THE DRESS! Designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, the gown is the embodiment of a quintessential princess, and Kate Middleton worked closely with Burton to formulate the look. Individual flowers were hand-cut from lace and hand-engineered onto ivory silk tulle to create a unique and organic design, which incorporates the rose … and thistle … and daffodil … and shamrock. Who knew a size-2 frame could host so much detail?
THE TIARA! It’s the same one Queen Elizabeth received as a gift from her mother on her 18th birthday. Resembling a halo, it was made by Cartier in 1936 and purchased by The Duke of York for his Duchess three weeks before he succeeded his brother as King.
THE EARRINGS! Her parents gifted her these little diamond acorns that resemble her new coat of arms. Cute!