Thanks to everyone who has posted pictures! :) It has been a long thread to review but wonderful as I love the van Vollenhoven family!
The wedding outfits aside (more on that below!
), I can only say that I hope everyone looks as happy and as in love as Anita and Pieter-Christiaan do on their special day(s).
What a mixed bag of fashion this wedding has been! Aside from Queen Beatrix and Princess Margriet, I don't think anyone else scored perfect 10s for their outfits at both the civil and church services.
Marilene looked terrific at the church service in her eggplant-coloured outfit but the hideous hat (previously worn to celebrate Queen Beatrix's silver jubilee) and the balloon skirt (even though they are now trendy and in style) was awful.
Aimee looked very elegant at the civil service -- the pattern of her outfit reminded me a bit of Margriet's own black and white outfit -- but the terrible fuschia pink veil "hat" at the church service was awful.
Annette nearly got two perfect 10s from me for her outfits if it weren't for those dreadful knee-high boots at the civil service. What is with Annette and her fondness for knee-high boots (also previously worn at the Queen's silver jubilee celebrations). Her light blue outfit and matching heels (no boots!) at the church service was lovely.
Laurentien looked ghastly at both occasions! Sorry to say, but Loud Laurentien does not work for me. And what was with the big, and I mean big
, moon ring she was sporting at the church service? Were she and Maxima working together to get satellite signals from Jupiter with her ring and Maxima's hat?
Maxima's outfit (excluding the hat) was nice on the whole, but rather garish for a wedding I thought. It was far too bright and my eyes hurt from looking at her attired head to toe in such a bright colour. Maybe if the hat had been smaller and in black or navy it would've been less hurtful to my eyes. As for the hat, she could've landed a plane on her head! It looked like something between a flying saucer and a farmer's straw hat! Talk about scaring away the crows!
Mabel was the best attired Orange-Nassau daughter-in-law. Although I don't know if there was a fuss about her having bare arms in church, I thought the gesture of her wearing Queen Beatrix's dress was nice. Her hair was simple and her earrings gorgeous!
Juliana Guillermo was definitely one of the best dressed younger ladies. The patterened long dark jacket accented with the orange feathers was very nice.
And for all her troublemaking, Margarita de Borbone Parma's white and ruby outfit was nice, too.
But the very best dressed ladies: Anna and Isabella! What sweethearts they were! I noticed some very nice pictures of Anna. I hope we'll get to see some of Isabella, too. I supposed these two little girls will get to take on these duties again this coming October when their uncle Floris gets maried -- Anna taking on these duties for the third time (Johan and Mabel's wedding was the first time) and Isabella for the second.
The van Vollenhoven men get bonus fashion points for their attire however. Yellow ties at the civil service and green ties at the church service. What a nice touch!
Forgot to comment about the bride herself!
I thought the colour of the suit worn at the civil service was lovely on Anita. Such a shade of emerald green really suits her. The pattern on it was rather awful -- it made me think of sofa upolstery or heavy damask curtains for an old hotel. And the yellow shoes were a bit much, even if they did co-ordinate with Pieter-Christiaan's yellow tie. But she radiated happiness, joy and exuberance, so if you only looked at her from the neck up she looked great!
The wedding gown was gorgeous! It looked a lot like Claire's (rather a big compliment to the Belgian princess!), but Anita made it her own in the way she carried herself with all of her exuberance and enthusiasm.