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Old 05-07-2011, 11:27 AM
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how much the wedding cost
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I think that it is really a beautiful gown. The fabric and detailing are exquisite. But, I don't think that it flattered the bride very much at all. Marie Chantal was too petite and young for such a matronly look, IMO.
You said exactly what I have been thinking all of these years! Exquisite, well made and royal, but in the end not flattering to the bride herself.
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About 5 million USD?

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I believe that reports put the wedding (and pre-wedding party) costs at roughly 5 million USD, although I haven't read anything that had a direct cost breakdown, but Marie-Chantal's wedding gown alone was estimated to cost $225,000 USD.
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Here is a video of MC curtsying to Queen Sofia.She gives her a make up kiss and Sofia wipes make up of her cheek!I though it was a small funny moment.

It comes at 1:25

YouTube - ‪CONSTANTINE...A King's Story...Part.: 01‬‏
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Flashback Friday: Crown Princess Pavlos of Greece's Wedding Dress

This dress is kinda growing on me!I would like on a taller person though.
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I thought her gown was way too much.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:08 AM
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Is that the late Queen Ingrid Marie Chantal is curtseying to?
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Is that the late Queen Ingrid Marie Chantal is curtseying to?
Yes, Marie Chantal is curtseying to Queen Ingrid of Denmark.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:05 AM
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Yes, Marie Chantal is curtseying to Queen Ingrid of Denmark.
Thank you!!! :)
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE MCs dress! It's by far one of my favorites! I do agree with those who previously posted that this dress was a bit too much for her small frame -it doesn't change the fact that this is a stunning gown. I loved her veil as well. Just beautiful!
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Marie Chantal is always elegant. Her wedding gown is no exception.
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What was the guest list for this wedding -anyone know?
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I thought her gown was way too much.
The dress wore her. She was swamped by it and almost disappeared beneath it.
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What was the guest list for this wedding -anyone know?
I don't think there is a complete guest list anywhere. However, Wikipedia does have a list of notable guests:
Wedding of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, and Marie-Chantal Miller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:32 AM
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I don't think there is a complete guest list anywhere. However, Wikipedia does have a list of notable guests:
Wedding of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, and Marie-Chantal Miller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks for this link, it was fantastic!
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Flashback Friday: Princess Marie-Chantal's Wedding Dress

This gown is one of my least favorite royal wedding dresses. The design is just way too much. I really dislike the high neckline and the floral motifs on the bodice and sleeves. Though, I do love the embroidery on the bottom half of the gown, and the veil is just breathtaking. Nevertheless, the upper half of the dress ruins it for me. The upper half mixed with the bottom half is not a good combination to me.
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i do not know if i can post the link here, but Hellenic Royal Heritage channel on youtube has uploaded Pavlos and Marie Chantal's wedding in full:) Its entirely in greek, but you definitely see all the royals in attendance. Now i can fully appreciate the wedding gown in all its glory, I was not really a fan of the dress in pictures, but can now see it better.

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The dress wore her. She was swamped by it and almost disappeared beneath it.
Oh goodness where do I start with this one...

The fundamental problem with this dress is not the fabric or the embellishments or the tablecloth on the brides head or anything else. the individual elements are all fine on their own except the lace used on the top of the dress (it looks like old curtain fabric).

Its much worse than that, this dress is not fit for purpose in that it does not suit the mise-en-scene, that it does not suit and flatter its wearer, and that it gave the wrong message. I can't pin down any overarching aesthetic or idea that is meant to unify the overall look. The antique corsage tiara's design has been taken into account and there is a Marian thing running through it, something does not feel right and does not add up. An orthodox ceremony does call for some modesty on behalf of the participants the neckline, the sleeves, and the veil all seem like overkill.

The bodice is far too tight and looks hard to breathe in and she was often having trouble moving more than is the norm for a large wedding dress. the round waist makes her look chunky around the middle and the boning in the bodice squashes her bust down - apparently MC later said she had problems breathing and i'm not surprised. The extra boning in the bodice was to support the weight of the skirt as the bodice and skirt are made from the same piece of fabric - poor design as separate bodice and skirt would allow for the weight of the skirt to be supported on the hips (better for women as hips are often more sturdy than the shoulders and less bad for the back, also places less strain on the shoulder seams) and not the shoulders, allowing for a less constricting top half.

Having the train built into the skirt was not a good idea - I presume Valentino did this for aesthetic reasons, as well as necessitating a second dress for the reception, as cost effectiveness does not seem to be a priority of his; it ruins the way the skirt is meant to hang when walking, giving it an awkward tulip/tapered shape (Pss Charlene had the same problem with her dress as well), and its lucky that there were not any accidents like what happened to Nicky Hiltons very similar dress. The skirt needed a frame underneath (crinoline or farthingale or panniers) to help maintain its shape

It actually looks like something from the late 1960s early 1970s to me due to the stiff fabric and angular silhouette but for someone conservative with a point to prove - is it possible it was based off Chantal Millers wedding dress, because I can't think of any other possible starting point for it? I'm not convinced about the Grace comparisons as they are so common place for wedding dresses with lace sleeves that it has become meaningless but, the embellishments are from the 1940s and 1950s and Signor Garavani has not succeeded in making all these different elements fit. There are too many patterns and too much embellishments on one dress that someone taller and bigger would have struggled to wear well (Maxima), but someone as tiny as MC just looks swamped in - the fact she has short legs and is bottom heavy doesn't help either, as the scale of the skirt and the unfortunate tapering effect only serve to emphasise this.

What happened is that Valentino basically made something that appealed to his personal taste and did not take the function or the setting or the wearers body type into account, it was a basic shape, than went nuts with the embellishment - its intellectually lazy. Stark white is too serve on MC, she needed something cream or pearl coloured with a warmer undertone to go with her complexion, it also makes the detail too hard to see on camera, and would have looked nicer in the church with all the gold detail. The fundamentally south American catholic design looks out of place in an orthodox setting - less lace and more emphasis on embroidery and sequins would have been a better option, along with a satin that flowed and draped instead of a stiff structural fabric. The lace veil is too large and overpowering (Butterflies?! are you kidding, how old is she, twelve?) a combination of tulle trimmed with smaller lace would have worked better and allowed the train to shine - the train and veil compete against each over.

For something that cost a quarter of a million dollars I would have expected something much better and all this does is confirm my low opinion of Valentino as he can do better - he was just fleecing bob Miller on this one.
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Marie Chantal's wedding gown sketch:

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Marie Chantal and her father Robert Miller
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