Princess Victoria & Daniel's wedding attire

The marriage of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling - June 19, 2010

Victoria´s wedding dress

victoria_wedding_dressCrown Princess Victoria's wedding dress was designed by Pär Engsheden.

It is made of cream-colored duchess silk satin, with short sleeves and a turned-out collar, which follows the rounded neckline. The dress has a v-shaped back with covered buttons. The sash at the waist is buttoned up at the back.

The train is edged with a border, fastened at the waist, and has the same shape as the veil. The train is almost five meters long.

The Crown Princess's shoes were made up in the same fabric as her dress.

The bridal bouquet

victoria_bouquetThe Crown Princess´s bridal bouquet consists of a mixture of traditional Swedish summer flowers and more exotic flowers. All the flowers are white, and the bouquet is tied into a free teardrop shape.

The Crown Princess´s bridal bouquet includes the following flowers: lily of the valley, rose, phalaenopsis orchid, peony, clematis, cosmos, wax flower, sweet pea, dicentra formosa, Mårbacka pelargonium, Amazon lily, gardenia, azalea, bleeding heart and the traditional myrtle from Sofiero.

The bridal veil

The Crown Princess was wearing Queen Sofia's lace veil. It is the same veil that was worn by Crown Princess Victoria's mother, Queen Silvia, at her marriage to King Carl Gustaf in 1976.

This veil was given by Queen Sofia to her youngest son, Prince Eugen. Prince Eugen then passed the veil on to Princess Sibylla, who wore it under a garland of myrtle at her marriage to Prince Gustaf Adolf in Koburg in 1932.

Queen Sofia's veil was also worn by the Princesses Désirée in 1964, Margaretha in 1964 and Christina in 1974.

Behind the Crown Princess' hair and make-up were Peter Andersson and Linda Öhrnström.

The cameo tiara

cameo_tiaraThe word "cameo" means a precious stone decorated in raised relief. The tiara is made of gold, pearls and cameos. The central cameo depicts Cupid and Psyche from Greek mythology.

The seven cameos were not originally carved for the tiara, as can be seen in their different shapes and colors.

The cameo tiara was also worn by Queen Silvia at the royal wedding on 19 June 1976. The Crown Princess therefore continued a tradition started by Princess Birgitta. She was the first Haga Princess to marry, and chose the cameo tiara for her wedding in 1961 to Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern.

Princess Désirée also chose the same tiara as her bridal crown when she married Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld in 1964.

The tiara was probably a gift from Napoleon to his wife, Empress Josephine, in 1809. It was made at the Nitot studio in Paris.

The empress bequeathed the tiara to her granddaughter Josefina who, on 19 June 1823, became the Crown Princess of Sweden when she married Crown Prince Oscar (the future King Oscar I).

With the next generation of the Bernadotte dynasty, the tiara was owned by Queen Josefina's daughter Princess Eugénie, who in turn left the tiara to her nephew Prince Eugen.

The prince gave the tiara to Princess Sibylla on her marriage to Prince Gustaf Adolf in 1932. The King was left the tiara by his mother.

wedding_attendantsThe attendants' attire

The bridesmaids were wearing full-length pearl white dresses in silk organza with short sleeves and roll collars. They were also wearing white ballet slippers. Their bouquets were lilies of the valley.

The page boys were wearing sailor suits, which is a Bernadotte family tradition.

The King's attire, orders and decorations

swedish_royal_familyThe King was wearing mess dress model 1878. This mess uniform for the navy (The King is an admiral in the Swedish Navy) is the military equivalent of formal evening dress and can be worn on festive occasions, when a tail coat is worn according to civil custom.

The mess dress comprises a navy blue mess jacket, white waistcoat, navy blue trousers with gold stripes, dress shirt and black bow tie.

The King was wearing the Order of the Seraphim and Order of Vasa on chains.

Around his neck The King wore the Order of the Sword, the Swedish military order. The King was wearing two grand stars; the Swedish Order of the Seraphim's grand star at the top and the grand star of the Order of Vasa underneath.

On the chest (from inside outwards) The King was wearing decorations in miniature: The Order of the Seraphim, Gustav V's Jubilee Order, Gustav VI Adolf's Commemorative Medal, the Order of the Sword, the Order of the Polar Star and the Order of Vasa.

The Queen's attire and jewelry

queen_sylviaThe Queen was wearing a pink tulle dress with pearl and gemstone embroidery.

The Queen was wearing the Brazilian Tiara at The Crown Princess Couple's wedding. This tiara is chiefly a French 18th century piece that was modernized around 1820 to give it its current form.

It is called the Brazilian Tiara because it belonged to the Brazilian Empress Amelie. Empress Amelie was the younger sister of our Swedish Queen Josefina. This magnificent tiara was one of the items that were inherited by Queen Josefina on the death of the Empress in 1873.

The Queen was wearing a necklace, earrings and brooch of diamonds and pink topaz to match the Brazilian Tiara. These items of jewelry were ordered by the Russian Tsar Paul I ahead of his daughter Maria Pavlona's marriage to the Grand Duke of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach in 1804. The jewelry was then passed down from daughter to daughter and the necklace was eventually inherited by Queen Victoria of Sweden, King Gustaf V's consort.

Prince Carl Philip's attire, orders and decorations

prince_carl_philipPrincess Victoria's brother Prince Carl Philip was wearing mess dress model 1878. This mess uniform for the navy (The Prince is a captain in the Swedish Amphibious Corps) is the military equivalent of formal evening dress and can be worn on festive occasions, when a tail coat is worn according to civil custom.

The mess dress comprises a navy blue mess jacket, white waistcoat, navy blue trousers with gold stripes, dress shirt and black bow tie.

The Prince was wearing the Order of the Seraphim's chain and grand star. On his chest (from inside outwards) The Prince was wearing the H.M.K. Commemorative Medal, the National Service Medal and a training medal from Karlberg.

Daniel Westling's attire

The groom wore a black tuxedo with tails and white tie.

Princess Madeleine's attire and jewelry

princess_madeleine_queen sylviaPrincess Madeleine was wearing a forget-me-not-blue chiffon dress with a crystal-embroidered bodice.

Princess Madeleine was wearing what is known as the processional jewels (intågssmycket). The piece was given to the newly named Swedish Crown Princess Victoria for her procession into Stockholm following her wedding in Karlsruhe in 1881. Victoria was given the necklace by her husband, Crown Prince Gustaf (V). The necklace is made of Ceylon sapphires, baroque pearls and diamonds.

Princess Sibylla's tiara (the Connaught tiara)

princess_madeleine_tiaraThe tiara was made in 1904 by the British crown jeweler Garrard. The following year, the tiara was given as a wedding gift by the Duke and Duchess of Connaught when their eldest daughter, Princess Margaret, married the Swedish Prince Gustaf (I) Adolf.

The tiara is made up of five wreaths in diamonds and shimmering diamond drops.

The tiara was inherited by Crown Princess Margareta's eldest son, Prince Gustaf Adolf, who gave the tiara to his new wife Sibylla when they married in 1932. Princess Sibylla loved wearing this piece, and the tiara came to be known as Princess Sibylla's tiara.

The King inherited the tiara from his mother, and The Queen first wore the tiara on 18 June 1976 — the evening before her royal wedding.

Princess Christina wore the tiara as her bridal crown at her wedding in 1975.


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