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.
Picture by Mark Seliger for VOGUE
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....