Saturday 24 May 2008

Joachim & Marie: still more ...

  • Prince Joachim chose the bouquet for Marie according to old Danish custom, surprising her as the tradition in France is that the father chooses the bouquet.

  • Commentators and journalists were surprised by the emotion of the normally very composed Prince Joachim. His emotion seemed to be also connected to the presence of his sons who of course mean so much to him, even media people also shed some tears!

  • Princess Marie's father Alain Cavallier has, as is tradition, recieved the Grand Cross of the Order of Dannebrog. This is both as a courtesy but also to ensure that although he may be outranked by many in Denmark, he is only outranked by royals and heads of state in regard to orders. The fathers of Henrik, Mary and Alexandra also received the same order.

  • Marie has recieved the Order of the Elephant from Queen Margrethe as she is now royal and also a countess.

  • The tiara which Marie wore today still belongs to Queen Margrethe, according to the official website ('The tiara belongs to Her Majesty The Queen.'). Unlike Alexandra's (Alexandrine tiara) and Crown Princess Mary's wedding tiara (a personal gift from the Queen and Prince Henrik), the tiara is at Marie's disposal as long as she is married to Prince Joachim. The tiara which was presented to Marie by Queen Margrethe, was originally a gift from her father Frederik IX. The tiara originally belonged to Princess Dagmar, daughter of Frederik VIII and Queen Louisa (many thanks Vibeke!)

  • Marie's make-up was done by the stylist Dennis Knudsen.

  • The wedding dress was designed by David Arasa and Claudio from the French/Spanish fashion house Arasa Morelli

  • The diamond earrings are from Geneva

  • The Danish Boys Choir sang at the wedding, Prince Joachim is the choir's patron

  • Felix and Nikolai rode back to Schackenborg Castle with the Queen and Prince Henrik

  • Princess Alexia (cousin and Isabella's godmother) rode back to Schackenborg Castle from the church with Frederik and Mary

  • Prince Joachim and Marie had attended a wedding rehearsal two days before the wedding

  • The Bugatti which took the newly married couple back to Schackenborg, according to B.T., is a copy of the original model from 1931, Bugatti type 41Royale. The bugatti, named Krone (crown) 41 for the occasion was borrowed from Donington Grand Prix Collection. It was the same collection that lent cars to one of the most successful exhibitions ever in ARoS art museum in Århus. If there was a blemish on the day, it was the exhaust the vehicle gave forth all along the route

  • The 800-year-old church:

    The bride:

    The groom and his best men:

    The bride and groom and then newly-wed couple:

    The mother and stepfather of the bride, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and some of the royal guests Prince Nikolaos of Greece and his girlfriend Tatiana Blatnik and Princess Alexia of Greece, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, expectant parents for the third time Princess Märtha-Louise and Ari Behn of Norway, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Theodora and Philippos of Greece, Princess Alexandra Berleburg and Count Jefferson von Pfiel and Princess Alexia of Greece:

    Photos © ¡Hola!,Hello!/Getty, Bunte

    Denmark's Prince Joachim marries for second time from
    Crown Princess Mary's dress is designed by YDE by Ole Yde

    A huge thanks to Muhler! And to gudinde, Tamriko, Gattica and Benedikte!

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    Blogger Lynette said...

    What a lovely wedding. It truly brightened up a very wintry day here for me.

    2:37 am  
    Blogger Lynette said...

    Thank you for your email. I find it so amazing that I can communicate with you people right across the world. I like to let you know how much enjoyment I receive from your high quality coverage of the Danish royal family.

    4:58 am  
    Blogger Lisa said...

    Your fantastic wedding coverage made my weekend. Thank you, once more, for maintaining such a wonderful blog.

    3:51 pm  

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