This evening at the l’Opéra Garnier terraces in Monte-Carlo the new princely couple of Monaco, Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II, held their wedding reception with hundreds of their dearest friends.
The prince gave a lovely speech to his bride as well as to her family and royal guests. To watch Prince Albert’s speech please click the link here. Later on in the evening there was a fantastic fireworks show — which you can view photos here — that was unfortunately not broadcasted for international audiences.
This afternoon on the official site for the princely family of Monaco, Palais Princier de Monaco, released details about H.S.H. Princess Charlene’s wedding dress, bouquet, wedding ring, and interestingly the bouquet ceremony at the Sainte Dévote Church.
Here is a video clip about H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco’s new tiara known as the Océan Tiara by Van Cleef & Arpels:
Océan set exalts the grace and elegance of the Bride. This pledge of love, offered by the Prince to his Princess, who chose its name, transforms into a tiara. Since 1956, Van Cleef & Arpels has held the honour of being “Official Supplier to the Principality”. Such a privilege demands the highest standards: that of being at the pinnacle of the art of jewellery creation.
Océan: water and its transformations
Ripples shimmer on a ribbon of white gold and round-cut diamonds.
The frothy lace of diamonds sparkles with the water’s reflections and diffuses into fabulous asymmetrical circles.
The waters of the sea, made of blue sapphires, carry 11 pear-cut diamonds in their gentle swell.
Océan, the necklace, transforms into a royal tiara.
883 round-cut diamonds, weighing a total of over 44 carats.
10 pear-cut diamonds, weighing a total of over 4 carats.
A 4.01 carat pear-cut diamond.
359 round-cut sapphires for over a total of 18 carats, in a colour gradation of 3 hues.
The Océan jewellery piece will be on show during the L’Histoire du Mariage Princier exhibition, at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco, from the 9th of July until the end of November 2011.
Wow. What can I say… the princely wedding between Their Serene Highnesses Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco was one of the best weddings I have ever seen. From the music, the royal and princely guests, heads of state, and of course the bride in her gorgeous custom-made wedding gown by Giorgio Armani.
The best part of the wedding, for me, was when the princely couple were serenaded by a mother and daughter duo inside the Sainte Devote church. The song was a prayer to the Virgin Mary which touched H.S.H. Princess Charlene to the point the beautiful princess starting crying.
Anyway, I will give you a wrap up of all the festivities later since there is still much more to go with the religious wedding events including the reception, gala dinner, ball and of course fireworks. So stay tuned. 🙂
In the meantime there are so many photos for you view so please click the links herehere, herehereherehereandhere. Photos galore!(Just click anywhere and you will see a ton of photos… probably more than you can handle.) 🙂
On June 20, 2011, a then Charlene Wittstock and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco sat down with CNN to discuss their then upcoming princely nuptials. Click here to watch. (where it says “I’m not too nervous”)
Finally, for those living in the United States… good news! CNN.com will air the wedding live starting at 9am EST on July 2, 2011. 🙂 CNN LIVE (Click where it says “Today”)