The Bride and GroomHereditary Grand Duchess before her, Claire decided to marry in a custom gown from Elie Saab. The off white dress is a confection of floral Chantilly lace embroidery with accents of crystals, pearls, and silver thread. It features long sleeves, a high neckline with a dip in the back, and a three meter train. For his part, the groom sported a morning suit with a blue tie. Pinned on his lapel is the miniature of the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau.
|Dutch program Blauw Bloed has some nice footage; click above and zoom ahead to 22:00 and about 32:20 for the wedding.|
The GuestsThis was not a state occasion like some royal weddings we’ve seen, so the guests were friends and family and not so much designated representatives of royal houses. These are just a few (Luxarazzi has plenty more, including a guest list). And if there was any singular unifying theme, among the ladies at least, it would have to be this: HATS.
Best in Family
|Left to right: the Grand Duchess, the Hereditary Grand Duchess, Princess Tessy, Princess Alexandra|
Best in Other Hats
Beatrice BorromeoWhat sort of sorcery is this? What happens if she bumps into a doorway? If someone cuts her off in the cake line, can she snap off a piece and take revenge? For the cake defense mechanism alone, she takes the prize.
Best in Family Gents
Grand Duke Henri
|L to R: Prince Sébastien, the Grand Duke, the Hereditary Grand Duke, Prince Louis|
What did you think of the bridal gown? Who was your best dressed guest?
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