First Dolce&Gabbana bespoke bridal gown worn in Britain is on display08/07/2019
Stunning D&G wedding dress worn by Camilla Thorp when she married the heir to the Duke of Marlborough goes on display at Blenheim Palace
- It’s first bespoke Dolce & Gabbana bridal gown ever to have been worn in Britain
- Lady Blandford made several visits to Milan fashion house prior to wedding
- Features off-the-shoulder lace bodice with pale pink/white appliqued flowers
A stunning designer wedding dress worn by Camilla Thorp has just gone on display at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
The Dolce & Gabanna white dress, which is the first bespoke bridal gown by the designer ever to have been worn in Britain, was created for the now Lady Blandford, 32, for her lavish wedding to Lord George Blandford, heir to the Duke of Marlborough.
‘Almost a year on from what was undoubtedly the happiest day of my life, it is so exciting to see my wedding dress on display at Blenheim,’ explained Lady Blandford.
‘It brings back so many joyful memories, not only of the day but also of the fabulous and humbling experience of travelling to Milan to meet with Dolce & Gabbana for the design meetings and fittings.
The stunning wedding dress worn by Camilla Thorp (pictured) on her marriage to Lord George Blandford, heir to the Duke of Marlborough, has just gone on display at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire
Lord and Lady Blandford on their wedding day at St Mary Magdalene Church in Woodstock last September (pictured)
Lady Blandford, wearing the D&G dress and a stunning tiara inherited from Consuelo Vanderbilt, on her wedding day last year
She added: ‘It really is a work of art and, for me, a very special addition to Blenheim’s rich fashion history, which I am so pleased to share with our visitors.’
Lady Blandford visited the Milan fashion house ahead of the big day to choose the design and fabrics for the dress, and to get measured up for it.
The dress features an off-the-shoulder lace bodice with tiny, pale pink and white flowers and seed pearls.
The skirt is made up of layers of tulle for volume and topped with organza, while lace is also featured on the hem of the skirt and around the edge of the silk tulle veil.
Assistant House manager Carmen Alvarez prepares the dress for the public to view. The dress is on display in the Palace’s Long Library and features an off-the-shoulder lace bodice with tiny, pale pink and white appliqued flowers and seed pearls
Lord and Lady Blandford’s lavish wedding at Blenheim last year (pictured). The skirt is made up of layers of tulle for volume and topped with organza, while lace is also featured on the hem of the skirt and around the edge of the silk tulle veil
The childhood sweethearts got married at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Woodstock, last September.
As part of her bridal outfit Camilla also wore an heirloom which has been in the Marlborough family since 1895.
The diamond and pearl-encrusted Boucheron tiara, which was sewn into the bride’s hair, was originally a wedding gift to Consuelo Vanderbilt, one of the ‘Dollar Princesses’, from her father at the time of her marriage to the 9th Duke of Marlborough.
George Blandford, 27, the future 13th Duke of Marlborough, is an aviation broker and polo player.
The newly weds will one day inherit the magnificent Blenheim Palace estate (pictured) while George Blandford will also inherit an estimated £100m fortune
The 1895 wedding of the 9th Duke to the ‘Dollar Princess’ Consuelo Vanderbilt (pictured). Lady Blandford wore a diamond and pearl tiara inherited from the 9th Duchess.
Assistant House manager Carmen Alvarez (pictured) prepares the dress for the public to view
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