Princess Eugenie's Second Wedding Dress Broke Royal Tradition

You have to see her stunning reception gown

Updated 10/14/18

STEVE PARSONS

Earlier today, the royal palace released Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's official wedding portraits, and they were absolutely stunning. The shots, which were taken following the couple's October 12 nuptials at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, feature images of the couple's immediate families and bridal party. But photographer Alex Bramall captured additional shots of the couple that will make your heart flutter.

In addition to a romantic black-and-white carriage–kissing photo, Bramall took a photo of the bride and groom on their way to their reception dinner, where they posed at the Royal Lodge, Windsor. The photo shows a first look at the princess's second wedding dress, which is just as stunning as the first.

The blush colored gown, which was custom-made for the bride by Zac Posen, features a cinched waist and delicately draped A-line skirt made of plissé silk from a British mill. The bride channeled old-Hollywood vibes as she stunned in her second gown—but the gown was noteworthy for more than just being beautiful. Traditionally, royal brides continue to wear white throughout their wedding reception, even if they wear a different gown. But Eugenie's blush dress strayed from that tradition, and we are here for her creative change of pace.

According to the palace website, the blush color is a reference to the English rose. As Princess Eugenie is the princess of York, there's a White Rose of York embroidered on the back and shoulder of the dress near the cape. The photo also shows off her beautiful diamond-and-emerald drop earrings, which were a wedding gift from the groom.

The palace also revealed that Princess Eugenie wore a hair slide belonging to Queen Elizabeth. "Queen Victoria’s Wheat-Ear brooches were originally commissioned by William IV in 1830 for Queen Adelaide," the palace wrote. "They were passed down to Queen Victoria in 1837, and eventually to the Queen in 1952."

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