Glorious sunshine was the order of the day for the next Royal Wedding to take place – this time for Zara Phillips to wed Mike Tindall. The names are familiar because he’s a former Captain of the English rugby team and of course Zara is daughter of the Princess Royal, Princess Anne. Zara and Mike have been together more than 7 years and they’re finally tying the knot. This is a relatively small wedding by Royal standards – a mere 400 and it will be held at Canongate Kirk in Scotland. But they pack in the Royals and celebrities just the same.
The wedding dress chosen by Zara Phillips was designed by one of the Queen’s favorite couturiers Stewart Parvin.
Zara, the Queen’s granddaughter is known for her low cut tops and daring outfits, but dressed to impress in this wedding gown, and it certainly does her justice. The dress is an ivory silk faille and silk duchess satin gown. Faille is a soft light ribbed fabric of silk, rayon, or taffeta. A chevron pleated bodice revealing dramatic inverted pleats on a dropped waist was designed to create a bell-shaped silhouette. Silk tulle straps form a V at the back and the bust is in silk duchess satin, with simple bias-cut raw edged ribbons of top-stitched silk faille and duchess satin decorating the neckline and empire seam.