Monaco royal wedding watchers got two surprises at the highly anticipated nuptials of notorious bachelor, Prince Albert and former Olympic swimmer and all around hottie, Charlene Wittstock today.
No runaway bride. And no tiara.
Despite rumors of cold feet, Ms. Wittstock showed up in a smashing Armani Prive wedding frock that featured a 15-foot train with elegant embroidery and Swarovski crystals. Her look was topped off with a “Diamond Spray” tiara (if you can officially call it that) created by Lorenz Baumer with 11 encrusted pear-shaped diamond, according to Usmagazine.com.
The couple exchanged 18-karat white gold wedding bands from Cartier in front of the usual royal suspects along with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, James Bond star Roger Moore, former supermodel Naomi Campbell, and veteran fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.
Now that all that formal info is out of the way – can we talk about the ‘no tiara’ decision for a sec?
Kindof a shocker, considering the royal protocol for such things – but I for one think the look is smashing. Love the ‘spray’ effect and think it’s the perfect fit for her updo. So there. What do you guys think?
And while the palace PR machine denies any ‘runaway bride’ scenario, I have yet to find a picture where these two look like there’s one lick of chemistry left (unlike my fav royal couple – that Swedish sensation, Crown Princess Victoria and her commoner fitness-guru-turned-prince, Daniel Westling).
|Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden|
Speaking of, the serious royal bling came out the night prior for a benefit concert/civil ceremony, where the only fireworks happening were…the fireworks (just kiddin’ kids).
Here are my favorite shots from the night (you can always count on the carat-heavy coffers of Sweden to light things up). BA-ling!
Can’t get enough royal watching? Stay tuned for my “Princess Catherine (aka Kate Middleton) and Wills Take North America” fashion roundup. Cheerio!
|Queen Silvia of Sweden|
|Princess Madeleine of Sweden|
|Charlotte Casiraghi (daughter of Princess Caroline – granddaughter of Princess Grace of Monaco)|
P.S. Anyone have any info on this cool statement necklace the Princess-to-be wore the night of her civil ceremony?