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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me on

It looks like the dust ruffle from my grandma’s bedding set. Not pretty or elegant at all! Looks like something you can get at an antique second hand shop

linda r. snyder on


BH on

Did she buy that at David’s Bridal?

Heleln on

I think the gown was beautiful, and she looked lovely it really suited her.

layla on

Absolutely beautiful !!!!!!

Joyce on

I absolutely love this dress, it was perfect for her ! To compare it to Catherine’s however was wrong. She would not have looked good in this style. She was perfect for the more traditional dress that she wore, much like Grace Kelly was in her time. Best wishes to the happy couple !

R. Paige on

Dress is breathe taking. Loved everything about this wedding gown. A true bride in every way.

Rainfall81 on

Nice gown- however, I like Duchess Catherine’s better. I like how both actually are modest and cover up somewhat- I’m tired of seeing nothing but skin.

Jess on

The dress is beautiful and timeless. It’s elegant and appropriate for a church wedding. Someone below commented about it looking old fashioned and not trendy ( no mermaid body). IMHO, a wedding dress should not look trendy because in a couple of years it will look dated. It should have a classic look to it. In this particular case even more as she is a princess and her dress and photographs of her wedding will be on display to future generations. If she wore a trendy shape from 2013, it may look silly in 15 years. This dress will still look gorgeous in 50 years. My advice to brides is if you are bigger than size 8, don’t wear a strapless, I don’t care if your bridesmaid tells you you look amazing. Look at your arms, look where your underarm meets the dress, if flesh is popping up, don’t. I’m doing you a favor. Same goes for the bias cut, sexy nightgown dress style that Carolyn Bessette wore, if you are not tall and thin as she was, it’s not for you.

ggggg on

I wish everyone would stop with the all the strapless dress hate. It’s a trend like one reader has pointed out, like mutton sleeves in the 80s. While I do agree with that not everyone can pull off a strapless dress,I have yet to see a strapless dress where I saw cleavage. You just can’t in strapless dress! All they show are shoulder and arms, what’s so scandalous about that??? Royal brides mostly wear sleeves because they are married in really strict religious ceremonies where you have to cover up! If given an option I wonder how many royal brides would go the sleeves route or even pick the dresses they wore on their special day. Because the dresses they wear are more of an representation of their royal position and image they want to give out and not the bride’s personal style. For example, do you really think that was Kate’s dream dress. She lives in sleek column dress at royal events, yet picks a puffy ball gown on her wedding day. She wore that because the royal family know that’s what the public wanted to see. The fairytale royal bride.

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