Royal Bride: Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri and María Teresa Mestre y Batista-Falla

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On February 14, 1981, Henri of Luxembourg married Cuban-born María Teresa Mestre y Batista-Falla after meeting her while both were studying at the University of Geneva. I absolutely love her smile and total love she has for him.

This is one of my favorite brides and one that trully stands the test of time. Her daughters in law, Stephanie and Claire sure follow in her steps.

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Royal wedding: Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist

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The wedding of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, and Sofia Hellqvist took place on 13 June 2015 at Slottskyrkan, Stockholm. Sofia wore a wedding dress designed by Ida Sjöstedt. The dress was in three tones of white and was made in crêpe in-silk that doubled with Italian organza. The dress and the train were embellished with couture lace. The veil was made of thin tulle with appliqués of sheer cotton lace.

Sofia’s bridal bouquet consisted of roses and myrtle. In keeping with the royal family’s wedding bouquet tradition, the myrtle came from the grounds of Sofiero Castle. The flowers were in shades of cream and coral and were tied together.

Royal wedding: Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist

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The wedding of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, and Sofia Hellqvist took place on 13 June 2015 at Slottskyrkan, Stockholm. Sofia wore a wedding dress designed by Ida Sjöstedt. The dress was in three tones of white and was made in crêpe in-silk that doubled with Italian organza. The dress and the train were embellished with couture lace. The veil was made of thin tulle with appliqués of sheer cotton lace.

Sofia’s bridal bouquet consisted of roses and myrtle. In keeping with the royal family’s wedding bouquet tradition, the myrtle came from the grounds of Sofiero Castle. The flowers were in shades of cream and coral and were tied together.

Steal that style: The Royal Ascot

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Some like the horses and the race some the royals while some, myself included, love the Royal Ascot for the outstanding hats it offers on display. Some are crazy and downright ridiculous but we love them anyway. The British ladies know how to make a statement when one is imperiously necessary. Therefor I see fit to show you some of my favorites of this year. Which one stole your heart and which one is the least likely you’d want to see in front of you at a fancy dinner party?

 

Princess Alexandra and Joachim of Denmark

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Princess Alexandra of Denmark , the Countess of Frederiksborg stepped into the world on 30 June, 1964. She is a former member of Danish Royal House. She married Denmark’s Prince Joachim on 18 November 1995 at the Chapel of Frederiksborg Castle. The wedding festivities were organized at the Fredensborg Palace.

Prince Joachim remaried last year. See pics here.

Alexandra remaried in 2007. See pics here.

Princess Alexandra of Denmark and Martin Jorgensen

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HH Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Countess of Frederiksborg married Martin Jorgensen, 15 years her junior. This was her second walk down the aisle, her first being to Prince Joachim of Denmark.

Alexandra married Prince Joachim of Denmark (Frederik’s brother) in 1995 and the couple have two sons, Prince Nikolai 7, and Prince Felix 4. Alexandra and Joachim separated shortly after Mary and Frederik’s wedding in 2004 and divorced the following year.

Alexandra and Martin had about 100 guests at their wedding yesterday. Alexandra was walked down the aisle by her two sons.