Lauren Bush's Ralph Lauren Wedding Dress was AMAZING. Naturally.

18 November 2011 by

Lauern Bush and David Lauren wedding picture

Picture by Norman Jean Roy for US VOGUE

Not only does Lauren Lauren have one of the coolest married names we’ve EVER heard of, but it turns out that she has the coolest wedding photos too! Look at this glorious snap, taken by Norman Jean Roy. It looks like an heirloom, a sepia print that has been passed down the generations right from the olden days. Her father in law, Ralph Lauren, designed the exquisite creation, of course. Would you like to hear more? Thought so.

Although it looks prim from the front, apparently a cut-away back to the gown gave it a modern twist. The dress itself had a top layer made of delicate antique ivory tulle which was embellished with silk and metallic thread, following a Renaissance-era scroll design that took 100 of Ralph Lauren’s finest craftspeople over 3,000 hours to sew.

The blushing bride told US Vogue; 'Any experience of a girl picking out her wedding dress is amazing, but I have to say it was really special to work with David’s dad, to see him in action with his team,' she said.

Lauren Lauren wedduing day

Picture by Mark Seliger for VOGUE

David described the event like 'a beautiful movie... like you were riding across the old west and you stopped in at a wedding' -as this picture of the bride arriving in a pony and trap more than proves.

But wait, there’s more, (possibly our favourite detail of all) that the bride and her entire bridal party wore cowboy boots instead conventional heels. (All the better for dancing in, too) Lauren also wore blue socks on the day, to complete the rule, something old, something new, something . . . 'They looked like Little House on the Prairie,' she said.

Lauren said that to come up with the plan for the wedding dress, she and Ralph had 'casual conversations at family meals and holiday weekends' before meeting in late June - only two months before the wedding- for the first time in the designer's studio.

'I walked in [to Ralph Lauren's studio], and there were these beautiful illustrations of the looks we’d discussed with my face on them.

'It was like a dream come true. We sat together and arrived at this silhouette. It isn’t Victorian exactly. I wanted something modern as well, so there is the high-necked collar and puffed shoulders with the large open back,' she continued.

Aww. So unfair. But let’s, for a second, imagine your wedding dress being designed by your father in law....  


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