Princess Madeleine choose a beautifully romantic bridal look in a short sleeved lace gown with sweeping train. A sketch can be seen here. A press release on the Swedish Monarchy website reads,
“Princess Madeleine’s wedding dress was created by the Italian designer Valentino Garavani. The wedding dress is made from pleated silk organza with appliquéd ivory-coloured Chantilly lace. The upper section of the bodice is lace with a deep-cut back. Narrow vertical pleats open up from the accentuated waist, above the wide skirt, which ends with a four-metre-long train. The veil is also silk organza, and is edged with tulle scatted with point d’esprit dots and small Chantilly lace orange blossom. The Princess’s shoes are ivory white organdy with woven point d’esprit dots.The Princess’s tiara is privately owned, decorated with sprigs of orange blossom.”
It’s a very light and delicate gown that seemed to suit Madeleine well… except for the bodice, which wasn’t fit perfectly and seemed to easily fall off her shoulders. I’m also not a fan of the dust ruffle at the bottom. That all being said, Princess Madeleine showed her traditional and romantic side through the choice of this dress and it suited her beautifully.
Princess Madeleine anchored her silk organza veil with the Modern Fringe Tiara, a piece privately owned by her mother (read more about it here) but one she has worn often and is closely associated with her. The bottom of the tiara frame, which sits quite high, was woven with white orange blossoms.
The couple were attended by bridesmaids and pages in white and spring green ensembles. The bridesmaids wore delicate white floral bandeaux in their hair.
For the evening reception, Madeleine changed into a white Nina Ricci ballgown with pearl covered bodice, sequin dotted tulle skirt and white silk sash. The gown, originally worn by Queen Silvia to the 2001 Nobel Prize ceremony, is the stuff of fairytale princess/bridal dreams and clearly had great sentimental both for Princess Madeleine and her mum. I adore that she wore it as her second wedding dress.
Princess Madeleine has not had an easy path to finding love and her look today was surpassed only by her megawatt smile and radiant happiness. What did you think of her bridal looks?