The 5 Most Gorgeous Photos of Sofia Hellqvist's Wedding Dress
Congratulations to Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Värmland, and the newly-titled Princess Sofia of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland, who tied the knot in a seriously stunning royal wedding on Saturday, June 13! The 36-year-old prince and his 30-year-old former reality star bride (ladies, dreams can come true) wed at Stockholm's Royal Palace in front of royal guests from all over the globe.
But enough pomp and circumstance -- let's get to Sofia's dress. The real-life princess honored her country and wore a custom-made wedding dress by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt, who wore one of her creations in the past. (Prince Carl Philip's sister, Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, also chose to wear a Swedish designer, Par Engsheden, on her wedding day five years ago.) And although Sofia's gown is giving us major Kate Middleton vibes with the lace sleeves, A-line silhouette and open V-neck neckline, she put her own spin on it with an empire waist and let the star-shaped tattoo on her back remain visible (a definite Kate no-no).
Sofia accessorized with delicate teardrop diamond earrings and a round white and orange floral bouquet. And oh, yes -- a sparkling emerald and diamond tiara (a gift from her new in-laws, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia) and a lace cathedral-length veil was regally placed atop her intricate low chignon.
Let's all take the time now to ooh and ahh over the five most gorgeous photos of the newlyweds -- and Sofia's gown, naturally.
Sofia's dress was made of silk organza, crepe and handmade lace in three shades of white...
... not to mention that her train was hand-cut and hand-stitched.
Look at the first photo: This woman's job is to literally be Sofia's train carrier. (Okay, we're not exactly sure of that, but wrangling a princess's wedding dress train merits its own job, right?)
"Today I am the happiest man in the world," Prince Carl Philip told their guests in a speech given after the ceremony. "Sofia, you fill my life with love and happiness. With your love I will be able to overcome all challenges. Dear Sofia, I love you." (Okay, now we're officially jealous.)
Sigh -- and they lived happily ever after. Congratulations to the prince and princess!