The Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank took place at Windsor Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle today. Eugenie was stunning a gorgeous dress by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.

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Eugenie wowed the crowds on her arrival to the chapel, as they got a glimpse of the wedding gown we have all been waiting to see.  What appeared to be an almost off-the-shoulder satin silk gown was coupled with a beautiful glittering art deco diamond and emerald tiara.

As Eugenie stepped out of the car, we got a better look at the sweeping voluminous train and intricate detailing over the wedding gown. Princess Eugenie chose a British designer Peter Pilotto, one we have seen Eugenie wear on a few occasions previously, but not a designer who had been favoured to design her dress (the bookmakers thought Erdem).

Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos founded their fashion line in 2007 and were well know for their digital prints, which we have also seen The Countess of Wessex wear. They skyrocketed to popularity alongside similar designers Mary Katrantzou and became a fashion girls must-have brand. Their popularity halted over the last few years, though Princess Eugenie may just have catapulted them back.

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Eugenie chose a small bouquet of white flowers with pops of amethyst sea holly.

The wedding gown has been tailored to perfection with immense attention to detail and fit. The fabric of the wedding gown was created couture especially for the Princess from a blend of silk, cotton and viscose. The dress featured special embroidered motifs that had significant and personal meaning to the bride and groom. The gown is said to have cost around £200,000, but the palace will not comment on such speculation. The bride looked resplendent as she walked into the St George’s Chapel.

The tailoring of the bodice of the gown is impeccably made. With a low-cut v at the front, it was fit perfectly to the Princess, to ensure it moved seamlessly with her, and did not gape or fall forward. The gown fell slightly off the shoulder with pleated folds of satin and embroidered detailing almost in a caplet style, with long sleeves that ended in diagonal cuffs.

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As we started to see closer details of the bodice we could see the embroidered motifs that just caught in the right lighting. Princess Eugenie chose to showcase thistles for the time that her and Jack have spent at The Queen’s estate in Balmoral in the Scottish Highlands. A shamrock represented her maternal grandmother who is from Ireland, and you can see love hearts in the rope-style patterns, too. These motifs were woven into a spiralling pattern that also featured over the entirety of the gown, train and bustle.

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The bride and groom were delighted to see each other and glowed with true love on their magical day
A closer look at the fabric of Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress. Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

The rear of the gown was also something to behold, with a very emotional and significant meaning attached to its purposeful design. The back of the dress met in a low v-point and exposed Eugenie’s scar from spinal surgery to correct scoliosis as a child. This is something that bride intentionally wanted incorporated into the wedding gown.

Eugenie stated in an interview: “I’m patron of (the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Appeal) and I had an operation when I was 12 on my back,” she said. “It’s a lovely way to honour the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this.”

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The rear of the gown also had a distinctive and usual detail, that is not akin to most traditional royal gowns. With two diagonal folds of material from the right shoulder down to the left hip and moving into the bustle. A rear zip closure or series of looped fabric coated buttons were not apparent as are on most other wedding gowns. Most people would not think about adding such details to the rear of any look, but those little extra details show how well thought out this gown.

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Princess Eugenie’s wedding gown featured a rear asymmetric bustle. Folds of fabric from the rear bodice moved and blended into the bustle and were tucked up onto the left hip and then proceeded to drop away into the train of the hem on the right hand side of the dress. The bustle also helps to create extra fullness to a gown.

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The skirt of the gown was constructed in an a-line flare, with wide folded panel details at the front and many more intricate smaller folded panels details throughout the rear of the skirt to create volume with the help of an underskirt. A very large underskirt of made up of many metres of tulle was worn under the gown and we just caught a glimpse of this as she walked up the stairs into the chapel. The tulle gave just enough volume to the skirt to create a striking statement gown without being too over the top. Unfortunately we did not get a very good glimpse of her shoes, though they appear to be cream almond toe court heel stilettos and we have been told they are Charlotte Olympia.

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Princess Eugenie needed a helping hand from her father Prince Andrew and a few attendants to make sure her very long, sweeping train was unfurled, and shown in all its splendour as she got out of the car and started to walk up the stairs.

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With such an immense train and being such a windy day, Princess Eugenie almost got caught up in her train, but had the help of her father to make sure she made it up the stairs. The train looked to be around 10-15 feet in length and made a real statement as it swept behind Eugenie up the Chapel steps and then down the naive past the Royal Wedding guests.

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The Train was striking against the navy blue carpet

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As the bride left the church we got to see her train float down over the steps and were wowed all over again with it’s beauty. The train really made this wedding gown a fashion statement piece.

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Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank leave Windsor Chapel

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Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank leave Windsor Chapel

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Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank wave to the waiting crowds outside Windsor Chapel

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Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank happily married

Princess Eugenie chose a very bold statement tiara: the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara. Once was owned by The Queen Mother and now belonging to The Queen, the tiara was made by Boucheron in 1919 for Mrs Margaret Greville, who bequeathed this to The Queen Mother in 1942. The piece remained out of public sight until today, when Princess Eugenie chose it from her grandmother’s collection, likely as her ‘something borrowed’.

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Greville Emerald Tiara

Set in platinum with six emeralds around the side and pave cut diamonds, the large centre emerald is 93.70 carats. Eugenie could not have chosen a more fitting or beautiful tiara. It was perfect for her- the emeralds set off her beautiful features and diamonds sparkled in the sun as Princess Eugenie emerged from the car.

The bride’s earrings were emerald and diamond drops, which were a gift from her husband for the big day. The long thin delicate drops feature several small diamonds in a drop toward a small oval shaped emerald. They are such a beautiful addition and perfect match to the tiara. Just gorgeous. Buy an amazing replicate of Eugenie’s earrings here.

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The Bride’s makeup was simple and showed natural beauty

We are so amazed and astounded at the Princess’ self confidence, self assurance and personal determination to showcase this at her wedding, without fear of what the world might say on her big day. With so much emphasis and pressure put on beauty in our image-conscious world, it can be quite hard for a woman of any age to let people see any vulnerabilities, be them physical or not. With so much bullying, criticism and negative comments that fill our social media feeds and newspapers about our personal appearances, we can feel shamed into hiding for not being the socially-demanded standard of beauty perfection. For Princess Eugenie to have the maturity to do this still her 20’s is a true credit to her and hope it inspires others to feel more secure about themselves. A beautiful idea and tribute to her medical team.

This gown was perfect for Princess Eugenie, we can not remember a time where she looked more beautiful and radiant. A credit to Peter Pilotto and their design team, who ensured the gown was truely fit for a Royal.

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Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank kiss for the waiting crowds outside

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Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank kiss for the waiting crowds outside

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Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank leave the Chapel in a Royal Carriage

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Princess Eugenie waves to the crowds

Princess Eugenie was surely one of the most stunning Royal Brides that we have ever seen, not only for her wedding gown style, design and beautiful tiara, but the amount of courage it took to truly show the world who she is and give hope to people on this day of love, romance, a fairytale princess and a strong confident modern woman who is an inspirational role model to others. To do all of that through your wedding gown is one huge feat.

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