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Married to: Prince Edward
Royal bride Sophie Rhys-Jones wore a simple ivory silk and organza dress-coat with a long train, and carried a bouquet of ivory roses. The dress, by designer Samantha Shaw, was made of hand-dyed silk organza and hand-dyed silk crepe. It was full-length, with long sleeves. The detail on the dress consisted of rows of pearls and crystal beading around the neck, sleeves and train, with further beading down the back and front of the dress-coat. In total, 325,000 cut-glass and pearl beads were sewn on the dress, which was corseted, with a v-neck. The veil was one inch longer than the train The full-length veil was one inch longer than the train. It was made of hand-dyed silk tulle, and hand-finished with spotted crystal detail. Sophie wore three-inch heel court shoes made of silk crepe by Gina. The bride also wore a black-and-white pearl necklace, interspersed with white gold rondels, and a matching pair of black-and-white pearl drop earrings, designed by Prince Edward and made by Asprey and Garrard as a wedding gift from Edward. Sophie wore a diamond tiara, from the Queen’s private collection, consisting of three open-work scroll motifs, designed and remodelled by the Crown Jeweller, David Thomas, at Asprey and Garrard. She carried a small, informal shower bouquet of blown ivory garden roses, scented stephanotis, clustered lily of the valley and ivory freesia.