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Now that Prince William and Kate Middleton are officially engaged it's only a matter of time before we learn who the royal wedding vendors are and, most importantly, who will be designing Kate's wedding dress.
A number of news outlets have reported that Brazilian designer Daniella Helaye's line Issa -- a favorite of Kate's -- is in the running, but British wedding planner Mark Niemierko tells us that a royal bride will most likely wear a British wedding dress designer. Bruce Oldfield, Stewart Parvin and Jenny Packham have all been mentioned as possible wedding gown designers for the 2011 royal wedding.
Issa designer Daniella Helaye told People she couldn't be happier that Kate chose one of her dresses for such a special occasion. "We are thrilled with the engagement news and I'm very happy that she has chosen to wear Issa today. She is a very pretty and lovely girl."
Kate wore a navy blue Issa dress when she and Prince William announced their engagement on November 16 (see photo above center) and last month she was spotted in another blue dress and jacket at a friend's wedding (see photo above left).
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