Aug
30
2013

Most Expensive Wedding



Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s wedding was probably one of the most expensive wedding of modern times, the marriage didn’t end in happiness as we all know, but the wedding stank of opulence. Like Prince William and Kate’s wedding, their wedding was held in St.Paul’s Cathedral and watched by viewers from across the world. Highlights of the wedding included a 5 ft wedding cake and a 20ft veil worn by Princess Diana.

Most Expensive Wedding

The bill was $48 million in 1981, or $110 million when adjusted for inflation.The bride was a stunning blonde pre-school teacher, who immediately became a global icon.The groom was the oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II.

The wedding at St Paul’s Cathedral was attended by dozens of royals; two million spectators; and a global TV audience of 750 million. Diana wore a puff ball meringue wedding dress with a 25-foot train of ivory taffeta and antique lace. The 27 wedding cakes and five-foot-tall main cake supposedly took 14 weeks to prepare, with a duplicate cake made in case of accidents.

Most Expensive Wedding

The Most expensive wedding  was large, extravagant, and wondrous. It was the wedding of the decade. Nearly 3,500 people attended personally, 600,000 people lined the streets of London hoping to catch a peek.

The ceremony began at 11:20 a.m. with Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Robert Runcie officiating. Lady Diana’s wedding gown, designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel, was made of ivory silk taffeta with antique lace and had a 25-foot-long train,valued at £9000 (£29,208 as of 2013), was a puff ball meringue wedding dress, with huge puffed sleeves and a frilly neckline. The dress was made of silk taffeta, decorated with lace, hand embroidery, sequins, and 10,000 pearls.

Most Expensive Wedding

Their engagement became official on 24 February 1981, after Diana selected a large £30,000 ring consisting of 14 solitaire diamonds elegantly surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold. Many copies of the ring have been made in both well-established jewellery shops and high-street fashion chains all over the world.

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