The blushing bride at this royal wedding was Marie-Chantal Miller, one of the famous "Miller Sisters." She and Pavlos were introduced by Alexander Papamarkou, a longtime associate of the Greek royals. They dated for a few years before their engagement around Christmas of 1994, and during this ceremony, Pavlos became the first of King Constantine's children to marry.
Overall, M-C was clearly channelling Grace Kelly, with the high-necked lace Valentino dress, but somehow it doesn't work as well as Grace's did. For one, the antique lace of the veil, IMO, clashes a little with the lace used in the dress.
The tiara, though, is just perfect -- it's the Greek Antique Corsage Tiara, given by Queen Ingrid to Anne-Marie on her 18th birthday. I love diamonds on a bride!
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Hard to believe Anne-Marie is old enough here to have a son married, isn't it? She's got good genes, lucky girl.
As far as the hat goes, I think I'd like it better without the little flappy bits. The feathery hair and the ribbon projectiles are fighting with each other.
Love a hat that pulls double duty -- clearly Lex was heading out for a little sun worshipping after the wedding!
(Seriously, though, the suit itself is maybe the best thing I've ever seen her wear. Gorgeous!)
Oh, Marg -- LOVE IT. The dress looks a bit like an insect invasion, and the hat ... so hilariously brilliant. The only thing better would have been if she wore the look behind her in this photo:
Now that is fab!
I love that Queen Mums all over the world sort of look the same. Check out Ingrid's Liz Bowes-Lyon hat! (And doesn't the daisy pin look familiar, hm?)
One more Bulgarian princess at this wedding: it's Rosario and Kyril, in happier days:
How huge is this hat??? If you tapped the top of it, she'd disappear!
Here's a new princess for the blog!
This is Princess Maria, wife of Prince Konstantin-Assen of Bulgaria, who is the youngest son of King Simeon and Queen Margarita. Like the wives of all of the Bulgarian princes, Maria is a Spaniard; she also has Basque heritage. A few years after this wedding, they welcomed one of the few sets of royal twins (soon to be joined by Fred and Mary's pair).
I really like her hat, but I'm not sure about the pairing of the more modern, stylized hat with the floral dress. Maybe with a more tailored dress? (Also, do you think she has her lunch in that purse?)
Here's a new hatter for the blog -- an not-quite queen!
This is Queen Margarita of Bulgaria, wife of the deposed king of Bulgaria, Simeon II (that's him on the right). Simeon had already lost his throne by the time he married Margarita, so she's never been a reigning queen. Too bad, too -- the Bulgarians called their kings/queens "tsar" and "tsarita" -- so we would have had a Tsarita Margarita running around Europe! Oh, well.
I really love Marg's outfit here -- the coat dress is beautiful and the hat is interesting without being too strange. Lovely!
Shame to see such a beautiful hat paired with a dress from the clearance rack. That's a heck of a lot of thigh, Kalina!
(P.S. -- Doesn't she look just thrilled to have Prince Laurent as an escort? LOL!)
Last time we saw Princess Carla of Bulgaria, she was wearing an insane rings o'Saturn hat at Felipe and Letizia's wedding -- this chapeau is downright prim in comparison! I actually really like it -- the upturned brim showcases her face really nicely. Very good!