Royal wedding style - Zara Phillips
Another weekend, another Royal wedding! On Saturday 30 July, Zara Phillips married England Rugby Captain Mike Tindall in the quintessentially romantic city of Edinburgh in a royal wedding with a difference: a laid back affair notably lacking the media hysteria that surrounded the recent nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Zara is renowned for being the more laid back, sporty member of the royal family, so we were intrigued to see how she’d translate this style for her big day. Zara chose a traditional ivory satin gown designed by the Queen’s own couturier, Stewart Parvin. Full skirted, corseted and featuring gathered, silk tulle straps, Zara looked impeccably refined and elegant for her special day. You can find some beautiful pictures on the Guardian website. We love any vintage addition to a wedding, and Zara certainly didn’t disappoint with her ‘something borrowed’. Atop a classic French Twist and alongside a tuille veil was the mesmeric ‘Meander Tiara’, a royal relic dating back to the 1940s when Queen Elizbeth II received it as a wedding gift from her mother-in-law, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark. Featuring an unusual angular greek pattern and adorned with a bounty of sparkling diamonds, the tiara gave a beautiful vintage historical touch to Zara’s contemporary bridal look. Zara made a beautiful royal bride and we wish her and Mike all the best for the future! If you’re inspired by Zara’s vintage Grecian addition, but lack the royal connections, then take a peak at our beautiful Grecian inspired vintage headbands and tiaras. One of our favorites is the Leaf Detail Grecian Pearl Headband by Fabledreams, guaranteed to transform any bride into a Grecian goddess. What did you think of Zara's bridal style? Would you wear grecian inspired designs on your big day? as ever get in touch or leave a comment to let us know!