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Old 12-09-2007, 02:59 PM
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mathilde's so great. I'm proud of her.

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Old 12-09-2007, 07:50 PM
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That is the most exquisite veil. I absolutely love it!

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Old 07-20-2008, 01:45 PM
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The veil was originally the veil of Laura Mosselman du Chenoy (1851-1925) , she was the second daughter of count Theéodire Mosselman du Chenoy and Isabelle Coghen.
Laura Mosselman Du Chenoy married in 1877 with Beniamino Tristano Ruffo Di Calabria (1848-1901), major of Napoli and became in 1984 mother of Fulca Ruffo Di Calabria, father of the current Belgian queen Paola.

The veil who Laura wore in 1877 was also worn in 1919 by her daughter in law Lisa countess Gazelli Di Rossana e Di Sebastiano during her wedding with Fulca Ruffo di Calabria and by queen Paola in 1959 during her wedding with king Albert II of Belgium. Also Astrid, Mathilde and Claire wore the veil with their weddings.

The veil was restorated in 1984 and 1999.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:45 PM
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Mathilde is a graceful lady, and is beautiful of course, but I do not like her gown at all~~

I agree, beautiful woman, beautiful veil, disappointing gown. I thought it looked severe and plain. It didn't suit her delicate fairy princess looks at all.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:45 AM
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Re: CPss Mathilde of Belgium and Duchess of Branbant wedding gown

Hiya Everyone,

Thank you everyone for the posting the great links for photos and videos.

She was a radiant bride whose happiness shone through on that day that she married her husband and prince.

Does anyone know who designed her wedding gown and jacket? And was the jacket embroidered with pearls and or crystals?

Also, does anyone know where the veil was made and which type of lace and fabric is it ?

Also, who are the royal florists for the royal court and which flowers were used?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers and Thank you.
Emeralds and Opals
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Old 09-07-2008, 02:23 AM
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Can anyone tell me what date they were engaged?
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:19 AM
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:45 PM
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Posts: 3,350 Mathilde en Filip 9 jaar getrouwd i still love this winter wedding dress even after 9 yeras - but im not keen on the huge and havy loooking bouquet too much green for me
This is the stuff of fairytales

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Old 04-24-2009, 12:48 PM
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How lovely is Mathilde in her wedding dress! and the tiara is really beautiful
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:20 PM
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Yes, and how lovely are the earrings with a pearl and diamonds.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:31 PM
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Why hasn't she wore the wedding tiara for a second time after the wedding? I really like her wedding tiara!
Just a girl from China
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:02 AM
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Is there any actual footage of Mathilde and Philippe's wedding? There is footage of all the other royal weddings on youtube, except theirs. Does anyone know where else there might be some?
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:12 PM
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The tiara is really beautiful and she has a beautiful smile
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:39 PM
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crown prince Philippe and crown princess Mathilde, 4 december 1999

This royal marriage is a lovely present for the belgium people. For the very first day , the couple are a source of inspiration for the country. That 4 december the princess told us in the language of the images, that a royal marriage (including the ceremony) is a foundation stone of a life together ,in the service of the country.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:40 PM
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10 years Philippe and Mathilde

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Old 06-05-2010, 12:24 PM
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Out of all the Royal Weddings over the last decade, this one got the least amount of coverage here in Canada and I only saw the one article in one of the Royalty magazines. It's been fun going through the thread and looking back at what's become one of my all time favourite Royal Wedding Dresses.

Mathilde really was stunning and glowing that day. She really was a radiant Bride.

Hard to believe it's ten years and a bit already.
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:00 AM
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Mathilde's dress was beautiful and she looked stunning. Is the only wedding dress coat I like. It fitted her so well. I prefer royal winter weddings than summer ones.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:02 PM
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A few of those aren't viewable in my region
I guess I'll have to 'make do' with the others
Off-topic but are there any longer videos available on Elisabeth's birth, (there's a short segment in one of the links)?
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:52 AM
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Thanks for the photos!
It is great that Japanese Crown Princely couple attended the wedding. Lalla Hasna looked nice.

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