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Old 09-20-2004, 03:23 PM
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i liked elena and cristina a lot but letizia didn't really shine. she could have dressed much more better.
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Old 09-21-2004, 09:59 AM
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I think Letizia looks fantastic and I was watching clips of the wedding arrival today on TVE and the brides dress flows very nicely but I don't like the way she is wearing the mantilla on her head. I don't find it flattering.
Agreed on both points. Letizia's looks beautiful.
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Old 09-21-2004, 11:10 PM
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Thanks for the heads up Elenaris, I am surprised that Elena and Jaime made the cover and not the newlyweds.
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Thanks for the heads up Elenaris, I am surprised that Elena and Jaime made the cover and not the newlyweds.
Actually its an old Hola cover that Elenaris has posted. It was about a couple months ago during the summer (when Carolina Herrera's daughter was getting married) when the rumours were particularly high of a divorce between Elena and Jaime.
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Thanks for the correction.:) I thought Infanta looked very similar to the way she did at Beltan and laura's wedding and I assumed that that was where the photo was taken.
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Here's another photo album, from Diez Minutos:

http://www.especialeshf.com/bodareal...a20_1.htm?r=dm

At six o'clock in the afternoon of Saturday 18th, 2004, a calm and happy Laura Ponte arrived at the Real Colegiata del Real sitio de San Ildefonso, at the Palace of Granja, Segovia. Inside, Beltrán Gómez-Acebo was waiting with his mother and godmother, Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón, the eldest sister of the King.

The wedding gown was designed by her great friend Miguel Palacio and was made in mouseline of silk. With narrow sleeves and high decollate, it was hand-embroidered in silver thread, simulating a great loop, which ended forwards on shoulders and waist.

Combed and made up by Fernando Torrent Cuesta, the bride was covered with an old veil of Chantilly embroider that was borrowed from her sister-in-law, Isabel Peñalosa (wife of her brother Jacobo), along with a diamond and sapphires tiara that belonged to her mother-in-law, Infanta Doña Pilar, and a pair of earrings that was inherited from her maternal aunt, Laura.

The bride (who had defined her dress as "monjil, with long sleeves and an aire of Oscars in the 30s") also chose an original accessory: a fan of Loewe (of whose label she’s the main face). It is an artisan piece, designed by Laura herself, in the same art-deco style as the dress, made in wood of granadilla, with white gold filaments and the same fabric as the dress. Along with the fan, Laura Ponte took a bracelet of silver, also from Loewe, with geometric sapphires and quartzes.

The groom, on the other hand, wore a traditional chaqué and bordeaux tie.

While Laura was walking up the aisle, it was played the same music as in the wedding of the Prince of Denmark: Rondó en Re mayor, by J. Clarke. The ceremony was concelebrated by Marcos Álvarez de Toledo, the priest Isidoro Mardomingo and father Matías.

It was the culmination of a discreet engagement that lasted seven years (the couple met in a party offered by Tatiana of Liechtenstein in Paris). Also special was one of the musical pieces played during the religious service, the Ave Maria, interpreted by the Magnificat choir (a gift of Jose Miguel Fernandez Sastrón, husband of Beltrán’s sister Simoneta, who has composed it especially for the bride and groom).

Besides, it was the daughter of Simoneta and Jose Miguel, Maria, of four years old, who took the arras to the aisle. Finally, the ceremony ended with the Canon of Pachelbel and Barcarolla of Offenbach. It was then to sign the roll. From the part of the groom there were his cousin prince Felipe, his sister Simoneta and brothers: Juan, Bruno and Fernando Gómez-Acebo. From the part of Laura signed: Letizia Ortiz, Maria Zurita, her brother Jacobo and her in-laws, José Miguel, Barbara, Mónica and Gabriela.

After receiving the congratulations from nearly 500 guests, the couple entered the same Rolls Royce that had brought Laura, and left to the place where the banquet was served: an old Esquileo of the 18th century, placed on the mountain range of Guadarramama.

The dinner was served by "La Portada", from Torrecaballeros, and "La Concepción", whose chef is Nicolás Fernández Sutil. The decoration was trusted to Galliussi and Jorge Varela (brother of the designer Felipe Varela).

The guests could taste several plates, like ham of Jabugo, cured cheese of Espirdo, consommé of tomato, etc. The main plate was a roasted lamb, typical of Segovia, accompanied by salad.

The couple didn’t want a traditional wedding cake and, in its place, they served a Segovian ponche, made by the pastry shop El Alcázar. The Champagne however was the most exquisite thing of the menu, since it was the same liquor that was served in the wedding of Alfonso XIII.
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Many guests trusted the same designers worn for the wedding of the Princes of Asturias. This was the case of Infanta Cristina, Maria Zurita and the Bulgarian princesses Carla Royo-Villanova, Maria García de la Rasilla and Míriam Ungría. Cristina Borbón-Dos Sicilias wore the same Caprile outfit she had taken to the royal wedding, but this time without hat.

The European royal families were represented by prince Haakon of Norway (who went without his wife, Mette-Marit).


According to the same article of Diez Minutos, these were the designers in charge of the main guests:

Princess Letizia – Lorenzo Caprile
Infanta Cristina – Jesús del Pozo
Infanta Elena – Chanel
Infanta Pilar – Elio Berhanyer
Maria Zurita (daughter of Infanta Margarita) – Elio Berhanyer
Bárbara Cano (wife of Bruno Gómez-Acebo) – Jesús del Pozo
Carla Royo-Villanova (wife of Kubrat of Bulgaria)– Pedro del Hierro
María García de la Rasilla (wife of Konstantin of Bulgaria) – Oscar de la Renta
Beatriz and Adélaïde de Orleans – Dior


Here, Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria and his lovely wife. I absolutely loved Princess Maria Garcia de la Rasilla's gorgeous Oscar de la Renta suit.
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Old 01-16-2006, 04:39 PM
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Letizia's outfit at this wedding was wonderful! i think its one of her best ever.
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The day before the wedding the couple organised a private party at Hotel El Rancho de la Aldeguela in Segovia for their most intimate friends.

The Bride arriving :o



Fernando Gómez-Acebo and fiancé, Monica Martín Luque



Bruno Gómez-Acebo and wife Bárbara Cano



Prince Haakon of Norway



Princes of Asturias



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The wedding of Beltrán Gómez-Acebo and Laura Ponte made the cover at this issue of Hola.







El Real Sitio


La Real Colegiata








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The mother, grandmother and aunt of Laura


Dukes of Lugo


Dukes of Palma







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The stress made the couple forgot to take the picture outside the Church with the Kings of Spain and their godparents, and when leaving the church they headed for the car. But Queen noticed and the King called, with a smile, his nephew to take the picture.

















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Arriving to the banquet










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Thanks for taking the time to scan theese wonderful pictures Mtbcm, I know there is not much support for this particular wedding dress in this fourms but I just loved it. She looked so original and dressed for her character and I loved she did not choose a traditional "Princess dress" just because she was marrying into the extended royal family, and even some smiles, she is usually very serious
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Thanks for taking the time to scan theese wonderful pictures Mtbcm, I know there is not much support for this particular wedding dress in this fourms but I just loved it. She looked so original and dressed for her character and I loved she did not choose a traditional "Princess dress" just because she was marrying into the extended royal family, and even some smiles, she is usually very serious
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You are absolutely right Larzen.
She choose to dress to HER wedding, and I also think that she looked originally great.
She is a very shy person and I believe she tries to hide it under a very serious face that doesn't suit her exotic traces.

Nevertheless I thought that after seeing bigger wedding photos some people would see that she looked great, elegant and an original bride.

I am glad you like it :).

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Thank you so much for another fabulous album, mtbcm! You did it again!

I have to agree that, although I hated the gown first time I saw it, it has grown inside me. Two years after the ceremony, I'm now able to see it as a very nice dress really and, above all, quite originally suiting the bride's personality. I guess what I didn't like at the time was the way she placed the veil and tiara upside down, making the whole ensemble a little too much 20s for my own taste, I'm afraid. But the dress (especially the lowest part, which actually was quite similar to Mette-Marits IMO) was fine.

Anyway, this was a nice ceremony and may I say Infanta Cristina was radiantly gorgeous!

So, thanks for another great job, mtbcm! I really love wedding photos!
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I know I'm ruining :o the order of things but I have just found the pictures of Laura's peticion de mano.

It took place at Infanta Doña Pilar house.

Enjoy!

mtbcm :)

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1. Princes of Asturias arriving.
2. Infanta Doña Pilar.
3. Laura arriving at her future husband family home.
4. In the car, Laura and her mother
5. Laura enters the house being followed by her mother




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