AceShowbiz - Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are officially married. The couple said "I do" in front of more than 800 guests, including celebrity friends and royal family members, at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on Friday, October 12.
Eugenie, who wore an ivory-hued satin gown by designer Peter Pilotto with Christopher de Vos, was ushered down the aisle by her father Prince Andrew. Upon arriving at the steps of the chapel, Prince Andrew helped fix his daughter's long train after a gush of wind blew it up before she entered the venue.
The groom, meanwhile, was dashing in a traditional British morning coat. Unlike Prince William and Prince Harry who wore uniforms at their own weddings, the former bartender-turned-turned-tequila-brand-rep, wore a black jacket paired with dark gray trousers. He also donned a blue vest and light blue tie.
Jack was clearly emotional as he was caught on camera wiping off tears while waiting for the bride to come inside the chapel. They both looked nervous when the ceremony began, but managed to smile as the Rev. David Connor, the dean of Windsor, who led the ceremony cracked a joke.
After swapping vows, Jack had a little trouble putting the wedding ring on Eugenie's finger. The simple gold band seemed to be stuck, prompting the duo as well as Jack's brother Thomas, who served as best man, to smile. Jack, meanwhile, chose not to wear a wedding band.
The ceremony continued with a performance by Italian singer Andrea Bocelli. He sang "Ave Maria" and "Panis Angelicus", accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Mesmerized by the performance, the newly-wedded couple showed some PDA as they held hands and frequently stared into each other's eyes.
An address by Eugenie's elder sister and maid of honor, Princess Beatrice, came right after. She gave a reading from "The Great Gatsby", revealing how a passage from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel reminded Beatrice of Jack after their first meeting.
"The words that particularly reminded her of Jack concern Gatsby's smile," Beatrice said. "As we heard from the reading: 'It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it....... It concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favour."
John Sentamu, the retiring Archbishop of York, led the prayer. After signing the papers in another room, Eugenie and Jack left the chapel, followed by the flower girls and page boys, which included Prince William and Kate Middleton's children, Princess George and Princess Charlotte.
The couple kissed on the step of the stairs when they made their first appearance as husband and wife in front of the guests outside the chapel. They then got into glass-enclosed Scottish State Coach for a 15-minute carriage procession through Windsor.