14 June 2015

Carl Philip and Sofia's Wedding: Pre-Wedding Dinner

Hi, everybody! I'm slowly but surely getting caught up again here -- in fact, as you read this, I'm probably somewhere over the Atlantic -- but here's the first of our catch-up posts on this weekend's royal wedding!

Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist celebrated on the night before their wedding with a pre-wedding dinner aboard a boat in Stockholm. Let's have a look at the jewels, shall we?

The bride mostly let her blue gown do the sparkling, wearing very little jewelry.

You can catch a glimpse of her small hoop earrings above.

The groom's mother, Queen Silvia of Sweden, shocked the internet by wearing trousers.

She paired the emerald-green jacket and trousers with gold jewelry.

Like Sofia, Crown Princess Victoria mostly kept the sparkle confined to her gorgeous dress.

However, Victoria did wear small earrings and a glittering pendant necklace.

Princess Madeleine wore sparkling earrings with her gown.

The king's eldest sister, Princess Margaretha, wore a multi-stranded necklace and a large pair of stud earrings with her blue gown.

Princess Birgitta, the king's second sister, was dripping in diamonds, from floral earrings to a cross pendant to bracelets and rings. (Sidenote: yes, this is what Birgitta looks like. There's no need to dwell on it. Restrict your comments to her jewels, not her appearance.)

Birgitta's daughter, Princess Desiree of Hohenzollern, wore a sparkling necklace of her own.

Vicky Magnuson, daughter-in-law of Princess Christina, chose dramatic drop earrings for the dinner.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway also wore a lovely pair of drop earrings with her floral gown.

Princess Martha Louise of Norway wore a dramatic pair of earrings, and her husband, Ari Behn, wore a rather dramatic sash of his own.

Princess Ursula of Bavaria wore a lovely strand of pearls, plus extremely dramatic drop earrings.