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?

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–Brittany Talarico

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chidemss on

Dis dress is awesome d long is outstandin

guest on

yuck! looks old fashioned; looks like wedding dresses lookded 20-30 years ago! No imagination! None of the trendy mermaid body with all the layers at the bottom of the dress with a train being the same. Much more flattering! AND SHE SURE (&THE DRESS DARN SURE) ISN’T ANY COMPETITION TO KATE!!!!

bebe on

That dress puts me to sleep. Any designer other than Valentino could have designed that dress. The other princesses in attendance had much nicer dresses.

melc on

Stunning! So beautiful! Lovely bride, truly romantic dress. I didn’t get all the hoopla about Kate Middleton’s dress. It was nice but not spectacular. Princess Madeleine looked like a true princess – the dress, the hair…everything was perfect.


Everyone has different styles and tastes when it comes to fashion. While some may not like the style of gown or pieces of it that she chose, remember it’s HER dress and HER style and HER day….. I’m sure she would nitpick about your gown too.

jennrae on

I like the sketch better than the dress…and I don’t like short sleeves on formalwear.

Suval on

Absolutely beautiful gown on a beautiful bride. I have always been in the minority because I never cared for strapless wedding gowns. I think a bride walking down the aisle of a church/synagogue or any place of worship with her breasts hanging out all over the place is extremely disrespectful. This off the shoulder gown is very elegant and classy. I love a long train and a long veil. Lovely girl and lovely gown. So sick of brides looking like strippers and showgirls on their wedding days.

Jane on

Must agree with those that say it is not fashion forward, but very old fashioned–use of “grandma’s lace” makes it look like something out of the 50s, not the 21st century. Of course, that is what she wanted and if she was happy, then that is what counts.

Janna on

The ruffle wrecks it for me.

Ally on

It’s very pretty and elegant, but in a way it also looks like my grandmother’s bedding.

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