It is no secret, I am a sucker for royal weddings!
It might just be my biggest guilty pleasure in life.
But I am not alone, and I know I’m not the only one wiping some happy tears when the royals give each other the big “I do”.
This weekend the Swedish prince Carl Philip got his Sofia and Scandinavia was of course in wedding mode.
Sofia Hellqvist wore a stunning Ida Sjöstedt dress, simply beautiful.
They both looked so elegant and in love.
The gown featured lace sleeves over a whit bodice, looking very similar to my favorite wedding dress of all time, Princess Kate.
And that takes me to my favorite wedding of all time!
Gosh do I remember that day. I cried like a baby. Kate and William are so adorable and that wedding was nothing but a fairytale.
When Kate walked out of that car in her drop dead gorgeous Alexander McQueen wedding dress I lost my breath. Drop dead gorgeous.
So I figured I would pick some of my other favorites as well.
Like the one we all remember, Grace Kelly wore when she married Prince Rainer III of Monaco.
Helen Rose, a costume designer in the wardrobe department of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the designer of this masterpiece. The dress was gifted to Kelly by the MGM studio.
Another wedding I will never forget is of course when our Norwegian crown prince Haakon married his Mette Marit.
Gosh I remember that day. Our beautiful princess was so natural, almost no makeup and had such a simple dress by the designer Ove Harder Finseth.
It looked so plain at first but then you see all the layers and of course, the amazing trail. Hypnotizing!
The dress itself was created from thick custom-dyed ecru silk crepe and 125 meters of silk tulle. The 2 meter long train on the dress was unusually shorter than the silk veil, which was a whopping 6 meters long – nearly 20 feet!!!
If you don’t know the history of this beautiful couple, you should actually read it. Mette-Marit was a single mother, working as a waitress with a very rebellious time behind her when she met the prince, they fell head over heals and it is truly a real cinderella story.
And then, who can forget Maxima Zorreguieta and HRH The Prince of Orange’s wedding!
Maxima looked simply stunning in her Valentino dress, it was truly unforgettable.
The dress was made of ivory Mikado silk! Moved like a cloud around her. The five meter long train was inset with panels of embroidered lace. The star tiara supported a veil of silk tulle decorated with floral motifs, hand-embroidered in true couture fashion. Maxima’s tiara combined the base of the Dutch Pearl Button Tiara with some of Queen Emma’s diamond stars as attachments.
What do you think? Can you pick a favorite?