Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Bride

Just like Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie did at her wedding last year, Princess Claire chose the Grand Ducal Family's favourite evening gown designer, the amazing Mr Elie Saab, to create her wedding gown and out came what the design house described as "an ode to the delicacy".
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The creme-coloured silk dress is embroidered with floral motifs made out of chantilly lace as well as silver thread. It also features embellishments of clear crystals and sequins pearl. The long-sleeved dress is cut a little lower on the back than it is on the front. Echoing the patterns of the dress, the veil made of ivory silk tulle is decorated with neo baroque floral motifs. The train and veil are about three metres long.
Photo: Getty Images / Daylife
To anchor her veil, Princess Claire is wearing a floral tiara of the Grand Ducal Collection. Made in the mit to second half of the 19th century, it has been in the Collection for a long time and even though it has only been getting regular outings for a few years, it has a tradition as a wedding tiara.

Princess Claire is already the fifth bride of the Grand Ducal Family wearing this tiara made out of diamonds set in yellow gold and silver featuring a leaves and berries motif. Before her, the tiara adorned the heads of the four daughters of Grand Duchess Charlotte for their respective weddings and it was also the first ever worn Grand Ducal tiara of Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie on the eve of her wedding last year. Never worn by Grand Duchess Charlotte and only once by Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, it is one of the regularly worn tiaras of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa.

(For more tiara info, check out our more recent post about it!)

In addition, Princess Claire is wearing the same diamond earrings that were also worn by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie at their weddings. They are said to have been a gift from the Grand Duchess' parents given to her for her wedding.

Source: Wort


  1. Thanks so much for the quick post!! This is just the information I was hoping for!!

  2. What a beautiful couple and classy wedding. Thank you for the treat.