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Old 08-18-2011, 03:11 PM
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I don't know if this has been discussed before but I just noticed something peculiar as I was browsing through the wedding photos. What is the pink strip of fabric that shows underneath CP Victoria's dress on this photo?

http://www.detkungligabrollopet.nu/b...montgomery.jpg

It looks like it was taken from Queen Silvia's dress that she wore at the wedding:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KMZsVauhWU...1600/siliv.jpg

Could it be for 'good luck' or what do you think?
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:27 PM
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I don't know if this has been discussed before but I just noticed something peculiar as I was browsing through the wedding photos. What is the pink strip of fabric that shows underneath CP Victoria's dress on this photo?

http://www.detkungligabrollopet.nu/b...montgomery.jpg
It is queen Silvia´s dress and her sash - she was standing behind Victoria and Daniel. Her shoulder is showing at the photo. Here´s another:
Scanpix | Forhåndsvisning
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:43 PM
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It is queen Silvia´s dress and her sash - she was standing behind Victoria and Daniel. Her shoulder is showing at the photo. Here´s another:
Scanpix | Forhåndsvisning
Oops, my bad! I didn't notice the hair and the sash there. Well, that certainly explains it! I thought they had started a new tradition that the bride must wear a piece of the dress from a gown her mother is wearing at the wedding for luck. Haha, that would've been strange!
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:12 PM
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It is queen Silvia´s dress and her sash - she was standing behind Victoria and Daniel. Her shoulder is showing at the photo. Here´s another:
Scanpix | Forhåndsvisning
HAHA Looks like Daniel's hand is going down south under that train where no one can see.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:09 PM
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Oh wow yea I never noticed that before good spotting Xenia
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:28 PM
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While checking into something else, I found myself caught up in my files about this wedding and it is remarkable to me how the wedding, after over a year, and the couple themselves, after almost a decade together, hold up.

More so than any other wedding this couple got it right. Lots of tradition, ever-present personal touches, plenty of royal bling, and mostly a feeling of connection with the guests, the people of the country and any others around the world who watched on tv/internet. And they somehow seemed to only have eyes for each other. It was a grand undertaking and still felt so intimate.

Haakon & Mette-Marit's didn't have quite the grandeur but it was still royal, and in its simplicity, equally as intimate (and Mette-Marit's gown was the best example of melding her personal style with royal impressiveness - still the best of the current crop IMO). These two couples are similar in that the feeling of love seems to have grown in their time together as a couple and as the married crown princely couples of their respective countries.

The Danish couple's wedding was very beautiful visually and very coordinated, but it was so disconnected. While there were a few moments where there seemed to be genuine emotion, it seemed very pompous and aloof. And even though he was under the same, if not more pressure in Sweden - Daniel displayed true grace and class. His was the best wedding speech by miles - both in content and delivery. And rather than being curt with those around him and supporting him or acting like he was above everyone else, he actually smiled with Prince Carl Philip and greeted Count Carl Johan very heartily. The welcoming feeling throughout the day was evident in the crowds, the guests, the family and the couple...and that's worth more than the most beautiful flower arrangements or perfectly planned dinner.

Since that time, Victoria and Daniel have proven their worth as a couple and individually, and have shown they are capable of maintaining the work ethic of her parents. Have they even taken a vacation since their honeymoon? This family, even with all of the "issues" being talked about, on the whole works very hard for their country. In addition to the state visits and annual events including the Nobel prize celebrations, they seem to make it very much about the people, and they do it with a class and regalness that isn't haughty or off-putting but very welcoming. The Brits are one of the only families that seem to work harder than the Swedes, but they still have some off-putting behaviors.

The British might have achieved the greatest influence globally throughout history, but they are still rather out-of-touch much like their Danish cousins, who seem very proud of having the longest documented royal history but still are quite insignificant outside of their borders. The Danes might have 75 more documented years, but the current Swedish royal house embody the current king's motto "For Sweden - With the Times".

I think Victoria and Daniel's wedding was exactly the kind for this day and age. Light-hearted, modest, intimate, with spectacular touches and very much a celebration of them as a couple and of love in particular. The only thing I might have changed would have been a little more fun during the actual ceremony. The Dutch all seem to have such a good time during their weddings, even when there are tears. But I guess Victoria and Daniel made up for it with all the fun after the ceremony was finished.

Many congratulations to them on the pregnancy and all the best wishes for the future. I feel very lucky to have been able to see this beautiful couple on the most wonderful day. Tack!
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:52 AM
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► AEDT | Traumhochzeit in Stockholm: Endlich gibt Victoria von Schweden ihren Traumprinzen, dem Fitnesstrainer Daniel Westling, das "Ja-Wort"

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Old 09-24-2011, 02:32 PM
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The kiss at the church:
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:35 PM
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[QUOTE=LadyFinn;1320302]http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/w...iaDaniel-1.jpg

They are a picture of complete bliss. May they have many years together.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:46 PM
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Lovely photos of a beautiful wedding. Victoria was simply radiant -- love suits her.
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:51 PM
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:06 PM
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A photo book:
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:09 PM
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Thank you for posting this - what amazing photos from that absolutely wonderful day
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:44 PM
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:29 PM
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This was one wedding I wished to see on National television! However, the photos were wonderful. And her wedding dress was beautiful.
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Old 11-24-2011, 05:16 PM
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Nice photos with those beautiful flowers at Logården
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Old 11-24-2011, 05:24 PM
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I have to say I never get tired of watching videos of the wedding on Youtube or looking at pictures... the whole wedding was so amazing and the love between those two is simply heartwarming
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