Weddings

Royal Wedding recap: The accessories

Can you believe it’s over? The Cosmo Bride team reminisces over their favourite moments from William and Kate’s big day. After we’d all gotten an eye-full of That Amazing Dress, the next thing to grab our attention was those little extras – the veil, the tiara and the jewels. Kate’s diamond earrings were handmade by Robinson Pelham. They were designed specially for Kate, as a gift from her parents Michael and Carole Middleton. The shape drew inspiration from the family’s coat of arms which features acorns and oak leaves. Find something similar at Fletcher & Grace (fletcherandgrace.com.au). We loved her “something borrowed”, a Cartier ‘halo’ tiara on loan from The Queen. It was originally an 18th birthday present from the monarch’s parents. Check out Canturi (canturi.com) or Baccini & Hill (bacciniandhill.com.au) for a gorgeous range of tiara options. Kate’s wedding band was made of Welsh gold and donated by The Queen after Kate and Will’s engagement was announced. See Dora Rings (dora.com.au) or Anania Jewellers (weddingringssydney.com.au) for some stunning wedding band ideas. And finally, the veil. Historically, royal-born princesses don’t wear veils when walking down the aisle, but non-royal women like Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson chose to wear one for their weddings, and so did Kate! Her silk ivory-tulle veil with lace embroidery was the perfect final touch.