Royal Wedding Recap + Kate’s Wedding Day Fashion

kate middleton wedding fashion

So, I didn’t wake up at 3 am to watch the wedding live – did any of you guys? But I did watch all the recaps and coverage this morning and I have to say I really got sucked into all the history + their love. They just seem so happy + in love and who doesn’t love that! :) So, I’d love to hear what your favorite moments were! Here are some of mine:

• When Kate first got out of the car and we all saw her beautiful dress – reminded me of Grace Kelly – so gorgeous! I also love that she wore her hair down – gorgeous with the 1936 Cartier halo tiara lent to her by Queen Elizabeth. Loved her dress + veil, Pippa’s gorgeous dress (also by McQueen) and the adorable flower girls! How cute are they with their flower halos!! Super cute.

• The kiss – or 2 kisses should we say – on the balcony. :)

• Her simple white bouquet. The simpleness of it really lets the dress take center stage. Her bouquet contained myrtle, ivy, lily-of-the-valley and hyacinth as well as sweet William blooms as a nod to William – love that personal detail!

• And then the Aston Martin (which was decorated with balloons, a big red ribbon, and a license plate that read JU5T WED) they drove off in after their brunch – LOVED that. The hubby and I didn’t do a getaway car, but after seeing this I totally wish we did. It looked so fun!

kate middleton wedding dress lace sleeves

Of course, her dress! That was the thing I was most excited to see. It didn’t disappoint for me. What did you guys think? Very traditional, but she looked SO gorgeous. Designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen – she was stunning. I LOVED the lace sleeves – reminded me of another lace sleeve wedding dress I fell in love with last year – that of Ivanka Trump. So pretty and thinking we might see more lace sleeves in the coming years! :) I found a few dresses out there right now with lace sleeves (starting at the top left) by Monique Lhuillier. This dress is actually her homage to Kate and called the Catherine from her 2012 Collection, below from Legends By Romona Keveza and the dress on the bottom right is by Priscilla of Boston (style 4615).

fascinators at royal wedding

fascinators for your wedding

And of course all the fun fascinators and hats! Perfect for a wedding guest (as seen above at their wedding) or on the bride. Here are some perfect picks I’m loving: from BHLDN, Lo Boheme, Twigs & Honey, and the bottom row all from Kitty Andrews.

Kate Middleton Second Wedding Dress

For Kate’s evening dress she wore another gorgeous Sarah Burton dress. I love her pale white sweater (we’ve even posted before about out love of brides + sweaters) and of course her beaded sash! Gorgeous and you could easily incorporate this into your wedding attire – plus you can wear this sash again and again! Some of my favorites include these belts below by Michelle Rahn (top row) and Untamed Petals (bottom row).

beaded sashes belts

So, what do you guys think – anyone thinking of incorporating any of my favorite royal details into their wedding? I’d love to hear about them! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

all photos of the Royal Wedding from Instyle and The Sun