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13 ICONIC ROYAL WEDDING DRESSES

May 18, 2018
13 ICONIC ROYAL WEDDING DRESSES

Catch royal wedding fever with these bridal gowns

At LENZO, we love a good wedding just like everyone else, but we go into overdrive as soon as a royal wedding is announced! If you’re anything like us, you’ll have your eyes glued to your television screen on May 19 at 6pm AEST to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married (we can only assume that our invitations got lost in the mail!)

In honour of these upcoming nuptials, we’re listing our top 13 iconic royal wedding gowns through the ages. Check them out below.

13. QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCE ALBERT

When: 10 February 1840
Where: London, England

The bride wore: A ballgown wedding dress with lace by William Dyce, and a satin dress by Mary Bettans

“LENZO PHOTO CREDIT: Roger Fenton

12. BEATRICE BORROMEO AND PIERRE CASIRAGHI

When: 1 August 2015
Where: Isola Bella, Italy

The bride wore: An a-line wedding gown by Valentino

“LENZO PHOTO CREDIT: Valentino

11. PRINCE EMANUELE AND CLOTILDE COURAU

When: 25 September 2003
Where: Rome, Italy

The bride wore: A simple wedding gown with long sleeves by Valentino

“LENZO PHOTO CREDIT: Getty / Franco Origlia

10. CHARLENE WITTSTOCK AND ALBERT II

When: 1 July 2011
Where: Prince’s Palace of Monaco, Monaco
The bride wore: An off-the-shoulder bridal gown by Giorgio Armani

“LENZO PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

9. PRINCESS ANNE AND MARK PHILLIPS

When: 14 November 1973
Where: Westminster Abbey in London
The bride wore: A wedding gown with bishop sleeves by Maureen Baker

“LENZO PHOTO CREDIT: PA Photos

8. LETIZIA ORTI AND PRINCE FELIPE

When: 22 May 2004
Where: Almudena Cathedral in Madrid
The bride wore: A silk gown with embroidered detailing by Manuel Pertegaz

“LENZO PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

7. MARY DONALDSON AND PRINCE FREDERIK

When: 14 May 2004
Where: Copenhagen Cathedral in Copenhagen
The bride wore: A 3/4 sleeve wedding gown designed by Uffe Frank

“LENZO PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

6. SHAH MOHAMED REZA RALEVI AND SORAYA ESFANDIARY-BAKHTIARI

When: 12 February 1951
Where: Marble Palace in Tehran
The bride wore: A beautiful sparkly wedding dress by Christian Dior

“LENZO PHOTO CREDIT: AFP / Getty Images /font>

5. PRINCESS CAROLINE AND PHILIPPE JUNOT

When: 28 June 1978
Where: Monaco
The bride wore: A bridal flower crown, and a wedding dress by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior

“LENZO PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

4. PRINCESS ELIZABETH II AND PHILLIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH

When: 20 November 1947
Where: Westminster Abbey in London
The bride wore: A tailored bodice wedding dress by Norman Hartnell with a short train

“LENZO PHOTO CREDIT: Rex Features

3. PRINCE CHARLES AND DIANA SPENCER

When: 29 July 1981
Where: St Paul’s Cathedral in England

The bride wore: A wedding gown designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel

“LENZO PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

2. PRINCE RAINIER III AND GRACE KELLY

When: 18 April 1956
Where: The Palace Throne Room in Monaco

The bride wore: A wedding dress by Helen Rose

“LENZO PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

1. PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON

When: 29 April 2011
Where: Westminster Abbey in England

The bride wore: A high neck, long-sleeved wedding dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

“LENZO PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Martin Meissner

Will Meghan Markle’s wedding gown be the #DRESSOFTHECENTURY? We’ll just have to wait and see…!

Love, LENZO x

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