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Old 09-29-2008, 01:22 PM
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Well... after an initial shock of seeing a truly nontraditional interpretation of a wedding dress, I have to say that Princess Olga looked happy. What else is required? Nothing else... I think. It was Princess Ogla, who chose to wear this outfit. I am sure she has got her reasons for doing so. I respect her choice.
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Wow, the bride looked unusual, but I think that she carried it off. She is so gorgeous that she could have worn a potato sack and still looked beautiful.
She is an older, mature bride (isn't she about 38 yers old?) and an all-white regular wedding gown would have looked ridiculous on her. Her choice of gown was brave.
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:02 PM
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Thanks for the infos Odette!
Are also the feathers and the plunging neckline part of the tradition?
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Are those children already the one´s of her sister Alexandra?
According to the captions on IBL website, the children in pics 8 are Aimone's nephews;
the man in white holding Olga's dress in pic 7 is Christian Louboutin; Olga's dress is by Prada (??)
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:53 PM
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the dress is certainly original. not my cup of tea, but i think it is great that olga decided to look different from any other royal brides. the ceremony also looked very different and original. i always really liked olga because of those original details, so i must say i liked the wedding. besides, olga (and aimone) is a royal by birth and doesn't need to show she is dignified and elegant. she already knows that and so do we. as other people said, she is beautiful and elegant and therefore doesn't need an impressive dress to look impressive.

i'm really glad they are married, after such a long engagement! my congrats!

any other royal guests appart from sofia?
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:57 PM
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the dress is certainly original. not my cup of tea, but i think it is great that olga decided to look different from any other royal brides. the ceremony also looked very different and original. i always really liked olga because of those original details, so i must say i liked the wedding. besides, olga (and aimone) is a royal by birth and doesn't need to show she is dignified and elegant. she already knows that and so do we. as other people said, she is beautiful and elegant and therefore doesn't need an impressive dress to look impressive.

i'm really glad they are married, after such a long engagement! my congrats!

any other royal guests appart from sofia?
Yes Princess Irene, King Constantine II. and Queen Anne-Marie where present.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:11 PM
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Yes Princess Irene, King Constantine II. and Queen Anne-Marie where present.
Any royal guest from the Orleans side of both families?
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:17 PM
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No matter if we like this unusual wedding dress or not the most importatnt thinkg is that they are finally married and happy.
Not only the dress was unusual (so different from all those typical wedding dresses) the other guest's outfits (Q.Sofia and PssIrene) were interesting too.

All the best to the newlywed
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Guys,I just logged in and saw the 1st pics.I'm in shock with the dress (it looks traditional,but Russian,not Greek,to me).She didn't have to remind us that she's a Romanov descendant....
Anyway,she was glowing one more time.It's just that I expected something simple and elegant from Olga.
The rest is history...Odette has translated everything we know so far.The Greek media are still sleeping.How about the Italian press?
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:27 PM
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Any royal guest from the Orleans side of both families?
Apparently not. At last they where not mentioned in the Press Releases on the website of the Duke of Aosta. But it is said that it have been only 30-40 guests.
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Yes,they are!!Especially,the Greek traditional one...
I just got disappointed about Olga's dress.I just saw the pics and I'm still in shock...How did she do that?And don't tell me that the outfit was Greek or traditional Dodecanese.It seemed so "Russian-Romanov" to me...The only Greek elements I saw are the olive-laurel bouquet and that thing on her head which reminded me of Hermes (god Mercury)...
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About the guests:the Greek press made them 70 today...
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Was it an all orthodox ceremony? Or was there a catholic priest too?
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The dress was not my cup of tea either, but I thought Princess Olga has the grace, elegance, and regal presence to pull it off. You can tell this bride was born royal.
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Very interesting dress. The bride is a very beautiful woman, and the church that they were married in was gorgeous. Does anyone know why Crown Prince Pavlos and Marie-Chantal weren't in attendance?
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I agree; Princess Olga is quite beautiful. She has an ethereal beauty. But the dress...
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The bottom of the dress looks like sea foam --- like she is rising from the sea.
Olga is stunning - Aimone looks like he has quite a sunburn on his face -

The church looked absolutely lovely --- lots of gold ---
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Was it an all orthodox ceremony? Or was there a catholic priest too?
Considering photos provided by iceflower, I would say that the ceremony looked purely Orthodox.
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Was it an all orthodox ceremony? Or was there a catholic priest too?
Yes Marengo it was the Greek Orthodox ceremony. In one of the photos one can see the wreaths they both wear on their heads. In Royal weddings they use crowns the attendants hold over the bride and groom's head. In this case they went with the customs all mere mortals follow.
The write up indicates this was in the Greek Orthodox Church and the priest who officiated is also G.O. No mention was made of a Catholic priest.
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I actually really like Olga's dress! I think it's gorgeous, the whole wedding seemed lovely, a real Greek village wedding.
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I suppose that the groom got some sort of dispensation from the catholic church then? I recall they did the same to princess Maxima when she married in a protestant ceremony (and to many others probably).

The dress is original indeed, but inside the church it actually works IMO.
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