Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg In Elie Saab

Posted on October 22, 2012

Hi, Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg! You’re not a princess we know all that well, but after finding out that you’re a princess who wears couture, we want to get together for coffee or something! Also, everyone at your wedding looks pretty attractive – and that is of the UTMOST importance when you’re a princess getting married, darling. What’s the point of being a princess if you can’t live in a fucking fairy tale, amirite?

 

Wedding ceremony of Prince Guillaume Of Luxembourg and Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg at the Cathedral of our Lady of Luxembourg in Luxembourg. The bride wore an Elie Saab couture gown embroidered with silver thread leaves, three-quarter length sleeves and an ivory silk tulle veil. The bridal bouquet, which was later offered to the statue of the Virgin Mary, was created by Parisian Maison Lachaume. She was escorted down the aisle by her eldest brother, Count Jehan de Lannoy.  

“The tiara is composed of 270 old-cut brilliants set in platinum, with a diamond in an inverted pear shape superimposed in the centre. A dozen larger brilliants stand out owing to their closed sets, appearing like buttons along the patterns of leafed scrolls. The contours of the tiara, traced by the arrangements of the stones, are underlined by a thin line of platinum gilded pearls.”

 

“The tiara was made by Altenloh in Brussels. Ernest Altenloh, son of a silversmith, created the company in 1878. At the beginning of the 20th century, he was joined by Robert Altenloh, who rapidly established the international reputation of the company through the quality of its jewels and the designs of its silver work. Their shop, first located on the rue de la Madeleine close to the Royal Palace (1, place Royale – now the Magritte Museum), also sold pieces by other designers.”

The dress and veil are really gorgeous, the prince looks kind of hot, and all your little attendants are adorable, but we must say, Steph, there’s something kind of hilarious and endearing about the fact that even YOU stuck your bridesmaids in an ugly shade of peach just to keep the focus on you. Even princesses have shitty taste in bridesmaid wear.

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • mmc2315

      I have an irrational dislike of 3/4 length sleeves.  My quibble of the day.

      • Sobaika

        Boo. That is my preferred sleeve length. I detest cap sleeves.

        • yulaffin

           I like both types of sleeves.  What I do hate is sleeveless.  Not everyone looks good in sleeveless gowns.

          • VRuss

            Right, enough with the strapless already!

        • SapphoPoet

          Mine, too. I have short arms, so I love 3/4 length.

          • twocee

             I’m the exact opposite.  I have short arms and I think 3/4 make mine look stumpy so I try to avoid them.

            • Pterodactyl111

              That’s how I feel. I like sleeves that end just above the elbow.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            THIS.  It’s not so much the 3/4 length as the fact that a 3/4 sleeve never seems too long.  It’s the same reason I like capri pants.  Long sleeves always make me look like I’m drowning.

        • LeBarron

          Agreed.  Even when I’m wearing long sleeves, I constantly push them up anyway. But 3/4 sleeves are already the perfect length!

        • ballerinawithagun

          My preferred length also. I think we are both on the petite end of things. I always feel that 3/4 makes my short arms look longer.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14301272 Kate Gorton

          Cap sleeves make you look like you’ve got two hams attached to your dress.

          I mean, that’s what *my* arms look like in them. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Louise-Bryan/1177213326 Louise Bryan

        I prefer 3/4 sleeves to long sleeves that are too short, which is my most frequent problem.

        • http://twitter.com/Lily1129 Wednesday Addams

          Me too. My monkey arms worship at the feet of 3/4 sleeves.

          • quiltrx

            Ditto…plus the fact that my upper arms are a bit (to quote a former coworker of mine, built like me) ‘matronly’…yeah, I prefer not to have to worry about people looking at my chunky upper arms or watching my cuffs climb quickly away from my wrists!

            • jmw1122

              Ditto ditto. As the owner of freakishly long monkey arms, 3/4 length sleeves are a godsend. Long sleeves are rarely ever long enough.

        • Cautiously Pessimistic

           Same here.  My arms are so long that I have difficulty finding long sleeves that are long enough.  3/4 sleeves are a godsend.

      • http://www.facebook.com/AdriannaGrezak Adrianna Grężak

        I suspect she had to have her arms covered and it was a solution for the warmer weather

      • GorgeousThings

        At least she didn’t go strapless. Honestly, the strapless wedding dress look is SO gauche. I like the sleeve length that she chose, and I really like her multi-toned hair color.

      • http://www.djplaw.com/ Tadiana

        I love 3/4 length sleeves but I think they work better for casual wear than wedding dresses.

    • Sobaika

      Wow. These pictures look like they were taken at an event that was stuck in time, especially the adorable attendants.

      It’s a gorgeous gown. Really lovely, although her hair looks a bit shellacked.

    • bittykitty

      Those two little boys in the front… I die… they are the cutest ever…

      • Reneesance

        Little lace Jabots! I die.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Louise-Bryan/1177213326 Louise Bryan

        Those two lads made me smile, and made my day.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BJTY6KY7LOR7MDOD6QCZUC3VVI Donna Tabor

         Pageboys. Adorable.

        It is incredibly sweet that they are holding hands, too. Awww.

    • Sobaika

      Removed, Disqus acting cray cray.

    • http://twitter.com/lareveuse lareveuse

      Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. (But yes, shitty peach.)

      Can’t wait for the hats post. I was drooooooooling when I saw them this weekend. 

      • annieanne

        The Luxembourg grand ducal house is one branch of the House of Nassau whose house colours are blue (Luxembourg) and orange (Netherlands), which is why the kids are all in blue and orange. She could have stuck those older girls in the same bright orange. I’m guessing they’re happy with the peach.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

          I was wondering if there was a cultural reason for those colors. Thanks for the info.

    • Ruth Preston

      This is, I think, one of the most gorgeous wedding gowns I’ve ever seen. Like Sobaika, I love 3/4 length sleeves. 

      • kimmeister

        I like this dress soooo much more than Kate Middleton’s.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180174329 Elizabeth Phillips

           Really?  I think it looks like Elie Saab.  Similar to every other Elie Saab in the history of Elie Saab.  Pretty dress, but kind of, well, Elie Saab.

    • imspinningaround

      Yes, yes, nice dress, sparkly tiara, Maitre Fleuriste depuis 1845, girl, why ain’t you get your roots touched up before your wedding?!

      • Call me Bee

        I suspect that’s her natual color.  As a fellow blonde, this is what our hair does as we age and are not in the sun 12/7 as we were as youngsters.  It shows darker at the crown and really dark underneath, all of which is revealed when the hair is in an updo.

        • watchmeboogie

          Yes, that look is very familiar from the mirror.

    • M_E_S

      Gooooooorgeous!

      I hope you look at the other outfits and the HATS.  There were some stunners in there.   Also in the pre-wedding gala where half the guests were wearing Elie Saab.  I drooled!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

      Her hair is quite unique – I love the style, even if they hair-sprayed the hell out of it.

      • 3boysful

         But how darned complicated!  Wonder how long THAT took? And God forbid a piece strays during the ceremony.  But I guess it couldn’t possibly, there was so much hairspray . . . .

    • http://twitter.com/iJenmac Jennifer McClory

      Oh man, do those peach dresses take me back to 1987.  Good lord.  (In fact, I was rather hoping that the bright blue and peach were just Luxembourg’s colors of their flag or something and that she was just being patriotic.  Alas, they are not.)
      Everything else is gorge though.  LOVE the ring bearers!  Too cute!

      • Janet B

        I wore a peach bridesmaid dress in 1987. 

        • Call me Bee

          LOL…my peach bridesmaid’s dress was from 1975.  Exactly this color. 

      • MissMariRose

         Those are the colors of the House of Nassau-Weilburg that rules Luxembourg.

        • http://twitter.com/iJenmac Jennifer McClory

          Ah, I just looked up the colors of their flag.  Learn something new every day!  :)

      • briecee

        I was a flower girl in peach in 1989.  With a giant square lace collar.

    • jennmarie19

      Adore the dress. Not loving the hair. Plus, I saw somewhere she’s only 28—she looks much older to me. (Don’t get me wrong, she’s beautiful, but somehow seems to read much older than, say, Cathy Cambridge.)

      • http://profiles.google.com/dorothymichael Dorothy & Michael n/a

         I too thought she was a lot older than 28. She looks more mid-30′s to me.  And the hair – seems tacky not to have it one (or nearly one) consistent color.  I’m loving the bouquet.  Wish I could have afforded flowers like that 33 years ago.

      • call_me_schmeg

        oh yes, the hair! she looks so lovely, but that is some seriously outgrown two-toned hair. ah, at least she looks happy coming out of the church. 

        • Call me Bee

          That’s probably her natural color.  Tow-head as a child, blonde hair just gets darker and grayer, leaving the blonder ends.  (That’s why so many of us color our hair when we hit about 30…)

          • TheDivineMissAnn

             True that.  As a natural blonde, I always had a bit of a two-toned look.  The under layer tends to be darker than the top layer.  I also continued to use the “lemon juice” rinse Mum had started when I was a child well into my 20′s.

            • Call me Bee

              Oh yes!  For me, it was mixing a bit of hydrogen peroxide in with my shampoo for a while in my 30s.  Wow did that fry my hair–but it was nice and light!

          • formerlyAnon

             Exactly my experience. None of my girlfriends who met me in later years (brunettes all) understood why I started coloring my hair “so early” (31).

          • call_me_schmeg

            i support the ladies who rock it au naturale. (let me sneak in a little “but…”) if it’s your wedding day, i think it’s the perfect excuse to see a very skilled colorist to deploy some highlights or something to even things out. you’re going to be looking at those pictures for years. and, if you’re royalty, so is everyone else.

            • formerlyAnon

              It makes me wonder whether it’s because their brand of nobility is so un-Hollywood, or if she’s just stubborn. (Since I would imagine for a State event there would have been a trial run of the hair ahead of time & everyone knew what it’d look like.)  It’s very much what I would have done at 28 – not really realizing that a little artifice would create a much more glamorous result.   By 35 I’d have known better.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUHZ3HHEZ6FFKMGGYCN22UN2A Doug

      Does the fact she didn’t go with pure white mean they had sex before the wedding?

      • nannypoo

         Oh, Doug… I hope you’re joking.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180174329 Elizabeth Phillips

         No.  The fact that the veil isn’t covering her face means they had sex before the wedding.

    • librarygrrl64

      That veil is to die!!!! And the kids look adorable. As does His Highness. I’m a sucker for a prematurely gray hottie.

      And SLEEVES!!!!!!! I love you and your sleeves, European royalty. :-)

      • shirab

        I think the prematurely grey guy with the princely bearing is her eldest brother, who walked her down the aisle. The one in black with the yellow sash–you know, the one who forgot to shave–is the actual groom.

        • librarygrrl64

          Ohhhhh, okay. You are, of course, correct. I wasn’t really paying attention to the guy in the last few shots, just the gown and the kids. :-)

          So…does this mean the hot brother is still single?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180174329 Elizabeth Phillips

           Yes, her brother is CUTE!

    • http://twitter.com/FlaviaGPantoja Flavia Pantoja

      It’s a lovely dress. And I love the fact that it is not bright white. But the two-toned hair makes me cringe. And the peachy bridesmaids. 

    • Harriet Stone

      Oh wow – I was there singing in the choir!  Her dress was so beautiful and sparkled all the way down the isle, as did the amazing tiarra.  I was thinking exactly the same thing about the poor bridesmaids though.  

      • SapphoPoet

        You were there? Wow. 

      • Qitkat

        Really! How cool! Dish some more…
        Bitter Kittens love their dose of royalty from insiders.

        • Harriet Stone

          Well, it was a beautiful day but unseasonably warm for the end of October so all the ladies who had bought the most fabulous coats for the occasion but must have been uncomfortably warm.  The Arch Bishop, who conducted the service, was sweating the whole way though.  It was gross.  I also thought the Princess of Morocco went a little over the top with her dress.  It was purple and sparkly and flowed beautifully but totally pulled all the attention toward her which is not exactly appropriate for a wedding.

          • Call me Bee

            That is awesome! 

    • Judy_J

      That is one gorgeous bridal gown.  She does look like a fairy-tale princess.

    • http://twitter.com/cmkrcwi Tina Kramer

      Small correction:  Her actual title is Hereditary Grand Duchess, not Princess.  

    • SapphoPoet

      Now THAT is a wedding gown! She looks beautiful. And the little boys are SO CUTE!

    • MissMariRose

      What gets me about the bridesmaids dresses is that they are so poorly fitted. Sure, you can make them wear something unflattering, that’s typical. But isn’t it up to the woman wearing the dress to get it tailored? One lady is the daughter of a Belgian count (Stephanie’s niece) and the other is a sister of the groom (a Luxembourg princess). Surely, they can afford it. 

      • AthenaJ

        I noticed that, too. Even those peach travesties can be made somewhat bearable with some decent tailoring. And I’m sure there would be seamstresses lining up around the block to do the work (for free even!) just for the publicity.

    • ojosazules

      The ten year old in me is squealing with joy.
      Is she hauling the entire amazing veil with her head?

      • MilaXX

         mostly dress.

    • Janet B

      It’s all so very pretty.  The children are so sweet, especially the little boys holding hands.

    • Qitkat

      Her hair style is gorgeous, even with the multi-tone, particularly from the side, with the stunning veil, and tiara in profile.

    • MRC210

      I know she’s Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg now, after the ceremony, but that “Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg” caption makes them sound like they were a little too closely related. 

      Beautiful tiara, that diamond on top is amazing.  Those poor bridesmaids, the cut of their dresses is so unflattering and of course they’ll be photographed mostly from the back.  I’ll bet they’re thinking “Couldn’t some of those tots hold up her train instead?  What else are they here for?”

      • J. Preposterice

        I think she was actually that title (well, Hereditary Grand Duchess) before this ceremony — this was the religious ceremony, but they actually married the day before in a civil ceremony. 

        • moja31

          She was a Belgian Countess before the marriage, she became a “Princess
          of Luxembourg” after the civil ceremony the day before, and will be
          officially known as the Hereditary Grand Duchess shortly, when the title
          is officially bestowed upon her by royal decree.

    • Call me Bee

      Maybe peach is the Official Royal Family Colour…or something. 

      • moja31

         Yes, the orange and blue are the colors of the House of Nassau from which the Grand Ducal family is descended.

        • Call me Bee

          Well–there ya go. 

        • MilaXX

           ah yes! that’s it. I just posted something similar but couldn’t recall the correct phrasing.

        • AthenaJ

          I can’t figure out which shade of color would be more unflattering on the bridesmaids.

          • alyce1213

            The shade of blue they employed would have been much worse, hard as it is to believe. So, peach by default — at least they didn’t go full-on orange.

    • http://twitter.com/Kathy_Marlow aka Darth Mommy

      The little dudes crack me up..

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      A gloriously lovely dress, on a lovely young woman. And her new Hubster is a hottie! Peach is a color that should be internationally banned from weddings in perpetuity.

      • TheDivineMissAnn

         Myself being the unfortunate victim of a peach bridesmaid’s dress, I second that idea!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

           I sent up loud huzzahs when the trend for coordinating separates started for bridesmaids. There is no one dress ON EARTH that will flatter every body shape. And colors that veer close to flesh tones, like peach can, should be shunned.
          I have lost track of how many times over the years tearful bridesmaids would contact me, asking if there was anything to be done to salvage this awful thing they were being forced to wear.  More often than not, the answer was, not much.

          • AthenaJ

            For the last wedding I was in, the bride went from ‘lets find dresses you all can wear again’ to ‘get a floor length satin gown in lilac from David’s Bridal’. I don’t think Coco Chanel herself could have done anything with that mess.

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              Mercifully, with your coloring, lilac was probably not too horrible.  But satin? really?  (urp)

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Lilac satin…oh dear.  You have my profound sympathy for having to wear that.

    • Anathema_Device

      The bride and the kids are perfection. Love her gown, especially the silver embroidery. The picture of the little ones is too cute. That peach color on the bridesmaid gowns is hideous!! The worst of 70s and 80s bridal palettes!

    • mjude

      the peach color has to have a story behind it besides bad taste?  but love the dress, etc.

    • jw_ny

      I’m more bothered by that searing blue the young bridesmaids are wearing than the peachy color of the older ones.  Orange is probably my favorite color, but yes, too pale a shade and it becomes that peach color that scarred many of us for life.  I do like the attempt at mixing the blues with the orange…just didn’t quite hit the mark here tho.  A deeper rustier shade of orange, for fall, may have been better.  The 2 little boys holding hands on the steps are adorable, and their color combo of blue/orange works best.

      I think she looks lovely overall…leaf pattern of the dress & veil is pretty.  Her brother, the Count is quite dashing, and her hubby is rather cute too.  He looks better now with the beard than other photos I’ve seen of him. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austen-Jane/100002245814326 Austen Jane

       I was going to comment on the peach, too. Oh, and her hair, which appears to be shellacked within an inch of its life. Not liking it. The little boys have the rocking outfits in this group.

      • TheDivineMissAnn

         Yes!  Love the little boys!  They look like they are having fun.

    • miagain

      Actually, she’s a Belgian Countess marrying into the Royal Family.  And that little bauble on her head is from her family…

      • decormaven

        That tiara is a stunner! Thanks for showing a close-up of it. Oh, for the days where one saw more formal jewelry on display…

    • http://www.facebook.com/ediekemp Edith Beumer Kemp

      Are platinum-gilded pearls the most fabulous thing or what?  I know the attendants were in national colors, but I could only think of a Howard Johnson’s promotion.  

    • nannypoo

      She looks pretty. I like her dress and I like her hair, even though it looks like it could deflect bullets. The little girls are adorable but their dresses look like the national costume of an impoverished Baltic country. The bridesmaids might look better from the front.

      • l_c_ann

        For the civil ceremony, which always preceeds the church rites, the bride wore her hair down, and it’s gorgeous. 

    • Judy_S

      So the Virgin Mary caught the bouquet…

      • baxterbaby

        And mopped her brow, relieved that she would be soon shed of that pesky hymen…

    • MilaXX

      Orange and blue are the national colors, something of Nassau IIRC. I thought this wedding was really pretty fab. The kids look all kinds of adorable.  I like the back of bridemaid on the left, but the front of bridesmaid on the right.

    • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor A Shiny O’Connor

      Agreed on the BM dresses. No one wants to have or look at a saggy peach arse.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4E7CJS2B4AWYGLHEB33ESGF5HM Go!

      The Bride looked stunning, not a fake orange tan, heavy eyeliner, and whitened teeth in sight!!! Thank goodness Steph did not diet herself into an emaciated skeleton for her wedding day, like Kate Middle-class did. It’s easy to see who is the real Duchess here: Stephanie is a descendant of the Cleeves family; Anne of Cleeves married King Henry VIII. Stephanie’s dress is amazing, gloriously feminine and beautiful. Kate’s dress looked like it was a bad imitation of lovely Grace Kelly’s wedding dress.

      • SassBunn

        Was any of this necessary? Why not just go with “Stephanie’s dress is amazing, gloriously feminine and beautiful.” ?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AUULCEDSKXZKYP2AABC2HQOV24 Studio

        Why on EARTH is there such hatred towards Catherine??  Best as I can tell, the woman’s done everything expected of her, hasn’t put a foot wrong (on purpose), and looks to be completely accepted by the British Royal family so why the snotty comments?  Not to mention she and William look very happy together and in love so I guess that’s what’s stuck in people’s craw?  That if they had the money and resources that William would have married THEM instead of HER?  Sheesh!  Catherine’s dress was beautiful as was Stephanie’s.  Different designs for two completely different women.

        • Corsetmaker

          I stumbled on a royalist forum one day when trying to find out the maker of something. I was staggered at the viciousness and bile these articulate, seemingly intelligent, mostly female posters were directing at Catherine. I don’t get it. She does her job, they seem very happy and her wedding dress was stunning. Not an imitation at all, a little inspiration from Princess Grace and Princess Margaret but certainly not an imitiation! So much energy in hatred towards someone who has zero impact on that individuals life!

          Stephanie looks lovely, and this is her wedding and her dress.

          • DonnaL

             I’m glad that others agree with me that the idiotic vitriol directed against Catherine is out of place here or anywhere, and does nothing but embarrass those who direct it.  “Kate Middle-Class”?  In 2012, someone still seriously uses “middle-class” as an insult?

            And by the way, to the person being snotty up there, it’s Cleves, not Cleeves. 

    • EEKstl

      The little boys and girls in that blue are my favorites.  Adorable! 

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      So is that Elie Saab in the 2nd photo down, helping adjust the train?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180174329 Elizabeth Phillips

         I don’t think so, unless he colored his hair and shaved.  And I’ve never seen him closely-shaved.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      That is just head to toe a GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS bridal look. Well done!

    • KathKo

      I was thinking the same thing : fugly bridesmaid dresses.
      Hilarious.
      Didn’t watch this one on TV. In retrospective, it is interesting to think Luxembourg is one of the richest monarchy in the world and still you almost never hear about that country and their monarchy’s frasques, even in Europe.
      Funny…

    • alyce1213

      Perfectly gorgeous bride.  They had a sincere, passionate kiss after the ceremony.  Nice.

    • kathryn_dc

      Great, now I want a tiara.

    • AthenaJ

      Aw, they have mini-minions. Too cute!

      Why oh why do so many brides insist on putting their bridesmaids into unflattering dresses?? I get that there is meaning behind the shades of color used here, but those bridesmaid dresses could have been a lot better. As for brides who try to make themselves look good in comparison, it’s just overkill. The right bridal gown can be amazingly flattering, no matter what size/shape a woman is. No need to make some of your best friends pay an obscene amount for a dress that looks like it came from a 1980′s prom.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180174329 Elizabeth Phillips

        Amen!  I’ve always thought I’d vary the colors of the bridesmaids according to their coloring and the style according to their shape.  I don’t get dressing them all the same.

      • formerlyAnon

        I’ve always been o.k. wearing any monstrosity dictated by the bride. My hopes always went towards there being some consideration of the cost of the dress, shoes, travel, lodging, etc. associated with bridesmaiding. The peak bridesmaid years are not usually one’s flushest.

        I figure most brides don’t want the headache of coordinating individualized bridesmaid’s dresses (or don’t have the skills to do it), and, as a bridesmaid I’d never have wanted to wing it on my own.  That would be an opportunity to put the bride into a state of silent disappointment or – worse – vocal dismay once she saw her bridesmaids dressed and assembled. 

        I’m sure there are weddings where it’s been done, I’ve seen a couple. I just think the attempt is high risk. Sad truth is that most of us aren’t as good at dressing ourselves (or others) as we think we. 

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      Ooh pretty! I hope we’ll get a guest post as well! 

    • janierainie

      Rockin’ the tiara! Wish there was a close-up.

    • kimmeister

      I love the cobalt blue trim on her brother’s uniform!

    • quiltrx

      As a quilter and wannabe sewing nerd, who just finished reading a book on couture sewing, I’d love to see how the underskirts of that dress are constructed.  It holds a beautiful trumpet-flower-ish shape at  the bottom…in every picture, it’s standing so prettily away from her feet, instead of getting all wrapped around her and ‘deflated’ at the hem.  It’s just beautiful, and I like the neckline and sleeves.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180174329 Elizabeth Phillips

        The underskirts might be wired with horsehair to prevent deflating.  I’ve seen that in costumes.

    • Sarah Thomas

      it’s one of the national colors of Luxembourg. 

    • B_C_J

      BEAUTIFUL wedding dress!! It’s romantic, lavish and exquisite. It fits her perfectly and the long veil gives it that magical touch.  I understand the need to shellack the heck out of the hair but the color issues are a bit distracting. Otherwise she is picture perfect. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180174329 Elizabeth Phillips

      What’s going on with the sticking-out lace on her right shoulder in photo 5?  Kind of distracting.

    • Mary229

      This is so lovely.   I love the gown.  Absolutely beautiful.   Prince is super handsome.  They look like a lovely couple.  When I saw the colors for the bridesmaids, I wondered if that was some kind of National color or something.  It seemed an odd choice.

    • Trisha26

      Now THIS is what a fairytale wedding looks like! That dress is beautiful and princessy without being huge and poufy! Don’t mind the peach – it’s better than fuchsia! Shame the groom lost his razor – but how cute are those two little ringbearers/princes in training?!

    • Monabel

      I prefer a bridegroom who shaves.

    • pippitypup

      When the news breaks that those adorable little boys have gone missing, don’t come to my house looking for them. Got that? Right. Because I totally will not have them hidden in my shed or under the sink. OK? 

    • Jecca2244

      the prince couldn’t shave for his wedding?

    • http://www.facebook.com/bert.keeter Bert Keeter

      Almost perfect…gown a touch long in front! But still “Fairytale” quailty production!

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      sleeves!!!  yay!!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QK3MTAHUVJCMI7DANY6WFCAIUM n a

      pretty and dreamy-disney like with the peach and blues and traditional outfits on the little ones.  My only quibble- why can’t the prince get some decent manscaping?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Exquisite!  And shellacked hair aside, that is the most elegant arrangement of veil I’ve ever seen.  I’m sure it’ll be just the thing to go with my diamond tiara…

    • VRuss

      I loooooooooove Eusopean royalty weddings! The brides 95% of the time look so beautiful!!!! Love the wedding dress… I would trotally get married in that and not the kleenex explosions coming down the runway this season…

      Loves European bridal wear!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2066192 Melissa Mellon

      No “Pippa” opportunities here!
       

    • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

      As a fan of the late Princess Di and the current Duchess of Cambridge,  I have t admit, I LOVE this gown more than Kate’s!   Look at the little butterflies in the veil! Just love it; it’s like Kate’s but more contrasting with its detailing and rich lace appliques.  Perfectly ethereal! She needs to be in a bucolic setting with a gentle breeze kissing her veil! And if Kate’s gown didn’t bring back sleeves, maybe this will.

    • Flo Sunnen

      Argh, I’m ashamed. Luxembourg is my home country (although I’m not currently residing there) and this is the first I’ve seen of the wedding. Oh well, thanks T&Lo!

    • lrhg

      She looks gorgeous and they look very happy together which are my two main requirements for a wedding.

      The two little page boys go beyond the word ‘adorable.’

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14301272 Kate Gorton

      Stephie here clearly took notes from Cathy’s nuptials. She stuck with lace…AND made sure she didn’t get Pippa Middleton’ed. And, honesty? I think I like her dress better than Kate’s. Unh, that TRAIN. 

    • Zippypie

      That dress is gorgeous!  I would have liked the veil coming from the top of her head instead of exploding out of her bun, but overall, she looks stunning. 

      Heh heh, not just sticking the BMs in peach, but a heavy peach drapery taken right off the curtain rod.  How deliciously evil!

    • snarkykitten

      Her army of children look adorable

    • http://twitter.com/commish24 commish24

      The blue and orange are the national colors of the Netherlands–hence the color choices. It’s the House of Orange, darlings…

    • Veronica1022

      I thought that maybe she put the bridesmaids in peach to avoid the possibility of any of them pulling a Pippa and outshining her.

    • guest2visits

      OMG the little footmen!  I love them to bits! 
      The Elie Saab suits the princess well. I think the enormous veil is abit old looking, however. And I can find a tiara at Claires that
      I will be perfectly willing to describe to any publication that wants to hear about it.

    • pulpytomato

      Way too much fabric on that gown, which is seriously overwrought. She’s drowning in white, a colour which unfortunately washes her out. Why peach and blue? Are those the local colours?

    • http://www.facebook.com/tiyuju Yuju Ti

      I wish she held the bouquet lower. A bit lower than her bellybutton would have been perfect. It looks childish when she held bouquet that high.

    • ChristySchiff

      I love the press release: “Wedding ceremony of Prince Guillaume Of
      Luxembourg and Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg at the Cathedral of our
      Lady of Luxembourg in Luxembourg.” 

      Now if only I could remember where this took place…

    • averill stevenson

      I love a 3/4 sleeve – but not this one.  This is more a 4/6th sleeve, not long enough in my book, making the sleeves just look sloppy and kind of pushed up – and a bit casual.  They need to be lengthened to mid arm for a more formal, neat look.  Otherwise – love it.

    • http://www.hilonwheels.blogspot.com hilonwheels

      I don’t know, the little boy attendants TOTALLY stole the focus from her in my opinion.