To start, THE BRIDE! Oh, Sarah Burton you how done well! The lace, the understated grandeur, and sheer class! Now seriously, who can deny that this wasn't a gorgeous dress. She still remains modern and modest with covered arms, but is a far cry away from the 80s style puff sleeved Diana dress. Choosing the creative director of fashion house Alexander McQueen, renowned for excellent craftsmanship and impeccable detailing really shows a modern Kate, more than a retired Catherine.
The veil is made of layers of soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers, which was embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. The veil is held in place by a Cartier 'halo' tiara, lent to Miss Middleton by The Queen. The 'halo' tiara was made by Cartier in 1936 and was purchased by The Duke of York (later King George VI) for his Duchess (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) three weeks before he succeeded his brother as King. The tiara was presented to Princess Elizabeth (now The Queen) by her mother on the occasion of her 18th birthday.