A jewel in the crown of celebrity weddings, the I do’s of Monaco’s Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock was a fairytale affair which included performances by Andrea Bocelli and Juan Diego Florez and a majestic marital masterpiece which earned the number three spot in Lovetripper’s look at the top 10 notable nuptial numbers of 2011.
Making her grand entrance in a Giorgio Armani Prive gown, a red carpet walk into the courtyard of Monaco’s royal palace transformed Charlene Wittstock from a private citizen into Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene. A picture of royal refinement, the frock– which took a total of 2,500 hours to create– was fashioned of off-white silk duchesse satin and silk organza and accented with 40,000 Swarovski crystals and 20,000 mother of pearl teardrops. The diaphanous fabric of a silk tulle veil completed the romantic look.
The bride bore a bouquet of freesias, dendrombium orchids and lilies of the valley as she was serenaded on her stroll to the altar by the strains of Paul McCartney’s “Celebration” from “Standing Stone.”
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