2011 was a huge year of wedding bliss! Among the many stars and royals celebrating their nuptials were Reese Witherspoon, Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, Lily Aldridge, Miranda Lambert, Lily Allen, Anja Rubik, Abbey Clancy, Sofia Coppolla, Molly Sims, Charlene Wittstock, Princess Sophie of Isenburg, and of course Kate Middleton.
Kate looked amazing in the ivory ball gown that featured a stunning floral lace overlay at the sweetheart neck bodice. The lace traveled out from a v-neck cut that lengthened into elegant long-sleeves. She dazzled in Robinson Pelham leaf and acorn diamond earrings that were striking with her Cartier halo tiara attached to a long ivory veil.
I was mostly excited about the fact that Kate wore long-sleeves; there are many that are beautiful, but I often grow tired of the constant look-a-like strapless and cap-sleeve bridal dresses. They’re not always flattering either.
Kate was one of two brides in 2011 that pulled off the new trend; she was our real life princess while Kristen Stewart took our breath away on film.
That’s right — I couldn’t choose one bride, therefore, I picked two.
From head-to-toe Bella looked beautiful. A braided chignon fastened with a sapphire and diamond vintage hair comb and Manolo Blahnik for Carolina Herrera crystal-beaded “Swan” pumps accessorized her fairytale ivory long-sleeve gown with Chantilly lace. I was enamored with the low-dipping waist surrounding a trail of buttons and the lace detail at the wrists. It took Ms. Herrera six months to create this handmade gown, and next year she’ll be taking orders of the dress from brides-to-be — which she will also hand-make.
There’s no doubt in my mind that Kate Middleton and Bella Swan will be two of the most memorable brides ever.