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Zara Phillips to marry in Stewart Parvin gown

The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips will marry her fiance, England rugby start Mike Tindall, in a wedding gown created by favourite Royal couturier Stewart Parvin.

Parvin is the Queen’s favourite couturier and is likely to create a classically elegant gown for Phillips who is due to wed Tindall on July 30. It will be in stark contrast to Kate Middleton’s gown, which was designed by the more modern Alexander McQueen label.

Tindall will wear a classic black barathea morning suit by London tailors, Cad and the Dandy.

The tailors have revealed that the groom, the fathers of the bride and bridegroom, as well as the ushers, will all be dressed in complementary morning suits cut from Huddersfield cloth for the wedding, to be held at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh on Saturday, 30 July. The cloth is being supplied by premier English cloth merchants, Dugdale Brothers.

James Sleater, co-founder of Cad and the Dandy, said the men would all wear a classic morning suit, with the trousers sporting a slightly lighter stripe than the traditional to make them more up to date. Waistcoats of dove grey or buff are expected to complement the bridesmaid’s dresses.

The wedding will be attended by the Queen and Prince Philip, as well as Prince William and his new wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, along with numerous other Royals.


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