Grace Kelly: Bridal ideas from the princess who inspires 30 years on

Thirty years after her death on September 14, 1982 the world is still enamoured of the Hollywood actress who became princess of Monaco. 

Grace Kelly's sense of timeless elegance and beauty is something every bride aspires to.

The wedding dress, designed by Helen Rose, that she wore to marry Prince Rainier in 1956, is known to have inspired the likes of Kate Middleton, Nicole Richie and many more.

Take a look at these stunning shots of the luminous beauty both on and off set to get ideas for bridal perfection. 

Grace Patricia Kelly married Prince Rainier III in April, 1956. They remained happily married with three children Princesses Caroline and Stephanie and Prince Albert, until her death on September 14, 1982 

Her gown was made of antique Valenciennes rose point lace, 25 yards of silk taffeta and 98 yards of tulle. But her taste for fitted white gowns, from ballroom to floor-length, would flatter any bride 

Grace's eyes were bright and captivating in daily life and on the movie set. Her full, shaped eyebrows which are now back in fashion framed and outlined the eyes. Pair with simple eye make-up to bring out features and pull back locks into a simple chignon 

Grace epitomised the sophisticated glamour of Fifties Hollywood. She kept her ruby red lips chic by pairing with softly blown-dry curls  

The princess of Monaco kept her jewellery simple yet elegant with pearls, small diamonds and drop earrings that frame her face 

Keeping things delicate, Grace made everything look effortlessly feminine with flowers, gloves and petite handbags. For those looking at an Autumn/Winter wedding cover up, look at her choice of lavish, oversized coats to keep you warm before you head up the isle


Grace made the most out of her feminine figure in beautiful evening gowns with full skirts that complemented every curve