Today is the Duchess of Cambridge’s 31st birthday! To celebrate this wonderful day, we’re taking a look at all the things we loved about the Royal Wedding!

Sleeves

Catherine’s stunning Alexander McQueen gown, designed by Sarah Burton, looked magnificent on her slight frame. The sleeves, the high neckline, the slightly 50s style (almost reminiscent of Grace Kelly), everything came together to make this the wedding dress of the century, and a perfect gown for our
future queen.

Small bouquet

The bouquet was a recreation of Diana’s heavy shower creation. The bouquet was made up of Lily of the Valley, Sweet Williams and a sprig of Myrtle; the herb of love. It complemented the flowergirls’ and bridesmaid’s headdresses perfectly.

Pageboys

We loved the cute pageboys that echoed Prince William’s military uniform. Pippa Middleton’s chic bridesmaid dress didn’t need any accessories apart from natural flowers in her elegant half updo. It was also an interesting choice of colour – usually ivory or cream is just for the bride, but not here.

Natural decorations

The trees in the Abbey are being replanted at Highgrove to become a living memory of this special day. Catherine also chose flowers with amazing perfumes, so the whole Abbey was filled with a beautiful scent.

Personalisation

They wrote their own prayer for the ceremony and sung a hymn used at Diana’s funeral. This entire wedding was filled with personal touches from both the bride and groom.

Flowergirls

The cutest flowergirls were reminiscent of Diana’s helpers in the 1980s with puff-sleeved dresses, designed by Nikki McFarlane, and flowers in their hair.

Simple accessories

Catherine’s borrowed tiara (from the Queen) and her diamond drop earrings were the only bridal accessories her intricate gown needed.

Hats

Hats and fascinators were everywhere at this ceremony – a simple trend that any bride could follow to give her wedding a regal nod.

We are family

The Duchess of Cambridge’s brother read The Lesson, William’s brother was the best man, Catherine’s sister was the bridesmaid. Including family members in the ceremony made it even more personal, and perfect!

Natural beauty

Her natural hair and make-up meant that she was just a more polished version of her natural self – something that every bride should aim for.