A State of Grace

Beauty Icon: Grace Kelly

While there have been countless Royal Weddings, from the scandalous to the modern day fairy tales, there has never been one quite as timeless as American princess, Grace Kelly’s! On April 19th, 1956 hollywood darling Grace Kelly wed Prince Rainier III of Monaco at St. Nicholas Cathedral in the French Riviera city of Monte Carlo. As today marks what would be the Royal couple’s 57th wedding anniversary, we couldn’t resist reminiscing on not only these infamous nuptials, but the bride and beauty icon herself, Grace Kelly. Almost as if it were taken right out one of her many glamorous films, this Philadelphia born beauty, captivated the world as she went from hollywood golden girl to a real life princess all while holding a style and ‘grace’ all her own. Kelly attained a classic signature style that especially did not falter when it came time to walk down the aisle. Looking like nothing short of royal and radiant, Grace wore an elegant silk taffeta tulle gown with a lace fitted bodice and adorned in seed pearls. This exquisite gown was created and gifted by the MGM studios and costume designer, Helen Rose (talk about a wedding gift!) Her regal ensemble was completed with a juliet cap headpiece veil, a small ornate bible and her lily of the valley bouquet, leaving her looking soft, elegant and the epitome of hollywood royalty. From her embodiment of old hollywood glamour, her regalness whilst walking down the aisle and becoming a princess to her cool sophistication while concealing a baby bump with her now infamous Hermes bag, Kelly was truly was the epitome of grace and her legacy lives on to this day.

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