I was surprised Eugenie didn't wear a veil, but as I said earlier, it was a wonderful choice for her. Since the wind was blowing so much, it all worked out for the best. We got to see Eugenie in all her glory. And, above all, it's been established that she purposely chose not to wear a veil in order to avoid obscuring the surgical scar on her back, which she desired to proudly display as part of placing more awareness on scoliosis. Eugenie is fortunate to have had access to the best surgical care to correct her condition at the age of 12 (which involved the insertion of steel rods to help pull her spine into a straighter position and maintain stability): http://www.orthop.washington.edu/?q=patient-care/articles/childrens/spinal-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-idiopathic-scoliosis-in-childrenI'm not so sure about the tiara. It seemed massive, and I'm wondering if a veil would have softened it a bit. On the other hand, a veil might have been too much.
Re the tiara, it just works so well for Eugenie because of her coloring. She can definitely carry off the size of the tiara too because of the broad shape of her face and her large bone structure. She's not that tall, but she's not small-boned either, i.e., she doesn't have a petite frame. She wore the tiara well, but it wouldn't work for everyone. Aside from the emerald stones and larger size, the styling of the Greville Emerald tiara is somewhat similar to the Diamond Bandeau tiara of Queen Mary's that Meghan wore on her wedding day. Both tiaras are in the 'bandeau' style, but the one Eugenie wore is called a Kokoshnik tiara (which references a traditional Russian headdress) "similar to the semicircular or keel-like decorative element in Russian architecture."
https://people.com/royals/princess-eugenie-royal-wedding-official-portraits/I wish, there was a photo of the back though.
I'd love to see the back too. What a home run by Zac Posen! Viva Eugenie! She slam-dunked both outfits. I'm happy for her, because she hasn't been particularly sartorially savvy that often. Things are looking up for her fashion-wise. She's really glowing. She should stick with getting the best design advice from the best designers. Pilotto and de Vos did such a great job for her in styling and fitting her wedding dress. She should use them again in the future.
Looking back at Princess Margaret's wedding gown, it was somewhat similar in styling to Eugenie's wedding dress aesthetic. Princess Charlene of Monaco's dress (aside from no sleeves) has a similar aesthetic to Meghan's wedding dress, especially re the boatneck bodice, and similar to Eugenie's re the folded styling of the bodice/neckline. Also, Meghan's TTC Carolina Herrera 2-piece outfit (my favorite of what she's worn since her wedding) has a similar folded bodice/neckline as Eugenie's wedding dress:
Serena, Countess of Snowden wore a wedding dress exactly like her mother-in-law Princess Margaret's, right down to the design and placement of her veil:
Thanks @Parsley Sage for pointing out that the Kents, Chattos, and Gloucesters were present at Eugenie's wedding. I didn't get to see them entering on the live stream I watched. I'm not sure that all the Kent cousins were there (i.e, the Earl of St. Andrews and his family, including daughters Lady Marina and Lady Amelia). I didn't know that Lady Gabriella Windsor was recently engaged. So there will be another wedding early next year, though definitely there won't be high profile interest, and especially no filming of the ceremony. Interestingly, beautiful Lady Amelia Windsor works as a model and studies at the University of Edinburgh:
Details on Eugenie's festival celebration today at Royal Lodge:
@Vagabond quoting article:
"... raised eyebrows for its description of the lead character as 'an elegant young roughneck,'":
Probably the raising of eyebrows was more from observers and royal journalists rather than E&J's friends and family.