Prince Jaime of Bourbon Parma (son of Princess Irene of the Netherlands) celebrated his religious marriage to Viktoria Cservenyak today at The Church Of Our Lady At Ascension in Apeldoorn. Vicktoria wore a light lace veil anchored by the Dutch Ears of Wheat tiara. I thought the patterned veil and modest tiara were a beautiful compliment to her elegant empire-waist gown; she looked very beautiful and happy.
The bride and groom’s immediate family members celebrated this wedding in a rainbow array of fascinators. Viktoria’s mother wore an explosion of teal and white feathers to coordinate with her dress and coat. Somehow, I think her coat would have coordinated much better with a picture hat.
Jaime’s mother, Princess Irene, wore a headpiece made of layered red straw leaves. It was a little pointy for my taste and I’m afraid I liked her coat much better than her millinery.
Jaime’s twin sister, Princesses Margarita, looked to be wearing a curled ribbon headpiece in cornflower blue. It’s hard to tell without a closeup view but this fascinator seems a little lackluster to me. You can’t say that however, about their sister Princess Carolina who followed her mother’s lead and went head-to-toe in the same colour. She looks great in purple (I really do love her dress) but that fascinator looks like a bath pouf, doesn’t it?
Princess Annemarie of Bourbon Parma (the wife of Jaime’s older brother Carlos) was admitted to hospital this week and was not able to attend (she is expecting a baby soon). I’m sure you all join me in wishing her and the baby good health.
While I thought the bride (who will now be known as the Countess of Montizón) looked lovely, I’m afraid I can’t say the same for the millinery worn by this couple’s immediate family. The rest of the Dutch Royal Family’s hats fared a little better- you can see them here.