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12.10.18

Princess Eugenie of York Weds Jack Brooksbank In Peter Pilotto

Princess Eugenie of York Weds Jack Brooksbank In Peter Pilotto

Princess Eugenie of York married Jack Brooksbank at a ceremony today (October 12) in front of family and celebrities on a very windy day in Windsor, England.

The gown, designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, was simple and elegant; notably, the princess chose not to have a veil, showing off the low back of the dress.

The low back of the dress was included in the design at the request of Princess Eugenie, who had surgery, aged 12, to correct scoliosis.

The condition causes the spine to bend to one side, and can make the back appear rounded and the shoulder blades more prominent.

Before the wedding, the princess told a journalist: “I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.”

As someone who also has had a scar on her back from a child, I really commend her not hiding this part of her on her big day.

The fabric includes a number of symbols that are meaningful to Princess Eugenie as motifs.

A thistle representing Scotland acknowledges the couple’s fondness for Balmoral, and a shamrock representing Ireland is a nod to the Ferguson family.

The other symbols used including the York Rose – a nod to the princess’s family name of York – and ivy, which represents the couple’s home, Ivy Cottage, in Kensington Palace.

Princess Eugenie wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by the Queen, which made up of brilliant and rose cut diamonds pave set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side.

Her diamond and emerald drop ear-rings are a her wedding gift from the groom.

The wedding bouquet consists of lily of the valley, stephanotis pips, hints of baby blue thistles, white spray roses and trailing ivy.

It was created by floral designer Rob Van Helden’s sister, Patrice Van Helden Oakes.

The look was complete with Charlotte Olympia shoes.

Credit: Getty

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35 Responses to Princess Eugenie of York Weds Jack Brooksbank In Peter Pilotto

  1. Ala October 16, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

    Been waiting for days for your coverage of her gorgeous Zac Posen at the reception 😭

  2. Jas October 15, 2018 at 4:01 am #

    Soooooo gorgeous. I love the detail in the material. If I were to nitpick, I wish the sleeves were a little more fitted, but she looks like an absolute dream.
    The emeralds really bring out her eyes! Great choice!

  3. Caitlin October 14, 2018 at 11:34 pm #

    Thanks so much for the back story Catherine, it’s lovely 🙂

    She looks fantastic, but can we please talk about how incredibly stunning her FACE looks? I can’t stop staring at the close-ups! I never realised before how pretty she is.

    She looks serenely beautiful.

  4. Caroline October 14, 2018 at 5:49 pm #

    I loved her wedding dress but her reception dress was otherwordly.

  5. Mark October 13, 2018 at 11:52 pm #

    Hey have you seen her Zac Posen gown at the reception? Best dressed of the year worthy

    • Fatima October 14, 2018 at 4:19 am #

      Omg absolutely truly breathtaking. She looks like a dream!

  6. Noemi October 13, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

    I think she looks beautiful, I read some bad reviews about the dress but I think it’s beautiful, the tiara is a dream and I love the lack of the veil which I consider a conservative accessory with a misogynist meaning.

  7. Leila October 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    Every bride is special and you should not make comparisons, sadly the first thing that came to my mind was, is this better than Meghan’s..? My heart said a resounding no. I just love her smile, she is glowing which makes her so beautiful that to contradict what I said the dress does not matter.

  8. phee October 13, 2018 at 5:20 am #

    great background story. Awesome dress and look.
    I didn’t even realize she was so striking. But that face close-up is stunning.
    really so beautiful.

  9. brat October 13, 2018 at 4:05 am #

    It’s nice, the Duchess of Cambridge is still my favorite. I don’t love the lapels but I do love the back of the gown and those emeralds in her tiara that she matched to her eyes.

  10. Fee October 13, 2018 at 3:43 am #

    She looked lovely.

  11. Nadine Hughey October 12, 2018 at 11:10 pm #

    I didn’t know that about her having had scoliosis, very cool that she’d make that choice in gown & state why she did it. Oh, and her husband is cute as a button!

  12. Hermoine October 12, 2018 at 11:04 pm #

    I never realized she was so pretty
    She is glowing and looks lovely

  13. TinaL October 12, 2018 at 10:01 pm #

    She looks fabulous. The dress looks stunning from the back

  14. TeaAtTwo October 12, 2018 at 9:35 pm #

    Shouldn’t really compare but I prefer this dress to Meghan’s and because of the back of the dress, maybe more than Catherine’s dress.

  15. Amy October 12, 2018 at 8:51 pm #

    She looks great. I am missing the veil but with that tiara, no complaints

  16. Isabela October 12, 2018 at 8:33 pm #

    I loved it! She looked absolutely beautiful!

  17. Dhppy October 12, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

    Her face and hair are flawless. The tiara was a lovely choice. I like the fit of the bodice of the gown and the train is jaw dropping. I can’t get on board with the thick envelope style lapels that are best left in the Laura Ashley 80s where they were last popular. Also, the sleeves seem too large and loose, but, still she looks radiant.

  18. J October 12, 2018 at 6:58 pm #

    This is one of my favorite royal wedding gowns. She looks amazing! Like this one better than Meghan and possibly even Kate’s. Margaret’s is my all time fav royal gown.

  19. Ana October 12, 2018 at 6:04 pm #

    OMG! She’s radiant. Is this what the phrase “English rose” means?
    What a fairytale princess!

    • Kat October 13, 2018 at 1:30 am #

      + 1

      Looooove the tiara. Dress, hair, make up – all fab!

    • Lily October 14, 2018 at 2:50 am #

      +2
      She looked spectacular. Her dress was divine.

  20. Maz October 12, 2018 at 5:52 pm #

    Very happy for her after all the negativity in the press. I’m neutral on the royals but that must have been a layer of stress no bride needs! She looks glowing, the gown suits her perfectly and fits like a glove. The back is my favourite part.

  21. Dana October 12, 2018 at 5:43 pm #

    She looks stunning! Everything about her look is flawless!

    • Fiona-Brasil October 13, 2018 at 5:12 am #

      + 1.

  22. justme October 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

    She looks lovely from the neck up and I love the bouquet.
    I don’t know about the dress. I kinda like the back but the front made me think of an enveloppe.

    They both look happy though, that’s the most important thing.

    • CreoleLady October 13, 2018 at 2:10 am #

      +1.

  23. meme October 12, 2018 at 5:27 pm #

    Beautiful wedding dress. She looks fabulous. Love the tiara.

  24. olga October 12, 2018 at 5:26 pm #

    Gorgeous! She looks like a fairy tale princess. The make-up is flawless and those emeralds really make her green eyes pop.

  25. Sher October 12, 2018 at 5:15 pm #

    Such a lovely choice. She is radiant

  26. tessa October 12, 2018 at 5:14 pm #

    love the bouquet, makeup is flawless. the dress is well made. couture finish .lovely bride.bravo peter piloto.

  27. Rosie October 12, 2018 at 5:11 pm #

    I loved her dress!! She was stunning!! I liked her wedding gown even more than Kate’s and Meghan’s ones to be honest. And that tiara was mesmerizing.
    Congrats to the happy couple!

  28. JHH October 12, 2018 at 5:04 pm #

    She looks absolutely wonderful and I commend her choice of a low back dress. The dress fits beautifully and she made a lovely bride.

  29. Laura October 12, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

    Simple and beautiful. Love the back!

  30. Catherine October 12, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

    The construction of the dress is flawless, stunning.

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