03 September 2013

Royal Fashion Awards: A Weekend Wedding Frenzy

While some of us were enjoying a long holiday weekend, some of our royal people here were busy getting married by the dozens. Well, maybe not dozens, but there were still multiple royal/royal-adjacent/princely/whatever weddings this past weekend. Let's get to work:

Best in True to Form
Tatiana Santo Domingo
Andrea Casiraghi, oldest child of Princess Caroline, tied the knot with his longtime love (and the mother of his son), Tatiana, in a civil ceremony in Monaco (reports say a religious wedding is scheduled for Gstaad in January). And if you follow these two at all, you probably got exactly what you expected: an extremely private affair with a boho bride in Missoni. Yes, leave it to Tatiana to go for a dress with a description that includes the words "macramé effect" and "raffia"...and to make that look totally natural while strolling down the grandest of palace staircases. Comfortable and happy, two things every bride wants to be, right?

Video: Albert and Charlene at the evening party
They had a party in the evening, too. The video above gives you a glimpse of Albert and Charlene's looks (spoiler alert: there does not appear to be anything VERY REVEALING about that dress, no matter what the video is called), and you can see Tatiana's evening look here (Missoni, again - she's close with the family, and they were in attendance).

Best in Fabric
Kendra Spears
This groom is Prince Rahim Aga Khan, and he is the eldest son of the Aga Khan. This bride - who is now known as Princess Salwa - is an American and a model, because obviously, and I find myself moved to upholster everything I own in the fabric she's rocking there. (Which is a compliment. It's so deliciously rich.)

Best in Dress
Vicky Andrén
From the Swedish side, Princess Christina's son Gustaf Magnuson married Vicky Andrén (also a model, go figure). Lars Wallin did the wedding gown and oh - yes - we have a winner, folks. Predictable old me loves this one to bits. I'm also giving this wedding the Best Dressed Guests award, particularly for Victoria in her repeated shiny Jenny Packham and Sofia Hellqvist for her dreamy mauve (click here for the guests and more from the wedding).

But wait! There's more! Prince Muhammad Ali of Egypt and Princess Noal Zaher of Afghanistan also got married, last Friday in Istanbul. I haven't seen quite as much about this wedding, but this page has some glimpses of another sparkly gown.

And now that we have our important wedding business out of the way, we're taking a short break! The blog will return next week.

Photos: Palais Princier/Getty Images/The Ismaili/Scanpix