Princess Eugenie’s custom Peter Pilotto wedding gown stunned onlookers during her wedding today, but there was more to the gown than immediately discernible.
According to the palace, the Princess of York requested that designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos sew meaningful symbols representing her family and new bond with Brooksbank into her dress.
Princess Eugenie incorporated a thistle into the design to represent her and her hubby’s love of Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She also added a shamrock to represent her mom Sarah Ferguson’s Irish roots and a York Rose for her father’s heritage. Last but certainly not least, Eugenie threw in some ivy to represent her new home with Brooksbank, which is next door to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
From there, the designers made the symbols into “a garland of rope like motifs” and had them “woven into a jacquard of silk, cotton and viscose blend” in the Como region of Italy (aka Brooksbank’s boss, George Clooney’s, stomping grounds).
The end result? Utter perfection.