july 29, 1981 was a historical day for romance, fashion, and history. the wedding of lady diana spencer and charles, prince of wales was watched around the globe, and to this day inspires and awes us.
the lovely diana began her reign as a beloved public figure on her wedding day. she was stunning and poised in her elaborate dress, but her youth and innocence endeared her to the masses, while her kind spirit shone through in her every move. she became known for her boldly elegant sense of style, a title that began with her dramatic wedding look. her taffeta and lace gown boasted an impressive 25-foot train, a ruffled neckline and full puffed sleeves, created by Elizabeth and David Emmanuel. her heirloom family tiara was topped with a full, cathedral length veil with a traditional blusher worn over her signature blond cropped hair. pearls and sequins let the princess sparkle and shine on her big day. the wedding look was truly unforgettable in it’s size, and it’s elegance has inspired many a bride; some even consider the dress of Kate Middleton, who married Diana’s son, Prince William, an ode to her late mother-in-law’s beautiful wedding day look.
her husband, Prince Charles, was dashing in his Naval uniform to escort his lovely bride, and the spectacular details- Diana’s beautifully cascading white and green bouquet, the ceremony at the historical St Paul’s Cathedral, the beautiful carriage that swept the couple away after the nuptials- all created a fairytale wedding that millions watched in awe. the dramatic event was the first and last of it’s kind, holding a place in history as a beloved day of romance, tradition, and royal glamour.