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Since I’m writing this post Thursday evening, I don’t have anything yet to say about the royal wedding, but… did you watch it? Did you wake up early to watch it live, or record it for later? Did you have tea and crumpets and wear a fabulous hat? And what about this weekend, what are your plans?


by Elizabeth Messina

 

Some fun links for your Friday!

Mmmmm….Tartine… via simplesong.

Love the cover of The Beekeeper’s Bible.

Ray Charles’s letterhead.

Vintage Dior gorgeousness.

A Brooklyn wedding with sassy green bridesmaid dresses.

The tulip fields in Holland are one of the dreamiest things I’ve ever seen!

Royal bachelorette shenanigans a la Mrs. Lilien.

Vote for letterpress.

The How To Project makes me happy, via Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Congrats on the new website, Edyta!

 

Kiss the Groom (Elizabeth Messina) is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

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Last year, my mother took me to the Cartier in America show at the Legion of Honor, and I totally fell in love with the sparkle, especially the tiaras. Really, what’s not to love? Do you think Kate will wear a tiara tomorrow? Here are some of my favorites on various royal and aristocratic ladies…

{Clockwise from top left} Princess Ingrid of Sweden, Princess Beatrice, Princess Cecilie of Greece, Princess Alice of Battenberg

{Clockwise from top left} Princess Grace of Monaco, Barbara Hutton, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden

 

For those of us who aren’t princesses, something a bit subtler can add the perfect amount of bling to a wedding day ensemble. Headband, hair clip, ribbons, crystal, lace, there are all kinds of tiara-esque options for brides.

{Above from left} Fred Leighton, Ban.do

{Clockwise from top left} Little White Dresser, Siman Tu, Twigs & Honey (photo by Elizabeth Messina), Siman Tu

{Above from left} Jennifer Behr, Eddera

I wore a gorgeous piece from Jennifer Behr on my wedding day, and it completed my bridal look perfectly. Did you wear anything resembling a tiara for your wedding, or do you plan to? I keep thinking about how excited and nervous I was on my wedding day – can you imagine how Kate is feeling right now?!

 

Kiss the Groom (Elizabeth Messina) is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink. Thank you to Jennifer Behr for the beautiful wedding gift!

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Based on what we’ve seen from past royal brides, my guess is that Miss Middleton will be donning something with sleeves, and I imagine that means we’ll be seeing lots more brides moving away from the strapless numbers that are so popular lately. Here, a round-up of a few of my favorite wedding gowns with long sleeves, cap sleeves, and a couple that are sleeveless (but not strapless!).

Would you wear a dress with long sleeves?

{From left} Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier

{Clockwise from top left} Angel Sanchez, Oscar de la Renta, Reem Acra, Pronovias

{From left} Angel Sanchez, Rosa Clara

 

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Our girl Kate Middleton loves hats and fascinators, and I hope it’s a trend that catches on – hats with the sole purpose of adding a little fun to your head!

 

How about a little fabulous for the bride?

{Above} Vivien Sheriff

{Clockwise from top left} Nigel Rayment, Gina Foster Millinery, Nigel Rayment, Jane Taylor Millinery

 

I am so wearing hats to weddings from now on. Maybe something a little bit wild…

{Above} Philip Treacy London

{Cl0ckwise from top left} Rachel Trevor-Morgan Millinery, Gina Foster Millinery, Beth Morgan Couture, Nigel Rayment

 

…or maybe just an utterly delightful hat!

{Above} Vivien Sheriff

{Clockwise from top left} Rachel Trevor-Morgan Millinery, Lock & Co. HattersRachel Trevor-Morgan Millinery, William Chambers Millinery

{Above} Noel Stewart

 

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Are you excited about The Royal Wedding tomorrow? Or at least curious? I thought it would be fun to join in the celebration of Will and Kate’s fast approaching nuptials by posting some fun royal wedding things today, starting with ten royal weddings. I’ve chosen some because they are eternally iconic, and others because I thought they were lovely. Which royal weddings inspire or fascinate you most?

Prince Rainier III of Monaco to American actress Grace Kelly, April 1956.

Duke of Windsor to American socialite Wallis Simpson, June 1937.

{Clockwise from top left}
Princess Alice of Battenberg to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, October 1903.
Princess Marina of Greece to Prince George, Duke of Kent, November 1934.
Princess Margrethe of Denmark to Count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, June 1967.
Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece to Marie-Chantal Miller, July 1995.

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent to Katharine Worsley, June 1961.

{Clockwise from top left}
Princess Margaret Rose of York to English photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, May 1960.
1854 re-enactment of the wedding of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, February 1840.
Princess Anne to Captain Mark Phillips, November 1973.

Charles, Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer, July 1981.

 

Check back in a bit for more royal wedding fun!

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