26 August 2015

Royal Wedding Anniversary of the Week: August 26

Sølve Sundsbø / Det kongelige hoff
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary yesterday! I think a little wedding flashback is in order for these Norwegian lovebirds.

Video: Ceremony highlights
Mette-Marit's gown from Ove Harder Finseth is a mass of silk crepe and silk tulle that deserves to be seen in motion, so we're doing this video style. This perfect cloud of a wedding dress came in fourth in our 2012 poll of your favorite royal wedding gowns (revisit that post for more dress details here).

Video: The wedding waltz 
Even in its dancing state, it manages to look like a nest of swans instead of a pile of bunched up fabric. Dreamy.

Video: A performance by Sami musician Mari Boine during the ceremony
We're talking about a Scandinavian royal wedding here, so be sure to allot some time for quality tiara spotting for all the royal guests in attendance.

Video: Norwegian musician Jan Garbarek plays as the couple leave the church
One final opportunity to see the dress at work. Did I rewind this over and over again just for the tiny moment when her train slides down the step like a silk waterfall? I couldn't possibly say.