Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s Royal Wedding
On October 12, 2018, The Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, married her long-term partner Jack Brooksbank. The ceremony took place at St. George’s chapel at Windsor Castle where the royal couple was surrounded by close friends and family. The couple were engaged back in early January in Nicaragua and have been planning their two-day wedding festivities since.
Choosing a wedding dress is a very personal, and thoughtful decision and Princess Eugenie courageously displayed her personal connection with her gown to the world. After having scoliosis surgery at the age of 12, Princess Eugenie decided to honor those who helped her and inspire those with scoliosis by having her scar exposed. The back of the gown was lowered slightly to show the scar.
The dress was designed by designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos of the British label Peter Pilotto. After working with the designers for countless looks over the years, Princess Eugenie made the decision to work with Peter Pilotto for the most important dress of her life. The fabric of the gown was designed with intense purpose and features meaningful motifs such as the Thistle for Scotland, the Shamrock for Ireland, the York Rose for England and the Ivy representing the couple’s home.
The long sleeves were complemented by folded off the shoulder details that lowered into the exposed back. The dress fell at her natural waist and featured a pleated, full skirt with an extended train. For accessories, the princess wore emerald earrings gifted to her by Jack and of course a gorgeous diamond and emerald tiara lent to her by her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Perhaps the most notable aspect of Princess Eugenie’s look was that she did not wear a veil. This was an intentional decision because the veil would cover her scar and she wanted it completely exposed. Below are some beautiful photos of the royal wedding courteous of the BBC.