This year seems to be the year of royal weddings, and this season, in particular, has been viewing its fair share of I do’s. The latest to follow William and Catherine in their marital vows are the royal couple from Monaco. Prince Albert of Monaco settled down to holy matrimony with Charlene Wittstock, a former competitive swimmer who had represented South Africa in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
The bride wore an off shoulder boat neck Armani Giorgio Prive Gown made of ivory duchesse satin. The dress, which had a long trail, was intricately detailed with pearl & gold embroidery and crystal work. A long off white silk tulle veil completed the wedding ensemble. Prince Albert was dressed in a white military outfit.
The Monaco Royal Wedding
Her serene highness wore her in a bouffant chignon with crystal flowers intertwined through it. The makeup, which was on the subtle side, befitted the morning ceremony. The eyes were brightened with light eye shadow, and the lips sported a light pink hue.
For the reception, which saw a huge five tier cake, the princess wore another Giorgio Armani Prive number. It was a white and silver four tiered frock – which looked like a homage to the wedding cake itself or maybe vice versa. The hair and makeup was kept same as the morning event, and at the most, perhaps a retouch was added.
Princess Charlene looked elegant and chic, both during the wedding ceremony and the reception.
The occasion saw many celebrity guests that included famous designers like Giorgio Armani (whose atelier, incidentally, also created the wedding gown), Karl Lagerfield, Roberto Cavalli; supermodels like Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova; members of British and European royalty; French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Hollywood biggies like ex-James Bond actor Roger Moore.
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