She’s one of the more unconventional Royals, but Zara Phillips looked very much the traditional bride at her royal wedding to rugby ace Mike Tindall yesterday.
Zara’s full gown was made from ivory duchess silk and layers of lace gave a full-skirt effect. It’s thought Zara’s wedding dress was created by Stewart Parvin. The bride also wore a cathedral length veil and Greek Key tiara loaned to Zara by her mother Princess Anne. The tiara was a gift to Princess Anne from the Queen in 1972.
Zara and Mike’s wedding ceremony at Canongate Kirk lasted for 45 minutes, and featured a choir of 15 boys and girls from Zara’s former boarding school. The couple left the church in a Bentley and took a 400-yard journey to Holyroodhouse for the reception. Guest were said to enjoy a Scottish-themed feat including a lobster and crayfish cocktail, Scottish venison with dauphinois potatoes and a chocolate fondant. And like Kate Middleton who had costume change at her wedding, Zara reportedly in to a gown by Dublin couturier Paul Costelloe.
Guest at the wedding included member of the royal family a smattering of famous faces. The Duchess Of Cambridge recycled a dress she first wore to the wedding of Laura Parker Bowles in 2006. The Queen and Princess Anne looked pretty in pink, while Beatrice and Eugenie opted for more subtle looks compared to the frocks at William and Kate’s wedding.
Newly- weds Zara and Mike won’t jet off for a honeymoon, with Zara scheduled to ride at the Gatcombe International Horse Trials.