10 July 2013

Wedding Wednesday: July Brides

July's another busy bridal month, and we have some extra famous ones in the mix:

July 1, 1995
Another Valentino gown, coming off last month's recent creation.

Princess Stephanie of Monaco and Daniel Ducruet
July 1, 1995
Both a wedding gown and a cocktail gown, very practical...

July 1 & 2, 2011
Still the best she's ever looked, in my humble opinion.

July 2, 1959
Timely and coincidental, this second peek at the wedding of the soon-to-be abdicated King and his bride.

Prince Alois of Liechtenstein and Duchess Sophie in Bavaria
July 3, 1993
This is also, I'd say, the best this bride has ever looked.

The Duke of York and Princess Victoria Mary of Teck
July 6, 1893
An "antique" option for you - King George V and Queen Mary - though this wedding will always stand out more for the jewels the bride received than for anything she wore, in my brain.

July 6 & 8, 2000
This is not the best this particular bride has looked, I'm sorry to say.

July 8, 1972
A throwback to the quiet times when Richard, the second son, was meant to be an architect and not a duke.

July 9, 1999
Another option from Greece, this time far simpler than M-C and her Valentino.

July 12, 2012
These two have welcomed a son since their wedding last year.

July 14, 1994
Always a fan favorite, this gown earned a spot on your list of favorite royal wedding gowns.

July 18, 1996
This one's usually a favorite too - those Windsor cousins didn't do so bad.

Lady Rose Windsor and George Gilman
July 19, 2008
Rose is one of the daughters of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and her lovely wedding gown was accented by the family's diamond Iveagh Tiara.

July 22, 2011
The lovely Zeina borrowed a diamond floral tiara from her mother-in-law, Princess Sarvath.

July 23, 1986
One of the seriously famous wedding gowns on the list...

July 29, 1981
...and another! Both former Windsor brides made my personal list of best royal wedding gowns (not favorite, best. There's a difference).

Prince Hans-Adam of Liechtenstein and Countess Marie Aglaë Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau
July 30, 1967
Marie is wearing the major Habsburg fringe tiara with her wonderfully simple gown.

July 30, 2011
The parents to be! This list is going well with our recent run of royal news.

Lady Davina Windsor and Gary Lewis
July 31, 2004
And we wrap up with Davina, who is the other daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and her beau Gary, from New Zealand.

Who's your favorite July bride?

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