08 August 2014

Royal Birthday of the Week: August 8

Princess Irene of the Netherlands turned 75 on Tuesday, and that sounds like a good excuse to revisit the very grand wedding gown she wore to her very controversial wedding (here's my original post).
Video, above
This is a sleeper favorite for me - I forget how elegant it is until it pops up again. I also tend to forget how much secondhand claustrophobia I get from watching videos of this wedding (I'm not even prone to claustrophobia, but the madness outside the church! How the couple managed not to freak out is beyond me). But it's well worth it to see this gown in motion. Happy birthday to Irene, and happy Friday-with-a-wedding-bonus to the rest of us!