Just five months after Meghan Markle married Prince Harry's highly anticipated wedding at Windsor Castle, the pair returned along with many members of the royal family to witness the nuptials of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. The bride wore a beautiful long-sleeved gown designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, BBC reports. The bodice featured a neckline that folded around the shoulders to a low back. In fact, the low back of the bride's gown made headlines since she specifically had the dress designed to show her scar from a surgery at age 12 to correct scoliosis in order to encourage others.
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Another unique choice for Princess Eugenie was to wear an emerald tiara, lent to her by the Queen, instead of her mother's tiara. She paired the elegant headpiece with diamond-and-emerald drop earrings – a wedding gift from her groom. While brides have been wearing colored stones for centuries, we're confident that Princess Eugenie's choice of jewelry will inspire many wedding accessories across the pond in the United States. Diamonds are typically the gemstone of choice for most brides-to-be, but perhaps Princess Eugenie and the real brides from the photos below will inspire women to think outside the box when it comes to their wedding jewelry.
Take a look at emerald jewelry from real weddings, below, from earrings to engagement rings!
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