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Old 08-21-2014, 03:28 PM
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Nothing beats this dress and veil which were truly royal in all aspects: http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/73...64fb314af1.jpg what made it very masterful was that the hidden inlays (only visible when in movement) were lined with the same exquisite lacework: http://krant.telegraaf.nl/krant/huwe...ijk.autoin.jpg
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:37 PM
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My choices:

1) Vicky Andren
2)Claire Lademacher
3)Princess Madeleine
It is about the best royal brides, Miss Andren was neither royal nor noble. Also her husband Mr Magnusson was neither royal nor noble.

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Old 08-21-2014, 06:05 PM
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My choices:

1. Grand Duchess Stephanie
2. Queen Maxima
3. Princess Madeleine
4. Crown Princess Victoria
5. Crown Princess Mary
6. Princess Charlene
7. Princess Claire of Luxembourg
8. Princess Marie of Denmark
9. Queen Letizia
10. Princess Claire of Belgium
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:15 PM
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It is about the best royal brides, Miss Andren was neither royal nor noble. Also her husband Mr Magnusson was neither royal nor noble.

As I am more than aware, Duc. My response was to a question about those specific 2013 brides in the blog "Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor" so I answered with the dresses I liked best of the choices offered.

http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/...al-brides.html


My personal choices for most beautiful Royal brides remain:

1)Princess Grace of Monaco
2)HGD Stephanie of Luxembourg, Queen Maxima (tied)
3)Princess Charlene of Monaco
4)Queen Fabiola of Belgium
5)Princess Margaret
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:25 AM
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my favourites our
Princess Graces
Princess Mette- Marit
Princess Margret Windsor
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:57 AM
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It looks like a photoshop sketch to advertise one of the portrait dolls of the Duchess of Cambridge in her bridal gown. Many times, before doll in production, the advertisement will have a concept image such as this.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:28 AM
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Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg and Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg wedding dress I like most. The bride wore a custom couture Elle Saab gown heavily embroidered with pearls, beads and silver thread. The ivory gown had a bateau neck, three-quarter-length lace sleeves and a long train. Her long, lace-trimmed veil fell from the Lannoy family diamond tiara.
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:40 AM
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Nothing beats this dress and veil which were truly royal in all aspects: http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/73...64fb314af1.jpg what made it very masterful was that the hidden inlays (only visible when in movement) were lined with the same exquisite lacework: http://krant.telegraaf.nl/krant/huwe...ijk.autoin.jpg
Actually, I would say that those two photos would be pretty hard to beat.

Maxima's gown was very lovely but you actually pinpointed something that most people initially missed . . . the details. While I think that the lace inserts were beautiful they were mostly lost thanks to the overuse of flash photography. This problem has occurred in many cases, Catherine's gown was heavily embroidered in the front and around down around the skirt and train but much of the detail was lost.

Using Stéphanie de Lannoy's beautiful gown for an example, since the details are available:
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The leafy pattern embellished all over the ensemble included 50,000 pearls, 80,000 crystals, and 10,000 meters of silver embroidery thread.
I didn't get a good look at pearls, crystals or silver embroidery because outside the sun plus flash photography obscured it all and inside the Cathedral it was swamped for the most part.

I think of Queen Elizabeth's wedding dress with it's incredible embroidery and her heavily embroidered silk tulle train and I believe some of the black and white shots showed it far better contrast than the the colour film.
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Ehen i saw princess nejlas wedding photos and her wedding dress i was fascinated it is so beautiful one oft the beautifullest jordanian wedding dress
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My numer one is gown wore by Princess Claire of Luxembourg, she looked awesome! and I agree with sancakli70, princess Nejla wedding dress, it was realy beautiful
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Old 11-16-2014, 06:50 AM
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It is about best royal brides, in my view this means how a royal bride looks during a royal wedding. The picture of Princess Nejla above was not the wedding but the wedding party. The wedding itself has not taken place yet, so was my understanding.
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:29 PM
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I am kind of disappointed that I do not a favorite royal wedding gown this year. I hope I will in 2015. Here are my opinions on the royal wedding gowns this year:

I absolutely love the white coat of Tatiana Santo Domino's gown but from what I can see from the sketch, I do not like the dress. The design looks too much. Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis's wedding gown was interesting but awful.

I absolutely love Princess Noriko's modern traditional court dress. It's so stunning and classic. Elisabetta's gown was lovely but forgettable to me.
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:23 PM
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I agree with you about Tatiana Santo Domingo. She was a spectacular winter bride and her hair, makeup and tiara were flawless.

But the cape of her outfit was what "made" the look for me. Of course I can't know for sure because I've seen no clear photo Tatiana wearing her dress but based simply on the sketch it's not going on my Top Brides list.

Same for Lili von Wolkenstein. Pretty dress, pretty bride...but not a memorable one.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:35 PM
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My list -

Princess Claire of Luxembourg

Princess Mette Marit of Norway - I'm not sure anyone else would've carried that off. She looked ethereal.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden - though I didn't like the ruffles at the bottom, the rest was beautiful. And Madeleine glowed which just made her look doubly pretty.

Princess Grace of Monaco

Princess Diana of the UK - I'm sure this raises eyebrows. It hasn't dated well and I wouldn't wear this dress. It was poufy, crumpled, etc.. But when Diana stepped out of the carriage, we were all enamoured (though I wasn't born then and only watched it in the 90's). She defined Princess in that dress.

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Old 01-28-2015, 03:58 AM
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Re-reading the title of the thread I guess I need to re-evaluate the best Royal Bride and her Wedding Dress. So that means tiaras, veils, etc. don't count and I examine each bride and her gown which has to stand on it's own merit.

Elizabeth's gown was fabulous with it's embroidery, but the basic style of the gown seemed very much her style at that time, so yes great gown but not a personal favourite.

Margrethe, Silvia and Maxima all wore severely simple gowns and I am not sure when Margrethe's flair and artistry manifested but am betting it was before she married, so nice . . . but apart from her daisy brooch where was she?

Silvia went simple I think to carry the historic Cameo tiara and heritage veil, so okay . . . but definitely not her personal style of gown, which was illustrated pretty well within the first months of her marriage.

Maxima also played down her amazing flare and pizzaz and I am guessing the dress was the canvas upon which her veil was displayed, so great . . . but where was our wonderful, colourful, flamboyant Maxima.

Mary? I couldn't figure what was what there, but the gown was very plain in and of itself and hinted at her personal style to come, so okay.

Letizia, oh dear, what happened? A week before the marriage we saw the future 'Princess Letizia' stride out with confidence in a flaming red gown with jewelled clips and we all went Wow! From head to toe, Wow! The following week a little head peeked out of an oversized nuns habit. So, big, huge failure of style to person. Whoever that gown was designed for had nothing in common with Letizia! The only thing that matched her stlye was the groom!

Mette-Marit's was a problem for me because while I liked the gown, I didn't think it suited Mette-Marit's style. But then I realised that it was her style now not them. So, big, huge rewind and re-examine a gown that was a masterpeice, restrained but pure magic in it's movement. Pure romance too so utterly perfect for her style at that time. Therefore my runner up.

Victoria, like others went restrained and when you know you are going to be wearing the Cameo tiara and heritage veil there is no room for frills. But then again that is Victoria. Plain clean lines, no nonsense and practical. But nobody said she had to be boring! The slightly off shoulder turnover neckline was gorgeous, it's tiny sleeves and the deep V at the back with all those little covered buttons was pure Victoria. The wide waisteband showcased her regal carriage, emphasised her waist while giving a balanced look to a gown that flared out while providing an anchor for her train which was also a canvas for her veil. So for me the gown was Victoria, plain and simple. But also stunningly beautiful in it's simplicity. As such it is my favourite royal bride in a wedding dress. Just add the Cameo and veil and we saw a future Queen.
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Maxima also played down her amazing flare and pizzaz and I am guessing the dress was the canvas upon which her veil was displayed, so great . . . but where was our wonderful, colourful, flamboyant Maxima. [....]
The wonderful and flamboyant Máxima for sure was visible during moments of the wedding but maybe you forgot she was not only under the heavy pressure every bride experiences, royal brides even more; she was also under extra pressure because of all the protests which surrounded the wedding and resulted in the absence of her parents. The famous tears under the melancholic tones of Adiós Nonino, which means: farewell my (grand)papa, a tango by Ástor Piazzolla were genuine. With these tears the new Princess of Orange finally conquered the little sceptical remnants of the nation and her exuberance after the ceremony did the rest...

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Old 01-31-2015, 10:50 PM
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There is no disrespect stated or implied.

Maxima's tears, while both tender and sorrowful at her wedding, and at the politics around it not least for the lack or her parents. She was beautiful as all brides are beautiful.

Taking it a step further, she was more than appropriately dressed for a royal bride. Her veil being breathtaking and her tiara amazing.

But, I think I was clear about the parameters of the area of discussion, namely best royal brides and their wedding dresses. And that is what I was talking about.

Did that particular royal bride match that particular gown?
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I revised my list of personal all time favorite royal wedding gowns:

11. Queen Maxima
10. Princess Carolina of Bourbon Parma
9. Queen Anne Marie
8. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
7. Crown Princess Victoria
6. Queen Sofia of Spain
5. Princess Margaret
4. Crown Princess Mette Marit
3. Princess Grace
2. HGD Stephanie
1. Infanta Cristina
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Old 03-14-2015, 01:57 AM
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My Top Ten has remained pretty consistent for the past few years:

  1. Princess Grace of Monaco
  2. Stephanie of Luxembourg/Maxima of the Netherlands(tied)
  3. Charlene of Monaco
  4. Fabiola of Belgium
  5. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden
  6. Infanta Cristina of Spain
  7. Princess Madeleine of Sweden
  8. Princess Victoria of Sweden
  9. CP Mette-Marit
  10. Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

****I did not really care for Madeleine's dress at all. But she was such an overall gorgeous bride I could not leave her off the list. She was one of the most beautiful brides I have ever seen. And even though I was not originally all that impressed with Kate's gown, it has started growing on me**
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Here is a collage of royal brides since Queen Elizabeth II in 1947:

royal brides in chronological order | Royal Roaster
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