Royal brides: The fairytale wedding dresses worn by real-life princesses

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Royal brides: The fairytale wedding dresses worn by real-life princesses

Willem-Alexander's bride found her perfect gown courtesy of one of the world's top designers. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands married her royal love on February 2, 2002, in Amsterdam wearing a Valentino couture long-sleeved ivory gown, with a train inset with beautiful embroidered flowers. Her tiara was made especially for the occasion – its base was taken from one owned by Queen Emma, and the stars from one owned by Emma's daughter, Queen Wilhelmina, Queen Beatrix's grandmother. For her bridal bouquet, Maxima chose a cascading arrangement of white roses, gardenias and lilies of the valley