As I mentioned in my last post about my weekend, I visited the Royal Palace for the exhibition of Royal Wedding Dresses and as I promised I would do a whole post about it. You could easily spend a day in Stockholm strolling around Gamla Stan and visiting the Royal Palaces. The exhibition of the Royal Wedding Dresses opened in October and it will be shown until 12th of March 2017. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to discover the dresses in reality. 19 of June marked the 40th anniversary of the King and Queen’s marriage and to commemorate this the exhibition now shows 5 Royal Wedding Dresses.
These may not be wedding dresses, but they are still gorgeous haute couture dresses created by no other than Elie Saab and have been worn by Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine. The piece that Princess Victoria wore is my absolute favorite. I was so amazed by it, I think I stood and admired it for more than half an hour.
The Crown Princess Victoria
This is the Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding dress that was created by Pär Engsheden in Swedish’s tradition. It is made from pearl-white double-sided duchess silk satin and comes with a 4.6-meter long train. The Crown Princess wore Queen Sofia’s lace veil, the same veil that was worn by Crown Princess Victoria’s mother, Queen Silvia, at her marriage to King Carl Gustaf in 1976.
Princess Madeleine’s wedding is my favorite out of them all. Created by Valentino the stunning gown was fashioned from pleated silk with appliquéd ivory-hued Chantilly lace.
Sofia wore a gorgeous dress by the Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt. The gown, which was created in three tones of white featured intricate couture lace and a beautiful train that was hand-cut and then hand-stitched in the designer’s atelier in Stockholm.
This exhibition was a true fairytale and it is definitely a must see if you are in Stockholm.
Read more about the exhibition HERE