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Catherine Middleton's Wedding Dress designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen

Catherine Middleton's Wedding Dress designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen

After much media speculation that Kate Middleton would chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the design of her wedding dress, confirmation comes that McQueen's successor, Sarah Burton is the designer. The official Royal Wedding site shares details on the Wedding gown and Bridesmaids' dresses, from the lace appliqué, to the choice of fabrics and jewelry.

...The dress design pays tribute to the Arts and Crafts tradition, which advocated truth to materials and traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and often Romantic styles of decoration…

(I captured these screens from CNN's live coverage early this morning in honor of the event.) william-and-kate-middleton-in-wedding-dress
Catherine Middleton, HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, married to Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, at Westminster Abbey Friday morning.

According to ABC News, Middleton's "dress veil was held in place by Cartier halo tiara lent to her by the Queen."

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The gold from Catherine Middleton's wedding ring belonged to Queen Elizabeth II and was newly crafted by Wartski, a small, family-run business that was founded in 1865.

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MarthaWeddings reports that Prince William and Princess Catherine rode off in a 1902 carriage.

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Catherine Middleton and her sister, Pippa Middleton (Photo above via Vogue: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

 
   

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