We love it when royalty gets married!
As Prince William and Kate Middleton welcome the arrival of their new baby and round the corner on their second anniversary, we’ve all been lamenting the lull in news of royalty. Thankfully Princess Madeleine of Sweden has promised to deliver the goods! In a ceremony attended by nearly five hundred guests the princess of Sweden married modern royalty, New York banker Chris O’Neill. The wedding took place in the domain of the royal princess, and in the capital of Sweden – Stockholm. Thousands of Swedish onlookers crowded around the reception site, patriotically waving flags and smiling as the couple exited the venue all smiles and happily married bliss. The wedding was not one to be missed and luckily as the press photos begin to leak out, it almost feels as if we were there!
Royal weddings are always grand affairs but true to Swedish traditions this wedding was also modest and sweet as well and culturally appropriate and sumptuous. While widely covered by press and attended by many important celebrities and dignitaries this royal wedding somehow still retained the charm of seeming like an intimate affair as the world watched while the groom tried to hold back tears upon seeing his majestic bride for the first time coming towards him down the aisle. Of course if we saw this elegant and dainty princess heading our way in Valentino Haute Couture we might have shed tears as well. Sometimes royal weddings place a lot of limitations on fashion and while we loved counting the various modest fascinators at the royal wedding we appreciated how well princess Madeleine worked within her constraints. Nothing too over the top even though she stuck to the ball gown trend, this princess managed to find something that was still modest and sexy. Form fitted with a bateau neckline it was high enough to keep up the allusion of illusion but her slender shoulders and gentle clavicles created a very sexy silhouette indeed. With a low back she wore the lacey chantilly lace sleeves low on her shoulders so when she lifted her arms to wave or pose for a picture or to embrace her new husband it became an intimate and welcoming gesture through the movements of the gown. The royal look was complete of course with an enormous train on the dress that was complemented by an equally long and delicate lace veil.
A royal wedding is always a feast for the eyes!