Wedding Dress Concepts, Designers & Inspiration

Princess Helena married the youngest son of Queen Victoria, Prince Leopold on 27 April 1882 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Helena’s dress was sewn in Paris, and was manufactured from white satin, embellished with conventional orange blossom and myrtle and trimmed with fleur-de-lis. The lengthy tulle veil was held in place by a diamond headdress and a wreath of orange flowers and myrtle. At Princess Louise Margaret’s wedding to Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught on thirteen March 1879, her dress mirrored her European ancestry.