What comes after a long royal wedding day? An even longer wedding evening. After wrapping up the religious wedding ceremony at the Princely Palace and offering the bridal bouquet at St Devote, The newly-wed Prince and Princess of Monaco attended their wedding Gala at the Opera Garnier.

For the wedding gala, Armani designed an off-white silk chiffon gown with a broad neckline and a four-tier skirt that flows into a small train.

Princess Charlene wedding dinner gown sketch by Armani

The entire gown is embellished by graduated embroidery crafted with Swarovski teardrops and stones in gold and platinum colours.

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene's wedding gala 2011

At the time of the wedding, lots of people thought they skirt resembled a tulip because of how the chiffon ruffles. The design of the dress is quite simple and relaxed, just like the Princess herself that night after an intense day. But the embroidery gives it the majestic vibe needed for the event and the fit just proved that a woman doesn’t need a ball skirt to look like a princess. 

Princess Charlene wedding dinner

Armani also designed a tiny ivory clutch and satin peep-toe heels to match the gown.

Taking the Modern-Day Princess look to the next level, Princess Charlene wore the less traditional of her two tiaras, The Sea Foam by Lorenz Baumer. The tiara can be worn in two different ways, one that sticks out of the head and looks more like a traditional tiara or aigrette, and another that blends in the hair to give the effect that diamonds are weaved within the hair.

Princess Charlene's Lorenz Baumer diamond foam tiara

Princess Charlene chose the second was which is slightly more lowkey and goes perfectly with the Swarovski crystals on her gown.

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene wedding reception dinner

The low updo made a comeback thanks to Stephane Madinier while Pablo Ardizzone added a brighter rosy pink lipstick and a bit of shimmer to the eyes for a glamorous evening look.

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene wedding reception dinner tiara

N.B: The cake, as questionable as it looks, was the biggest wedding cake in history. A whopping 50 kilos of strawberries went into the massive, seven-tier cake.

Prince Albert and Princess charlene's wedding cake