Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands & Máxima Zorreguieta
February 2, 2002, Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam
The Dress:Italian design house Valentino Couture was behind the cowl-necked, long-sleeved gown made of ivory Mikado silk. The fitted gown flared at the waist with a five-metre train inset with panels of embroidered lace. A silk tulle veil was hand-embroidered with a floral motif.
The Flowers:The bride’s bouquet was created by the florists to Soestdijk Palace. The cascading bouquet was composed of white roses, gardenias, and lilies of the valley. The Beurs van Berlage, where the civil service took place, was decorated with 3,000 yellow orchids, 3,000 blue Hyacinths and 4,000 blue Delphiniums. The canopy outside of the Nieuwe Kerk was 13 metres wide, 6 meters deep and 4 metres high and was decorated with 6,500 assorted white flowers, including roses, hydrangeas and baby’s breath.
The Jewellery:The diademe came from the jewellery collection of the Dutch royal family. The five diamond star tiara originally belonged to Queen Emma, while the diamond earrings originally belonged to Queen Wilhelmina.