A girl's dream to finally look and feel like a princess happens on the day of her wedding. While some content themselves with just having a beautiful silky white wedding dress, billionaires go way beyond that. A top of the line, utterly luxurious, talk of the century kind of weddings will never be complete without a sparkling engagement ring and a dazzling wedding gown to parade in the aisle. To kick off the Chinese New Year and as a pre-Valentine post, World's Luxurious unveils the world's most expensive wedding dress to date.
So who's the blushing bride behind this incredible gown? A remarkable wedding dress fit only for a princess, like the late Princess Diana.
Princess Diana's David Emanuel Wedding Dress
Let's admit it, it's impossible to put a price tag today on such iconic gown which probably can be considered to be the most famous wedding dress of all time. Worn during her wedding with Prince Charles in 1981, the historical dress was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel using antique lace and the purest ivory silk taffeta embellished with 10,000 pearls manually sewn in gold thread.
Here are some important details of the Royal Wedding:
On July 29th 1981, Lady Diana Spencer married HRH Prince of Wales at St. Paul's Cathedral. It was a beautiful summer day and the cathedral was packed with family, friends and important dignitaries from all over the world. It was a moment for national celebration and the event was simply referred to as the Royal Wedding. People lined the streets of the capital to witness the occasion and parties were held all over the country. Under conditions of the great secrecy, Diana and the Emanuels worked on the design for the famous dress. The total cost for the gown and the bridesmaid's dresses which Mrs. Shand Kydd paid was 1,000 guineas ($1,900 USD). It was to be a romantic evocation of the Victorian era, with its dramatic crinoline skirt and use of layers and flounces. the 25 foot train, the longest royal train designed, added a touch of theatricality to the outfit and the detailing and finish expressed an image of freshness and romance. On her wedding day, Diana's youth and beauty inspired a great deal of affection and captured the heart of the nation. The Princess was 20 years old and she later described that day as one of her happiest of her life. It is estimated that over 1 billion people worldwide watched the wedding on television. From this moment, the Princess became an international figure, photographed and documented wherever she went. In the years that followed not only did Diana have to adapt to her new position as the Princess of Wales but also to life as a young mother.
While no one can ever buy the world's most expensive wedding dress it is still possible to get hold of what probably the world's most expensive wedding dress being sold with an actual price tag. Brides to be, meet the $12 million diamond wedding dress. Created by Martin Katz Jewelers and Renee Strauss, the gown features 150 carats worth of diamonds laced throughout the dress.