Royal Wedding In Brazil

Prince João Philippe of Orleans-Braganza (great-great grandson of Her Imperial Highness Senhora Dona Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil) recently married Miss Yasmin Paranaguá. For the informal civil wedding which occurred July 20, the bride wore a white fascinator with birdcage net veil.

Prince João Philippe of Orleans-Braganza and Yasmin Paranaguá, July 20, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Prince João Philippe of Orleans-Braganza and Yasmin Paranaguá, July 20, 2013 | The Royal Hats BlogFor her religious wedding this past weekend, Princess Yasmin of Orleans-Braganza (as she is now known) wore a voluminous net veil to compliment her off-the-shoulder gown. The veil was anchored by two large silk flowers on either side of her chignon. It was one of the most creative royal bridal veil/headpiece combinations I have ever seen and I liked the overall effect.  A gallery of the religious wedding can be viewed here.

Prince João Philippe of Orleans-Braganza and Yasmin Paranaguá, August 3, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Prince João Philippe of Orleans-Braganza and Yasmin Paranaguá, August 3, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

The Brazilian Royal Family was deposed in 1889 and its members hold no ceremonial duties (like many of the other deposed royal houses). I believe the couple will reside in Rio where João Philippe works in business and Yasmin, who studied Industrial Design at the Catholic University of Rio, is a fashion designer.

Photos from Lu LacerdaEpoca / B.Astute via Noblesse et Royautes, Denise Leo via Lu Lacerda; Glamurama; and Bruno Astuto via Epoca 

7 thoughts on “Royal Wedding In Brazil

  1. The birdcage veil/hat is AMAZING. I love the flowers in her hair for the main wedding look but I think they would be better if they looked more real.

  2. My attention is not on the veil but on the dress – very nice lacework and design. I find the veil is ‘just there,’ but I do appreciate the absence of the little black beads or knots that we see in other veils. I am pleased to here that Brazil has a visible royal family, if not active. Thank you for the informative post.

  3. I don’t like the material of her main wedding veil but the shape is gorgeous. The flowers in her hair are amazing. And her first dress is super super cute!

  4. I like both head pieces but think the civil wedding one is particularly stunning and goes really well with her dress. i don’t have issue with her civil dress vs his dress for that event…it’s different in the So. Hemisphere because it’s so hot – the garb is yr round much more casual. I do think her religious head piece/veil is pretty now but is going to be one of those that does not hold up over the years…as in 12-15 yrs from now it’s going to look very dated to this time period. I think a little less pouf of netting would have been better. her dress is classic however (both of them actually…the civil dress very much harkens back to 1964 or 65 vintage only on the classic side. I always like an capped sleeve off the shoulder wedding dress..they look classic and help so much when you know you are going to be married where it’s really hot outside.

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