Monegasque Marriage Madness: Not One, But Two Upcoming Royal Weddings!

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What will Tatiana and Charlotte wear at their weddings?

My social calendar is quickly filling up with all of these royal weddings taking place in the next few months! Okay, so maybe I haven’t received any invites to Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi’s ceremony at the end of the month, or to newly engaged Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh’s, but a girl can still dream, right?

Instead of attending the weddings, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed in hopes that a Vogue insider will make the guest lists and snap some photos of the expectedly lavish affairs. The UK Telegraph is also hopeful that despite the couples’ want for privacy, at least some elements of the royal weddings will be published for the rest of us to drool over. According to the Telegraph, “Though a spokesperson has said the affair will be ‘private’, it’s likely we’ll get an insider view from Vogue, who covered Lauren Santo Domingo’s lavish nuptials – she wore a huge Olivier Theyskens dress – in 2008.”

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Royal weddings bring out the fashion industry’s elite, like Tatiana’s Aunt Lauren Santo Domingo

The publication also predicts that much like Lauren Santo Domingo and Andres Santo Domingo’s 2008 wedding, the guests will be as covered in couture as the brides and grooms to be. “Tatiana has more than a few fashion connections,” the Telegraph reports, “she’s best friends with Margherita and Teresa Missoni, and her aunt is Lauren Santo Domingo, former model, Vogue contributor and founder of high-fashion e-tailer Moda Operandi. This means we can expect many a stylish guest; think Natalia Vodianova, the Dellal siblings and the aforementioned Missonis.” These elegant, publicized royal weddings have definitely become a public obsession, especially after Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011, with practically the entire world watching her walk down the aisle in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen bridal gown.

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Princess Grace of Monaco, circa 1960

Though Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh haven’t set a date yet, the press suspects that with Charlotte’s newly announced pregnancy, the couple will want to wed sooner, rather than later. I predict that both Charlotte and soon-to-be sister-in-law Tatiana will wear stunning designer gowns, although bohemian-inspired Tatiana may opt for a less fussy look. Charlotte, whose iconic grandmother Princess Grace of Monaco’s own wedding was a true nod to old Hollywood glamour, will surely wear a classic, opulent gown.

If their weddings are anything like Kate Middleton’s or Lauren Santo Domingo’s, the guest list is sure to be stacked with some of the biggest names in fashion and entertainment. Where will the weddings take place? What will the brides wear? Do you think that these royal nuptials will become the new “weddings of the year?”

I’ll continue to speculate about every detail of the royal ceremonies, while waiting for my invitations to arrive, of course.

Image: Laura Loveday via Flickr CC


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