Before the big day, Alizee Thevenet fell in love with Carole Middleton’s 1980 wedding gown.
Last week, the Duchess of Cambridge’s brother, James Middleton, married Alizee Thevenet in a stunning ceremony that included a secret emotional homage.
The pair married on September 11 in a small ceremony attended by about 50 people, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at the French estate Chateau Leoube.
After falling in love with her mother-in-law Carole’s vintage gown, Alizee Thevenet astonished royal admirers by wearing it on her wedding day.
Hello! asked the newlyweds about their plans. Carole Middleton donned the same gown during her wedding 41 years ago, and she wore it again last week.
“My borrowed item was in fact my mother-in-law Carole’s dress, which she last wore 41 years ago on her wedding day in June of 1980,” Alizee told Hello!
When Alizee and James were staying with the Middletons in Bucklebury, Berkshire, she got the opportunity to try on the dress.
“I tried on Carole’s wedding dress and fell in love with it while discussing about dresses with her and sharing ideas for inspiration during lockdown,” she continued.
“It was the perfect fit for me and just what I was looking for.
“It has always bothered me that bridal gowns are only worn once, so it was incredible to be able to give such a lovely gown a second chance.”
The couple got engaged in September of this year and have already postponed their wedding thrice.
Their wedding was supposed to take place in May, but due to Covid restrictions, the couple opted to postpone it.
The event was held last week at Chateau Leoube, a French winery, and welcomed Kate Middleton and Prince William, as well as their three children.
According to the Daily Mail, “Chateau Leoube creates extraordinarily good wine, notably the rosé, which is well-known throughout France and abroad.”
“It was only right that the guests were offered Chateau Leoube wine to salute James and Alizée with.
“Several bottles of wine were consumed.
“Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.”