Louise Selby Wedding Dress Richmond Press

Fit For a Princess

Princess Florence von Preussen, great-great-granddaughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II, recently married James Tollemache, an old friend of Prince William’s, in Somerset.

She wanted her wedding gown to be based on a stunning navy crepe Miu Miu dress that her fiancé had bought for her in Paris: with a scooped neck and bracelet length sleeve ending in a narrow cuff fastening with one covered button.

Taking these key features as inspiration, I used French Chantilly lace over ivory crepe to create the top, with a raised waistband. The elegant sheer lace sleeve was finished with a tiny cuff and a single covered button. The skirt was layered silk georgette over crepe with a very long train, while the full-length veil was appliquéd with Chantilly lace motifs to match the dress.

The whole effect – of a romantic, almost bohemian look – worked perfectly and was accentuated by the framing of the floral arch at the church entrance.

Great coverage recently from Brides Magazine and The Mail of the marriage of Prince William’s old friend – James Tollemache and Princess Florence von Preussen;

Prince William’s old friend – James Tollemache – married in Somerset last weekend and whilst many were enthralled with his rather glitzy guests (yes, Scarlett Johansson and her French fiance and baby-daddy Romain Dauriac were there), we were rather enamored by something else altogether…

The bride, Princess Florence von Preussen, was wearing the most delightful of gowns – a beautiful Louise Selby dress.

The Richmond-based designer is known for her effortlessly chic designs which effortlessly tread the fine line between timeless style, traditional design and nonchalant grace.

Princess Florence clearly has good taste.

The great-great-granddaughter of Kaiser Wilhem II teamed her her lace and silk georgette dress with an elbow-length veil, an antique tiara and a Lily of the Valley bouquet. Her groom looked very dapper in a classic morning suit.

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The Mail commented;

Fund manager James, 33, wed Princess Florence von Preussen, 30, at the Church of St Michael and All Angels in Somerset, emerging underneath a magnificent floral arch.

Florence, great-great-granddaughter of Kaiser Wilhem II, is a window stylist at OKA, the furniture store co-founded by Samantha Cameron’s mother, Viscountess Astor, pictured left with husband Viscount Astor.

She attended alongside pregnant Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson and her French fiance, journalist Romain Dauriac.

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