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Old 01-28-2013, 09:24 PM
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Just exquisite, I agree
Absolutely! I love it, the "look" is just soo elegant and Regal, yet also very romantic. And very practical for a winter wedding. Her father looked gorgeous too in His period costume.......just lovely.
Thank you for posting the photo's Andolini! Cheers,
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:28 PM
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Absolutely! I love it, the "look" is just soo elegant and Regal, yet also very romantic. And very practical for a winter wedding. Her father looked gorgeous too in His period costume.......just lovely.
Thank you for posting the photo's Andolini! Cheers,
Cheers to you too dear!!!!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:04 AM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: February Brides

My only favorite here is Maxima's amazing gown. I thought Benedikte's gown was bland and Marie Astrid's was way too much.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:10 AM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: Princess Charlotte's Gown

Charlotte's gown is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. It's also one of the most unique. The gown has a fantastic fabric and design. Love the intricate details. Just absolutely stunning.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:17 PM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: Princess Charlotte's Gown

Charlotte's gown is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. It's also one of the most unique. The gown has a fantastic fabric and design. Love the intricate details. Just absolutely stunning.
This gown is hands down GORGEOUS. STUNNING. WOW!!!!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:44 PM
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I agree, Princess Charlotte's gown is really beautiful.
I can now see why Queen Victoria's gown was considered "simple" in comparison.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:19 PM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: March Brides

My only favorite here is Queen Alexandra's gown. Countess Alexandra's gown is alright and Beatrix's gown is just plain.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:24 PM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: March Brides

My only favorite here is Queen Alexandra's gown. Countess Alexandra's gown is alright and Beatrix's gown is just plain.
I like the Balenciaga - I love anything he has designed. He was the master IMO
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:19 PM
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Here are various sketches of royal wedding gowns:

Diana, Princess of Wales
Princess Grace
Princess Charlene
Queen Elizabeth II
Princess Margaret
Crown Princess Mette-Marit
Crown Princess Mary
Princess Anne
The Queen Mother
HGD Stephanie

Grace, Mette-Marit, and Stephanie's are simply beautiful. Really wish we could see Crown Princess Victoria and Catherine's wedding dress sketches.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:29 PM
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Here are various sketches of royal wedding gowns:

Diana, Princess of Wales
Princess Grace
Princess Charlene
Queen Elizabeth II
Princess Margaret
Crown Princess Mette-Marit
Crown Princess Mary
Princess Anne
The Queen Mother
HGD Stephanie

Grace, Mette-Marit, and Stephanie's are simply beautiful. Really wish we could see Crown Princess Victoria and Catherine's wedding dress sketches.
These are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:32 PM
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Some historical royal wedding gowns:

The Royal Watcher - europeanmonarchies: Wedding dresses of: ...
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:42 PM
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I have always loved Princess Charlotte's wedding gown. It is almost like a work of art, not just a dress.
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for me of course that from grace kelly and princess noor of jordan
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Another restrospective:

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Old 04-03-2013, 03:36 PM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: April Brides

My top favorite here is of course Grace's beautiful dress. Josephine-Charlotte, Catherine, Claire, and Alexandra's gowns are lovely but they are not one of my all time favorites. I think the worst here is of course Mabel's gown!
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:55 PM
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Here are various sketches of royal wedding gowns:

Diana, Princess of Wales
Princess Grace
Princess Charlene
Queen Elizabeth II
Princess Margaret
Crown Princess Mette-Marit
Crown Princess Mary
Princess Anne
The Queen Mother
HGD Stephanie

Grace, Mette-Marit, and Stephanie's are simply beautiful. Really wish we could see Crown Princess Victoria and Catherine's wedding dress sketches.
The sketches seem to always be more beautiful than on the bride. I think I know why...the sketches appear on elongated, highly idealized figures. Real life might perhaps lose something in translation. For example that sketch of CP Mary of Denmark's dress is just beautiful, but I don't think it translated well on her at all.

HGD Stephanie's sketch simply takes my breath away...truly incredible gown.
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I feel the only sketched that were worse than the real things were Elizabeth II and Mette Marits. MMs sketch didn't capture any of the beauty and floating cloud factor that the actual dress encompassed. Stephanie's sketch is better than the real thing but I think it would be hard to actually create a dress that could be that breathtaking.
Some sketches of Diana's dress are much better than the real thing, but the one posted isn't one of them.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:59 PM
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The sketches seem to always be more beautiful than on the bride. I think I know why...the sketches appear on elongated, highly idealized figures. Real life might perhaps lose something in translation. For example that sketch of CP Mary of Denmark's dress is just beautiful, but I don't think it translated well on her at all.

HGD Stephanie's sketch simply takes my breath away...truly incredible gown.
Completely agree with you on Stephanie's gown! Just stunning and takes your breath away! It looks just like hers as well! Where as the others don't really look like it.
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I think Princess Grace's sketch translated beautifully...it looked almost exactly that way on her figure. Princess Margaret's too.

Grace and Stephanie's sketches are not only the most beautiful, I think their actual bridal gowns are as well.
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List updates with a bit of juggling. The sketches were lovely!

My top dresses
1. Princess Margaret
2. Princess Victoria or Princess Charlene of Monaco
3. Grace Kelly or Grand Duchess Stephanie de lannoy (she was regal and stunning)
4. Princess Marie of Denmark - simple and clean, but romantic
5. Princess Claire of Belgium - beautifully understated, although a bit boring
6. Diana Spencer - still love it tbh, but I wish it was trimmer now

Mentions
Princess Alexandra of Kent - It's not new but I loved the simplicity
Pippa Middleton bridesmaid dress - Not a wedding dress, but it was amazing on her
Marie-Chantal - shifted down from favorites
Princess Anne - shifted up from least-favorites
Mette-Marit - I appreciate their aesthetics, but a little too plain overall

My bottom dresses
1. Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau - added from this thread
2. Rania, Letizia or Mathilde
3. Sophie Rhys-Jones
4. Mary Donaldson or Princess Fabiola of Belgium - just some design quirks they would've been better off without
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