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View Poll Results: Who is the most beautiful Dutch bride?
Princess Marilene 3 1.95%
Princess Annette 2 1.30%
Princess Anita 30 19.48%
Princess Aimee 30 19.48%
Crown Princess Maxima 79 51.30%
Princess Laurentien 6 3.90%
Princess Mabel 4 2.60%
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Old 10-22-2005, 03:53 PM
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Alexandra - Spot On! Anne-Marie looked so young, beautiful and just the image of a fairy-tale Princess. It was a very very emotional ceremony and I loved her dress, jewels etc. :)
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Old 10-22-2005, 03:58 PM
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Anne-Marie? (oh no) Is there another princess that I haven't heard of? :o
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Old 10-22-2005, 04:02 PM
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Anne-Marie? (oh no) Is there another princess that I haven't heard of? :o

I mean of course ex-Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, of course. Forgot to name the country, because it was so clear for me. Sorry!
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I mean of course ex-Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, of course. Forgot to name the country, because it was so clear for me. Sorry!
That's okay Alexandra. I can get talking about something, and seem to think everyone else understands too.
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Old 10-22-2005, 04:12 PM
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Re:

And Anne-Marie is sometimes known as both Princess and Queen.

Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes
Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark

All are correct but it depends on whose side you're on!
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Old 10-22-2005, 04:15 PM
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Thanks, I thought I was even more out of the loop than usual around here!
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Old 10-22-2005, 04:28 PM
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Queen Anne-Marie has always been my royal Number One, she and her family. Or since the long-ago winter 1964, when I for the first time got to see her picture in a paper.


... and I was very young at that long-ago-time ....
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Old 10-22-2005, 04:29 PM
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I voted Laurentien, but she is directly followed by Anita and Máxima. Difficult to choose!
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Old 10-22-2005, 07:08 PM
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As I've already mentioned to Carlota, a very tough poll! I love all the Dutch royals, and especially the van Vollenhoven brides.

I wish I could pick elements of these various weddings, which would go something like this:

Annette's blue suit with that colourful striped hat for her civil service.

Maxima's wedding gown which was every inch the royal wedding gown with its high collar and structured bodice and that spectacular train.

The Ears of Wheat tiara as worn by Anita.

Maxima's veil with its delicate lace cascading from that star tiara.

Mabel's makeup and hairdo -- which was so classic and looked so good on her, enough to distract me a bit from all those bows!

The attire of the young attendants of Pieter-Christiaan and Anita's wedding -- Anna, Isabella and Erik in their yellow and apple green dresses and shirts were very sweet.

The attire of the older female attendants of Floris and Aimee's wedding. I am not crazy about the colours chosen, but I did very much like the shape and cut of the dresses.

Aimee's bouquet at the civil service.

Anita's bouquet at the religious service.

The green ties worn by the von Vollenhoven men at Pieter-Christiaan and Anita's wedding.

I love Marilene and Annette, but their dresses at the religious wedding were matronly and ill-fitting on their bodies (Annette's especially). To quote someone else from this forum, Annette looked like a big white cupcake!

Overall I voted for Anita as my favourite Dutch bride. Yes, I abhorred her busy green and yellow suit and those matching yellow heels at the civil wedding but you could overlook it what with her exuberance and happinesss showing on her face. And her religious wedding attire was perfect.
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Old 10-22-2005, 07:37 PM
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Yay, another one of those wonderfully impossible polls: sooo hard to choose! :)
I'll emulate Alexandria and pick apart some elements.

Best Veil: MAXIMA.

(The detailing..just incredible. One minor thing I didn't like though was that it seemed to hang a bit too straight down from her head in some way.)
Second Best Veil: AIMEE's. That hand-made silk..soooo lovely.

Best Dress: MABEL.

(ok ok..you all will laugh at me for this one, I'm sure! But think of this: if you do your best and think away those bows, the dress is the absolute <best> of the whole lot, bar perhaps Maxima's. Here's why: The design and cut are out of this world and really do the bride maximum justice. And the fabric/material...the way it glows..it just oozes this dreamy quality, sooo very very well done. Admittedly I don't for the life of me understand why they thought they needed to pin on those silly bows.

Bouquet: MABEL. Seriously, it's gorgeous.

Tiara: Margriet's wheaten ears (or whatever that thing's called).

Haha, I guess my ideal Dutch bride would be any of those girls, wearing Mabel's dress without the bows, with Maxima's or Aimee's veil and Margiet's tiara with Mabel's bouquet!
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Old 10-22-2005, 07:41 PM
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Best Dress: MABEL.

(ok ok..you all will laugh at me for this one, I'm sure! But think of this: if you do your best and think away those bows, the dress is the absolute <best> of the whole lot, bar perhaps Maxima's. Here's why: The design and cut are out of this world and really do the bride maximum justice. And the fabric/material...the way it glows..it just oozes this dreamy quality, sooo very very well done. Admittedly I don't for the life of me understand why they thought they needed to pin on those silly bows.
I won't laugh, as a matter of fact I think you're quite right. If one gets rid of the bows, it would have been a wonderfull dress! The cut was just perfect!
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Old 10-22-2005, 08:29 PM
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Red face Mabel's dress

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I vote for Aimee - I think that Mabel looked awful - what on earth were those bows for? It looked like Harrods Christmas Department had exploded all over her.

I think Mabel's dress is lovely, it suits her bows and all!! Very unique!
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Old 10-22-2005, 08:35 PM
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I voted for Princess Anette
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Old 10-22-2005, 08:51 PM
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1) Princess Anita

2) Princess Aimee

3) Princess Maxima
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:23 PM
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I voted for Anita - I loved all the lace on the bodice of her gown and I thought the neckline was beautiful. Maxima was a close second.
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:49 PM
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I have to vote Maxima! the way her veil fell over her train was breathtakingly beautiful. the dress was so well made. it didnt rumple in the car. it looked great when she sat down. it looked great when she walked down the aisle.

I loved Aimee's dress a lot too. I just didnt like the neckline. I think she should either have had a collar or maybe worn a necklace. as it was, it looked like the dress wasnt finished or something. i'm sure she wanted to be simple but this was taking things a little too far. i loved her veil though.

and the little bridesmaids were adorable. little anna van vollenhoven is a natural star. i think we'll be hearing more of her in the years to come.
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:15 AM
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1. Maxima
2. Aimée
3. Anita
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Old 10-23-2005, 07:00 AM
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1 Maxima , she was so emotional :) , It was so lovely and romantic
http://img306.imageshack.us/my.php?i...wedding1lt.jpg

2 Marilene , she had such a warm smile on her wedding day
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3.Laurentien . It was so beautiful to see Prince Claus with the couple
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I think less is more. Aimee embraced that concept - I was dreading another Royal Cupcake wandering down the aisle covered in lace and satin - but she looked beautiful and the dress was just perfect for her.
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I voted Aimee...then Maxima and Anita
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