Princess Madeleine of Sweden's Wedding Dress: All the Details!

06/08/2013 at 09:11 PM ET

Princess Madeleine Wedding DressPascal Le Segretain/Getty

Talk about a fairytale wedding dress! Princess Madeleine of Sweden walked down the aisle on Saturday in Stockholm wearing a jaw-dropping Valentino Haute Couture gown for her nuptials to New York banker Christopher O’Neill.

And (dare we say it) the ivory lace-top confection gives Duchess Catherine’s custom Alexander McQueen some royal competition.

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With small vertical pleats emphasizing the bride’s waist, the dress featured a full skirt trailed by a statement-making 4-meter long train.

Princess Madeleine Wedding Dress SketchCourtesy Valentino

Madeleine, 30, added a 6-meter long veil embroidered with Chantilly lace flowers and of course her tiara, which was adorned with fresh orange blossoms for the lavish ceremony in front of 470 European royals and top New York socialites.

“Working with Princess Madeleine has just been so easy,” designer Valentino Garavani said in a statement. “She is a very lovely girl. She is modern, fun, full of energy and enthusiasm, and she is so beautiful. It has been a pleasure and an honor.”

The couple, who announced their engagement in 2012, met through mutual friends in New York where they both live.

Tell us: Do you love Princess Madeleine’s bridal look?

RELATED PHOTOS: Princess Madeleine’s Royal Fantasy Wedding!

–Brittany Talarico

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MaMama on

What’s with all the strapless dress haters?!?! I had a beautiful silk Amsale dress with a ball gown skirt that was gorgeous and perfect for the sumner evening reception. That said, this is a lovely dress (minus the flounce) and appropriate for the day reception.

james on

She makes Kate Middleton look like spam. Beautiful beautiful bride.

MaMama on


Nona on

GORGEOUS! The entire thing. Her, him, the dress.

CCC on

This is what true class and royalty are about. The princess and dress look stunningly beautiful. Makes Kate Middleton look shoddy. Can’t understand all the fuss about Duchess Catherine.

CarolC on

Ever notice that royals never wear strapless dresses? It it because they are classy! Love this dress, but might have liked the bottom ruffle to have been longer or simply scalloped lace on a straight skirt. I think it took away from the sophistication. That said, it was drop dead gorgeous and the bride was beautiful.

guest on

It’s pretty, but not jaw dropping in my opinion.

M on

PEOPLE can report on someone other than The Duchess of Cambridge? Is that…LEGAL?!

Who is Duchess Catherine??! Hate to tell you but her proper tile Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge. Calling her Duchess Catherine means the title is hers in her own right, when it is not.
Edit that, proto-it’s rude, disrespectful and incorrect.

Joelle on

She’s hardly a girl. She’s 30.

RR on

I love royal stuff. I will not debate the excess, it is over the top wealth. And she is a lovely princess. I was taken back by the ruffle on the bottom, I would not have expected it from Valentino.

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