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Random Royaling – Wedding Roll Call

I am slapping my forehead for not starting a wedding blog prior to this month because boy oh boy have we had an embarrassment of nuptial riches recently. Plenty enough to satisfy pent-up royal wedding demand. Just last week, the royals we discuss were scattered all over Europe attending weddings. Love was all around. We NEED this.

Roll call time. Let’s dig in and look at some formal wear, wedding wear, and tiaras.

Flora Ogilvy and Timothy Vesterberg

The granddaughter of Princess Alexandra had a religious marriage blessing last weekend and this very closely-royal-adjacent ceremony was the highest-profile of the events here, and the one with the most photos. The ceremony was held in St James’s Church in Piccadilly.

Princess MIke and Lady Frederick Windsor joined most of the royals in the pink(ish) color scheme. That’s some bow, Lady Freddy, but that Catherine Walker dress is a dream.

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There were several repeats among the guests – which is entirely appropriate given the times we live in. Sophie repeated her pink Emilia Wickstead, and Lady Helen wore a Roksanda dress that we have seen before.

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Lady Gabriella Windsor wore a Johanna Ortiz dress, and I can safely say I haven’t seen shoulder pads this distinct since 1989.

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We do not know anything about the designers of Lady Amelia Windsor’s ensemble, and I am not sure that’s a bad thing.

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The grandmother of the bride – who lent the fabulous Ogilvy tiara to Flora – looked lovely and entirely in tune with her own style.

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The bride’s classic, lacey, gown was by Phillipa Lepley. She wore the massive Ogilvy tiara (which we just in last Friday’s post on state visits, in its sapphire form). Her adorable bridesmaids, Maud and Isabella, are the daughters of Lord and Lady Frederik Windsor.

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India Hicks and David Flint Wood

These kids have been together for 26 years – with five children – and they decided to make it all official last weekend.  The bride is the daughter of Lady Pamela Mountbatten, a goddaughter of Prince Charles, and famously a bridesmaid in the wedding of Princess Diana. She wore what is described as a “Grace Kelly-inspired Emilia Wickstead gown” for her marriage to David Flint Wood, in her home village of Brightwell Baldwin, Oxfordshire. Vogue has all the details and some really beautiful photos, too.

She switched up her style completely for the night before the ceremony reception, going sequined and slinky. The shoes were designed by Christian Louboutin and her dress by a friend.

James Middleton and Alizee Thevenet

The Duchess of Cambridge’s brother James married his financial analyst sweetheart Alizee Thevenet in France. There aren’t many photos – which is entirely right given these are private people – but that late summer French light in the Instagram post is just dreamy. Also, James’ dog Ella was the one to “introduce” them, an anecdote I can get on board with.

Irene Forte and Felix Winckler

Not even adjacent, but Princess Eugenie was there so let’s add it to our pile. Also, I really want to talk about the wedding gown. The couple – she’s an entrepreneur with a skincare line and he is a “tech whiz” – were married civilly a year ago in London and delayed the religious ceremony due to pandemic restrictions.

Her civil wedding gear was a sharp pantsuit.

Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich Romanovsky and Foteini Georganta

His great-great-grandparents were Tsar Alexander III and Tsarina Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark), so we are digging deep down in the family tree. For those who are counting, he’s considered fourth in line to the current (and very non-existent) Romanov throne, per the Romanov Family Association. The tiara is from the artist Petr Axenoff. You can see his Instagram page (mostly lifestyle photos, not jewelry) here.

Surprisingly, the flow of weddings doesn’t end here. Upcoming:

  • 9/25/2021 – Religious wedding of Princess Marie-Astrid & Rafe Worthington (Marie-Astrid is the niece of Grand Duke Henri).
  • 9/24/2021 – Civil wedding of Grand Duke George & Rebecca Bettarini (George is the son of Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, who is a  great-great-granddaughter of Alexander II, and his father is Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia, a member of the House of Hohenzollern). 10/1/20201 – Religious wedding in Saint Petersburg
  • 9/25/2021 – Religious wedding of Prince Jaime, Duke of Noto & Lady Charlotte Lindesay-Bethune
  • 10/2021 (date not released) – Religious wedding of Prince Philippos and Princess Nina of Greece. Scheduled at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. The couple were married civilly in St. Moritz last December.