07 May 2017

Jewels in Motion: Queen Maxima's Wedding Jewels

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This week, we featured the wedding tiara and ensemble of Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, which is currently on display at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. But that wedding attire is nothing without the radiant bride who wore it, so today, we're marveling at moving images of the jewelry worn by Maxima on her wedding day in 2002. Enjoy!






Maxima on her arrival at the Nieuwe Kirk in Amsterdam





Willem-Alexander and Maxima sing a hymn during the wedding ceremony




Maxima's diamond bracelet is front and center during the vows





The couple beams as cheers from the crowd outside ring through the church





Maxima smiles gently during the ceremony





Maxima grins at Willem-Alexander during his vows





Maxima's earrings tremble slightly during a moment of prayer





Maxima's bracelet and rings are visible as Willem-Alexander holds her hand





Maxima, whose parents could not attend the wedding for political reasons, wipes away tears as a musician plays an Argentine tango





Maxima's tiara is visible as the couple is blessed by the officiant





Willem-Alexander and Maxima share a kiss on the balcony





The couple waves to the crowd from the balcony