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Josefine 11-25-2002 04:50 PM

King Carl Gustaf & Silvia Sommerlath - June 19th 1976
 
Captures from http://real.nrk.no/



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Mary Anne 11-26-2002 07:48 AM

I don't really like her tiara. Such a beautiful girl and dress and then that thing on her head. But she probally didn't get much of a choice.

Josefine 12-19-2002 12:02 PM

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And i found some pictures

Emil 12-19-2002 12:49 PM

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Originally posted by Mary Anne@Nov 26 2002, 12:48 PM
I don't really like her tiara. Such a beautiful girl and dress and then that thing on her head. But she probally didn't get much of a choice.
No she didn't the King decided that she shall wear this. According to me - this splendid tiara which is one of the most historical tiaras in the Bernadotte family was a very good choice.

More information about Empress Josephine's - Cameo Tiara

Jacqueline 02-12-2003 04:25 PM

I love the cameo tiara. I would love to see either one of the princesses wear it at one of their weddings.

I don't think that it was very flattering on Queen Silvia, however. I think that it has to do with the way in which the diademe is worn and the way in which Queen Silvia wore it was not as flattering as it could have been. I also don't think that her wedding gown did her must justice. She is so glamorous that I would have liked to have seen her wear something that suited her personality more. However, as I said before the cameo tiara is quite impressive and gorgeous, IMO.

Princess Birgitta and Princess Desirée also wore the cameo tiara for their weddings and it looked fantastic on Princess Desirée.

Jacqueline 02-12-2003 05:25 PM

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Here is Princess Desirée wearing the tiara on her wedding day. She looks absolutely stunning wearing the cameo tiara. I haven't seen many photographs of persons wearing this piece, but Princess Desirée simply looks radiant. I think that her choice of hairdo is also very becoming with the tiara which is really why (IMO) that she wears this piece so well.

Josefine 03-07-2003 04:26 PM

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pictures from www.polfoto.dk

1. The kings sisters at his and Silvias wedding and queen Ingrid and Lilian

davo 03-09-2003 08:48 AM

I especially like the last one. I don't think we see enough of the King's sisters. (Are they still classed as official members of the Royal Family or are the three that married commoners classed the same as the Counts Bernadotte?)

I have read that prior to his marriage, HM's youngest sister was his official hostess to state visits and major events. (I know she accompanied him on his state visit to Scotland in 1975.) Does anyone have any photographs of this?

And doesn't Lillian look just stunning hovering in the background of that photo. She was such a beautiful woman in her 60s. What an amazing lady she must be.

Cheers

Davo

samitude 03-10-2003 09:33 AM

In that first picture of Princess Desiree's wedding it appears that she is wearing the family lace veil along with a stylish 60's veil as well. What do you all think? Is she wearing two veils?


Does anyone know if there are video clips on the internet of their wedding?

Alexandria 03-10-2003 09:55 AM

Jacqueline, I have to agree with you whole-heartedly. I think that Princess Desiree's choice of hairdo accentuated the beauty of this extraordinary tiara. Queen Silvia and Princess Birgitta both wore their hair up, which made the tiara stand out and the focal point, while their faces should have been the focal point and the tiara a lovely and spectacular accessory.

I think that Silvia's dress is lovely, but I don't think it was a good dress for her. I think that Silvia is indeed a beautiful and glamorous woman and her dress should've reflected that. I feel that it covered her up too much.

Josefine 05-07-2003 04:22 PM

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pictures from http://alloverpress.dk

Josefine 07-28-2003 09:21 AM

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I have found more pictures www.ibl.se

06/19/1976

Alva 07-28-2003 02:12 PM

I´m so sorry Josefine but I think that one of the pictures isn´t from C-G´s and Silvias wedding.

It´s the picture two steps back from this comment. The picture is taken in Slottskyrkan ( the church at the Royal Castle) and they where married in Storkyrkan. And I think that the fourth person at the front road ( to the right of Queen Ingrid of Denmark) is C-G himself. This must be one of his sisters weddings, i don´t know if Princess Christina got married in Slottskyrkan but that is my guess if I look at the clothes and so on...
Sorry, i don´t want to be a "besserwisser"-take this comment the right way please...
Love Alva

Josefine 07-29-2003 02:20 AM

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I think tou are right, I have posted the wrong picture, I was a little to quick, I will try to find the other one, Thank you Alva...

More photos
www.ibl.se

Alexandria 09-11-2003 10:46 PM

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22 June 1976: King Carl Gustav of Sweden at his marriage to Silvia Sommerlath in Stockholm cathedral.

www.ibl.se - IBL Bildbyrå 253087

sara1981 09-11-2003 10:51 PM

both been together for over 25 years oh wow! its been longs years!

Sara Boyce

Josefine 09-29-2003 03:07 PM

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IBL Bildbyrå

hrhcp 09-29-2003 08:03 PM

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Josefine 
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I hate to bother everybody ...
can you tell me who the guests are?

Row 1, sitting dow.. that's obivous
Row 2, there's King Baudoin ???. Mr. & Mrs. Sommerlaeth , Prince Bertil and Lilian and ??
Row 3, Queen Fabiola ?????? Grand Duchess and Duke of Lux. and ?????
Row 4, ?????

Many thanks,
Haakon2

Alexandria 09-29-2003 08:14 PM

Filling in some more blanks ...

Row Two: King Frederik and Queen Ingrid (in the purple-print satin dress) of Denmark
Row Three: In the lilac dress and head wrap, Crown Princess Margrethe of Denmark, (next to the Grand Duke of Luxembourg) is the husband of Margrethe, Prince Henrik
... I can't seem to pick out the King's sisters or the Queen's siblings.

Fireweaver 10-13-2003 11:57 AM

they both look so in love, and still look that way, absolutely wonderful pictures everyone!

Josefine 10-16-2003 06:34 AM

Video Clip from the wedding

some guests

I made a video with photos and music (my very first have in mind) but I have no ide were i can post it
it does not work here and not at Yahoo! GeoCities its to large
can some help me

samitude 10-16-2003 10:20 AM

Thank you for the links to the video clips! It is very interesting seeing what these events are like that happened before I was even born.

Silvia's expressions look like Madeline's in that wedding video clip.

Helen88 12-02-2003 03:57 PM

I really wonder who the bridemaids, flower girls, and best men were, who attended the wedding, where they got married and where they celebrated the wedding...
does anyone know things like these? :rolleyes:

Does someone have a plan/picture of the church (Storykyrkan?) from the inside?

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Originally Posted by Helen88
I really wonder who the bridemaids, flower girls, and best men were, who attended the wedding, where they got married and where they celebrated the wedding...
does anyone know things like these?

If anyone else is interested:
They were
Carmita ( Ralf Sommerlath´s daughter)
James Ambler( Princess Margaretha´s son)
Hubertus von Hohenzollern (Princess Brigitta´s son)
Hélène Silfverschiöld (Princess Desiree´s daughter)
Sophie Sommerlath (Walter Sommerlath Jr.´s daugher)
Amelie Middelschulte (is the daughter of Silvia´s friend Beate Middelschulte)

Ritva told me! ;)

Dennism 05-23-2004 12:55 AM

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Originally posted by Helen88@Dec 4th, 2003 - 10:15 am
Does someone have a plan/picture of the church (Storykyrkan?) from the inside?
Here are a few photos:

1

2

The famous St.George´s Statue

4

5

Jackswife 05-23-2004 08:57 AM

What a wonderful treat of nostalgia to see these pictures. Silvia was certainly the radiant bride that day-and the years have been very kind to her since, too. ;) Lovely, lovely pictures. Thanks! :heart:

GrandDuchess 09-22-2004 05:13 PM

King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia
Wedding lunch on 19 June 1976 in Vita Havet at the Royal Palace of Stockholm:

Cold Consommé with Iranian Caviar

Salmon Mousse Queen Silvia

Cold Scotish Forest Pigeon with Goose Foie Gras, Chaufroid Gravy and Heart Leaf Sallad

Wild Strawberry from Malaga with Vanilla Ice Cream and Whipped Cream

Croquembouche

Josefine 10-25-2004 10:30 AM

Det sa bara klick
– sen fick vi vår Silvia


Det är den 12 mars 1976 och det går en rysning av välbehag genom landets rojalister.
Äntligen satt de där i den gula salongen, i den så kallade förlovningssoffan där kungens fyra systrar satt när de presenterade sina fästmän inför TV-kamerorna.
Och lite här och var så log man när fästmön Silvia log och kungen på frågan om hur det började också log och sa:
- Det sa bara klick! Och sen har det fortsatt att klicka.
Det var i München 1972 det började klicka. Det var olympiska spel och en viss fröken Silvia Sommerlath hade till uppgift att som olympiavärdinna se till att en viss svensk kronprins från Sverige skulle trivas.
Det lyckades hon med till den milda grad att prinsen blev betagen och bad adjutanten ringa upp om en träff.
Och träffen resulterade alltså i ett klick som i sin tur resulterade i en fyra år lång katt och råttalek med pressen.

Vem var flickan?
Redan sommaren 1973 hade en påpasslig fotograf tagit en bild på kungen med en mörk vacker flicka bredvid sig i porschen på Öland.
Men vem var hon?
Det hade gått rykten förstås men ingen visste vem hon var förrän den 12 mars.
Då hade både Silvia och kungen länge tvekat.
Skulle Silvia som var en ”vanlig” flicka klara pressen och anpassa sig till drottningrollen.
Kungen frågade till slut sin farbror prins Bertil som träffat Silvia flera gånger och som omedelbart svarade.
- Om du inte gifter dig med flickan är du ett nöt. Sveriges folk kommer att älska henne.
Så nu satt de där i soffan framför alla reportrar och någon frågade vad Silvia hade som andra flickor saknar.
- Hon är Silvia, svarade kungen.

Sagobröllop
Och Silvia frågade om hon hade någon drottning som förebild och då svarade hon blixtsnabbt.
– Nej, men jag har en kung.
Prins Bertil hade förstås rätt. Svenska folket kapitulerade.
Det blev ett sagobröllop den 19 juni och 180 000 människor kantade gatorna kring kortegen och det var nog inte bara inbitna rojalister som veknade när de såg det unga paret.
Och medan kungen var kungen med svenska folket blev drottningen Silvia. Och nog hade väl republikanerna länge hoppats men nu när kungen hade sin Silvia vid sin sida så vittrade snabbt de republikanska fästningarna och monarkins ställning befästes.
Och idag dryga tjugo år efter det överraskande bröllopet för den republikanska klubben en tynande tillvaro med bara 170 medlemmar.
Så kan det gå när en flicka från folket vinner både kungen och hela kungariket.



Ingen har sett en vackrare stad i ett märkligare land, och det var minst 100 miljoner över hela världen som tittade. Kamerorna var följsamma in i minsta detalj, som hade de programmerats av salig Mått-Johansson, och alla detaljerna var valda med en estetisk urskiljning som helt simpelt måste betecknas som mästerlig. Till och med den klart vedervärdiga Sergelfontänen med sin kuriösa himlastormare i färgat glas gav ett skimmer av ogenomtränglig gåta åt denna den skönaste av huvudstäder. Längre i nationell PR kan man inte komma.
Klart att också hela paraden av hästburna livgardister innanför kyrkan bidrar till att korrigera bilden av ett Sverige som ett land styrt av röda huliganer. Med ett sådant uppbåd av regala grannlåter kan inte ens Förenta staternas republikanska svenskätare - jag hoppas att även de har abonnerat på denna historia - påstå att vi är en vidrig socialistisk diktatur.”


Allan Fagerström
Aftonbladet 20 juni 1976

i will try to translate it later on

Josefine 01-03-2005 04:56 PM

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here is a sweet phoyto a smiling Silvia, new Queen of Sweden

and i will translate the artcle soon

Josefine 01-04-2005 11:49 AM

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it can be some dubblets i will try to not post such but do tell me and i will delete them

Josefine 01-04-2005 11:57 AM

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and a few more

GrandDuchess 01-09-2005 12:00 AM

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My favourite of the wedding portraits from King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia's wedding - no words needed. Picture taken by Lennart Nilsson:

Nathalian 01-09-2005 04:58 PM

They look cute in this foto!!! OMG!

GrandDuchess 01-12-2005 06:57 PM

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Various pictures from the Royal Wedding!

GrandDuchess 01-12-2005 07:06 PM

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Various pictures from the Royal Wedding!

Lyle 01-13-2005 12:00 AM

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What a fun event to remember...I have one question and one comment though.

First, where did the King and Queen go in the boat that can be seen in the pictures? I know that the Storkyrkan is right next to the Royal Palace, so it seems weird that they took a boat.

And also, if you notice in the pictures posted above by GrandDuchess, in a few of them it show the Monogram of the King and Queen, but it's not the same as the monogram they use today...I thought that was interesting that it changed somewhere along the way...I'll try to see if I can find a picture of their newer monogram.

In these pictures you can the see their two different monograms, one from their wedding day in 1975, the other from the state visit to Iceland in 2004 (over the Icelandic First Lady's shoulder)

Josefine 02-06-2005 04:42 PM

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Josefine 02-07-2005 01:29 PM

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and even more

Josefine 02-08-2005 05:29 PM

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waving to the public

Bubbette 02-20-2005 09:19 PM

Amazing how much Victoria looks like her mom!

GrandDuchess 05-16-2005 10:36 AM

Here's a link to the engagment press conference of King Carl XVI Gustaf and the then being Silvia Sommerlath, now Queen Silvia. Enjoy! :)

pdas1201 05-26-2005 06:55 PM

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Group Picture

GrandDuchess 06-25-2005 11:26 PM

Anecdotes/interesting little facts: During the ceremony rehearsal, one of the pages fell to the floor and two teeth fell out. But the actual wedding ceremony went fine.

robby86 06-26-2005 12:29 AM

Thanks GD. How did you know about the boy and the teeth?

GrandDuchess 06-28-2005 10:35 AM

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Thanks GD. How did you know about the boy and the teeth?

I have read it somewhere, don't remember where though. Maybe it was in the Queen's book, not sure.

Josefine 10-04-2005 12:17 PM

here you can watch videos from the wedding http://svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=32212

Lady Cathrine Rose 10-21-2005 05:35 PM

Wow! That has to be the ugliest wedding dress by far of all the royal brides I've seen on this site. Luckily she is gorgeous and has worn far more beautiful things over the years. But boy, she really looked at that and said "Oh I love it! It's perfect!" Yuck!

Yennie 11-26-2005 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by GrandDuchess
I have read it somewhere, don't remember where though. Maybe it was in the Queen's book, not sure.

it must have been in the biography, "Drottning Silvia" by Christina Magnergård Bjers from 2001

some more photos from the wedding

http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/9...52153sy.th.jpg

the infamous kiss
http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/6...00058fn.th.jpg http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/8...00065uk.th.jpg
(from ibl)

Princess_Beatrix 05-10-2006 04:05 PM

Pre-wedding
 
One night before the wedding there was a big Gala (or concert?) for King Carl Gustav and Silvia Sommerlath.

It was a big event where Sweden's Popband ABBA :) attended.
They performed "dancing queen" there for the first time.
I think this was a quiet cute idea, to invite them to sing there. I love the costumes. ;) ( sadly I have no picture of Silvia... would love to know what she wore )


http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x...a/th_silv2.jpg http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x...a/th_silv5.jpg
Rafaels and Stefans pictures

It was the first time Silvia and Anni-Frid , now Princess Reuss,"met". They became close friends long long time after this event. ;)

princess olga 05-10-2006 06:33 PM

you know what, I watched this wedding live on tv in 1976, when I was 6 years old (so of course, this royal bride is one of my all time favorites as a result!), but I didn't realize until that wonderful newsletter from last month, that by the time of his wedding, Carl Gustav in fact had already lost <both> his parents!

The other thing only occuring to me now that I see this thread, is how much Victoria takes after Silvia's mother!

Elsa M. 07-19-2006 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Princess_Beatrix
One night before the wedding there was a big Gala (or concert?) for King Carl Gustav and Silvia Sommerlath.

It was a big event where Sweden's Popband ABBA :) attended.
They performed "dancing queen" there for the first time.
I think this was a quiet cute idea, to invite them to sing there. I love the costumes. ( sadly I have no picture of Silvia... would love to know what she wore )

There's a video hosted at Youtube:;)

YouTube - Majestät!: Silvia of Sweden


A few more photos, by Sipa Press via Olympia:

http://img153.imagevenue.com/loc479/...003w_479lo.jpg http://img101.imagevenue.com/loc556/...004w_556lo.jpg http://img148.imagevenue.com/loc590/...002w_590lo.jpg http://img129.imagevenue.com/loc420/...001w_420lo.jpg

Lady Bluffton 07-24-2006 05:50 PM

Dumb question, but why was their wedding kiss so "infamous"? It looked sweet and very normal to me!

sm1939 02-07-2007 05:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Lady Bluffton
Dumb question, but why was their wedding kiss so "infamous"? It looked sweet and very normal to me!

it looked quite normal to me as well ?? so why is it Infamous??

antonieta 02-07-2007 07:45 AM

I'm curious too. Why was the kiss so infamous?

Sister Morphine 02-07-2007 11:33 PM

I love the photo of Carl Gustaf helping Silvia into the carriage and holding her flowers. I find that so gallant. In some of the more recent royal weddings, the poor bride has had to get into the car/carriage with no help from the new husband!

Sophus 02-08-2007 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Alexandria
Filling in some more blanks ...

Row Two: King Frederik and Queen Ingrid (in the purple-print satin dress) of Denmark

Cool! - as King Frederik of Denmark had been dead for 4 years at this time...

;)

Her_Majesty 02-08-2007 06:18 AM

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Originally Posted by antonieta
I'm curious too. Why was the kiss so infamous?

Maybe it was just so infamous, because it was very unsual back then that the Royal Couple kisses right after the wedding. :rolleyes: I can't remember any other of the Current Kings/Queens being kissed after the wedding (sadly;) ).

Silvia❦CarlGustaf 08-22-2007 01:41 PM

A King who loves you!
 
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Originally Posted by GrandDuchess (Post 213846)
Here's a link to the engagment press conference of King Carl XVI Gustaf and the then being Silvia Sommerlath, now Queen Silvia. Enjoy! :)

While I watched the video I understand that the King teached the queen the swedish language! Is that correct? My swedish isn't that good to understand everything!

I really have to say that I love the reaction of the king after one anwer of the furure Queen! It was a good way of the king to show his love!

Reporter(to the future Queen): You are not from a royalfamily, but now you are going to marry the king of Sweden! Did you have to think twice before you made up your mind about that your husband is the king of Sweden, that the man you are going to marry?
The future Queen: I had to think once!
Reporter: So it doesn't matterthat the mn you are going to marry is a king or not just anybody?
The future Queen: Well, I think if you are love someone it doesn't matter if he's a director, or if he's a president of a company, or if he's a king!
The King(wispering): Who loves you!:wub::wub::wub:

andrew 08-25-2007 08:13 AM

question
 
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Group Picture

Is that Prince Charles in the last row somewhere in the middle? If it's him, he looks very funny in that picture!

Merry 10-06-2007 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Princess_Beatrix (Post 434163)
One night before the wedding there was a big Gala (or concert?) for King Carl Gustav and Silvia Sommerlath.
It was a big event where Sweden's Popband ABBA :) attended. They performed "dancing queen" there for the first time.

You can see it in YouTube

YouTube - ABBA DANCING QUEEN

prettyoix 10-06-2007 06:28 PM

Queen Silvia look beautiful in her wedding and now I know how Victoria looks like young Silvia

Soli Deo Gloria 02-18-2008 04:43 PM

OK here they are, the guests:
sitting: Soh
phie Sommerlath, Carmita Sommerlath, Amelie Middelschulte, The Queen, The King, Hubertus von Hohenzollern, Helene Silverschöld and James Ambler.
1 standing frm left: King Baudouin, President Kristján Eldjárn (Iceland), President Uhro Kekkonen (Finland), Alice and Walther Sommerlath, prince Bertil, Queen Ingrid, King Olav, Queen Margrethe.
2 standing from left: Queen Fabiola, Halldora Eldján, Princess Christina, Princess Désirée, Princess Margaretha, Josephine-Charlotte and Jean of Luxemburg, prince Henrik, president Walter Scheel.
3 standing from left: Walther Sommerlath, Michéle Sommerlath, Niclas Silverschöld, prins Johann Georg von Hohenzollern, Charlotte Sommerlath, John Ambler, Tord Magnusson, Ralf Sommerlath, Jörg Sommerlath and Mildred Scheel

Josefine 05-24-2008 09:56 AM

at what time was the wedding
was it a lunch wedding and thats why no gala wedding?
it is known what kind of wedding gifts there were?
has the wedding dress been shown to the public after the wedding

Mushroom-Pie 05-25-2008 03:08 AM

Hi Merry, thanks for the video on the gala concert! It was a well done performance... by a pop band for a King & Queen! I mean I don't know about other gala concerts for royal weddings but this one's unique!

Dear Princess_Beatrix, I wonder if you found any pictures on Queen Silvia for her gala concert yet? If you search IBL Bildbyrå - Royaltyfria bilder, historiska bilder, illustrationsbilder med mera., there're maybe a couple of them. Sorry I'm too lazy to post the picture. ;)

Silvia❦CarlGustaf 06-05-2008 09:34 AM

Here's a nice picture of the bride and the groom. I think it was taken just before the ceremonie.

IBL Bildbyrå | 0435 44 07 65

Odette 06-05-2008 04:47 PM

I remember seeing the entire ceremony on Eurovision, it seems like yesterday!!! Silvia was so much more beautiful than Victoria (sorry Victoria fans)

Boris 06-06-2008 07:20 AM

Queen Silvia was a stunning classic beauty, the same simply cannot be said for Victoria.
Her historic veil, first worn by Queen Sofia of Sweden (1836-1913) is still one of the most beautiful veils worn by any Royal bride, IMHO. It was placed and folded on top in such an immaculate way – great backview of it in the pic posted by SilviaCarlGustaf.
Here’s another one - ‘The look of love’ upon returning to the Palace after the ceremony :smile::
http://www.iblbildarkiv.net/fotoweb/Preview.fwx?position=40&archiveType=ImageFolder&sorting=ModifiedTimeAsc&search=drottning%20and%20silvia%20and%20br%F6llop&fileId=B12BF45F323ED927193F61370D92FF4695CD31C4F945B6021919A6E477A7F5F178E204E3302BA1DB04133D389ED33D0340C050A1500E4BEDD223277157C283539DBBB8121F55EFE820A5A371BF169DEF4C809EF6C9FAAA56D1001731A298AC37BF4BAB086720B4A288A38ECE5E8D1C7359D143BF86170BB6&archiveid=5018
And one detail I’ve been wondering about: Apart from being very clear in this following pic that Marc Bohan did NOT design the dress keeping in mind that the bride would have to be able to lift her arm and wave :rolleyes:, what on earth is Queen Silvia wearing around her right arm under the sleeve? A rubberband holding a tissue :blink:????
http://www.iblbildarkiv.net/fotoweb/Preview.fwx?position=10&archiveType=ImageFolder&sorting=ModifiedTimeAsc&search=drottning%20and%20silvia%20and%20br%F6llop&fileId=B12BF45F323ED927193F61370D92FF4695CD31C4F945B6021919A6E477A7F5F149A39E260D0C87CACA7E6BAA1CE40401BEF92AB73D5885FDCAEE97E389778511F4F8F5FFD71D3125AF3980B7627C26A791C009BA33FAD1619312DA0321A588783DBE9A917DA8F89E59511DAF3251AA46A2CB53D24A60D8B9&archiveid=5018

Jo of Palatine 06-06-2008 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Elsa M. (Post 775795)
Oh! Indeed it seems to be that, Boris!...
Forewarned is forearmed ;)

IIRC she talked about that tissue in a book about her and said that her mother had insisted she take a tissue in case she needed it but there was not other way to take it... And that she in fact needed it.

Odette 06-06-2008 05:30 PM

That look at the steps Silvia had on her face was almost identical to the one she threw at K Carl Gustav when they pronouced "Ja" and in an instant she was transformed from a commoner to a Queen. I always believed she did him proud and I am sure no matter the ups and downs he could have never regretted his choice. ( He also was a very handsome man these days)

pamk 06-06-2008 06:10 PM

Great thread!
I am certain that the house of Dior designed the wedding gown. Pre-wedding there were photos of Silvia in Paris shopping and getting gown fittings and Dior was always mentioned.
I think that the style is too plain and the cut of the neckline is unattractive,
but the gown has held up over time and certainly doesn't look dated -- it is a classic design.
I think that the gown was designed very simply so as not to detract from the magnificent veil and tiara.
But, let's face it - Silvia could have worn a flour sack and still looked gorgeous. She is a beautiful woman.

Boris 06-07-2008 06:06 AM

Yes, as mentioned before, the dress is by Marc Bohan for Dior. Apart from the wedding dress, he did most of her evening gowns in her first year as Queen.
While being a bit too plain indeed, the silhouette is actually beautiful - if the bride didn't have too move, that is. Bohan could have done better because the tailoring around the top and the sleeves is quite tight and doesn't allow for getting in and out of a carriage or waving etc. - and this wedding had more 'moving around' scheduled than any other:
Providing beautiful photo opportunities, after the ceremony the couple first went by carriage through the streets of Stockholm to the Royal Barge, then took the Barge back and made the long walk up to the Palace by foot... this program needed a dress to allow for more movement.
Queen Silvia has said it was her who insisted on simplicity as she wanted to put the emphasis on the tiara and the historic veil - the right idea since the elaborate lace would have looked fussy with an elaborate gown, but especially that high round neckline is unflattering.
But indeed, it's so 'classic' that it somehow holds up, plus the heavy silk duchesse fabric is exquisite.

yeadonite 02-25-2009 11:24 AM

I was curious to see Silivas wedding pictures, for a woman in her 60's she is beautiful. She was a very simple beautiful bride.

lucien 03-23-2009 01:05 PM

Exactly 34 years to the day the eldest daughter of TM King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
will marry her Daniel Westling at the Storkyrken,Stockholm...lovely!

June 19th 1976 - june 19th 2010.:smile:

LadyFinn 03-23-2009 03:12 PM

Some photos from the wedding of Carl Gustaf and Silvia:
Gala
Rhein-Zeitung
Yle

Tilla 04-29-2009 08:44 AM

How sweet they are on these wedding photos... these lovely smiles...

Boris 04-29-2009 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Josefine (Post 927596)
it is known what kind of wedding gifts there were?
has the wedding dress been shown to the public after the wedding

Yes, the wedding dress - plus those of the bridesmaids - was on display in an extra room at the 2006 exhibition of Queen Silvia's Nobel gowns at Stockholm Palace.

STEVEN 04-30-2009 04:36 AM

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picture of Silvia weddingdress
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Soli Deo Gloria 05-01-2009 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boris (Post 927784)
Yes, the wedding dress - plus those of the bridesmaids - was on display in an extra room at the 2006 exhibition of Queen Silvia's Nobel gowns at Stockholm Palace.

And I wisited the exhibition and the wedding dress was sooooooo small!! The nobel dresses was dispalyed on an "cat walk" in glass and made a "bigger" impression, but the wedding dress was standing on the floor... the Queen must be a v petit woman, v short... (at least compared to me, Im 170 cm) :flowers:

ZUBIAUR 05-23-2009 07:09 PM

I am sorry ,but I do not like the wedding dress,because it is too simple for my taste

biathlon22 06-07-2009 01:47 PM

Presskonferens om kungens förlovning med Silvia - Öppet arkiv | SVT Play

I love this video. Both look so happy together!

Thomasine 07-25-2009 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZUBIAUR (Post 942115)
I am sorry ,but I do not like the wedding dress,because it is too simple for my taste


Silvia's weddingdress is a masterpiece of style, classicism and haute couture like the one Margerethe of Denmark wore. My personal favorite is Mette-Marit's, classic and stylish.

I am aware that you prefer the "wedding cake" style of Diana, Grace and Mary.

Well, Chacun son goût :angel:

Rascal 09-25-2009 08:47 AM

With so much attention on the upcoming weddings of the Swedish princesses, there has been speculation of where Madeleine's wedding will be held while it seems general consensus that Victoria will be married in Storkyrkan Cathedral. Why is Vic's wedding relegated to this cathedral? Is it because of history? Because it is in the capital? Because it is the largest? (Personally I think that Uppsala has a more attractive interior)

Also when looking back at the last royal wedding in Storkyrkan (Carl Gustaf & Silvia), it's hard to tell from pictures but it seems like there are rows of seating behind the columns on either side of the altar as well as the rows facing the altar on either side of the main aisle. Can anyone confirm this?

I've looked everywhere I can find about the seating capacity or general floor plan Storkyrkan and can't find anything. Does anyone know how many people the cathedral holds normally and how many for high profile events like a royal wedding?

Thanks for any help on these questions!

Sorry, I forgot to ask about the number of guests who actually attended CG & Silvia's wedding. There is pretty good documentation of the higher-ranking royals attending and some of the less prominent royals can be spotted in some of the pictures. But the presidents of Nordic/Scandinavian countries were included in some of the pictures, which made me wonder about other presidents and prime ministers as guests. For example, did Germany or Brazil send any official representatives (were they invited?)

Also, anyone who is well-versed in protocol & order of precedence might be able to answer this - It appears that monarchs were seated on the groom's side and royal heirs were seated on the bride's side behind her family. If Silvia had a larger family would the heirs have been moved?

What about members of the Riksdag? Were they invited? If they attended, where would they have been seated? In terms of protocol & precedence, in the main seating gallery who would be seated first row, second row, etc. if the guests included royals who were not heirs or monarchs, royals from non-reigning families, heads of state/representatives from other countries, representatives from the Swedish government, friends of CG & Silvia who were neither royal nor members of parliament?

Sorry, about all the questions, but I've been in this thought stream about the Mashall of the Realm or whoever it is that has to plan for the upcoming weddings. I bet they need a vacation after the 2010 weddings are done!

Rascal

Stefan 09-25-2009 09:31 AM

As for Victorias Wedding it was already officially announced that the Wedding will take place at the Cathedral of Stockholm. I think most monarchs who married in Sweden married in this Church so it is the tradtional Wedding Church.
As for Presidents who attended Germany was represented by the then german Bundespräsident Walter Scheel and his wife Mildred. Also the Presidents of iceland and Finaldn attended. The where seated between the other royal Guests in the Church.

rop81 09-26-2009 03:51 PM

At the wedding between the King and Silvia Sommerlath there where about 1200 guests in Storkyrkan (Stockholm Cathedral) and the church was more then full. There are rows of seats on either side of the aisle but not at the side of the altar - there are a small chapel on one side and the statue of St George and the dragon on the other side.
Here´s a link to a picture of the interior from wikipedia
Fil:Stockholm-Storkyrkan 02.jpg - Wikipedia

Rascal 09-26-2009 05:52 PM

Thanks for the response, rop81. I really appreciate it. I can only assume from your information and the pictures of the 1976 wedding that the guests I thought were on the side were seated in the chapel (?) and that the section with the large statue was behind the press corps scaffold on the other side. Your info has helped clear up a lot. Thanks again!

Rascal

abril 10-05-2009 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STEVEN (Post 928153)

Would you please tell me who are the people in this picture please?

Thomasine 10-06-2009 03:47 PM

The pair is Silvia's brother Ralf Sommerlath and his wife. I think her name is Simone.

Yeo-wang 10-10-2009 02:39 AM

All of the wedding pictures are excellent. Most of the pictures accessible on the internet were either too small in size or blurry to actually capture the moment and enjoy. Thank you for sharing these pictures "STEVEN."

abril 10-15-2009 11:15 PM

which was the theatre where Abba performed to King C-G and his fiancee?

rop81 10-17-2009 04:17 PM

Abba took part in celebrating the wedding at the Royal Opera house wich lies across the water from the royal palace.

Josefine 01-07-2010 02:10 PM

here is a video i have not seen before
i wonder if victroria or daniel will speak to the public on thier wedding day
YouTube - The wedding of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia in 1976

video from the lunch and also bertils speeach
YouTube - Royal wedding of King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden

svt has started a series with the name the royal wedding
here is the first part of 15
a lot of video from carl gustafs and silvias wedding
Det kungliga bröllopet | SVT Play

Jacknch 03-09-2010 04:37 AM

Thank you so much Josefine for posting the video - it was amazing to watch such clear footage of Carl Gustaf and Silvia at their wedding all those years ago and to see how the day unfolded with the celebrations and trip on the royal barge! The wedding was so festive with such lovely traditional music being played wherever the couple went that day. I have a feeling that Victoria and Daniel's wedding will be quite similar!

Soli Deo Gloria 03-18-2010 07:17 AM

http://wwwc.aftonbladet.se/ljudbilds...nodrottningen/

LadyFinn 05-12-2010 02:28 PM

Photos:
Sjöberg Bild

CrownPrincess5 05-13-2010 12:28 AM

Nice wedding, but the dress was awfully boring! I've always wondered why she picked such a dress. I like the romantic glance she gave the King at the reception.

LadyFinn 05-13-2010 03:05 AM

Christian Dior is known from timeless elegance, maybe that was just what Silvia wanted to show.

Some photos from the wedding:
Hela Gotland

Maura724 05-15-2010 08:09 PM

What does Carl Gustaf say near the end of his speech from the balcony in the first video that gets all the laughter and applause?

rop81 05-16-2010 05:53 PM

He says that he´s speaking for his wife. I think that Silvia instrukted him what to say

LadyFinn 06-10-2010 01:57 PM

Here you can see the whole wedding number of Expressen 1976
Expressen

mattep74 08-14-2010 01:22 PM

I saw the wedding yesterday when i got the dvd The Royal family 1976 - 2009 part 1 from Lovefilm. IMHO Victorias wedding was less stiff and she and Daniel werent so uptight as the king was when he married. The crowds were visible smaller during the cortege and the boatride. When the Katarina elevator and Slussen came into wiev the bridge was empty, during Victoria and Daniels boatride the bridge was packed with people.

Josefine 08-18-2010 04:18 PM

was the dvd any good? is it worth the money?


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