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Old 10-24-2007, 04:41 PM
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Best wedding dresses:

Worst wedding dresses:
Princess Mabel (What's with the bows? Yuck!)
Sophie of Wessex (It looked like the gown was slipping)
Princess Laurentien (didn't like the look)
Princess Annette
Princess Letizia (looked like a big gown for such a petite person)

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Old 10-24-2007, 06:21 PM
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A few mos ago Point de Vue had an issue devoted to "nos plus belles mariees"...or our most beautiful brides of all time. I can't remember all their choices, but the ones I do remember are Grace Kelly, Queen Fabiola, Princess Maxima, Princess Clothilde d'Orleans, Diana Princess of Wales, one of the Shah of Iran's wives, and Princess Letizia.

I was so thrilled to find three of my choices on the list!

1)Grace Kelly-almost too beautiful to be real

2)Queen Fabiola of Belgium-the most "Queenly" bridal gown I have ever seen, so elegant and majestic! The most beautiful and moving Royal Wedding of the Sixties, in my opinion.

3)Princess Maxima-Stunning. I wanted to jump right out, grab some guy off the street and get married just based on that STUNNING wedding gown and veil!

I didn't agree with the choice of Princess Letizia...I think her face looked like an angel but her hair looked unwashed and the neckline made her look like The Wicked Queen in a fairy story. I would have given the Infanta Cristina her spot as most beautiful bride.

But then again, I am not on staff at Point de Vue!!

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Old 04-07-2008, 11:04 AM
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My favourites are ;

-Letizia of Spain
-Mary of Denmark
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by sorsara View Post
can anyone post a picture of princess Grace wedding dress?

Picture of Princess Grace weddingdress.
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:44 PM
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I absolutely adored the "calla lily" sleeves on Mary's dress. I'd say it's my favorite. I didn't really like Diana's dress, too puffy.
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:24 PM
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I liked Mary's, Letizia's, and Mabel's dresses. I though they were three unique dresses for three unique ladies! That said I do think that Letizia's dress probably was not a good idea for such a petit lady but still a beautiful dress.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Rice View Post
The Best
Princess Margaret
Lady Sarah Chatto
Princess Claire--
Honorable mention to Infanta Cristina
as a side note, Queen Paola's family veil is absolutely stunning. The most beautiful veil I have ever seen

the 3 mentioned above stand the test of time. You could wear Princess Margaret's dress today and it won't look dated. The one's I dislike are the one's that look like a function of their time--ie, Diana, Astrid.

This is an excellent point. The wedding dresses that cannot be placed within some fashion era are the ones that still look good years later. My favorites:

Lady Sarah Chatto (every aspect of her wedding was perfect, and she looked happy as well as beautiful)

Lady Helen Taylor (her dress was a confection, unusual without trying too hard)

Princess Mary (although I didn't like the skirt)

Other dresses I liked but thought they were wrong for the bride (and that's the point after all). Princess Letizia's dress falls into this category. It overwhelmed her.

The worst
Mabel - silly
Diana - huge and wrinkled
Countess Spencer - probably the worst I have seen
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:50 AM
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Mette maritt had a very nice, simple and very "féminine" dress
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:37 PM
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Mette-Marit was the most beautiful bride, ever!
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:06 AM
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My favorites dresses are Queen Sofia, Princess Grace, Infanta Cristina, Princess Maxima, Princess Claire and Princess Mette-Marit.
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:59 PM
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Favourite dresses (in no order as i cant decide)
Lady Sarah Chatto
Queen Elizabeth
Princess Margaret
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:19 PM
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Marie's dress belongs to my favourites now

Princess Marie's wedding gown

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Old 05-29-2008, 03:00 PM
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My first entry.
My favourite weddingdresses are:
Lady Sarah Chatto!! A really stunning bride. Also the dresses of the bridesmaids and the flowers( bouquet). The complete picture was amazing.
Mette Marit

The worst:
CP Mary. Usually I like the way she is dressed. But something went completely wrong with that weddingdress and hairdo. She looked like a milkmaid. I also found the complete picture very messy. the style of the bridesmaids dresses had nothing to do with mary's dress for example.
Diana, never liked that over the top dress.
Mabel but only for the bows, the dress would have been very nice without them.
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Old 06-14-2008, 05:31 PM
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My favorite:

Mary--I know a lot of people don't think highly of it, but I've always loved it. It's so unique and interesting.

My Least Favorite:

Marie Chantal-- The dress was a mess! She was trying to channel Grace Kelly but got lost in the translation--or the lace, whichever came first. Bleh!
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:16 AM
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CP Mary. Usually I like the way she is dressed. But something went completely wrong with that weddingdress and hairdo. She looked like a milkmaid.
I believe she was inspired by the dresses English and Scottish Royal ladies wore in the Renaissance. I quite liked that as it was very suitable to both her ancestry (she was born, though in Australia, to two Scots who had not yet received the Australian citizenship, so technically Mary was born a Scot) and her father's kilt.

Here's a small pic of Mary Tudor of England:

And this is Mary Stuart, queen of Scots aged 13:
'To dare is to lose one step for but a moment, not to dare is to lose oneself forever' - Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark in a letter to Miss Mary Donaldson as stated by them on their official engagement interview.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:07 AM
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To me Mary's weddinggown doesn't resemble those two pictures...
I also think that she looked like a milkmaid, it was a horrible dress and it absolutely didn't suit her. Which is a shame, as all the other Danish weddinggowns are lovely.
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:24 AM
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Here is my top 3

1 Princess Grace of Monaco, all time favourite
2 Our very own Princess Maxima, stunning gown by Valentino
3 Queen Fabiola

I did not like the dress of Princess Mabel, although the bows were somewhat
reminiscent of the gown Grace kelly wore at the engagement ball at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:02 AM
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Mette Marit was so beautiful. Definately the best. Usually I think she dresses frumpy, but she was so beautiful and unique on her wedding day! Maxima's I love, Princess Marie of Denmark's was so beautiful! Very delicate and Feminine, suited her. I liked Marie Chantal's. It fit her personality. I also liked Vicountess Lindley's dress, and Lady Victoria Spencers gold one. Oh and I can't forget Baroness Theresa Thyssens. Her winter wedding dress and coat was amazing.

I am a huge fan of Princess mary, love 99.9 percent of what she wears. But her wedding dress did nothing for her and was not attractive. The sketches looked better than the actual dress did. I think that she did not have much say in her dress as say Marie of Alexandra did. Princess Mabel is the worst of all time.
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:43 AM
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Princess Grace:

1956 Wedding Old Photo - Royal Bride Princess Grace 1950s Weddings

Video: BBC ON THIS DAY | 19 | 1956: Prince Rainier marries Grace Kelly

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Old 06-17-2008, 12:01 PM
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Favourite Wedding Gowns

I loved Princess Miriam of Bulgaria dress.The embroidery was beautiful. I also liked Mette Maritt 's gown. It was simple and royal. I did not like Mabel's and Rosario's and Sophie of Wessex's wedding gowns.

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