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Old 11-09-2012, 11:51 PM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: Queen Silvia's Gown

This has got to be one of my least favorite royal wedding dresses. I like simple wedding dresses but, this is just too simple. It's very unflattering, shapeless, plain, and ill-fitting. This does not look like a Dior gown at all. The only things that I like about the look are the tiara and veil.

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Old 02-19-2013, 01:53 PM
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That pic ROCKS, IloveCP, and thanks so much!

Bless her heart . . .

Queen Silvia was --- and IS --- a lovely, LOVELY lady!

But her wedding dress?

Plain as poundcake.

Oh, well, at least she didn't pull a Mabel!
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:44 PM
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Such a beautiful young woman, wearing one of the plainest, most unflattering wedding dresses ever. It's Dior so it must have cost a fortune...yet it looks like an 8th grade sewing class project.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:34 AM
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:14 PM
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I am reading about the wedding now in a book by Bobby Andstrom and it is making me tear up- the details he is giving about the day are amazing... The fact that they talked to each other at the altar and no one could hear what they were saying and he describes the glances that they gave each other and the atmosphere in the room. For someone who has never seen the actual wedding tape-it is amazing!
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:51 PM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: Queen Silvia's Gown

This has got to be one of my least favorite royal wedding dresses. I like simple wedding dresses but, this is just too simple. It's very unflattering, shapeless, plain, and ill-fitting. This does not look like a Dior gown at all. The only things that I like about the look are the tiara and veil.
I couldn't disagree more with your opinion of the dress. To me, it absolutely screams Dior, silk duchesse satin, simplicity itself. Yes, they did not anticipate the waving and then the dress appears not to fit, but otherwise, the fit is perfect.
Mostly, it is a product of the times. If you look at other 70's brides, the dresses are all very simple, and most certainly not as nice. check P Anne's first wedding or even P caroline of monaco (dior)
But, to showcase the cameo tiara and the veil, the dress is perfect. Her daughter wore a very simple dress also, almost the same design.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:50 PM
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I agree that they could've made the dress for figure flattering, if you're gonna spend all that money it should look good
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:48 AM
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Silvia's dress is one of my favorites. It is plain but I think it is perfect for a girl who is becoming queen. Silvia didn't have a royal background so most likely she was not used to wearing elaborate gowns. The symbolism of the plain dress representing a normal girl paired with the large cameo tiara (another one of my favorite) representing royalty is strong.
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I have found more pictures www.ibl.se

06/19/1976
Absolutely beautiful wedding pictures!!
A June wedding is very elegant!!
The menu for the wedding breakfast of Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia included Scottish woodpigeon.
I like this picture of Silvia and Carl descending the church stairs.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:29 AM
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The swedish royal court has put a 25-minute video of the wedding to their Youtube channel:
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:36 PM
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Wow... Is there a special occasion for this?
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Princesses Birgitta, Desirée and Christina with queen Margrethe at the wedding
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Not one of my favourite wedding dresses, this one. Why couldn't she have just let her train trail down the steps as Diana did at her wedding?
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I'm sorry if I sound harsh, but that dress was awful. Very simpleand bald, it looked like a tent put just over her... :(
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Today, on their 40th wedding anniversary, the royal court has put a link to the video of the highlights of the king and queen's wedding to their Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Kungahuset

And a photo to court Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/p/BG00r45v...-by=kungahuset
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Today, on their 40th wedding anniversary, the royal court has put a link to the video of the highlights of the king and queen's wedding to their Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Kungahuset

And a photo to court Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/p/BG00r45v...-by=kungahuset
Beautiful. I loved watching the wedding again. Queen Silvia is such a classy lady. She is a pleasure to watch.

BTW Does anyone know why Silvia did not enter the church with her father? Was it because she was marrying a reigning monarch? I have never thought to ask before, oddly enough, but watching this time it struck me.

It was charming to see the older gentleman - Prince Bertil, I believe - come to the rescue and adjust Silvia's train when she was walking out.
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BTW Does anyone know why Silvia did not enter the church with her father? Was it because she was marrying a reigning monarch? I have never thought to ask before, oddly enough, but watching this time it struck me.
That is tzhe tradition in the swedish protestant Church that the bridal Couple walks in together. Before Victoria's Wedding there was a huge discussion as the Church thought she and Daniel should walk in together. Therefore a compromiss was reached and half the way in the Church Daniel waited for her and they walked the last part together.
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Thank you, Stefan. Not anything I had ever noticed before.
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Beautiful. I loved watching the wedding again. Queen Silvia is such a classy lady. She is a pleasure to watch.

BTW Does anyone know why Silvia did not enter the church with her father? Was it because she was marrying a reigning monarch? I have never thought to ask before, oddly enough, but watching this time it struck me.

It was charming to see the older gentleman - Prince Bertil, I believe - come to the rescue and adjust Silvia's train when she was walking out.
I agree. It was a lovely ceremony. So funny to see the King try to gently push James Ambler and have him and Amelie Middelschulte walk faster. He has said later that the children walked so slowly that he didn't thought they would reach the altar until the processional music was over but they precisely did :-D

How nice to see Queen Silvias paternal uncle being one of the assisting priests. I also liked that they choosed traditional organ music as processional and ressecional music.

The man in morning dress helping out with the train came from where Silvias brothers sat so i think it was one of them.
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