Thursday, 2 February 2017

5 royal Valentino brides

A Valentino bride - Maxima of the Netherlands on her wedding day in an official photo

On this day, fifteen years ago, Maxima Zorreguieta married her handsome prince and wore a very beautiful dress to do it. The now Queen of the Netherlands turned to one of the best known designers in the world for her most famous gown.  Maxima joined a very select group of royals who have been Valentino brides. Settle back and enjoy some very haute couture.

1. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

There was plenty of satin on show as Maxim Zorreguieta married the future King of the Netherlands 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.

2.  Princess Madeleine of Sweden


This princess might be the baby of her royal 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.

3.  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 attended by royals from around the world. This dress needed to be spectacular - there was huge interest in the marriage which made headlines around the world and the Valentino gown more than lived up to its billing. A dreamy mix in sparkling white, Marie-Chantal's gown is a classic that has lasted over two decades.

4. Princess Sybilla 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 

 A summer Valentino royal bride bucked the bright white trend and went for palest pink with hints of gold for her wedding. Beatrice Borromeo sparkled in the Monaco sunshine for her civil ceremony to Pierre Casiraghi in 2014 with Maison Valentino releasing an image via Twitter and Instagram hours later to confirm it had designed the dress. Beatrice was beautiful on her wedding day - like the other royal Valentino brides before her.

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