If it wasn’t for American socialite Wallis Simpson, The Royal Family as we now know it would be completely unrecognisable. Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry her in 1937. As a result, his brother, Prince Albert became King George VI.
Think about the 1960s and it’s hard not to think of music: The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Lulu… One other thing they had in common were their weddings, and iconic wedding dresses. There was no overriding style of fashion, and as a result there are plenty of different types of wedding gowns. Above all, the 60s were a decade of iconic wedding dresses.
Celebrating the end of WWII and rationing, the 1950s saw a significant new era of experimental and iconic bridal fashion. This decade is still a source of inspiration for dressmakers today.
Audrey Hepburn was a much beloved actress, both on-screen and in real life. She became a film and fashion icon shortly after entering the world of Hollywood. Because of this, she had many admirers who tried to win her heart, and two that won her hand.
If you want the Force to be with your marriage, what better way is there than emulating the style of Padmé Amidala’s wedding dress? Okay, so that may be slightly ambitious, as the dress is very complicated. But, it would make a beautiful tribute to the film series, or a wedding on 4th May. However, before we get too carried away, let’s look at the dress the Star Wars character wore to her wedding.