Wedding Of Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Mary Donaldson
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - MAY 14: Miss Mary Elizabeth Donaldson arrives to marry Danish Crown Prince Frederik at Copenhagen Cathedral May 14, 2004 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The romance began in 2000 when Mary Donaldson met the heir to one of Europe's oldest monarchies over drinks at the Sydney Olympics, where he was with the Danish sailing team. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Monday February 7, 2011
11 Best Royal Wedding Dresses
11. Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton
Designed by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton, this classic gown, worn by Kate Middleton at her 2011 wedding to Prince William, perfectly tied traditional style with modern elegance.
10. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
This simple gown, designed by Norwegian wedding dress designer Ove Harder Finseth, was both classic, elegant with long sleeves, a tiara and a vintage veil.
9. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
Designed by Danish designer Uffe Frank, this stylish gown, worn by Princess Mary at her 2004 wedding to Prince Frederik, perfectly balanced traditional elegance and trendsetting style.
8. Diana, Princess of Wales
This iconic dress, designed by David and Elizabeth Emmanue, was trendsetting for its time. Although the poofiness might not fit in with today’s modern wedding dresses, the dress was envied by the world when it made its debut in 1981.
7. Princess Anne of Great Britain
In 1973 when Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips, she wore a gorgeous Medieval-style embroidered wedding dress with a high collar.
6. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
Designed by Swedish designer Par Engsheden, this cream colored, off-the-shoulder gown looked simply elegant when paired with the vintage lace veil and royal family crown.
5. Princess Martha Louise of Norway
In 2002, Princess Martha got married in this two-piece gown that came with a cream colored jacket. The gothic sleeves and diamond tiara perfected the royal look.
4.Princess Maxima of the Netherlands
Princess Maxima donned this Valentino wedding dress at her 2002 wedding to Prince Willem Alexander. The dress was classically simple sans the unconventional neckline, which gave the dress a touch of uniqueness.
3. Crown Princess Marie Chantal of Greece
This lacey Valentino wedding gown, worn by Princess Marie in 1995, cost $225,000 and involved the handiwork of more than 25 seamstresses.
2.Annemarie, Duchess of Parma and Piacenza
The mermaid style dress, designed by Jacques Devos and Pamela Hoffman, boasted a flattering “V” neckline and a long vintage, lace train.
1. Princess Grace of Monaco
In 1956, the wedding of movie star Grace Kelly and Prince Rainner III of Monaco was not only iconic but also trendsetting. The dress, designed by Helen Rose, was embroidered with pearls and covered in lace.