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Old 05-14-2005, 02:35 PM
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Prince Bertil of Sweden & Lilian Davies
December 7, 1976, Palace Church of Drottningholm Palace, Sweden

The Dress: A silvery-blue satin full-length structured coat dress with bell sleeves. A matching hat completed the outfit.

The Bouquet: Lilies of the valley in an overflowing bouquet.

Memorable Detail: The long-awaited marriage of Prince Bertil and his World War II sweetheart Lilian Davies was put off originally due to political reasons and strict rules related to the monarchy. When the monarchy was deemed secure with King Carl Gustaf XVI married and Queen Silvia pregnant, Prince Bertil's nephew approved of Prince Bertil's marriage to the Welsh-born bride.
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Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark & Princess Ingrid of Sweden
May 24, 1935, Storkyrkan, Stockholm

The Dress: A floor-length, unstructured satin gown that fell in gentle layers with a high round neckline.

The Veil: An Irish lace veil that was originally a gift to Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden in 1905 that was passed down to her daughter, Princess Ingrid. The veil would later be worn by all the Danish-descended brides of the royal family, including Queen Margrethe II, Princess Benedikte, Queen Anne Marie, Princesses Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg , Alexia and Crown Princess Mary.

The Bouquet: A long-stemmed bouquet of assorted flowers cradled in the bride's arms, tied with thick, long flowing ribbons.

Memorable Detail: Two days after their Stockholm wedding, the bride and groom travelled to the Danish capital of Copenhagen via the royal yacht, the Dannebrog. Her new father-in-law, King Christian X, was the first person to greet the new bride upon her arrival in Denmark as thousands of Danes lined the streets all the way to Amalienborg Palace to gree the future King and Queen of Denmark.
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Princess Margrethe of Denmark & Henri de Laborde de Montpezat

Princess Margrethe of Denmark & Henri de Laborde de Montpezat
June 10, 1967, Holmens Kirke, Copenhagen

The Dress: Designed by Jørgen Bender, the Danish Princess’ full-length wedding gown was made of silk and lace with wrist-length sleeves, a low square neckline and fitted waist. The front of the dress was made of lace, with the silk meeting at the sides forming two seems. The flared skirt ended in a short train. A six-plus meter-long train made of silk and squared off at the end was attached at the shoulders. The bride also wore a large daisy --the bride's nickname -- brooch, a wedding gift from her mother.

The Diademe: The tiara was a gift trom the Khedive of Egypt to the grandchild of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, Princess Margaret of Connaught, mother of Queen Ingrid. Princess Margaret recieved this gift upon her wedding to Gustaf Adolf, later the King of Sweden. The Khedive bestowed the gift because the couple became engaged in Egypt. Queen Ingrid, the bride's mother, inherited the tiara from her mother and she wore it regularly.

The Veil: An Irish lace veil that has been worn by all of the Danish-descended brides of the royal family since 1905. Originally a gift to Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden, it was eventually passed down to her daughter, Princess Ingrid, upon her 1935 marriage to the future King of Denmark.

The Bouquet: A bouquet of daisies, her namesake.

Memorable Detail: Comte Henri de Laborde de Montpezat took the name of Prince Henrik upon his marriage to Princess Margrethe, making his name more Danish.

TRF Thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...hp?t=726&page=1

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Prince Joachim of Denmark & Alexandra Manley

Prince Joachim of Denmark & Alexandra Manley
November 18, 1995, Chapel of Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, Copenhagen

The Dress: Designed by Jørgen Bender, Alexandra’s full length gown was made of white winter Italian silk. It had full length sleeves, a high waistband and it opened front and back to reveal a silk underskirt. The dress was finished with 8,000 pearls, hand-sewn onto the edgings and cuffs. A four-meter long train completed the dress.

The Diademe: The Diamond Drop Tiara, which was a wedding gift from Queen Margrethe to her new daughter-in-law. The tiara originally belonged to Queen Alexandrine, who received this tiara as an 18th birthday present from her parents. After her death, the tiara went to King Frederik IX and given to the then Princess Margrethe, also as an 18th birthday present.

The Bouquet: The bouquet was made up of jasmine, roses, lillies and bauhenia, Hong Kong's official flower, a homage to the bride's place of birth. It also contained leaves from the lime trees at Schackenborg (the couple's new home), myrtle from Queen Margrethe II and rosemary from Queen Ingrid (Queen Mother).

TRF Thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...thread.php?t=53

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Crown Prince Frederik & Mary Donaldson

Crown Prince Frederik & Mary Donaldson
May 14, 2004, Copenhagen Cathedral, Denmark

The Dress: Designed by Uffe Frank, and incorporating lace that was almost 100 years old, which originated from nuns in Connaught, Ireland. Ten long panels of white duchess satin formed the skirt of the dress, with 31 metres of tulle finished with 100 metres of French chantilly lace used to hold the skirt’s form at the back, and cala sleeves folded around the arm.

The Veil: An Irish lace veil that has been worn by all the Danish-descended brides of the royal family since 1905. Originally a gift to Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden, it was eventually passed down to her daughter, Princess Ingrid, upon her 1935 marriage to the future King of Denmark. The veil has been worn by the groom’s mother, Queen Margrethe II, as well as his aunts, Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie, and his cousins, Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Alexia.


The Bouquet: The bride’s native homeland of Australia was honoured in her bouquet, with Australian eucalyptus woven into the rest of the bouquet, which included, azaleas from Fredensborg Palace, antique roses, gloriosa lilies, and sweet peas.

The Pageboys: The groom’s nephew, 4-year-old Prince Nikolai and the son of his cousin Princess Alexandra, 4-year-old Count Jefferson von Pfeil wore suits with buttons similar to those of the Danish naval uniforms. Silver cufflinks given to the boys by the bridal couple had the couple’s monogram engraved into it.

Memorable Details: The bride carried a handkerchief specially-made for her on this occasion by lace-making teacher Astrid Hansen in a pattern known as “The Great Heart of Denmark.” Work on the handkerchief started on the day of the announcement, October 8, 2004 and six hours a day until Easter Monday 2005, when the handkerchief was completed.
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Princess Benedikte of Denmark & Prince Richard Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Princess Benedikte of Denmark & Prince Richard Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
February 3, 1968, Chapel of Fredensborg Palace, Copenhagen

The Dress: Designed by Jørgen Bender, Princess Benedikte’s gown was made of white silk with wrist length sleeves and high neckline. The A-line dress flared slightly from the waist with two bows at the waist line. A silk train was attached at the shoulders.

The Diademe: The tiara was a gift trom the Khedive of Egypt to the grandchild of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, Princess Margaret of Connaught, mother of Queen Ingrid. Princess Margaret recieved this gift upon her wedding to Gustaf Adolf, later the King of Sweden. The Khedive bestowed the gift because the couple became engaged in Egypt. Queen Ingrid, the bride's mother, inherited the tiara from her mother and she wore it regularly.

The Veil: An Irish lace veil that has been worn by all of the Danish-descended brides of the royal family since 1905. Originally a gift to Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden, it was eventually passed down to her daughter, Princess Ingrid, upon her 1935 marriage to the future King of Denmark.

TRF Thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...read.php?t=2341

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Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg & Count Jefferson von Pfeil

Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg & Count Jefferson Friedrich Greve von Pfeil
June 6, 1998


The Dress: Silk gown with double-bell skirt and double-bell sleeves. A swirl motif was embroidered on the top, shorter layer of the sleeves and the skirt.

The Diademe: The tiara was a gift trom the Khedive of Egypt to the grandchild of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, Princess Margaret of Connaught, mother of Queen Ingrid. Princess Margaret recieved this gift upon her wedding to Gustaf Adolf, later the King of Sweden. The Khedive bestowed the gift because the couple became engaged in Egypt. Queen Ingrid, the bride's grandmother, inherited the tiara from her mother and she wore it regularly.

The Veil: An Irish lace veil that has been worn by all the Danish-descended brides of the royal family since 1905. Originally a gift to Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden, it was eventually passed down to her daughter, Princess Ingrid, upon her 1935 marriage to the future King of Denmark. The veil has been worn by her mother, Princess Benedikte, as well as her aunts, Queen Margrethe II and Queen Anne-Marie.

The Bouquet: Peach and champagne roses with lilies of the valley.


TRF Thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...read.php?t=5573


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King Constantine of Greece & Princess Anne Marie of Denmark

King Constantine of Greece & Princess Anne Marie of Denmark
September 18, 1964, Athens

The Dress: Danish designer Holgar Blom created a high-waisted, boat neckline white silk gown for the young bride. Panels of lace hung from the ribboned waist.

The Veil: An Irish lace veil that has been worn by all the Danish-descended brides of the royal family since 1905. Originally a gift to Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden, it was eventually passed down to her daughter, Princess Ingrid, upon her 1935 marriage to the future King of Denmark. The veil has been worn by the bride’s sisters Queen Margrethe II and Princess Benedikte, as well as her daughter Princess Alexia and her niece, Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.

The Diademe:This tiara was a gift trom the Khedive of Egypt to the grandchild of Queen Victoria of Great-Britain, princess Margaret of Connaught, mother of Queen Ingrid. Princess Margaret recieved this gift because upon her wedding to Gustaf Adolf, later the King of Sweden. The Khedive gave this jewel because the Couple became engaged in Egypt. Queen Ingrid inherited the tiara from her mother and she wore it regularly. This tiara had been used for the weddings of all her daughters: Princess Anne Marie (1964), Princess Margrethe (1967) and Princess Benedikte (1968). Her granddaughters also wore it, including Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Alexia.

The Bouquet: A semi-cascading bouquet of lilies of the valley.

TRF Thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...read.php?t=4560
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Princess Alexia of Greece & Carlos Morales

Princess Alexia of Greece & Carlos Morales
July 9, 1999, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia, London


The Dress: Designed by by Inge Sprawson, Princess Alexia’s gown was made of heavy off-white satin with a V-neckline, long sleeves with embroidered and beaded buttons at the wrists and a train attached at the waist.

The Diademe: The tiara was a gift trom the Khedive of Egypt to the grandchild of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, Princess Margaret of Connaught, mother of Queen Ingrid. Princess Margaret recieved this gift upon her wedding to Gustaf Adolf, later the King of Sweden. The Khedive bestowed the gift because the couple became engaged in Egypt. Queen Ingrid, the bride's grandmother, inherited the tiara from her mother and she wore it regularly. Princess Alexia's mother wore it at her 1964 wedding. Upon Queen Ingrid's passing, it is believed that Queen Anne Marie has inherited the tiara.

The Veil: An Irish lace veil that has been worn by all the Danish-descended brides of the royal family since 1905. Originally a gift to Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden, it was eventually passed down to her daughter, Princess Ingrid, upon her 1935 marriage to the future King of Denmark. The veil has been worn by her mother, Queen Anne-Marie as well as her aunts, Princess (later Queen) Margrethe, Princess Benedikte and her cousin Princess Alexandra Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg in 1998.

The Bouquet: White lilies, lilies of the valley, myrtle taken from a plant started by Queen Ingrid, and olive leaves flown in from Tatoi, Greece, the royal family's former home.

The Attendants: Princess Theodora, Alexia’s sister; Princess Maria-Olympia, daughter of Prince Pavlos & Marie Chantal; Princess Mafalda, daughter of Prince Kyril & Rosario Nadal.

The Decorations: The bride's maternal aunt, Queen Margrethe, designed a monogram of four interwining A's and C's shaped like a bell, which adorned the exterior wall of the cathedral.

Memorable Detail: After the wedding, three tiny wreaths (that were included in the bouquet) were placed, one at each grave site of King Frederik IX of Denmark at Roskilde, of King Paul and Queen Frederika of Greece at Tatoi, and of the groom's maternal grandparents on the Canary Island of Lanzarote.


TRF Thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...read.php?t=4561

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Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece & Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece & Marie-Chantal Miller
July 1, 1995, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia, London


The Dress: Heavy silk with a tulip-shaped bodice, it took 25 dressmakers four months to sew. It was designed for the bride—daughter of American mogul Robert W. Miller—by Valentino, who created 62 outfits for the wedding, including those of the bride’s sisters Pia and Alexandra.

The Bouquet: Champage roses.

The Ceremony: The service was attended by a capacity crowd of 450, with another 800 watching via satellite at Hampton Court Palace.

The Ring: Set with a heart-shaped diamond and a sapphire that had belonged to the groom’s grandfather.

The Attendants: The groom's youngest sister Princess Theodora and youngest brother Prince Phillippos. The dresses of the female attendants were in light blue with short, puff sleeves in an embroidered floral pattern that matched the top overlay of the bride's dress.

The Decorations: The groom's maternal aunt, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, designed a monogram for the couple, which was realized in roses on the exterior wall of the cathedral.

Memorable Detail: At the conclusion of the ceremony, thousands of rose petals cascaded onto the newlyweds from the ceiling of the church.

TRF Thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...read.php?t=4559
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Princess Sophia of Greece & Don Juan Carlos de Borbon

Princess Sophia of Greece & Don Juan Carlos de Borbon
May 14, 1962, the Roman Catholic Church of St. Denis, Athens


The Dress: A Jean Dessés designed white-silver lame gown encrusted with Brussels lace amd ancient brocade. The veil was 15-feet long, and used 25 years earlier by Princess Frederika of Hanover when she married Prince Paul of Greece, the bride’s parents.

The Attendants: Princess Irene of Greece (the bride’s sister), Infanta Pilar of Spain (the groom’s sister), Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Princess Alexandra of Kent, and Princesses Beneditke and Anne Marie of Denmark—the latter Danish princess who would eventually become the bride’s sister-in-law, Princess Anne of France, and Princess Tatiana Radziwill, acted on behalf of the bride. Prince Michael of Greece, the Duke of Aosta, and Infante Alfonso de Orleans acted on behalf of the groom.


The Procession: The couple traveled from the first ceremony to a second, at the Orthodox Cathedral, in a carriage drawn by six white horses.


The Flowers: The Orthodox Cathedral was decorated with 35,000 roses, Sophia’s favourite flower; carnations of red and yellow, the colours of Spain—whose throne Juan Carlos ascended in 1975, on the death of longtime dictator Francisco Franco—filled the Roman Catholic Church.

The Guests: The biggest gathering of royals in Europe since before 1914. More than 150 members of Europe’s royal families had been invited, including representatives from the royal houses of Greece, Spain, Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Hanover, Portugual France, Monaco, Luxembourg, Parma, Württemberg and Romania. Thousands of Spaniards also made the trek from Spain to Greece to witness the wedding of their future King and Queen. Prince Juan Carlos and Princess Sophia hosted a large garden party at the Hellenic Tennis Club to acknowledge their Spanish guests’ support and enthusiasm for the union.

Memorable Detail: Memorable Detail: The emotion of the day got to the bride when she reached the altar to her awaiting groom. Tears fell down her cheek and with much affection, her groom offered his handkerchief and held her arm to comfort her.


TRF Thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...hread.php?t=155
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Infanta Elena of Spain & Jaime de Marichalar Saeñz y Tejada

Infanta Elena of Spain & Jaime de Marichalar Saeñz y Tejada
March 18, 1995, Seville Cathedral, Seville

The Dress: Designed by Petro Valverde, a square cut, double skirt with a 4 metre-long veil that was embroidered with silk.

The Jewellery: The Marichalar Diamond tiara, a neo-classical tiara with a laurel wreath topped by Greek keys, which belongs to the groom's family, was chosen for this occasion, as well as a bracelet and earrings, which were a gift from her paternal grandmother, the Countess of Barcelona.

The Bouquet: A small, half-cascading bouquet made with champagne roses among other smaller sprigs, was offered up at the El Salvador Church, where it was at her great-grandparents' tomb.

Memorable detail: This was Spain's first royal wedding in 89 years -- her parents had been married in Greece, while her grandparents had been married in Italy.

TRF Thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...thread.php?t=43

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Infanta Cristina of Spain & Iñaki Urdangarín y Liebaert

Infanta Cristina of Spain & Iñaki Urdangarín y Liebaert
October 4, 1997, Barcelona Cathedral, Barcelona

The Dress: An off-the-shoulder princess-silhouette gown made of Valence silk by Spanish designer Lorenzo Caprile. Full length sleeves and a 3-metre long train completed the look. The dress arrived from Madrid to Barcelona via an armoured and disguised car. The veil was a family heirloom, belonging to Queen Maria Cristina, the second wife of King Alfonso XII.

The Diademe: The Diamond Floral Tiara, shaped as a floral wreath, which was a wedding gift from the people of Spain to the Infanta's mother, Queen Sofia, in 1962.

The Bouquet: A cascading bouquet of light pink roses and white lilies. As her sister Infanta Elena did before her, Infanta Cristina's bouquet was left at the altar of the Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy.

The Ceremony: A traditional Roman Catholic ceremony with three choirs performing. Two of the choirs sang in Spain's Catalan and Basque regional languages, which represented the unity of Spain's distinctive regions. Barcelona is also the capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia.

Memorable detail: Iñaki was the protagonist of another unforgettable moment when he took a flower from Cristina's bouquet and saved it in his suit, as Cristina would offer it to Barcelona's patroness in a couple of minutes.

TRF Thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...php?t=45&page=1
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Prince Felipe of Spain & Letizia Ortiz- Rocasolano

Prince Felipe of Spain & LetiziaOrtiz- Rocasolano
May 22, 2004, Cathedral de la Almudena, Madrid

The Dress: Designer Manuel Pertegaz’s ‘Princess Line’-inspired gown was made of natural silk woven three-fold with silver thread, which was exclusively made by the Valencian firm Rafael Catalá. The continuous shoulder-to-floor dress featured a train that was four and a half meters long with a v-neck and “corolla” neckline that was embroidered with silver and gold thread that was stitched on the front and back so that the dress would be attractive whether you were seeing the bride from the front or the back; the same detailing was applied to the open back and the sleeve. A pyramid of embroidery from the hem of the dress and around the edge of the gown featured a heraldic motif of fleur-de-lis flower, ears of wheat, clover and the fruit of the strawberry ensemble.

The Diademe: The imperial-style Prussian diademe, made of platinum and diamonds, was originally a gift to Princess Victoria of Prussia from her father, Kaiser William II. It was then passed down to Princess Victoria’s daughter, Queen Frederika of Greece, who passed it down to her daughter, Queen Sofia, the groom’s mother.

The Bouquet: Each of the flowers used in the bouquet held special symbolic meaning for Spain and the couple. Roses which are the flower of the month for May, irises which are a symbol for the Borbon kings, orange blossoms in honour of the Countess of Barcelona, apple blossoms in honour of the Principality of Asturias, and ears of wheat to symbolize fertility, hope and joy and a tribute to the Patron Saint of Madrid.

The Attendants: The dresses and suits of the pages, flower girls and bridesmaids were inspired by paintings from the Spanish 18th century, particularly the works of Goya. The suits worn by Pablo and Miguel Urdangarin y de Borbon were inspired by those worn by the children of the Duke and Duchess of Osuna in an Infante Francisco de Paula painting at the Prado Museum. The bridesmaids dresses were inspired by 18th-century ladies-in-waiting, with a decorated bodice of ribbons and pleats and an embroidered shawl and apron with hairnets.

Memorable Details: The famous kick of one of the pageboys, nephew of the groom, Felipe “Froilan” de Marichalar y de Borbon, caught on camera. The previous night's engagement, a pre-wedding dinner at El Pardo Palace, had the royal guests arriving in gala wear and umbrellas. The following morning began as a wet and grey day. The first glimpse of the bride was caught through a rain-streaked window of a black car. But as the couple were leaving the church, the sun came out and bathed the newly-wed couple in sunlight.

TRF Thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...p?t=2363&page=1

--With files from Anna R and Elsa M.
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Old 05-15-2005, 07:31 PM
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Other Spanish Weddings

Juan de Borbón, Prince of Asturias & Maria de las Mercedes de Borbón
October 12, 1935, Saint Mary of the Angels Church, Rome

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King Alfonso XIII & Princess Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg
May 31, 1906, San Jeronimo el Real, Madrid

Memorable Detail: The bride and groom suffered an attack when, just after the wedding, they were passing by the number 88 of the calle Mayor.

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King Alfonso XII & Maria Cristina of Hasburg
November 29, 1879, Atocha Basilica, Madrid


Memorable Detail: This was the groom's second wedding.


--Information courtesy of Anna R

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Prince Rainier of Monaco & Grace Kelly

Prince Rainier of Monaco & Grace Kelly
April 19, 1956, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Monte Carlo


The Dress: To make it, MGM costume designer Helen Rose used 25 yards of silk taffeta, 98 yards of silk tulle and 300 yards of Valenciennes lace.

The Ceremonies: There were two—a civil one (later re-created for the MGM cameras), followed by a garden party to which 3,000 citizens of Monaco were invited, and a religious one with a Catholic Mass the next day.


The Guests: Ava Gardner, Gloria Swanson, David Niven and Randolph Churchill were among the luminaries who attended, though not one European royal showed up.

The Flower Girls’ Attire: Dresses from Neiman Marcus; shoes from J.C. Penney.

The Gifts: They included a Rolls-Royce, a gold-and-bone hatchet (from the Speleological Club of Monaco), and a $224,000 set of diamond earrings, bracelet, necklace and clips (from the principality itself and the Monte Carlo Casino).

Memorable Detail: The engagement ring was the emerald-cut diamond solitaire Grace wore for her role in the 1956 musical High Society—her last film before her marriage.
TRF Thread: Prince Rainier & Grace Kelly: 19 April 1956
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Princess Caroline of Monaco & Philipe Junot
June 28, 1978

The Dress: Christian Dior designed a long, sheer sleeves and a full-length skirt with lace scalloped edges. The collarless dress was slsightly cinched at the waist with an overlay of embroidered lace.

The Hair: In lieu of a tiara, the 21-year-old bride's hair was matted and parted in the middle of her head and pulled back. Ringlets of small white flowers formed a crown around both of her ears, where they fused with her veil.

The Guests: Six hundred guests attended former Hollywood actress Grace Kelly's eldest daughter's nuptials, including Frank Sinatra and Gregory Peck.

Princess Caroline of Monaco & Stefano Casiraghi
December 29, 1983

The Dress: A simple gold-coloured wrap dress with long sleeves.

The Hair: A simble gold-coloured ribbon around the crown of her head.

The Ceremony: A private, 15-minute civil ceremony.

Princess Caroline of Monaco & Prince Ernst August of Hanover
January 23, 1999

The Dress: A two piece, light blue suit previously worn to royal engagements with a double row of gold buttons down the front of the jacket.

The Ceremony: A ultra private service on the bride's 42nd birthday.

Memorable Detail: The groom sought permission from Queen Elizabeth II to marry his Catholic bride.
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Princess Stephanie of Monaco & Daniel Ducruet
1995

The Dress: A knee-lenth lace slip dress with bunched, ruffled tulle in the back.

The Groom's Attire: The bride's former body guard wore a simple, light grey suit and tie.

Princess Stephanie of Monaco & Adans Lopez Peres
September 2003

The Ceremony: A private ceremony in Switzerland.
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Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands & Claus von Amsberg

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands & Claus von Amsberg
March 10, 1966, Amsterdam

The Dress: With input from the bride, as she could not find a dress to her liking, the dress was designed with the help of Caroline Berge-Farwick. Princess Beatrix's dress was made of silk and duchesse satin with a 5 meter long train attached at the waist. A bell-shaped skirt with a design inspired by the tiara was embroidered into the skirt.

The Diadem: The Ornate Diamond Pearl Tiara, which was a wedding present from the King of Württemberg to his daughter Sophie, the first wife of King Willem, Wilhelmina's father. The tiara is made of diamonds and pearls and the two rows of pearls on top are detachable.

The Attendants: Princess Christina, the bride's sister, Lady Elizabeth Anson and Joanna Elizabeth Roëll. The pageboys were Joachim Jencquel and Markus von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff, while Daphne Stewart Clark and Carolijn Alting von Geusau served as flower girls.

Memorable Detail: The wedding of the future Dutch queen to the German diplomat as marred by opposition and controversy. Memories of WWII were still fresh in the minds of the Dutch people, and the idea of a German prince was unthinkable at the time. Protests took place on the day of their wedding day, including a sign that said "I want my bicycle back," a reference to the memory of occupying German soldiers confiscating Dutch bicycles. Prince Claus was eventually accepted and at the time of his death was one of the most loved and favourite members of the royal family.

TRF Thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...read.php?t=3885

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Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands & Máxima Zorreguieta

Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands & Máxima Zorreguieta
February 2, 2002, Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), Amsterdam



The Dress: Italian design house Valentino Couture was behind the cowl-necked, long-sleeved gown made of ivory Mikado silk. The fitted gown flared at the waist with a five-metre train inset with panels of embroidered lace. A silk tulle veil was hand-embroidered with a floral motif.

The Jewellery: The diademe came from the jewellery collection of the Dutch royal family. The five diamond star tiara originally belonged to Queen Emma, while the diamond earrings originally belonged to Queen Wilhelmina.


The Flowers: The bride’s bouquet was created by the florists to Soestdijk Palace. The cascading bouquet was composed of white roses, gardenias, and lilies of the valley. The Beurs van Berlage, where the civil service took place, was decorated with 3,000 yellow orchids, 3,000 blue Hyacinths and 4,000 blue Delphiniums. The canopy outside of the Nieuwe Kerk was 13 metres wide, 6 meters deep and 4 metres high and was decorated with 6,500 assorted white flowers, including roses, hydrangeas and baby’s breath.

Memorable Detail: The couple’s wedding monogram, which appeared on the wedding program and the cake, was co-designed by the couple.

TRF Thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...p?t=4386&page=1
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