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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Summer on

Gorgeous and timeless. I love it! I wore a strapless gown (though my boobs weren’t hanging out and I didn’t look like a stripper as a poster said…it is possible!), but I now wish I would’ve been more original and wore something with a bit of a sleeve. Everyone is doing strapless these days. I know we’ll look back the same way people see the poofy sleeves of the 80s. I like this dress a bit more than Kate’s, but both were gorgeous!

Deni Smith on

Very elegant. I’m hoping the strapless bridal gown trend will just fade away…….

Jennifer Grimm on

I love her dress! I think it is much better than Duchess Catherine! She seems happier and more jovial than Duchess Catherine as well.

suzydiamond on

Spectacular dress! Love it!

Nicole on

The drawing looks more modern than the actual execution of the dress. It’s lovely with the exception of the bottom – which looks like a dust ruffle from the 80’s. But she looks very happy and her opinion is the only one that truly matters here. Congrats to them!

Chicagogirl on

Her dress is beautiful and very elegant. That is how a bride should look. Someone heavy wearing a strapless gown looks horrible I don’t care how pretty the woman looks. Cover up the arms. NO one wants to see fat arms in pictures.. Bring back short/long sleeves… Leave the strapless to the women who can wear them…

Guest on

Wow, this dress is so gorgeous, classy, and elegant. It suits the princess magnicently. There is no comparison between Waity’s nouveau get-up and this classic royal bridal gown. Madeleine is a true princess and it shows versus Waity’s wanna-be antics.

Just saying.... on

This picture makes me laugh in so many ways. I do not think this dress is elegant at all. It looks like they added that top piece after she didn’t like the way her arms looked in a strapless. The bed ruffle on the bottom…sigh…. What’s with the two guys carrying her train? No cute little flower girls or someone else? The three stooges in the back….well, the one on the right has his hat on just right. The one in the middle has a hat that is too big and pushed forward. The one on the left is “cool” or so he thinks. He has his pushed back and looks to be asleep! LOL LOL

sv on

They mention her age (of course haha) but not his. And I’m guessing the crowd from NYC wasn’t merely “socialites”. That seems like a term for people who do nothing legitimate and just frequent social events. She is absolutely gorgeous and I love that he teared up at the altar.

Diana on

It might just be the way they are holding it but the bottom looks like lacy curtains (not in a good way). But still…gorgeous!

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