Monday, June 21, 2010

Royal Wedding

We have been visiting my sister and her family this weekend. We had a great time, even though the rain was pouring down the whole time. Most of Saturday was spent in front of the TV anyway because our Crown Princess was getting married.

The seven year long love story between Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling from a small Swedish town is every bit a fairy tale. And so was their wedding, it was soooo beautiful! They broadcasted the whole ceremony, their tour afterwards through Stockholm in a horse carriage and then in the royal boat, the speeches, the cake cutting and the dance. The speech Daniel (he now holds the title Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland and Knight of the Serafim order) held to his bride was so touching and there were huge crowds outside the church and the royal castle cheering and waving.

The Crown Princess was wearing a dress by Swedish haute couture designer Pär Engsheden. Her train was 5 meters, about 16,4 feet. The veil and the cameo tiara was worn by her mother, Queen Silvia on her wedding day. The veil was first worn by Queen Sofia when she was wed to King Oscar II 1858. The cameo tiara, that she wore as a crown, is believed to be a gift from Emperor Napoleon to his wife Josephine 1809. It has been inherited for centuries and now belongs to the Swedish King Carl IX Gustaf. If you wish to learn more about cameos check out Vested Bee Vintage's great post on the subject!

The wedding cake was eleven stories, about 3,3 meters and weighed 250 kilos which is about 550 pounds!

Here are some of the dresses I loved on the red carpet! Which was actually light blue.

This is Princess Madeleine, the Crown Princess' sister and their mother Queen Silvia. I love that blue colour!

This is the sister of the groom Anna Westling Blom and her husband. She is not used to these kinds of events, but I think she outdid a lot of royalties and socialites in this dress! She is also a mother of two!

Queen Rania of Jordan. I didn't really love the dress, but hey, she's Queen Rania! She is so beautiful I wouldn't notice if she was wearing rags. Also she is a great role model for any woman!

The Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and his wife Filippa who is also a politician.

And my absolute favorite..

The Australien-born Crown Princess Mary with her husband Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. I looooved her dress! The fabric was amazing and the lace detailing was perfect!

All of Sweden has gone wedding crazy and you can buy all kinds of products with the Crown Princess couple and a pattern made especially for this event.

Like Wedding Chocolate.

We also found time for some thrifting and I found a cute floral dress.

We just enjoyed each other's company and a lot of great food!

 I hope you all had a fabulous weekend too!


  1. Ooooh ... so glad I stopped by your blog today. COOL.

  2. I've read about this weeding in the newspaper and I think it does sound like a fairytale. The dress and the wedding cake are impressive. Cuteeee floral skirt and it sound like you had a great weekend with you family.

  3. your princess is pretty! I loved her beautiful gown!


  4. wow, must be a busy day over there in Sweden! your princess and prince looks perfect for each other. thanks for sharing :D

    Castor Pollux

  5. LOL..yes that sure is your hat, hope you don't mind me borrowing it from you :)
    I saw this wedding on the news..Queen Rania is probably the epitome of elegance, adore her!

    eclectic du jour

  6. I adore that dress and those flowers in the tiny cups with water. I want a lot of them. Preferably orchids, but those are way too expensive.

    I AM SOOOOO SORRY IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO GET BACK TO YOU! I'm without computer acccess for the most part in my room and I'm so swamped with work that I barely have time to do anyhting else but sleep and eat, but as always, thank you so much for the feedback! Drawing always came naturally for me so I love sharing it with others. And I'm sometimes amazed when people like my things.

  7. Goodness, I did see some previews on the news. I wish it had been thoroughly broadcast here. Thank you for posting some of the fashions. The princess is absolutely Stunning, as is her groom.

  8. what a great thrift find... i'm all about floral dresses right now :)

  9. love this post !
    very nice to read about :)

  10. A Royal wedding indeed! what an amazing way to say I do!

    And you thrift find is sweet!

    I also wanted to thank you for linking my cameo post. you're too sweet.

    Love always,

    Fabiola "Fab"