Ten years ago today, Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark married Tatiana Blatnik at the Cathedral of Ayios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) on the Greek island of Spetses. The wedding was the family’s first on Greek soil since going into exile in 1967. While smaller in royal attendance than the weddings of the groom’s elder brother in 1995 and sister in 1999, it was still a glittering event.
Tatiana turned to fellow Venezuelan-born designer Angel Sanchez for her wedding gown. Made from 40 meters of French Chantilly lace, the strapless gown was topped with a scalloped edge bolero jacket that she wore for the sunset ceremony and removed for the evening reception. The gown followed an A-line silhouette with strapless crisscross bodice featuring a sweetheart neckline and a draped skirt flowing from the hip. A separate train, attached at the back, completed the gown.
The same Chantilly lace was used for an extended veil. It’s a romantic look for certain but the lace upon lace upon lace layers of skirt, train, veil and bolero blurred the lace’s detail instead of enhancing it. On its own, the veil is beautiful but its detail and scalloped edge were lost in the overall look.
Queen Anne-Marie’s Antique Corsage Tiara anchored the veil, adding a lovely bit of sparkle to Tatiana’s lacy bridal look (and perhaps starting a Greek family tradition, as Princess Marie-Chantal also wore it for her wedding). Diamond drop earrings completed Tatiana’s accessories,
Children in the wedding party were dressed in white linen suits and white cotton dresses with pleated detail with white floral wreaths in their hair.
As for the bridesmaids in their strapless sequinned bodice dresses with marine hued skirts…. it was all a bit too disco mermaid.
As the ceremony took place in the evening, the dress code did not include hats but with a lengthy royal guest list ( many of them extended family members), there was much glamorous fashion to enjoy
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Other Royal Guests:
There aren’t hats here to discuss so instead we, unusually, talk tiara. How does this royal bridal look hold up for you, ten years on?
Photos from Getty as indicated