1. Middleton’s long-sleeved Alexander McQueen wedding dress with a lace overlay is reminiscent of Grace Kelly’s 1956 wedding dress. For a similar style, Sophia Tolli’s “Fabiana” gown has a taffeta and lace jacket with buttons down the back and lace appliqués on the ball gown skirt. See more dress ideas.
2. Duchess Catherine wore diamond and acorn earrings by Robinson Pelham on her big day, a gift from her parents. Dana Rebecca Designs Jessica Leigh earrings are made of 14k white gold and are a fraction of the price. An even less expensive alternative are Emitations Alydia’s Vintage Screwback earrings which cost $99.
3. The Queen lent the bride her Cartier ‘halo’ tiara, crafted in 1936 by the Duke of York, on her wedding day. The understated diamond headband matched perfectly with Middleton’s earrings. Lola Jewelry’s Kate tiara is a replica of the ‘halo’ tiara and has dense crystal rhinestones that are sure to sparkle.
4. Kate’s small and simple shield-shaped wired bouquet included myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth. Ivy was also included for its traditional meaning of “fidelity; marriage; wedded love.” April is the perfect wedding month for Kate’s wedding flowers. Each of these spring-flowering bulbs are readily available from March-May.
5. Middleton’s custom-made wedding shoes were made of ivory duchesse satin with lace hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. Online designer shopping site Net-a-porter has lace-covered nude satin pumps by Middleton’s designer Alexander McQueen for $995.