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Old 08-14-2013, 01:33 PM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: August Brides

Without a doubt, Mette-Marit is my favorite august bride! Her gown will always be one of my all time favorites. Anita's gown is beautiful but not a favorite of mine. Queen Sonja's gown is nice but nothing special in my opinion. And finally, Tatiana and Sophie's gowns are the worst for me.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:06 PM
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My favorite August bride is also Mette-Marit. It took some time for me to like her dress because at first I found it rather severe. I also cannot understand why she at least did not put on some lipstick.

But it's definitely an elegant and beautiful dress. I also love Princess Sarvath's gown...gorgeous!

My least favorite are Sophie's and Tatiana's. I was particularly surprised by Tatiana, because she is such a beautiful woman and as a former model I expected her to hit a home run with her bridal dress.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:01 AM
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Maria Carolina's dress registered in my memory even though it was probably the first picture of her I have seen. It was light and floated. That is what I like in most wedding gowns. It's why I like Tessy's dress and a Princess Alice's pink dress--light, floaty. The others were beautiful (those I've seen, which is not all) but on your list of gowns from 2010, Maria Carolina registered with me, but I also liked the dress of someone you did not mention, the Winter Princess Adelaide who married a Habsburg Grand Duke last winter. I like white fur, especially when it is synthetic and has not harmed a bunny.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:23 AM
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Princess mette marit was such a lovely bride simple but classic
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:45 AM
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I don't know if I'm alone in this, but I feel like Kate's dress is already not holding up over time. I loved it when she first wore it but looking back on it, it's so heavy, both in material and look. (the work itself is exquisite though) Maybe it's my taste that has shifted but not sure whetever Kate's dress will be timeless 50 years from now.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:38 AM
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Why can't I find any pictures of Maria Carolina? Everyone is talking about her dress, but I am not seeing it on the August brides list. ;(
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:05 AM
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I don't know if I'm alone in this, but I feel like Kate's dress is already not holding up over time. I loved it when she first wore it but looking back on it, it's so heavy, both in material and look. (the work itself is exquisite though) Maybe it's my taste that has shifted but not sure whetever Kate's dress will be timeless 50 years from now.
I'm just the opposite. I wasn't that impressed when I first saw it(even though I think she looked great in it). In photos from the front especially it looks very mundane.

But the more I see it recently-especially from the side and from behind-I think it looks beautiful. It really looks almost completely different on video than it does in photos.

I completely understand that you doubt it will be a timeless dress. The media can over-hype anything they want and that is exactly what they did with Kate's dress. It would have happened with anything she had worn.

USCtrojan-Maria Carolina is not an August bride. You can see photos of her dress on this site, or you can Google it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:42 PM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: May Brides

My favorites here are, Margaret, Sofia, Mary, and Letizia's gowns. Don't really have a worst here but the rest of these gowns don't really impress me.
I keep changing my mind when it comes to Mary and Letizia's gowns. Right now I really dislike them, so there are one of my least favorites here. Therfore Sofia's and Margaret's gowns are my only favorite royal May brides. Anyway, I think Autumn's gown is boring and uninteresting, and I find Laurentien's gown unique and interesting but I don't love it. I don't like the coat but I do like Martha-Louise's wedding dress underneath, and I would have loved Marie's gown if the waist was not low. And finally, I like Marilene's gown but I would not wear it.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: September Brides

My only favorite here is definitely Queen Anne-Marie's gown! Her gown was timeless, romantic, and simply beautiful. It is of course one of my all time favorite royal wedding dresses.

I thought Tessy's gown was nice but boring. I especially dislike that she wore a strapless wedding dress. I really dislike Clotilde's sleeves, and the rest of the dress is just boring. I would have loved Sibilla's gown if it did not have that ruffle. I like Olga's gown as a costume but definitely not as a wedding dress. To me, Katherine, Margarita, and Maria's gowns are uninteresting and boring. And finally, Astrid and Sophie's gowns are the worst here. Just horrible!
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:08 AM
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I thought Tessy looked sweet. I agree about Sibilla's gown - get rid of the dust ruffle and it is pretty! Astrid - wow. sleeves. Um, it was the 80's but seriously, she could have taken flight by flapping her arms with those sleeves. Sophie's dress looks cheap and outdated. Anne Marie - perfect. Katherine of Serbia always makes me smile, she looks so happy all the time. Clothide - no. Hate the shoes too. Olga is so intriguing so I like it for the originality. Great thread!
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:36 AM
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I don't really like most of the september dresses much but Sibilla's my favorite of them all.
But the winner of them all is Olga's, obviously. It's quite literally comedy gold.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:09 AM
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Queen Anne-Marie was a classic, beautiful young(very young!) Royal bride...simply lovely.

Clothilde de Savoy was also lovely, and Tessy of Luxembourg is one of the few women I have seen who wore a strapless wedding gown very successfully. The fit was perfect. The other perfect strapless gown was Chelsea Clinton's.

Princess Olga's entire bridal look made me laugh out loud. She looked as if she had horns, or antlers. Not attractive.
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Queen Anne-Marie was a classic, beautiful young(very young!) Royal bride...simply lovely.

Clothilde de Savoy was also lovely, and Tessy of Luxembourg is one of the few women I have seen who wore a strapless wedding gown very successfully. The fit was perfect. The other perfect strapless gown was Chelsea Clinton's.

Princess Olga's entire bridal look made me laugh out loud. She looked as if she had horns, or antlers. Not attractive.
Absolutely agree on everything!

Got a laugh out of your Olga comment!
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I think Olga's dress was deliberate in that I read she tried to stay close to what a traditional Greek bride would look like (?) I will admit I could be wrong.
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Here is Princess Claire of Luxembourg's exquisite sketch of her wedding gown.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:47 PM
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The only difference between Claire and Stephanie's bridal sketches is the veils!
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Here is Princess Claire of Luxembourg's exquisite sketch of her wedding gown.
Did Claire get married in the 80's? That sketch has line backer shoulders.
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Did Claire get married in the 80's? That sketch has line backer shoulders.
Claire got married last week to Prince Felix, check the wedding thread for the actual picture of the dress.

Looks like the model in the sketch has her shoulders hunched to show the detail and movement of the dress.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: October Brides

My all time favorites here are Infanta Cristina and Stephanie's gowns! Their wedding gowns are absolutely beautiful and fairytale like. One of the most beautiful wedding gowns I have ever seen.

I don't really like Serena or the Duchess of Alba's gowns but I don't think they are awful. Sibylla's gown looks lovely for it's time, and Paola's gown looks interesting. Aimee's gown is very lovely but I wouldn't wear it. The only gown I think is the worst here is Camilla's dress. Just way too much and it reminds me of Marie-Chantal's wedding gown. (Which I don't like!)
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Stephanie of Luxembourg wore the most beautiful Royal wedding gown I have ever seen. She is my #1 choice for October brides, followed by Cristina of Spain and Aimee of the Netherlands.
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