May 14, 2004
As the weddings were just a week apart, so shall their gowns be on this site. Here's a dress that draws equal parts love and loathe; naturally, I can't wait to hear what you lot think.
which included the famous family veil. The two pieces of lace from that gift have also been passed down and used on various wedding gowns in the family. The satin covering the lace was loosely attached and moved in the wind.
Crown Princess Margaret's veil, passed down through the family by Queen Ingrid. Mary is the only in-law to wear it to date. She anchored it with her wedding tiara, a gift from the Queen and Prince Henrik, and wore new earrings of brilliant-cut diamonds set in platinum with South Sea Island pearls created by Marianne Dulong (a jeweler that has proved to be a firm favorite in the years since).
can't handle the hair. It's just too big; the veil has a very obvious fold, and that tiara just plain disappears. Give it a bigger tiara, and we'll talk; take the hair down several inches, and we're in business.
As you know, seeing these gowns in motion can often sway an opinion, so do waste some time reliving it on YouTube. Frederik arrives in Part 1, Mary arrives in Part 2, and the show really gets started with Part 3:
Are you a fan of Mary's wedding dress?
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