At 21, Lady Diana Spencer married the world’s
most eligible bachelor England’s Prince of
Wales. She walked down the aisle of St. Paul’s
Cathedral in a gown made from 40 yards of silk
taffeta, and crinoline and heirloom lace. The
dress had over 10,000 mother of pearl sequins
and pearls. The bridal gown also had a precious
panel of lace once owned by Queen Mary. The
dress was designed by husband and wife team
of Mr. and Mrs. David Emmanuel of London.
The dress consisted of a large bell skirt,
with puffed sleeves, and a bodice, with a sash
tied at the bottom of the waist, with a bow
in the back. The sleeves were elbow length,
at the end of the elbow. Lace came from the
om of the sleeves. Diana had lace and silk
ruffles around the neckline, with a bow at the center.
For good luck, the future queen had a tiny blue bow,
and a 14 caret gold horseshoe. Attached at the waist
was an enormous 25 foot train. Lady Diana’s train was
lined with ruffles from the dresses material, the
same ruffles that are through out the dress.
The bridal bouquet consisted of gardenias,
lilies-of-the-valley, white freesia,
golden roses, white orchids and stephanotis.