Another Royal Wedding

style // April 22, 2011

With the Royal Wedding just one week from today, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at another Royal Wedding. In April of 1956 American beauty Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco. I had never seen this short film of the wedding and was thrilled when I discovered it on YouTube. Just a quick glimpse into what is has been called “the wedding of the century.” Can we talk about that gown?  So stunning! Here’s a little fun fact about her gown for you: MGM actually gifted Grace Kelly with her wedding gown. At that time it was customary for the company to provide wedding gowns for their lead actresses, so they hired costume designer Helen Rose to design the high-neck, long-sleeved gown. Just think about the detail that went into that design (the gown was constructed with 125-year-old Brussels rose point lace!). Only makes me more curious about what Kate Middleton will be wearing in 7 days…

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