Prince Philippos, youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, was married to Nina Flohr in a religious ceremony at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens this evening.
The bride wore a white silk moire taffeta gown, modified from Chanel’s 2021 Autumn Winter Couture Collection. The gown features a v-neckline wrapped in a pleated portrait collar with front bow, an empire waist and full pleated skirt that flows to a sweep train. Silver beaded applique lace around the neckline is repeated on a detachable capelike train, anchored beneath the portrait collar at the back.
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Princess Nina, as she is now known, topped her gown with a lengthy silk tulle veil and the Antique Corsage pearl and diamond floral tiara, a diadem of Scandinavian royal origin that Queen Anne-Marie inherited weeks before her marriage to King Constantine. It’s a beautiful shape that lends itself well to a bridal tiara (Princess Marie-Chantal and Princess Tatiana wore it for their weddings) although I think it’s better suited to a less severe hairstyle.
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Nina was attended by Philippos’ nieces Anna Maria and Amelia Morales who wore silk dresses by Amelia Wickstead with high collars, long sleeves and full skirts in a yellow floral pattern. Deep periwinkle flowers were tucked around their chignons.
Young bridesmaids wore fresh floral wreaths in yellow and periwinkle wildflowers to coordinate with the wedding’s blue and yellow theme.
A fun recap- Princess Nina has celebrated her marriage in five ensembles (four from Chanel):
December 12, 2020: A Chanel boucle suit, boots and hairbow for the Moritz, Switzerlan civil ceremony
October 22, 2021: A Chanel boucle coat dress to meet with the Archbishop of Athens
October 22, 2021: White Chanel (from Autumn Winter 2021 Couture collection) gown for the pre-wedding reception in Athens
The 5:00PM time ceremony today mandated a dress code of suits and gowns – no hats. You can see a gallery of fashion worn by Greek, Danish and Spanish royal familiey members and royal guests from Great Britain and Hanover here.
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Oh my. Only one more Greek wedding to go. Let’s look forward to that one and let this dress be forgotten. It is awful. It added bulk and looked like everything behind her was tied to her weirdly around her. I honestly think it is my least favorite wedding dress of the decade. The bridesmaids dresses were also a miss, in this situation. These may be the rare bridesmaids dresses that would look great worn again, as a guest at a spring wedding. The couple looks very happy as does the extended Greek Royal Family. I wish them many years of happiness
The older generation look fab – Sofia, Benedikte and Anne Marie in particular.
Well you have asked and I’ll be as tactful ad possible! All that money but ….. .?
She wore another white Chanel suit and knotted bandeau headpiece for lunch today in Athens.
Hmm. They look very happy which is wonderful, must be such a relief to have their big day after all this time. I love the fabric of the dress and the wide neckline is really flattering. But the fussy wrap and bow, plus the empire waist, just add volume. The back view is stunning, I love a train that comes from the shoulders. The tiara looks lovely, but with the veil worn so low (at the nape of the neck, it feels like an afterthought), it’s a bit marooned, and as you say could probably use a less severe ‘do’.
Those bridesmaids dresses aren’t very flattering are they?
Some fantastic guest fashion – Beatrice looks soooo good!
I rather like the gown – the bride has an unconventional style and this was just quirky enough. I loved that the neckline silver embroidery echoed the tiara, and the embroidered train too. I liked her veil arrangement, tucked beneath her roll of hair, but I really can’t see that with a gown that already has a (beautiful) substantial court train, the veil has to be even longer. Meghan Markle had a long veil over a small train and looked wonderful; this, especially in the church view, spoiled, rather than added to, the look.
I can see that the adult bridesmaids also echoed the patterned train with their dresses, but I particularly dislike shades of yellow/mustard/brown as a colour print and thought the style did them no favours. The small attendants looked fine with yellow sashes.
And yes, I think there will be another joyous announcement very soon.
Your final point is an excellent one and something which hadn’t occurred to me. Even so, the dress seems far too wide – accentuated by the enormous pleated neck/shoulder line with very little gap between it and the skirt. I very much like the silver beaded appliqué however.
And, as HQ has pointed out, the severe hairstyle plus the very strange separation of the tiara from the veil just doesn’t work: a tiara that small needs to be backed by more hair & veil.
Can I also compliment HQ on a fantastic selection of photos: clearly a lot of work behind the post (as usual…!).
Thanks, Christopher. The silver beaded applique lace on the neckline and train link really well with the tiara, doesn’t it?! And thanks, all of you, for articulating what wasn’t working on the tiara- the disconnection with the veil!