Sarah Ferguson, mother of the gorgeous bride Princess Eugenie, arrived at the ceremony next to her first daughter’s side, Princess Beatrice, who wore a Ralph & Russo bridesmaid look. The colors of their outfits popped as they made their way up the stairs side by side, Beatrice in a deep shade of indigo and the Duchess of York in a teal blazer-like dress with satin lapels by Emma Louise Design. A short train wrapped around her back and blew in the wind, drawing attention to her wide brim hat and the affixed bow.
Her clutch may not be the first thing you notice, but the neutral-toned vintage Manolo Blahnik accessory actually dates back. It was carried by Susan Barrantes, Sarah’s own mother, at her wedding to the Duke of York in 1986. If that’s not an homage to the strong bond a mother shares with her daughter, what is? She kept it close to her as she showed off her bright ensemble and headed inside to watch Eugenie take this very important step. We can only hope Eugenie will treasure the item too, and wear it to her own daughter’s wedding down the line.