The Queen’s eldest Grandaughter Zara Phillips married Mike Tindall at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh on Saturday 30th July 2011.
The Bride wore a stunning ivory dress with a short train by Edinburgh-trained designer Stewart Parvin along with a beautiful silk veil. The dress had a chevron pleated bodice, ending in inverted pleats on a dropped waist, creating a bell-shaped silhouette, and also included a concealed structured corset as well as silk tulle straps that fell into a V-shape at the back. Mike Tindall wore a suit by Cad and the Dandy and shoes from Oliver Sweeney.
Zara accessorised the dress with The Meander Tiara, lent to her by mother Princess Anne.
Zara’s Maid of Honour (Dolly Maude) wore a Stewart Parvin dove-grey, knee-length cocktail dress with cap sleeves and a high neckline and her 4 Bridesmaids (Stephanie Phillips, Nell Maude, Jaz Jocelyn, Hope Balshaw) wore dresses by local dress maker Sue Palmer. Their Page Boy (Ted Maude) wore a Balmoral Tartan Kilt.
After the wedding the couple and their guests moved onto the Palace of Hollyrod (just 360 yards away) where they were treated to an afternoon reception of drinks and canapés, followed by dinner and dancing.
The Queen only stayed for drinks before leaving the guests to carry on partying, just as she had for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding.
The bride and groom have decided to forego the traditional post-wedding honeymoon returned to their respective day jobs the following Monday