Plenty of women hope to live like a Disney princess for just one day — their wedding day — but in that department, actual Princess Eugenie of York has got us all beat. On Friday at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Palace, Princess Eugenie tied the knot with her beau Jack Brooksbank wearing a dramatic Peter Pilotto gown that looked like something straight out of a fairytale.
The wedding dress featured long sleeves, a portrait neckline and a long train that flowed behind her for yards as she ascended the steps into the chapel. It also featured a low back that showed the scars from a surgery the Princess had at age 12 to correct her scoliosis. The Princess told British Vogue earlier this month that she had decided on most of the details of the dress — including the British-based label she wanted to have make it — immediately after the wedding was announced.
"As soon as we announced the wedding, I knew the designer, and the look, straight away," she said.
According to a release from the brand, Princess Eugenie first met Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, cofounders of the Peter Pilotto label, at an event for women artists in 2007. Since then, she's worn the brand on a number of occasions, and she worked closely with the designers on her wedding dress to have it include symbols that are important to her: a thistle for Scotland, a shamrock for Ireland, a York rose for England and ivy to represent the couple's home. All the symbols were incorporated into the jacquard that then became part of the dress.
Unlike her fellow royals Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, Princess Eugenie chose to get married sans wedding veil. But she didn't opt out of her right to wear a royal tiara from the Queen's vault. According to Marie Claire, the tiara she selected is called the Greville Emerald tiara and was originally created in 1921. It's encrusted with a selection of diamonds and huge green stones.
Here's hoping Princess Eugenie's marriage has the kind of happily-ever-after ending that a look this fairytale-appropriate deserves.