This is 1 of my FAVORITE wedding gowns in this whole tv series
. (After Jane's gown, of course). It's sooo pretty, & very German. It wouldn't be my first choice for my own wedding, but it definitely would look lovely at a Madrigal party. It's not as elaborate as some of the wedding dresses I've seen in this series, but sometimes there's a saying of "less is more."
I doubt such a headdress existed in the 1500s, but it's beautiful nonetheless. I'd totally wear it w/ a costume
. I like how the silver leaves framed Anne's face, & it makes her look like she's got a halo around her head. Like a Teutonic angel ^^. The silver rope necklace was interesting too.
This outfit was actually a second attempt, b/c the first time I did it, the halo turned out too big. (I might consider posting it, just so ppl can see the original). I ended up selecting a picture of Anne from the net & flipping it in mirror-image for reference. The actual costume has wide, vertical stripes of dark & light silver on the skirt, but since the game didn't have stripes I used the wavy leaf pattern again, hehe (that design keeps showing up more & more in these pictures). I knew I wouldn't be able to use beads for every part of Anne's bodice, so I ended up taking advantage of 2 vertical strings of pearls they had in the game. 1 had the big pearls, & those were a huge help w/ the stripe around the skirt, while I used tons & tons of tiny strings of vertical pearls for the 2 long pieces of fabric that frame her bodice.
I think it might have actually been tradition for royal couples to wear silver to their weddings, though it's hard to know. [link]
People in those days didn't exactly take tons of snapshots of their weddings like we do today, lol. The whole white gown/black suit trend didn't really start until Queen Victoria married Albert in the 1800s. I did read that during the Medieval/Renaissance eras, that the bride & groom typically just wore their best for the occasion, leading to a colorful variety of marital costumes across the centuries
. In some countries, I believe it was sometimes tradition for the bride to wear pale blue, though the subject might require more research. [link]
Man, if the real Henry had seen this girl, he would have NEVER called her the Flanders Mare, or planned on divorcing her 6 months after their wedding.