Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall royal wedding
We hope you enjoyed your weekends as much as royal granddaughter Zara Phillips and new husband England rugby player Mike Tindall appeared to do.
In a lavish ceremony on Saturday 30th July, the equestrian royal Zara exchanged vows with Mike in Canongate Kirk in front of guests, which included Her Majesty The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William and his new bride Kate, Prince Harry, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
The bride and groom were all smiles when they greeted onlookers, first alone as they arrived to the church and then as husband and wife after the ceremony.
Everyone were excited to see what dress sporty tomboy Zara had picked for her wedding and, although receiving a mixed reception so far, Zara looked radiant and feminine in her £3,000 off-the-peg gown by Stewart Parvin – it was a classic and elegant look.
Her hair tied up in an elegant chignon, Zara also wore her mother Princess Anne’s tiara, passed on to Anne by the Queen in 1972. The Greek inspired ‘Meander’ tiara was given to the Queen as a wedding present by her mother-in-law when she married the Duke of Edinburgh. In her hand the bride held a bouquet of white calla lilies by Paul Thomas.
As Zara is no HRH – royal brides usually use Welsh gold for their wedding band – the couple exchanged platinum wedding rings acquired by the groom, Mike Tindall.
The groom wore a made-to-measure morning suit by Savile Row tailors Cad & The Dandy. Couldn’t have been easy to dress a rugby player… The suit was teamed with £350 Oliver Sweeney shoes.
Photos: PA Wire/Press Association