HH Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Ari Behn
May 24, 2002
Princess Märtha Louise, only daughter of King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, has a tendency towards the dramatic in her clothes and in other areas of her life. When you take into account that this princess has made a habit of performing theatrical readings of folk tales, it’s no surprise that her 2002 wedding to author Ari Behn is full of inspiration and fairytale details. (And emotion: click here for a glimpse of the ceremony.)
Norwegian designer Wenche Lyche designed the dress, and she’s also behind some of Märtha Louise’s other memorable outfits. The wedding gown is actually two pieces: a coat (which includes the train) and a dress underneath. The coat was worn during the ceremony and was removed afterward for the reception.
Queen Sonja’s wedding gown. The clasp at the front of the jacket is a bejeweled “A” for Ari made of cultured pearls, 16 brilliants, and gold and was intended to be worn as a brooch on the dress underneath after the coat was taken off.
Do you think Märtha Louise's gown is too themed, or just right?