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Old 09-11-2003, 11:28 PM
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Princess Astrid Of Belgium & Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este 1984

13 May 1984: Princess Astrid of Belgium and Archduke Lorenz on the day of their official engagement in Belvedere Palace, near Brussels, Belgium.

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Old 04-12-2004, 08:45 AM
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And here are some pictures of their wedding!

Be prepared...It were the eighties....

(Apart from the huge sleeves :P ) you can see Astrid wore flowers in her hair, and no tiara.

At their wedding in 1984, Lorenz was 29 and Astrid 23.

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Big pouffy sleeves indeed! But other than the sleeves which Astrid could probably take off with and fly to her honeymoon destination personally, I think she looked lovely. The flowers in her hair were a nice touch. But why no tiara? Was that a personal choice?
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Originally posted by Alexandria@Apr 12th, 2004 - 8:12 am
The flowers in her hair were a nice touch. But why no tiara? Was that a personal choice?
Yes, I think so. Her mother, (then) princess Paola had a few smaller tiara's, and Astrid now wears a tiara from her in laws, so I think if she wanted one, she surely would have worn one. (Maybe Fabiola would have lent her one, they have always been very close).

Astrid always liked to keep things more simple, natural.

I agree the flowers looked nice on her. Fresh and sweet.
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Old 04-14-2004, 09:55 AM
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She looked rather lovely but the sleeves!they were just hideous!bigger is not always better,How old were her siblings when she married?i suppose Phillipe was older than her at the time?
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Old 04-14-2004, 11:15 AM
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Filip was 24.
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Old 04-14-2004, 04:53 PM
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That was all very in during the 80s.
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Old 08-08-2004, 07:53 PM
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are there any more photos from this event?
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Old 08-09-2004, 10:33 PM
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Ah, the 80's. How thankful I am to not have had to endure those moments. I don't think that I have ever seen sleeves that poofy! Yikes, they just about swallow her whole!

I like how Astrid wore flowers in her hair instead of a tiara. Very different. In these wedding photos Astrid really looks like Paola, especially around the eyes. She really is very pretty.
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Old 08-10-2004, 09:38 AM
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The bride don't wear any tiara? They look so clamesy .........................
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Ah, the 80's. How thankful I am to not have had to endure those moments. I don't think that I have ever seen sleeves that poofy! Yikes, they just about swallow her whole!

I like how Astrid wore flowers in her hair instead of a tiara. Very different. In these wedding photos Astrid really looks like Paola, especially around the eyes. She really is very pretty.
To think that Astrid's dress was probably in high fashion at the time and that likely after her wedding the dress was copied throughout Belgium and neighbouring countries! :p And now we look at it in wonder and laugh at the puffy sleeves!

I just think of all the weddings at which I was a flower girl during the 80s. All the brides had big, heavily beaded dresses, puffy sleeves and bows and ribbons galore. I think I used to look at those dresses with envy! Glad a more minimalist approach to bridal gowns is favoured now!
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Old 08-11-2004, 03:06 PM
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The dress would look quite nice, had they just used a tad less fabric around the arms. If the puffy sleeves had been reduced, then the dress would have looked like it was from earlier times.

Royal weddings are really quite the way to set new trends in how wedding dresses are supposed to look. Sadly, that's not a good thing at all occasions.
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Astrid's gown was designed by Belgian couturier Louis Mies. It had a train of 5 meters. She wore no tiara but flowers in her hair. The ancient veil she wore, once belonged to her Italian great-grandmother. Paola also wore it at her wedding, just like Mathilde and Claire later on.

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Guests:

1. princess Paola, mother of the bride
2. queen Fabiola, king Baudouin (aunt and uncle of the bride), princess Paola and prince Albert (parents of the bride)
4. queen Fabiola was dressed in Balenciaga.
5. Nikolaus and Margaretha of Liechtenstein
6. Henri and María Teresa of Luxemburg
7. Josephine-Charlotte and Jean of Luxemburg. Behind them: Otto and Regina of Austria

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1. Elena and Cristina of Spain. Below: Anne-Marie of Greece with her daughter Alexia, and Frederik of Denmark.
2&3. Parents of the bride.
4. Prince Philippe and Marie-Astrid of Luxemburg
5. Prince Laurent and Isabelle of Austria

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