Thank you everybody for the lovely pictures of Floris and Aimee's wedding! :)
Aimee made a lovely bride indeed. I agree with some of the sentiments expressed over Aimee's simple choice of a wedding dress. From the last couple of family occasions we've seen her at, she seems to be very modern and stylish in her choice of clothing. This dress is as classic as wedding dresses come -- a dress that one can look back on and would not be able to say, "She got married in the 80s/90s."
Someone mentioned that there was a cutaway to the dress -- does anyone have a close up of it? I have only seen the formal portraits which are not close enough to see the cutaway or the detailing at the hem of the dress which I glimpsed in one picture with the attendants holding up her train.
Nice of the van Vollenhoven men (and I presume Aimee's family, too) to don bright red ties to match Floris' tie. The men wore different coloured ties at the civil service so I wasn't expecting this symbol of unity today as happened at Pieter-Chritistiaan's civil and religious ceremony.
Little Anna and Isabella are practically professional attendants now! I loved how Anna was waving away and smiling her toothy grin. Isabella seemed less shy this time around than at Pieter-Christiaan and Anita's wedding two months ago.
Originally Posted by carlota
did she wear the same tiara as anita?
All of the van Vollenhoven brides wore the Ears of Wheat tiara, mostly with all eight ears.
I think however that the way Aimee wore the veil did the tiara an injustice in that ou couldn't see it as well. I know that it's small (low) tiara, but with the puffiness of the veil all worn so close to the front of her head, it got a bit lost. I think Anita wore it very well so that the prettiness of the tiara could really be seen.
Some fashion notes (you know they were coming, and someone has to start! :p ):
Margriet: Classy as always! Did I expect anything less?!
Aimee's Mom: Also very classy, just like at the civil ceremony.
Marilene: I love Marilene, but what was with her outfit? Particuarly her hat with, was it pom poms hanging off her head?!
It was not a flattering look on her.
Annette: So far, the best dressed woman I think. The detailing on the skirt was fun and went nicely with the simplness of the (velvet?) jacket. The jewellery and the accessories (beaded bag, rounded toe pumps and floral arrangement in her hair) was very simple and very well co-ordinated.
Anita: All the different patterns and prints were a bit much for me -- the print on the skirt with the (fur?) jacket with the triple stitch around the front, collar and cuffs. Plus the dark outfit paired with such a light-coloured hat was too stark for me. She looked much better at the civil ceremony.
Beatrix: A stunner in silver! I loved the bias cut of her jacket, too.
Maxima: The suit was okay, but a bit heavy (I know it's cold) and too staid and matronly for vivacious Maxima. And the hat made me think of Davy Crockett, without the beaver tail. It looked like it was going to fall off her head.
Laurentien: The colour of her jacket was nice, and while I'm not wild about the hat, it went nicely with the jacket. It was a surprisingly quiet outfit for Laurentien.
Mabel: Another gripe about hats! Her little black hat perched precariously on top of her head made me think of Maxima's hat almost falling off. Also made me think of a monkey doll I had when I was a child: It wore a similar hat in burgundy off to one ear and it would hobble back and forth blowing a whistle and tapping a tambourine.
Irene: She looked so good and classic at the civil ceremony but the hat lost me at the religious ceremony.
Margarita: I know she's caused the family much trouble in the past, but she looked very pretty and lady like.
Juliana: Never followed her much before, but she is beautiful!