Kate Middleton Switches Into a Second Sarah Burton For Alexander McQueen Gown For the Evening Reception
For the royal wedding's evening reception dinner at Buckingham Palace, Kate Middleton slipped into another dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. This time, the princess chose a white satin gazar and strapless silhouette, embellished with silver diamante embroidery at the waist. To finish off the look, Kate wore a soft white angora bolero cardigan and left her hair down and wavy. We love it, tell us what you think!
Kate Middleton and Prince William beamed as they left the royal wedding brunch reception in an Aston Martin. Will was behind the wheel of the car, which was decorated with balloons, a big red ribbon, and a license plate that read "JU5T WED." Kate, still wearing her Alexander McQueen wedding gown, waved to the gathered crowds as they rolled by. The newlyweds' decision to drive themselves was a modern one, as was the car, which Prince Charles had converted to run on eco-friendly, bio-ethanol fuel! The pair's festivities aren't yet over, though. They'll be on hand this evening for a private party hosted by William's father.
Kate Middleton is officially a princess, and she looked every bit the perfect one riding alongside her prince, William, leaving their royal wedding ceremony today. The two waved to the thousands of fans gathered to watch their ride and millions watching around the world. The newlyweds were grinning, sitting side by side, just minutes after exchanging their touching "I dos" in Westminster Abbey in front of all their guests and spending a private moment signing the register. The first kiss is still yet to come, but for now we can't get enough of William and Kate's wedding pictures and all the details of Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen wedding dress.
David Beckham held onto his top hat as he waited in line to get into Westminster Abbey in London today. Victoria was by his side wearing a navy blue dress from her Victoria Beckham Collection, custom Christian Louboutin heels, and a Philip Treacy fascinator. The couple were among the first group of guests to arrive for the event and mingled in the crowd as they made their way to their seats inside the church. David and Victoria landed in the UK yesterday and brought their boys, Romeo, Brooklyn, and Cruz, along for the trip. Their time overseas won't last long though, since David has to be back in the states to join the LA Galaxy in their match against FC Dallas on Sunday.
Prince Harry left Westminster Abbey in an open top carriage, following William and Kate's carriage procession this morning. Harry looked after page boy Tom Pettifer and bridesmaids Lady Louise Windsor and Eliza Lopes as they made their way to Buckingham Palace after the royal wedding ceremony. Harry played the part of supportive best man perfectly on his brother's big day, even taking a peek at the bride as she walked down the aisle before William did and whispering to the groom how beautiful Kate looks. The bride and groom and their families will soon take to the balcony for the fly past and first kiss, so stay tuned for lots more pictures!
Rumor had it that Kate Middleton would wear her hair down and flowy, and that's just what she did. While there were no flowers in her hair as some speculated, she looked simply stunning in soft waves, topped off with a netted veil, and Cartier tiara. It was understated elegance at its finest.
The style came courtesy of stylist James Pryce of the Richard Ward salon. "Catherine’s bridal look is called the 'demi chignon' — an updo style which combines a classic bridal look with a regal, couture finish," the salon revealed in a statement. "The focus of the style was Catherine's unique and individual halo style tiara, set just back from the hairline, which determined the finished look.”
To make the style your own, apply a styling cream, like Aveda's Smooth Infustion Style-Prep Smoother ($24), to damp hair. Blow-dry with a round brush, creating lift at the crown and a soft curl at the ends.
When the hair is dry, form a side part, and then start curling all around the head, using a wide-barrelled curing iron to make corkscrew-style curls. Tip: hold the curling iron parallel to your face and head to do this. Finish off with a smoothing serum to refine, and twist the sides back to bring the hair away from the face. See Kate's style from all angles now!
When we first saw Kate Middleton, now Princess Catherine, in her wedding gown, we were speechless at how beautifully the Sarah Burton-designed gown came out. Upon taking a closer look, we realized that the princess's dress resembled that of another iconic princess — Grace Kelly. It's easy to see why Kate would be inspired by the Princess of Monaco; her dress was classically gorgeous, sophisticated, and ladylike, without being too over the top. From the lace sleeves, to the form-fitting bodice, to the delicate veil, Kate's gown was a contemporary take on the late, great Grace's elegant style.