The wedding ceremony of Princess Madeleine and Chris O’neill drew
more royal guests than the pre-wedding dinner. Let’s thumb them up (and

Best in Swarovski
Queen Silvia

Described by the palace as “A
jade-coloured dress with a train. The dress is silk organza with
embroidered silk lace and Swarovski stones”. It looks like many of the
queen’s other gowns but I really like it, she added a jacket in a similar
colour later (Photo). The Queen also wore the Pronger Tiara and the diamond

Best in Cape
Princess Mette-Marit

Mette-Marit missed the dinner as she was in Asia, but she attended the
wedding ceremony and she did not disappoint. The crown princess wore a
baby blue lace gown, it was reported to be by Emilio Pucci but I still
haven’t got it confirmed yet. We always complain that MM wears the daisy
tiara, this time she decided to go for the amethysts but I somehow
think the daisy would have suited the dress better, no complains, I like
it this way, too! Did you notice her Kotur clutch? She wears it often
on royal events!

Best in Soft
Princess Marie

made a style recovery -for me- with this magnificent gown, it’s soft
and summery but still splendid, I like it with the sash, too. Marie
stuck to her wedding tiara, which makes me wonder, doesn’t she have a
Flora Danica tiara made of silver and amethyst that she never wore?

Best in Far East
Princess Takamado

not sure I like the dress or the purse (is that a Capricorn on it?
Jeannieach thinks it’s a swan and its reflection),
but it’s very rare for a Japanese princess to wear a gown in something
other than white, so kudos for that. Plus, these are some major jewelry
that we don’t get to see often!

Best in Meh!
Sophie, Countess of Wessex

gown is beautiful, but way too pale, it reminds me of the gown Camilla
wore to the investiture dinner in the Netherlands therefore I assume it’s is by Bruce Oldfield, too. I don’t like the pairing with the
Aquamarine Tiara, because while theoretically the colours don’t clash,
in reality they don’t blend. Sophie wore new-to-her earrings from
the Queen’s collections, the Queen always wears them with ruby drops
which were taken off this time.

Second Best in Meh!
Princess Stephanie

wore another Elie Saab gown, this time in gold/beige, Stephanie took
advantage of the dress being sleeves to take a wrap. Although the dress
is Saab, it’s MEH (at its best, though), it could have worked way better
if it was well-fitted and had a different neckline. Love that she
went for the mysterious citrine/topaz (no one knows) although I’m not a
fan of the way the tiara is placed!

Best in Jewel-less
Princess Charlene

This is going to be a bit long! Let’s discuss what she did first then see what she didn’t!

Just like the dinner, Charlene turned to Akris to design her “A
cameo “water wave” gown with a silk georgette stole
accessorized with an Alice bag”. The gown is great, hugs her body
perfectly and I like the peplum which steal the attention from the
shoulders, I like the mermaid skirt and the colour is good and
Finally, I could understand how these stoles work, it
has one sleeve for the right arm and she’s free to wrap the left side
as she wishes, smart, me thinks!

about the lack of jewelry, I’ve sent the Princely Palace asking if
there was a reason she didn’t wear a tiara and they said that the rules
of protocol allowed it. So, it’s not mandatory to wear a tiara or a sash
but it is mandatory to wear a gown and cover your arms, which Charlene
did. So she didn’t do something wrong, she did something disappointing, I
mean what about just stud earrings? At least she wore her
wedding ring. And I have to salute her for being so resistant to walk in
her own path.

Best in Almost Inappropriate
Princess Tatiana
a princess can get away with not wearing a tiara but she can’t get
away with wearing strapless to a royal wedding in a church even if
her gown is in a lovely colour and a lovely shape and matches perfectly
her sash, accessories and Antique Corsage Tiara. Thanks to our friend elpalais on Twitter, we know Tatiana avoided being inappropriate by wearing a wrap inside the chapel (Photo), she looks good!
Best in Potential
Sofia Hellqvist

not a royal -yet- but she’s a royal girlfriend! So we can discuss
her here. In fact, I see a potential in Sofia, she’s been trying to
embrace the public with being so understated and classic and I think
this might be a good start! Her dress might remind you of Pippa’s
infamous bridesmaid dress but it also reminds me of the Roksanda Ilincic
dress Kate has worn, I like it and the big funky rings!

Second Best EVER
Princess Martha Louise

you have believed that a few years ago when Martha Louise was all about
quirky dressing? She’s looking FABULOUS in this amazing gown which is
reported to be Pucci just like her sister-in-law’s. I love the colour,
the neckline, the light embroidery, everything! She has some serious
train going on, too (photo).
Princess wore Queen Maud’s Pearl and Diamond Tiara in its smaller
setting (she wore it at her own wedding) and paired it with a sapphire
necklace, earrings and bracelet. Parfait!

Princess Victoria
Victoria decided to take us to heaven with her amazing gown (and cute daughter).
Fadi El Khoury is the designer behind
this dreamy gown. Fadi El Khoury is a couture designer and the dress is
really a couture creation as it has taken about 800 hours “to build”,
it’s made in Italy by seamstress with 40 years of experience.
“The placed  hand embroidery of 12 meters with hand dyed silk
threads in shades of grége rosé  and crystal beads in amethyst and light
grey opal has taken most of the time.”
Princess Victoria in a Fadi ElKhoury gown
of the embroidery is incrusted to hide all visible seams and the dress
is built of double silk organza, silk organza with lurex threads and
layers of hand-dyed tulle, the dress has a costum made corset and an
underskirt with 18 meters of layers of tulle and crinoline.
Another photo to appreciate this amazing Fadi El Khoury Couture gown!
paired this exquisite gown with Princess Lilian’s tiara and corsage
necklace, I’ve always hated this tiara but this time it doesn’t look so
empty in Victoria’s hair as it did with Lilian. Great hairdo, too.

And now the worst!

Worst in White
Princess Marie Chantal
Marie Chantal can’t get away with wearing white, especially if it’s Valentino Haute Couture (who dressed the bride)!
Worst for The Night
Princess Mary
I love Mary, like really love Mary, she’s usually one of the best dressed in every event she attends,
but not this time. It’s just so bizzare, I was never a fan of nude
underlays and the cape’s satin trimming makes it look like a nightgown
with the lace, and the dress could have been two inches longer, the
silver accessories don’t go well with the rest of the outfit and neither
does the Midnight Tiara.
Who was your favorite for the night? And who was your least favorite?
Photos: Zimbio, newmyroyals