Here Comes The Bride: The Wedding Dresses of a Queen and Three Princesses

Wedding of King Haakon VII and Princess Maud of Wales

Princess Maud kept it simple for her wedding dress.

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Designed by Miss Rosalie Whyte of the Royal Female School of Art, Maud’s dress was white English satin woven in Spitalfields, the section of London well known for its weaving. She had a long train and opted to wear her mother’s veil and not a tiara.

Maud also kept it simple and elegant wearing a choker and several bracelets. Her flowers were a mix of white jessamine, orange blossoms and German myrtle.

The groom wore his Royal Danish Navy uniform.

The bridesmaids wore white dresses embellished with red geraniums.

Wedding of King Olav V and Princess Märtha of Sweden

Martha’s gown was made in Paris, a gift from King Gustav of Sweden her uncle. The white silver lamé dress had embroidered lilies and accents with embellished sequins and pearls.

She wore a tiara of orange blossoms and a wreath of myrtle which held her lace veil in place. Her flowers were white lilies.

The groom wore his military uniform with the Collar and Star of the Norwegian Order of Saint Olav.

Martha’s bridesmaid carried white flower bouquets and wore white tea-length dresses.

Wedding of King Harald V of Norway and Sonja Haraldsen

The future Swedish Queen wore a wedding dress designed by Molstad, an Oslo store.

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The dress was quite classic in design with three-quarter length sleeves and a long train. White pearls and embroidery added to its simple elegance.

The bride wore a long tulle veil and opted not to wear a tiara. Her bouquet consisted of white roses, orchids, freesias and lilies of the valley.

The groom wore the black gala uniform of the Norwegian Army.

The bridesmaids wore what can be descibed as ice blue dresses.

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Wedding of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby

For Mette-Marit it was Norwegian designer Ove Harder Finseth along with seamstress Anna Bratland.

Nearly a replica of Maud’s dress, the full-length ecru gown was silk crepe with fitted sleeves, corset waist and a modest neckline, with a train over six feet.

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Mette-Marit wore her hair in a chignon with a veil of silk tulle. Her tiara, a gift from King Harald and Queen Sonja dares back to 1910.

The Crown Princess opted for a garland of leaves with white and purple flowers instead of a bouquet.

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Crown Prince Haakon wore the gala uniform of the Norwegian Army.

Mette-Marit’s son Marius Borg Høiby served as a page boy, and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was Haakon’s best man.

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