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Old 02-03-2012, 12:16 PM
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Just seeing all of this for the first time...thanks so much for the video clips!

I *LOVE* seeing this kisses on the balcony and how they REALLY kissed. Not just a quick smooch, but a KISS (or two or three!). Lovely, lovely...all of it.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:49 PM
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Maxima looked regal and elegant; her dress suited her perfectly.
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02/02/02: Marriage Willem-Alexander and Maxima http://www.royalfanvivian.nl/2012/02...xander-en.html
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:17 AM
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They Look Great Both Really amazing Couple CP William Alexander & Princess Maxima " Happy Anniversary Happy 10th "
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:12 PM
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This has to be one of the most touching, romantic royal weddings in modern times- the love just pours from the Crown Princely Couple!
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:59 PM
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Adios Nomino was amazing.It was one of the best parts of the wedding.

Adios Nonino - YouTube

Maxima looked so beautiful.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Readers' Top 10 Wedding Gowns: #3. Princess Máxima of the Netherlands

I loved this wedding - the dress was amazing and perfect for her future role and the winter setting.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:36 PM
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Thanks for the photos. Maxima made the beautiful bride.

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Here's a replica:

http://www.billedbladet.dk/Kongelige...EKJOLER/4.ashx

I hate this one!The sleeves are see through and it makes it look cheap.
This has got to be one of the worst replica's I have ever seen!

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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: Willem-Alexander and Máxima's Wedding Guests

My best dressed was Caroline.The worst dressed was Mette Marit.Way too casual! My other favorites were,Madeleine,Beatrix, and Marilene.Victoria was way boring in that brown outfit.And the worst hat goes to Astrid.Other bad outfits were,Maria Theresa,Marie Chantal,QMII,Sonja,Margriet,Martha Louise,Cristina,Laurentien and Pincess Christina.

All in all,this was a very boring event for fashion.
I agree, my best dressed was Caroline. I also thought Victoria's outfit was boring.

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This is my first post here. I want to thank you all. I really enjoy sharing this forum.

Just about "Adiós Nonino": Astor Piazzolla wrote this tango the night his father died. He was abroad in a tour, he cried when he knew and, being the great musician he was, wrote the music. Nonino was his father's nickname. The music has two parts, one faster and an adagio. It is said that the adagio represents the crying for the father's absence.
Piazzolla is one of the favourite composers of Maxima's father. And "Adios Nonino" is about a father's absence. It's easy to understand why she, and everybody around the world, was so moved.

The tango was composed with no lyrics, as most of the Piazzolla music. There were one or two versions with lyrics, but not very satisfying IMO. It's better to listen to the music alone because it expresses everything without words.

I hope you understand my English and thanks again for your kindness.
Adios Nonino was amazing. That was one of the best and most emotional parts of the wedding.

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This was one of my favorite royal weddings! I think that Maxima was so beautiful on her wedding day.
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In my opinion, the most beautiful of all recent royal weddings. She looked wonderful; her dress was so beautiful as was her hairdo, the tiara, the few jewels she wore. She looked perfect, the ceremony was very emotional, very elegant, the music, their gestures, there was absolutely love in the air!! when she listened to the tunes of the Argentinian tango, she cried as so did the rest of the guests. An unforgettable event!!!
I agree, this was one of the best royal weddings I have ever seen! Maxima's gown was definitely the perfect gown for a future queen.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Readers' Top 10 Wedding Gowns: #3. Princess Máxima of the Netherlands

I loved this wedding - the dress was amazing and perfect for her future role and the winter setting.
Although not my personal favorite (for me, nothing eclipses Grace Kelly's wedding gown), I still think this gown is so perfect, and as it was so well received, I actually thought it would come in at number one!
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Maxima is by far my favorite royal bride! She looked like a dream! What a dress! I have yet to see anything like it!
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When a bridal couple enters the church in the Netherlands (and Belgium, and Luxembourg, and France, and Germany, and Italy, etc.) they already are husband and wife.

In most European countries the only legal binding wedding is the one before the municipal registrar. The religious wedding has no any relevance for the law. The bride going down to the aisle and 'given away' by the father is really an anglosaxon phenomenon.

Many European ladies even find it insulting because they are adult, independent and well-educated ladies who have made the choice of their heart for their partner. The father has nothing to do in that. They do not need his permission and for sure not to be 'given away'.

But it is romantic and sometimes you see a father 'giving away' his daughter in church in the Netherlands, which is really nonsense because they already are married.

The most used custom is:

the groom arrives with a special car at the bride's parental home

the brides' parents greet the groom and he asks to see their daughter

the bride walks out of her parental home, the whole street gasps an applauds

the bride and groom together go to the municipal hall

they go to the church (if they want a church wedding)

they go to the reception

Henri M., This is very interesting information about when the bride and groom enters the church in The Netherlands.
Thank you for explaining about the most used custom.
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Has someone the guestlist? I can not open Most of the photos:( she was a wonderful bride
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Henri M., This is very interesting information about when the bride and groom enters the church in The Netherlands.
Thank you for explaining about the most used custom.
My babysitter when I was growing up was of Dutch origin; my parents went to her and all three of her siblings' weddings. Their family lived out in the country, and all four receptions were at the local community centre just up the road, after the ceremony at their Christian Reformed church. The bride is escorted down the aisle by her father, and at the reception after a sit-down dinner; instead of dancing they do skits, and everything is over by 10 p.m. The Dutch also don't serve alcohol at their weddings. We still get a Christmas card from them (the parents) every year; they have something like 13 grandchildren! (I'll have to ask my mom for the exact number, but it's somewhere around there.) When my babysitter got married, she married a man who already had two boys from his previous marriage, and they had 3 or 4 children together.
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With the Dutch tradition of two different ceremonies, how did they handle the guest list? Was everyone invited to both ceremonies? Or was one ceremony family/close friends and the other open to the entire guest list?
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:57 AM
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The bride is escorted down the aisle by her father, and at the reception after a sit-down dinner; instead of dancing they do skits, and everything is over by 10 p.m. The Dutch also don't serve alcohol at their weddings.
Please understand that while this maybe true for various dutch families, it certainly isn't the case in general.
Most weddings i know of contain loads of dancing and ditto alcohol
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With the Dutch tradition of two different ceremonies, how did they handle the guest list? Was everyone invited to both ceremonies? Or was one ceremony family/close friends and the other open to the entire guest list?

By far most Dutch weddings are civil only, without a religious service. When there is a religious service indeed, by far the most couples have these directly after the civil ceremony. When there are two separate ceremonies, then usually the civil one is en petite famille and the other one is the big one ith all guests. Think at the wedding of Charles and Camilla: the most close circle in the Windor Guildhall, the grand service with all guests later in the St George's Chapel.

When the Prince of Orange married at the civil wedding, the only foreign royal was Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, his godmother. The religious service after the wedding saw all royal guests from all over the world assembled in the Nieuwe Kerk. The civil ceremony was in the presence of all authorities, because that is the one which counts. The religious service was more family, royals and friends because that one has no legal binding in the Netherlands.

The civil ceremony: http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwik...k_Huwelijk.jpg

The wedding service: http://theworldofroyals.weebly.com/u...1407528914.jpg

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