Moments You Don't Want To Miss From The Royal Wedding


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The lovely Princess Eugenie and her long-time beau, Jack Brooksbank, finally headed down the aisle after eight years together. The pair married on 12 October at the second extravagant Royal Wedding of the year. Here are the very best moments of the royal event that you may have missed.

How they met


Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank first met during a ski trip in Verbia, Switzerland. Their instant connection soon encouraged their love to blossom beyond the slopes. After eight happy years, in January 2017, they announced their engagement. The pair would marry at Windsor Castle on 12 October as millions around the world watched as the real-life fairytale unfolded. We have all the details about the behind-the-scenes happenings of the big day.

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Love at first sight


The wedding celebrations were stretched over two-days, a fitting reflection of the couple’s admirable passion for one another. When discussing the very first time they met in their first joint interview, the Princess’ then husband-to-be said, “It was love at first sight”, then finishing off his sentence she added, “We met when I was 20, he was 24,” we fell in love. We have the same passions and drive for life.”

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Their first public appearance


In June 2011 the couple made their first public debut together when they attended one of the year’s most fabulous occasions, the Royal Ascot. They were subsequently pictured on a number of dates out and about in London. Although a Royal, Princess Eugenie’s title doesn’t demand too many Royal duties. The couple live a socialite lifestyle among Britain’s rich and famous, their wedding’s star-studded guest list is evidence enough!

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That wedding dress


Princess Eugenie looked utterly ravishing stunning in her chosen bridal gown. The slightly off the shoulder gown had a V-neck detail on both the back and the front. The dress was designed by Australian Italian Peter Pilotto and Austrian Christopher De Vos. Eugenie’s choice to work with a non-British Designer raised more than a few eyebrows. Foregoing the traditional veil, the Princess wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara – which she loaned from the Queen.

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That reception gown


Following the ceremony, Princess Eugenie swapped out her gown for this sensational dress. Designed by top American fashion designer Zac Posen, the rose gold dress accentuated the royal’s lovely physique. The silk gown was made from British mill Biddle Sawyer silk, the new bride also wore a pair of diamond and emerald drop earrings which were a gift from her beaming husband.

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Jack’s speech


During the ceremony, the groom gave a lengthy heartfelt speech. Once the 850 guests had settled at St George’s Hall, the groom add One guest dished some inside gossip and said “The first thing he said was that his bride looked utterly stunning. He talked about how she lights up his life and makes him feel complete. There was a real sense that he absolutely means it. It was so touching.”

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The theme of the wedding


Tying in beautifully with the change in season, the theme of the wedding was autumnal. It’s very rare for a Royal wedding to be themed as some may interpret the motif as tacky or unfitting but the demure decor was tastefully executed. There were elaborate autumnal floral arrangements outside of the Chapel and at the reception. Created by wedding florist Ron Van Helden, the marquee was full of warm colors while even the cake was co-ordinated to fit in with the theme.

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The Royal cake


The couple entrusted revered wedding cake designer Sophie Cabot to create a fitting cake for the occasion. The cake was made of three tiers of red velvet and two of chocolate sponge cake decorated with white icing, butter cream and hand-made sugar-spun leaves. A whopping 400 eggs, 53 packs of unsalted butter, 15 kg of flour and 20 kilos of sugar were used!

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Storm Callum


Storm Callum as it was known swept through Britain on the big day. 60 Miles per hour winds welcomed the flustered guests as they made their way inside St George’s chapel. With skirts nearly blowing overhead, many guests were at risk of a potentially humiliating wardrobe malfunction with most using one hand to hold down their dress and the other to keep their hats on. One poor guest had her expensive hat forced from her head due to the wind and had to chase after it – not exactly what we would call royal behavior!

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Boozy Affair


It’s not very often you hear of a boozy Royal wedding, but we have reason to believe that this one was indeed an exception, perhaps the Queen skipped the reception? The lucky groom is the European Manager for Casamigos Tequila, a brand of Tequila created by George Clooney and much-loved by mischievous A-listers. Brooksbank personally created a special drinks menu that consisted of Casamigos margaritas and many, many shots of Tequila.

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Stealing the show


There were many adorable unplanned moments that happened during the wedding, but this has to be our favorites. Prince Andrew (Princess Eugenie’s father) delivered a speech during the reception. Rumor has it, his speech was hilarious and had everyone in the room crying with raucous laughter. A guest told how the father of the bride made a joke about his son-in-law said, “He recalled that his dog Jack was sitting on a chair and he shouted, ‘Jack, get off! – The dog didn’t move, he said, but Jack Brooksbank shot up and fled.”

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Does it fit


When the ceremony reached the climatic moment where the gorgeous pair exchanged their vows to one another, something happened that caused the pair to giggle while in front of the priest. When putting the wedding band on Princess Eugenie’s finger, the ring didn’t seem to fit. In a fluster, and obviously feeling a little embarrassed the lovebirds laughed it off while he wriggled the ring down her finger.

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The Bridesmaid and Pageboys


The mini-bridal party oozed were the picture of sweetness in their outfits designed by Amaia Arrieta of Amaia Kids. The children each wore a sash which incorporated Mark Bradford artwork that was included in the Order of Service. Wearing some cheeky faces throughout the ceremony, the pint-sized bridal party was made up of 3-year-old Princess Charlotte, 4-year-old Mia Tindall, 5-year-old Maud Windsor, 7-year-old Savannah Philips, 6-year-old Isla Philips and 6-year-old Theodora Williams. Five-year-old Prince George and 6-year-old Louis de Givenchy served as pageboys.

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The Royal cousins


Princess Eugenie is the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, meaning Prince William and Harry are her first cousins. The Prince’s beautiful wives, Kate Middleton and Megan Markle look very grand indeed at the wedding with Kat wearing a deep pink Alexander McQueen dress and Philip Treacy hat. Megan wore a modest navy Givenchy dress and Noel Stewart hat. We now know that Markle is expecting – so the slightly oversized coat is a more understandable choice!

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Impromptu Performance


Robbie Williams and his lovely wife Ayda Field attended the wedding to support their close friends, Ferggie and Prince Andrew, as well as cheer on their daughter Theodora Rose Williams (fondly known as Teddy) who appeared as one of the bridesmaids. The British singer reportedly gave an impromptu performance at the reception where he sang some of his greatest chart hits. Ayda caused a stir when she first stepped out of her limo. She attended the wedding, in what seems to be a cream/white dress with accompanied jacket and hat – isn’t the bride meant to be the only one in white?

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The A-list guests


The wedding saw a long list of A-lister’s gather at Windsor Castle to celebrate with the happy couple Supermodels, musicians, royals, actors showed up to the ceremony wearing some of the most fabulous couture outfits. We loved Princess Anne’s emerald green outfit that complemental Eugenie’s crown.

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Naomi Campbell


British supermodel and notorious diva Naomi Campbell arrived at the event in a stunning embellished dresh and matching fascinator. Wearing a skin-tight Ralph & Russo dress to show off her million-dollar figure, she matched the dress with a feather trim cape which covered her shoulder – in accordance with Royal etiquette. Her hat was designed with a black rose and she accessorized with black leather gloves and a pearl necklace.

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Cara Delevingne


Another celeb who wore black to the second Royal wedding of the year is model-turned-actress, Cara Delevingne. Arriving with friends, Cara strutted into the church with a high-fashion look. Wearing an Emporio Armani tuxedo suit and Chanel hat by Nick Fouquet, the gorgeous model gave all the men in attendance a lesson on how to wear a tux right.

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Emma Louise Connolly


Emma Louise Connolly, the Scottish-born model, arrived looking radiant in head-to-toe red. Joined by her reality star fiancée Oliver Proudlock, the pair are said to have met the Princess on the London party circuit five years ago. We think Emma got the Royal wedding attire just perfect with this Alessandra Rich crystal-embellished crepe gown. She accessorized with a simple black court shoe and a chic vintage-inspired red headpiece.

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Poppy Delevingne


Styled by Elizabeth Saltzman, Poppy Delevingne wore this periwinkle Oscar De La Renta creation and tweed coat. Cara’s sister topped her outfit off with a tall blue feathered bespoke hat by Victoria Grant. Though the dress is a demure fit, the cut-out detail showed quite a bit of skin for a royal event.

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Kate Moss and Lila Grace Moss


Fashion icon Kate Moss attended on the arm of her lovely daughter, Lila. Kate wore a vintage-look polka dot skirt, top and jacket which she paired by a royal blue stiletto a black fascinator. We love Lila’s look and think her outfit was ideal, matching her mum’s fascinator look she wore a long pink lace dress and cropped black faux fur jacket.

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Pixie Geldoff


Pixie Geldoff, Eugenie and Beatrice have been friends for a long time and so it’s no surprise to see her at the chapel. Pixie looked elegant and fun in her vibrant pink Celine dress which she paired with a vintage yellow kitten heel and matching hat with a white fascinator. Her partner joined her and wore a mix and match three-piece suit.

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Holly Candy


One of our favorite celeb looks from the service was worn Holly Candy, known as Holly Valance. The singer and actress wore a pale pink dress with a diamond encrusted waistband and a matching blazer style jacket. Adding sophistication to the outfit, Holly wore pink leather gloves and a diamond bracelet.

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Fergie


Mother and sister to the bride wore much more conservative outfits to the wedding than what they would usually tend to wear. Her mother, Sarah Ferguson wore an elegant teal dress by local Windsor company Emma Louise Design. We’re not too sure about the hat, and its wing-like detail but we love that she re-used the Manolo Blahnik bag that her own mother wore to her wedding with Prince Andrew in 1986.

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Princess Beatrice


Princess Beatrice toned it down in a mid-length deep purple Ralph & Russo dress – another guest to wear the designer to the momentous bash. She matched it with this scrunch headband in a lighter purple.
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The groom’s parent


The groom’s mother and father were smiling from ear to ear throughout the ceremony. With their obviously close bond to Eugenie’s parents, they felt nothing but comfortable when surrounded by all the Royals and celebrities. The groom’s mother chose a floral knee-length jacket and matching dress with a cream-colored hat. His proud dad, George stood out in his baby blue waistcoat and red tie.

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God save the Queen


Lest we forget the Queen! No matter her age, always looks preened and stylish. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II wore a baby blue coat (a regular color worn by guests) and pale pink lace dress by Angela Kelly. Queeny, of course, wore her usual black bag.

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