Kim Sears' wedding dress was Royal Wedding-esque with sex appeal
Published 12/04/2015 | 13:54
With Judy Murray, the mother of the groom, breaking tradition to wear white to the wedding of her son Andy Murray and Kim Sears, there was a chance this might be an alternative wedding with the bride herself wearing pink
Or perhaps the whole wedding party being decked out in sparkling tennis white, the groom in Adidas?
As it was Murray, being a sweet but traditional kind of champion, stuck with the Scots' tradition and wore a kilt in blue and green.
The bride arrived at the back of the Cathedral after 4.30pm in a vintage silver car and a grey rain cloud. Timed with an unfortunate gusty wind and a spattering shower, she had to rush into the building under a storm-battered white umbrella.
But there was just time to see The Dress. Designed by Jenny Packham, it was ivory and full skirted silk chiffon with layers of underskirts and a slight train. The shoulders, sleeves, waistband and back were embellished in a looping pattern of Swarovski pearls and gems.
The elbow-length sleeves follow the trend set by the Duchess of Cambridge for a more covered up approach to bridal, but the low-cut, open back did not. As her dress blew up in the wind we saw a flash of tanned leg and her silvery strappy Jimmy Choo shoes.
It was on the newly-weds leaving the Cathedral after the ceremony that we had more time to savour the dress. Vintage in feel, the draped neckline swept down to the waistband in an elegant v. Very feminine with an elegant glamour, it is sure to set a trend for wedding dresses for the next year.
Her hair was swept back off her face and slightly backcombed, 1960s style, with a gem embellished band, and then hung in loose waves under a three metre-long silk tulle veil.
Her four bridesmaids wore dusky pink long sleeveless dresses, with splits to the thigh. The whole look was Royal Wedding-esque - with added sex appeal.