Eugenie’s Big Day on Display

I think we all know by now that Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Brooksbank has visited her wedding exhibition in the Grand Reception Room at Windsor Castle (in that fab houndstooth outfit featured earlier in Royal Recap). Your pal OC would like to focus on some details of the exhibition. Let’s get analyzing!

Royal Collection Trust

Eugenie worked with Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos to design her gown out of silk jacquard. The fabric incorporated symbols important to the couple and “include a thistle for Scotland, acknowledging the couple’s fondness for Balmoral; a shamrock for Ireland, as a reflection of the bride’s maternal family; the White Rose of York; and ivy, representing the couple’s home, Ivy Cottage. The symbols were reinterpreted in a garland motif, created with an intricate weaving technique” according to the Royal Collection Trust. I hadn’t realized the symbols in the fabric, and really appreciate when the symbols like this are a part of the finished product.

Bodice detail, Royal Collection Trust

Also on display is one of the bridesmaid dresses, worn by the young ladies of the bridal party.

Royal Collection Trust

The bridesmaid dress included sashes featuring a print of artwork titled “Here” by Mark Bradford. While not to my liking, it was certainly another great way to bring in more special items to the couple.

Detail of sash

Next on the list is sister of the bride and Maid of Honor, Princess Beatrice’s outfit.

Royal Collection Trust

But here’s the detail I was most looking forward to—a closer view of Beatrice’s bee brooch, which I think is just darling.

Bea’s Bee Brooch

And we can’t leave the exhibition without some photos of the marvelous (and surprising!) reappearance of the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik. Magnificent.


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I end with what might be my favorite detail. The shoes match the dress, complete with block heel and T-strap, surely a nod to comfort and security during a long day. So sayeth OC.


Do any of these smaller bits of information speak to you?