Zara Phillips’s Wedding Dress: How She Got the Look

Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips


updated 08/01/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 08/01/2011 AT 12:20 PM ET

As far as royalty goes, Zara Phillips is known for her simpler, more private lifestyle – she doesn’t even carry an official royal title, per her mother’s request – but she had her day in the spotlight Saturday as she married rugby star Mike Tindall in Scotland.

Phillips, 13th in line to the throne, tied the knot in an ivory silk faille and silk duchess satin gown by designer Stewart Parvin, couturier to the Queen. The drop-waist pleated bodice, which concealed a corset, flowed into a full skirt complete with train. Delicate fabric-covered buttons ran down the back of the gown, from the neckline to the hem. And Phillips, a functional bride, had hidden pockets in her skirt, too. Her veil was a silk tulle cathedral-length bouffant style with a short blusher.


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