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Kate Middleton’s Tiara at Bridal Styles

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Since Kate and William said “I do,” there has been a run on royal tiaras at Bridal Styles! In fact, we received so many requests for an elegant bridal crown similar to Kate’s ‘Halo’ tiara that we were inspired to create one.

Introducing our newest, elegant tiara, the Bridal Styles Halo:

Bridal Styles Boutique replica of Princess Kate's Cartier Scroll Tiara, halo tiara inspired, royal bridal tiara

Bridal Styles tiara inspired by Cartier’s Halo

Created in 1936 by Cartier, the Halo Scroll tiara was purchased by Prince Albert for his wife, the Queen Mother Elizabeth, who only wore it a few times. After ascending the throne, as Queen Mother she had access to the royal vaults (and the spectacular tiaras inside). So, she gifted the Halo to her daughter (and future queen) Elizabeth on her 18th birthday. Queen Elizabeth has never worn it publicly, instead lending it to her sisters to enjoy.

In fact, the Halo has been used as a kind of starter tiara for the royal family, gracing the heads of both Princess Margaret and Princess Anne at royal events until their own tiara collections grew.

Halo Scroll tiara, Princess Margaret, Princess Anne, Kate Middleton, royal tiaras

So, as Kate walked down the aisle, we saw the elegant, perfectly sized diadem she’ll wear to tiara-required events until she acquires her own.

At Bridal Styles, we think every woman should have her own tiara…and love the idea that the first is just one of many.

Kate Middleton wearing the Halo tiara

To try our Halo-inspired starter tiara on for size, visit us at our Brooklyn bridal accessory boutique!

Prince William and Kate’s Royal Wedding!

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

“Every wedding is a royal wedding”

- The Bishop of London
during Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding

The moment we’d all been waiting for arrived on Friday! After catching only a glimpse of Kate as she traveled to Westminster Abbey, the Rolls Royce in which she and her father were riding came to a halt.

She stepped out…and we, along with over 2 billion people in 180 countries, were wowed!

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Glittering beneath a sheer, diaphanous veil of ivory tulle hand-embroidered with flowers was the diamond Cartier “Halo” tiara! Originally a gift from the Queen’s father to her mother in 1936, it was given to Queen Elizabeth on her 18th birthday. Imagine having something so spectacular as your “something borrowed”? It perfectly complemented the custom diamond drop earrings her parents gave her as a wedding gift.

Prince William & Kate's wedding!

After we stopped exclaiming how beautiful she looked, we took in her gorgeous gown. Inspired by Grace Kelly and designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, Kate’s gown was the perfect balance of modern, classic, and elegant…just like the bride. Wearing her gown crafted from silk gazar, hand-embroidered with lace, and fastened with 58 buttons and a blue ribbon, Kate took our breath away!

We’re not the only ones! During Kate’s four-minute walk down the aisle, Prince Harry looked back to see her and, with a smile, whispered something to Prince William. Then Will murmured,  “You look beautiful,” as she walked toward him.

Prince William & Kate's wedding!

After their traditional ceremony in Westminster Abbey, Will and Kate, now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and officially man and wife, walked down the aisle together. Outside, they climbed into a 106-year old open carriage for their trip back to Buckingham Palace, smiling, waving and clearly on cloud nine.

Prince William & Kate's wedding!

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At 8:25am, the newlyweds appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace for a kiss, and made history with a second. When Will kissed his bride for the first time, the crowd didn’t approve, chanting “one more kiss” until they kissed again, much to everyone’s delight.

Prince William and Kate's Kiss!

Later that day, Prince William and Kate tooled around in an Aston Martin decorated in ribbons, balloons and a license plate that read JU5T WED!

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We wish Prince William and Kate the very best, and hope their days are filled with as much love and laughter as their wedding day!

Visit us at our New York boutique to find bridal accessories that make you feel like royalty!

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