Royal wedding: Audio slideshow on bridal couture

In the run up to Kate Middleton's marriage to Prince William in April, speculation has been rife about the bride's dress. But what does it take to make a bridal gown fit for a royal?

Sassi Holford has been designing and producing couture wedding frocks for 30 years, and in 2008 designed the dress for the marriage of Autumn Kelly and Peter Phillips, the eldest grandson of the Queen. While showcasing her latest collection, she offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the work involved in the creation of a couture wedding gown.

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Slideshow photography and production by Emma Lynch. Music: Yumeji's Theme - Laurent Korcia/European Chamber Orchestra Lochen/Michael Wendeberg courtesy EMI Classics (EMI Records Ltd)


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