The Well Appointed Bride

Prince William and Kate Middleton

With not one but two royal weddings to look forward to (let’s not forget about Prince Albert of Monaco’s July nuptials to South African former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock), we here at the Well Appointed House have a case of bridal fever.
The biggest question on every royal-watcher and fashion fan alike is, what will Kate Middleton, who will no doubt be this century’s most famous bride, wear to her April extravaganza? Word has it that British dressmaker Bruce Oldfield has the honors. The designer, whose glamour gowns have been worn by Princess Diana, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Samantha Cameron, and Jemima Khan is known for his elegant, black-tie-worthy creations.

While we will only know for sure what Kate Middleton will don when we see her walk down the aisle in Westminster Abby, we know she will look stunning (and we can have fun speculating!). Below, Bruce Oldfield bridal gowns. Which one can you picture the princess-to-be in?

Bruce Oldfield
Bruce Oldfield

Bruce Oldfield

Here, some top picks from the Spring 2011 bridal fashion week. When it came to trends, there was something for every bride. Think from sultry mermaid silhouettes, explosions of tulle and organza, supermodern mini cuts, and lots of belted waists — so, whether the prince you are marrying is a true royal or not, you are sure to look like a princess on your special day.

Monique Lhuillier

Oscar de la Renta
Badgely Mischka
Vera Wang
Lela Rose
Kate Middleton and Prince William will no doubt have a bounty of beautiful wedding gifts with which to stock their castle. Luckily, the Well Appointed House has an incredible selection of matrimonial-worthy pieces for your home.
The Flower and Bows Cup $376.00 (USD) excl tax

Lion’s Head Cake Plate $318.00 (USD) excl tax
Cherry Blossom Love Birds Guest Towels Set of 12 $94.00 (USD) excl tax
Personalized Cardinal Wedding Standard Wall Plaque $69.00 (USD) excl tax
Blue Pastoral Toile Dinnerware Collection $131.00 (USD) excl tax
Twenty-Two Piece Blue and White Porcelain Canton Collection $700.00 (USD) excl tax
Iron Gate Styled Fireplace Screen with Monogram $318.00 (USD) excl tax

An Afternoon Ride Framed Oil Painting $1,600.00 (USD) excl tax

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