Slideshow: The Edith and Bertie Wedding Album
Relive Edith's happily-ever-after in the Edith & Bertie Wedding Album slideshow, featuring memorable pictures of their big day (including behind-the-scenes photos to make even top wedding planners green with envy). Then toast the bride and groom and the happy ending Edith so richly deserves! #FarewellDownton
It was a long time coming, but Bertie and Edith's engagement is finally announced, with a surprising seal of approval issued by the morally severe Mrs. Pelham.
In a behind-the-scenes photo, the Downton Abbey crew sprays snow around the church grounds to create the magical New Year's Eve atmosphere.
Festive bouquets of flowers are brought in to decorate the church.
Actor Michael Cochrane (Reverend Travis) gets ready for his character to officiate Edith and Bertie's wedding.
The choir (and possibly even angels) will sing at the happy occasion of Edith's wedding!
Downton Abbey's costume designer Anna Mary Scott Robbins says, of Edith's dress, "It started out as an original Brussels lace dress that I found. We merged it with Brussels lace that I found in vintage fairs, these two other lengths that had a different weight to it; one was much, much gauzier, which I used to create this transparent sheer drop-down to give it length. That's what I created the sleeves and the neck out of. I wanted it to be much more delicate, so we cut away the slightly solid neckline on the other dress—I wanted it to have a soft transition, something almost light as air as it came up on Laura's skin and neck."
"There's a beautiful back view as well as the front, adding the veiling," says costume designer Anna Mary Scott Robbins of Edith's gown.
Lily James, Maggie Smith, and Allen Leech enjoy one another's company as behind the scenes.
Antonia Bernath (Laura Edmonds) and Allen Leech rehearse their scene.
Of Edith's gown, Anna Mary Scott Robbins recounts, "Laura was very very patient and did a great many fittings for it, and she was so careful when she was wearing it because it was very delicate. But she loved it, and when she was in it she was just smiling from ear to ear. She looked so beautiful."
Golly gumdrops, the Earl of Grantham beams with pride on this happy day, walking his daughter down the aisle.
Harry Hadden-Paton and Laura Carmichael await the union of their characters.
Maggie Smith and Laura Carmichael have a laugh between shots.
At long last: Edith and Bertie!
The happy couple in Downton Abbey's great hall.
Everyone raises a glass to the newlyweds as Shrimpie toasts their happiness: "Edith and Bertie! Bride and groom!"
Mrs. Pelham shows affection to Sybbie--surely she'll have plenty for Marigold too!
In their going-away outfits, Edith and Bertie descend the staircase to be cheered by the guests as they depart for their honeymoon. A word of support from Mrs. Pelham sends Edith happily on her way.