by edithfarminer 07 Sep 2011

Cuties, today I have been to Buckingham Palace and saw Kates wedding dress and a film how it was made. For those interested, they used 6 different ready lace pattern material and cut out all the designs, which were than appliqued onto the fabric by the school of needlework.

Included was roses for England. Daffodils for Wales, shamrock for Ireland and Thistle for Scotland. It was just stunning and how slim she is. the shoes were made similar. Plain white material on the shoes and the lace appliqued onto it.I feel the luckiest person to have seen it all. The palace was stunning inside. Tired now but happy lol.If anyone is thinking of coming to London, do try to make it when the palace is open- Mostly augustus-september and book your tickets well in advance.


by meganne 08 Sep 2011

How absolutely Spiffing!!!
I am green with envy!
I would love to visit London again. I most enjoyed all the markets there but if I went now I would have a definite buying plan and it wouldn't be clothes this time. :-)))
I saw a show on Fox about how the display was being set up and evidently the Queen was displeased that the dress was being displayed on a headless mannequin. Well, that's what they said.???

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edithfarminer by edithfarminer 08 Sep 2011

Yes Meganne, I saw that too, but in reality it did not look spooky at all, well that is the feeling one got from watching that on TV. LOVED it all.
I thought all embroidery was done straight onto the material, never once thought it might all have been cut out and sewn on by hand

by baydreamer 08 Sep 2011

for us who can't here is the link with pictures

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edithfarminer by edithfarminer 08 Sep 2011

thanks for this link

by rmj8939 08 Sep 2011

That would be a lifetime experience. She was a beautiful bride.

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edithfarminer by edithfarminer 08 Sep 2011

Yes she was, watched every minute of it

by fannyfurkin 08 Sep 2011

How interesting, I will have to make a point of going to Buckingham Palace if I ever get to London. I did see the changing of the guards there but I was only 5 years old.

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edithfarminer by edithfarminer 08 Sep 2011

I saw the changing of the guards like you many years ago, but to go into the palace and see how it, surpassed all my expectations. I will add that I went from there to Harrods lol, where I could have spend a fortune. such a beautiful shop

by airyfairy 08 Sep 2011

Thank you for telling us all about the dress. It was really so beautiful.

by babie 08 Sep 2011

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Wish I could do it just maybe one day.

by 02kar Moderator 07 Sep 2011

You are so fortunate. My husband and I had the pleasure several years ago to do the same tour. That place is so impressive and just amazing!

by capoodle 07 Sep 2011

What an exciting adventure you had. The wedding gown must have been gorgeous up close and in person.

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edithfarminer by edithfarminer 08 Sep 2011

Yes it was, just amazingly beautiful

by asterixsew Moderator 07 Sep 2011

Sounds like you had a brilliant time. Which part of the palace were you in? I visited when I was about 19 - many years ago and there were amazing paintings everywhere. The presentation I took part in was in the Ballroom. I remember the band playing Congratulations at some point of the afternoon and shaking hands with Prince Philip. I almost forgot to walk away from him backwards as we had been instructed!

edithfarminer by edithfarminer 08 Sep 2011

Hihi, you had fun, We went in lots of parts mainly on he back and yes the ballroom too. all was just amazing and the beautiful ceilings and chandaliers, waaauw, just loved it all. finished off with coffee on the outside terrace with a lovely but naughty chocolate cake.

edithfarminer by edithfarminer 08 Sep 2011

that was meant to be naughty chocolate cake lol

by shirlener88 07 Sep 2011

Edith, what a wonderful experience - thank you for sharing all the details with us - isn't it a shame that they don't do a virtual tour for some of us - that will never travel there? *4U Shirlene

capoodle by capoodle 07 Sep 2011

A lot of items goes on tour so we might get a chance here in the States to see this wedding dress some time.

edithfarminer by edithfarminer 08 Sep 2011

I hope you might see, it. I found the film how it was made so very interesting and how they worked out the placement of all the lace. I had expected them to embroider direct onto the material. The result of their work was fantastic and she also explained how they weighted the centre back of the trail so it would fall just perfect.

by ansalu 07 Sep 2011

Oh I'm jealous. You are in London what a lucky lady you are. Did you meet any cutie (Maria/ mooie24)?
Have fun there and wish you fantstic wheater...
Greetings, Bettina

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edithfarminer by edithfarminer 08 Sep 2011

We have a house not too far from London, where I am at the moment. No I did not meet any cuties, but all tickets are well sold out, huge amount of people going every day whilst open