Last night’s premiere of Downton Abbey season 3 has everyone talking! We can’t stop drooling over Lady Mary’s wedding details: the chapel train, vintage veil and diamond tiara (valued at $200,000!)… and don’t even get us started on the gorgeous sleeved gown with rice pearls and Swarovski crystals. Get the look of this 1920s-inspired English garden wedding!
Beautiful draping vines and rich colored florals evoke the feel of an English wedding. Hanging chandeliers add to the ambience after dark.
Photo: Kurt Wilberding
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Vintage Sleeved Gown
Channel your inner Lady Mary with this chic lace sheath by Monique Lhullier. The romantic shear peplum overskirt keeps it classy and elegant and the high collar neckline is reminiscent of the gown in the episode. Princess Kate Middleton wore a lace sleeved gown on her wedding day too!
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Cathedral-length wedding veils are elegant and traditional, especially with the addition of lace trim or beading. Lady Mary's veil was anchored with a 45-carat diamond tiara by Bentley & Skinner. Add a hairpiece at the crown to complete the princess look.
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Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.