Princess Eugenie's second wedding gown by Zac Posen was inspired by the Windsor countryside

By Jessica Pollack

While Princess Eugenie's breathtaking Peter Pilotto wedding gown was unforgettable, with it's custom ivory jacquard fabric folded just so to create a draped shoulder, purposeful dip in the back and sweeping train, her second bridal look was just as stunning. To attend her evening reception at Royal Lodge, the bride slipped into a blush design by Zac Posen and the groom a dapper tux - and they chose not to reveal the looks until her official portraits by Alex Bramall were released the following day.

Princess Eugenie looks gorgeous in her Zac Posen gown alongside dapper Jack. Photo: © Alex Bramall

Eugenie was photographed with her husband, Jack Brooksbank, before their star-studded wedding party at her family's Windsor home, Royal Lodge. Looking elegant but timeless, Eugenie wore a gown featuring the designer's signature draping and crafted from pin-tucked plissé of silk cut on the bias and sourced from the British mill Biddle Sawyer Silk. The caped back is held together with gorgeous embroidered replicas of the White Rose of York. Zac was inspired by the Windsor countryside when designing the gown, and drew the hue from an English rose.

Eugenie stunned in Peter Pilotto for her wedding ceremony. Photo: © Getty Images

The White Rose of York also featured in the fabric of Eugenie's day dress, having been woven with other symbols (ivy, Shamrocks and thistle) into the gown's jacquard of silk, cotton and viscose. The meaningful imagery was woven together in a rope-like design and then the fabric was created in the Como region of Italy.

The 28-year-old topped off her evening look with the diamond and emerald earrings she'd received from Jack as a wedding gift, which she also wore to the ceremony, and a hair slide borrowed from the Queen. The hairpiece is one of Queen Victoria's Wheat-Ear Brooches, which dated back to 1830, when they were commissioned for Queen Adelaide by William IV. Queen Victoria received them in 1837 and gave them to Her Majesty in 1952, who has since worn them as both hair combs and brooches.

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The combs weren't the only bauble the bride borrowed for her wedding day. Her striking tiara, the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik, was also on loan from her grandmother. Having opted to forgo a veil in favour of keeping her scoliosis scar visible, Eugenie's tiara was front and centre throughout the day.

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