Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece shared a beautiful photo from her wedding day on Monday, in honour of the fashion designer Valentino's 88th birthday. The Greek royal posted the photo on Instagram, writing: "Happy birthday to my dearest @realmrvalentino! Wishing you all the best, miss you and can't wait to see you again!"
Marie-Chantal has a special bond with the fashion designer, who created her stunning couture wedding dress in 1995. The pair can be seen standing side-by-side at her royal wedding reception, with the snap offering another look at Marie-Chantal's breathtaking gown.
Princess Marie-Chantal shared a wedding photo in honour of Valentino's birthday
Princess Marie-Chantal's couture Valentino wedding dress is reported to have cost £150,000 and features a lace bodice and long sleeves decorated with floral motifs, and an ivory silk skirt studded with rose appliques. The bride borrowed the antique corsage tiara from Queen Anne-Marie, and completed her bridal look with a four-and-a-half metre long Chantilly lace veil with a scalloped edge and butterfly embroidery.
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Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece married his bride on 1 July 1995, and the couple will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this summer. Their nuptials took place at St Sophia's Cathedral in London in front of 450 guests, while a further 850 guests watched via satellite at Hampton Court Palace, where the reception was held.
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The 51-year-old isn't the only royal bride to wear Valentino on her wedding day; Princess Madeleine of Sweden wore a beautiful lace gown by the designer for her wedding in 2013, while Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opted for a couture ivory gown with a train inset with beautiful embroidered flowers on her wedding day in 2002.
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Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Prince Pavlos married on 1 July 1995
Meanwhile, celebrity brides who married in Valentino Couture include Nicky Hilton, Jennifer Lopez, Anne Hathaway, and Jackie Onassis.
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