Personal favorites of mine, both of these. Gorgeous gowns, not too overwhelming for these brides (Claire has such delicate features, and remember Anne-Marie was only 18 years old), and amazing heirloom lace veils for both. I approve.
This is a sleeper favorite of sorts: gorgeous and classic, but worn by a Windsor bride without the mega profile.
Mary’s dress is an interesting case: it was listed on quite a few least favorite lists as well as many favorite lists. Too much of a divided crowd to make the big list in the end, I guess.
These two are so different, it amuses me that they tied. Diana’s got the iconic factor like Grace does, but there are a lot of people that just can’t get past the pouf. And Cristina’s is one that wins on the prettiness level, but doesn’t have the well-known factor.
There were some very vocal advocates for this one for the top spot as we went along with the countdown, but not enough fans to give it a high place on the list overall.
Anne’s gown is so very Anne. I mean, what else can you say?
I have a feeling that if HD television or HQ photography had been around at the time of this wedding, this gown would have had a much higher slot here. It’s fabulously intricate, but you can’t really tell in a lot of the media that remains from the wedding. Actually, I can't help but think of Princess Stéphanie's gown now, with the silver and all the delicate layers.
And there you have it! Any further surprises for you?
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