Jul 4, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Newly titled Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco married in civil and religious ceremonies over the weekend. The bride, a former Olympic swimmer, wore a Chanel sky-blue jacket and long dress for the civil ceremony.
For the religious ceremony held in the palace courtyard, Princess Charlene wore an off-white silk Duchesse Giorgio Armani Prive wedding gown with a 15-ft veil made of tulle. The gown was embellished with 40,000 Swarovski crystals, 20,000 mother of pearl teardrops, and 30,000 stones in gold shades. It took 2,500 hours to make, with the embroidery taking 700 hours, on to 130 m of off-white silk. The bride completed her look with a “Diamond Spray” tiara by Lorenz Baumer that featured eleven encrusted diamond pears. The groom wore a cream-colored summer uniform of the palace of the guards.
Following the nuptials a ball was held at the Opera Garnier in Monaco. Wittstock changed into a Giorgio Armani cocktail dress with a sheer top and tiered skirt for the occasion.
Apr 26, 2011 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
• The Royal Wedding is generating 9,000 mentions a day online
• Maximum posts were speculations about her dress (23%), the guest list (20%) and the gifts (18%)
• The range of social media around the event include the Official Royal Wedding website, the British Monarchy Flickr account, Twitter (@ClarenceHouse), The Royal Channel on YouTube and the British Monarchy Facebook page
In line with William-Kate’s wishes to make the wedding as accessible and participative, live updates and unique material is being released through a range of online material—so this is the most digital and interactive coverage of a Royal Wedding, or for that matter any Wedding to date.
Live streaming on The Royal Channel
For the first time, broadcast footage of a royal wedding will be live streamed on The Royal Channel on YouTube, accompanied by a live multi-media blog put together by St. James’s Palace. The Royal Channel will host a live stream ‘gadget’, produced by Google, which will stream the wedding live on the day from 10.00 am till 2.00 pm. This will include the Couple’s journey to and from Westminster Abbey, the Wedding Service, balcony appearance and the fly past. This will be the first time a live blog has run alongside a live stream on YouTube for any occasion.
Photographs related to the Royal Wedding include landmarks on the processional route, hidden corners of Westminster Abbey and unusual views from inside and outside Buckingham Palace. www.flickr.com/photos/britishmonarchy
The Royal Wedding website
Detailed announcements made on the day of the wedding will be published on the official Royal Wedding website , alongside all the official information released about the wedding to date. The website provides exclusive content, including never-before-seen photographs of Catherine Middleton. Since its launch, more than eight million pages have been viewed so far.
Official ‘Video wedding book’
An official video “Wedding Book” on YouTube invites anyone to submit their own video of congratulations to the Couple. The video messages will provide a unique memento of the day for the Couple.
The @ClarenceHouse Twitter account provides live updates and will be integrated into the live blog on the live stream and the wedding website.
The British Monarchy’s Facebook page
The British Monarchy page on Facebook has been redesigned to provide followers with reliable and up-to-date information about the Royal Wedding. They have created a Facebook ‘event’ of which anyone can be part. A ‘Stories’ app has been launched asking people to describe how they are preparing for the event and then, on the day itself, how they are celebrating. Whether they are joining the crowds in central London, or having a house party in Canada, the stories project allows people to be part of this historic event by sharing their experiences with others on Facebook.
Apr 7, 2011 Wedding People & Planners
It was nice to read this story in The Economic Times, on Britain’s Royal wedding sweet Indian connection. UK based Kishore Patel encouraged his wife Fiona Cairns to make the leap from graphic design to luxury baking. Her delicious cakes soon made it to shelves of top-end retailers, and a few weeks ago Cairns bagged the dream assignment: baking the multi-tiered cake for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Fiona Cairns and her signature cakes
In an interview to The Economic Times, Cairns said she started baking cakes at home for weddings and birthdays of friends and family. It was her husband Patel’s proverbial Gujarati business acumen and inspiration that propelled her to scale-up operations and launch the Fiona Cairns baking company. Today, their enterprise has a turnover of 8 million USD and employs 90 people and supplies to Fortnum and Mason, Harrods, Selfridges, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.
Though she hasn’t revealed the exact number of tiers, she states: “What we’re creating for Prince William and Kate Middleton is a traditional fruit cake with a twist of the modern. The royal wedding cake will have all-white intricate icing with Victorian floral themes and the princess-to-be has been involved in evolving the final look.”
Patel and Cairns quip: “We would certainly consider selling into India if we had the right partner to do it with”. While the couple are clearly elated about their dream project, they know what to do next—be the most sought-after suppliers for big, fat Indian Weddings!
Jun 20, 2010 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden married her former personal trainer Daniel Westling on Saturday in a lavish ceremony at the Stockholm Cathedral. More than 1,200 guests, including royals from around the world, attended the royal wedding.
The princess wore a cream-colored duchess silk satin off-shoulder gown by Swedish designer Par Engsheden. She completed the look with a lace veil worn by her mother on her wedding day and the ‘cameo’ tiara, which was originally a gift from Napoleon to his wife Josephine. The Crown Princess´s teardrop-shaped bridal bouquet had a number of Amazon lilies, azaleas, bleeding hearts, clematis, cosmos, and other very rare flowers.
Westling, a commoner and small-town boy met the crown princess in 2001 when he became her personal trainer at a luxury gym. They were engaged in February 2009.