Well doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!? It’s pretty hard to believe that it has been a full FIVE YEARS since Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot but the couple celebrated their anniversary on April 29th. It was a wedding in true royal style and of course, everyone at Bridal Fabrics had their eyes on the bride’s dress, which was made using Kate bridal lace. Lets recap on that fairytale romance!
Wills met his former bride in 2001 at St Andrews University, where they both attended. The Prince saw Kate in a charity fashion show and was instantly smitten, though the two were friends and roommates for a time before anything romantic took place. Kate split with her current boyfriend in 2003, clearing the way for the Prince to move graciously in, inviting her on a luxurious skiing holiday (she, of course, accepted just as graciously!). After this, the couple were inseparable and, despite media pressure, successfully established a relationship.
We found out that Kate Middleton was to become an official princess on November 16th 2010, when the engagement was formally announced. Kate proudly shows off the gorgeous sapphire ring worn by Princess Diana, which Wills has carried with him in his rucksack for 3 weeks as the couple safari across Kenya. She said that the proposal was ‘very romantic’ but declined to give further details of the personal moment.
Kate’s wedding gown was absolutely stunning, regal and lacy with gorgeous long sleeves and a satin train behind the blushing bride. The antique lace style reminded fashionistas of Grace Kelly and their eagle eyes spotted the blue ribbon that was carefully sewn into the bodice of the gown for her ‘something blue’. Kate carried a bouquet containing myrtle, as has every royal bride since Queen Victoria. Everyone agreed that she was the true picture of beauty – and Wills didn’t look too bad either!
Congratulations to Wills and Kate on the five-year wedding anniversary – we hope he has bought her a good present!
We absolutely adore theKate lace that was used to form part of Kate Middleton’s wedding gown and we are sure you will too.