If you watched the series premiere of Downton Abbey last week, you know Mary and Matthew finally get married! I was actually surprised by how small a part the ceremony played in the episode, and that they didn’t show the vows. It’s probably better that way though, I had a few to drink and was already bawling when Lady Mary walked down the stairs in her gown.
The gown was relatively simple, and very fitting for a 1920’s look. It is supposedly the most expensive costume ever made for the show, which tells you a lot about the cost of wedding dresses!
I’ve never been one of those girls who day dreams about her wedding, but I’ve definitely spotted a few gowns over the years that I really like. Of course, if I ever did get married, I would make my own wedding dress. I can’t imagine spending thousands on a dress I’d only wear for one day!
I really loved almost all the gowns in Vera Wang’s Fall 2012 collection. Probably because they are so not wedding-y. Nothing white, with a very ethereal overall feeling. I can get down with that. I would just as soon wear one of these for a photo shoot!
While these dresses are obviously amazing, they are very modern. I think if I had to pick my all time favorite wedding dress, it would be the surprisingly simple gown Princess Margaret wore in 1960.
I think it’s the skirt that really makes the dress. Grace Kelly’s is also inspirational, and in her’s the bodice makes it. Combining the two would be perfect!
Can’t wait for next weeks episode of Downton Abbey, and Lady Edith’s wedding!