Kate and Harry arrived together.
Prince William who acted as usher arrived separately.
William, Kate and Harry were all smiles at the church and waved :)
The royal trio arrived in snowy Arosa yesterday where the princes enjoyed some skiing while Kate was seen laughing and chatting with friends Harry and Rosie Meade who brought their adorable daughter Lily along. The groom Mark Tomlinson has played polo with the princes for years and his parents, Simon and Claire, are close friends of Prince Charles. After finishing school Harry spent time at the Tomlinson's ranch in Argentina, so there is certainly a close friendship there and no doubt William and Harry were eager to support Mark on his big day.
The bride is Olympian dressage rider Laura Bechtolscheimer, granddaughter of billionaire Karl-Heinz Kipp. It's been quite a year for Laura who won team gold and individual bronze at London 2012, with Mark proposing three weeks later. Laura and Mark were guests at the royal wedding in 2011.
The bride shared her excitement via twitter on Tuesday before travelling to Switzerland.
|Laura Bechtolscheimer Twitter|
The couple exchanged vows in front of 250 guests at the Evangelische Kirche in Arosa.The bride opted for a Bruce Oldfield creation, the British designer is best known for his couture occasionwear and has designed for Princess Diana, Queen Noor of Jordan and Queen Rania of Jordan.
I expect the reception could possibly be held at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel in Arosa, which is owned by the bride's grandfather, the aforementioned Karl-Heinz Kipp. The family purchased the luxurious hotel in 1980, and in whose ownership it remains to this day. In 2009, the Tschuggen Express, the hotel's very own mountain railway, went into operation. At the touch of a button the two cabins of the express take twelve guests directly to the skiing and hiking area.
The Duchess elected to wear a cream coat (It photographs as pale pink but a lady who was in Arosa kindly shared it is in fact cream and the buttons looked fake) and the animal print MaxMara dress she wore in Cambridge. I would love to see the dress without the coat as I think the print would look terrific with Kate's colouring.
Kate's MaxMara dress.
Kate recycled the brown James Lock & Co "Betty Boop" hat she wore on St Patrick's Day 2012. The £245 hat was a perfect choice for the conditions and Kate coordinated with a brown scarf.
|James Lock & Co.|
The eagle eyed Anna pointed out Kate wore her Annoushka pearls with Kiki McDonough hoops.
Kate's sartorial choices were less formal than we're used to seeing her choose for weddings. I thought the pale pink coat worked very well with the brown hat, scarf and clutch. It was an understated look for the Duchess who is roughly half way through her pregnancy, appropriate for the cold conditions yet stylish. The Duchess has a wonderful collection of coats and the pale pink is another stellar addition. Kate completed the look with her brown Emmy suede shoes and matching clutch.
The royals appeared to have a wonderful time at the wedding. Kate will carry out a series of engagements in Grimsby on Tuesday. Unless there's another surprise appearance I'll see you all then! We'll finish today's post with a lovely shot of the Cambridges :)