Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Picture Perfect--Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her husband US-British hedge fund financier Christopher O' Neill
As I previously talked about HERE, the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden got married in a lavish Royal Wedding this past Saturday. In that post, it was all about Madeleine and her GORGEOUS Valentino Haute Couture wedding gown, designed by the (not so much) retired couturier Valentino Garavani.
Now, it's time to discuss the Guests, most all Royal, and one fabulously chic former Swedish reality show star...Let's get to it:
Parade of Princesses--(left to right) Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Princess Martha-Louise of Norway and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland)--Queen Silvia who is of course, the mother-of-the-bride, looked the part in a jade-colored silk organza gown with embroidered silk lace and Swarovski crystals. She styled it with Queen Sofia’s tiara, plus she wore the Order of the Seraphim on a ribbon with a brilliant grand star. The Queen gets major FAB points for this entire look. Very well done.
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland--Crown Princess Victoria wore a lilac-colored silk organza gown with layers of hand-dyed tulle accented with pearls and Swarovski crystals in amethyst and pale grey opal by Swedish couturier Fadi el Khoury. She accented her stunning gown with Princess Lilian’s Boucheron tiara and corsage, with the Order of the Seraphim on a ribbon with grand star (just like her mom, Queen Silvia). Her husband, Prince Daniel, who carried his wife’s clutch and Estelle’s pacifier, wore a tail coat with the Order of the Seraphim on a ribbon with grand star, while young Estelle attended her first big occasion wearing a white dress
Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway--Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway wore a pale blue glacé gown that also featured a capelet from the Italian fashion brand, Emilio Pucci. As you may already know, the Creative Director of Emilio Pucci is Peter Dundas and (you guessed it!) he's from Norway. He's popular with the Norwegian royals, darling. The gown is pretty, I just feel her neck looks a bit "cut-off" by the high-necked capelet.
Princess Marie of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat and Prince Joachim of Denmark--Princess Marie of Denmark looks quite beautiful in this pale pink fit-to-flare gown. The lightly embellished gown has a fitted waist, see-through silk organza top/neck section with drop shoulders. She looked very "Disney Princess Lite".
Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, Princess of Denmark--The always stylish Marie-Chantal, accompanied fashion designer Valentino (who is Honorary president of the fashion brand and, more importantly, also designed Princess Madeleine's wedding gown) and Giancarlo Giammetti on a private jet to Sweden (as you can see from her Instagram photo above). At the wedding, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal did a no-no and wore white (Mon Dieu!) but I think she looked pretty flawless. Her simple high necked gown had an embellished neckline, waist and sleeve hem; had gathered pouffy glove-length sleeves and a fit-to-flare sheath silhouette.
Princess Märtha Louise of Norway-- The Norwegian princess wore an Emilio Pucci gown designed by Norway-born designer/creative director Peter Dundas (just like Crown Princess Mette-Marit). When we think of Pucci, we think of ultra mini, uber sexy dresses; however, both styles he designed for these princesses are a bit of a departure. But, as you can see, Dundas can do "Royal Couture" quite well. Märtha Louise's lilac-colored off-the-shoulder gown featured light applique as well as full pleated back train. It was dramatic and quite elegant.
a la Crown Princess Masako). The princess wore a bight turquoise gown that had a full skirt shape and sequined lace torso section.
Who was YOUR FAVORITE/Best Dressed GUEST at Princess Madeleine's Wedding?
Click Below to Watch the Royal Guests Arrive at Princess Madeleine of Sweden's Wedding: