Guests at the Bourbon Parma Wedding

A wedding When the groom is the grandson, nephew and cousin to three monarchs, there’s bound to be a few hats at his wedding! Such was the case for Prince Jaime of Bourbon Parma and Viktória Cservenyák’s intimate family wedding today (you can see the bride, groom and their immediate families here).

Queen Maxima wore another one of her wool velvet picture hats with a sharply upturned front brim. I believe this particular hat, in dark charcoal grey, is a new one for her. This Fabienne Delvigne design is not a new hat look for her but I loved how it coordinated with her dress, covered in purple paillet sequins. Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane were also sweetly coordinated with silver sequinned bow bands in their hair.

Queen Máxima, October 5, 2013 in Fabienne Delvigne | The Royal Hats Blog

Queen Máxima, October 5, 2013 in Fabienne Delvigne | The Royal Hats Blog Princess Amalia, October 5, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Princess Beatrix looked quite smashing in a salmon pink hat with diagonal upturned brim and modern looped bow on the side.

Princess Beatrix, October 5, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog Princess Beatrix, October 5, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Princess Mabel also attended (her daughter Zaria was one of the bridesmaids) and wore, quite understandably, a black dress, jacket and hat. The hat featured a wave style brim in multiple layers of fine straw and a white rose on the side. While I was not a big fan of this hat, I was so pleased to see Mabel at this wedding. (Update- several of you recognized this hat as the same one Mabel wore to Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien’s wedding back in May 2001).

Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel, October 5, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog Princess Mabel, October 5, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Princess Laurentien repeated the grey hat she wore to Prinsjesdag in 2011. This ‘flat hat’ (my nickname for a hat where the crown and the brim flow together without the crown raising out of the brim) designed by Fabienne Delvigne features a mass of wispy grey feathers on the crown. It’s a great hat for the fashion-forward Laurentien. Countess Eloise, eldest daughter of Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, made her hat debut with this stylish mini-fascinator of black feathers. Well done, Eloise!

Princess Laurentien, October 5, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog Countess Eloise, October 5, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Princess Margriet and Princess Aimée did not wear hats and Princess Annette and Prince Bernhard did not attend the wedding. Princess Anita, however, wore a light sea foam green fascinator of feathered flowers. Little Emma Von Vollenhoven wore a magenta pink carnation-style ribbon bow.

Princess Anita, October 5, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Princess Marilène wore a vibrant purple fascinator of large leaves and small trailing feathers. In a day filled with fascinators, this is one of two that I thought stood out best. Brilliant!

Princess Marilène, October 5, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog Princess Marilène, October 5, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

My other favourite fascinator of the day was worn by Juliana Guillermo, daughter of Princess Christina. Her mass of scarlet blooms contrasted so beautifully with her black and white dress and looked fantastic on her. Princess Christina also looked very happy and relaxed in a spiky feathered fascinator in shades of green and aqua.

 Juliana Guillermo, October 5, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog Juliana Guillermo, October 5, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog Princess Christina, October 5, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

All in all, it was a wedding filled with fascinators! Some were more successful than others but in the end, it was just lovely to see the Dutch extended royal family all together for a much happier occasion than when we saw them last. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Photos from Michel Porro via Zimbio; EPA via The Daily Mail and Dutch Photo Press