I had no idea, but there was a royal wedding in Luxembourg this past weekend. Where is Luxembourg, you might ask? I think in one of the trenches on the Maginot Line, but I can’t be sure.
The marriage was between Prince Guillame and Countess Stéphanie Lannoy. She wore an Elie Saab creation that was described as thus:
“The dress featured three-quarter sleeves, a neckline which was high in the front and dipped in the back, and a belted waist above a full skirt and 4.5 meter train. Masses of fabric went into this creation: 70 meters of silk crepe and tulle for the lining, plus another 30 meters of satin organza, 50 meters of Chantilly lace, and 40 meters of Calais lace. More silk tulle was used for the veil. The leafy pattern embellished all over the ensemble included 50,000 pearls, 80,000 crystals, and 10,000 meters of silver embroidery thread.”
Holy shit, how do I marry a prince? Perhaps by kidnapping him and stealing all his pearls?
It’s definitely my favorite royal wedding dress in recent memory—decadent, but also modern, and with a trail that could sweep up a flood. Blew Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen out of the water.
To read more about the wedding, click here. And also here.