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Grace Kelly Wedding Dresses

Wedding gowns inspired by Grace Kelly
Each and every bride wants to have the most spectacular wedding gown ever seen. A unique pattern and a style that comes no only representative for her but one that brings an amazing look when seen. Some of the future brides inspire themselves from the fairy tales, from the romantic movie scenes; others take the examples of the royal families. Everything can be your source of inspiration but to gain that high class, diaphanous aspect one will stand upon all the others alternatives: wedding gowns inspired by Grace Kelly.

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1956 Nicole Richie’s Wedding Dress Inspired by Grace Kelly
Nicole Richie wore a custom-designed Marchesa wedding dress when she married Joel Madden on December 11. The gown was inspired by fashion icon Grace Kelly‘s lace wedding dress from her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier. According to Richie’s dress featured a ball-gown skirt crafted from more than 100 yards of hand-draped silk organza and tulle petals.

Grace Kelly’s wedding dress was designed by MGM seamstress Helen Rose. The gown featured antique Valenciennes rose point lace, 25-yards of silk taffeta and 98-yards of tulle. Kelly’s wedding dress was also the inspiration for Ivanka Trump’s Vera Wang designed wedding dress.

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Grace Kelly: Princess Grace Kelly died on September 14, 1982 in Monacoville, Monaco in a car accident when she was 52 years old. She was driving a British Rover 3500 and reportedly suffered a stroke. The car plunged down a 45-foot embankment. Grace Kelly was buried at the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Grace's grave is the only grave permanently honored with fresh flowers.

Prince Rainier: Prince Rainier III died on April 6, 2005, after fighting a long battle with lung, heart, and kidney problems. He was 81 years old at the time of his death. He was buried in a white marble tomb next to his wife, Princess Grace of Monaco.

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Grace Kelly's Wedding Dress

Grace Kelly's wedding gown was designed by Helen Rose, who had dressed her in High Society and The Swan. The gown was the most expensive dress that Rose had ever made.

The wedding dress consisted of a rounded collar, full skirt of ivory peau de soie, and a fitted bodice made from Brussels lace embroidered with seed pearls. The lace was over a century old and had flower designs in it. 25 yards of silk taffeta and 100 yards of silk net were used in the construction of the dress.

Under her wedding gown, Grace's petticoats had tiny blue satin bows.