and train, to distribute the weight better. Six handles were attached, so that the bridesmaids had a better 'grip' on the heavy veil, with their silk gloves.