Wednesday, 8 June 2016

5 royal Valentino brides

The sketch of Princess Madeleine's Valentino dress released on her wedding day

Three years ago today, Princess Madeleine became a Valentino royal bride. It's a pretty select group and each of the gowns designed for a regal bride by this global name have been individual, spectacular and memorable. Here are five times Valentino has dressed a royal bride.

1.  Princess Madeleine of Sweden

This princess might be sixth in line to her country's throne and the baby of the family but she donned a truly spectacular wedding gown to wed Chris O' Neill in Stockholm on June 8th 2013. The white lace trimmed dress is one of the most famous royal marriage gowns ever and gets prettier with every viewing. Madeleine will never be a queen but thanks to Valentino, when it comes to royal weddings, she rules.


2.  Marie-Chantal of Greece

There was lots of lace on display in 1995 when Marie-Chantal Miller wore Valentino to marry Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece in a huge wedding in London. The dress is one of the most famous royal marriage gowns of the late 20th century. It also featured lots of heavy satin and was made in a sparkling white. A classic that has lasted over two decades.



3. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

There was more satin on show as Maxim Zorreguieta married her handsome prince in Amsterdam in February 2002 and became Princess of Orange. The simple design of this royal wedding dress hid a huge complexity of structure which results in a gown that looked as stunning from the moment the bride stepped out for her wedding as it did at the end of the day. A dress fit for a queen.


 4. Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg 

 One of Valentino's first royal brides was Sibilla of Luxembourg who wore one of his designs for her marriage to Guillaume of Luxembourg in 1994. All the hallmarks of a traditional Valentino royal wedding gown were there - the bright white, the lace details, the stunning veil. Sibilla's dress is still one of the prettiest worn to a regal marriage and looks as fresh now as it did in 1994.



5. Beatrice Borromeo 

 The latest Valentino royal bride bucked the bright white trend and went for palest pink with hints of gold for her summer wedding. Beatrice Borromeo sparkled in the Monaco sunshine for her civil ceremony to Pierre Casiraghi with Maison Valentino releasing an image via Twitter and Instagram hours later to confirm it had designed the dress. Summer perfection with a royal twist.

Photo credit: and Maison Valentino Twitter.

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