Ok Ok. I guess the title of this post is a bit misleading. There ain’t no wars going on here; the two brides I’m featuring showcased such different styles that it just wouldn’t make sense to do a comparative analysis. Although I am ALL about the comparatively analysing.
Prince Rahim Agha Khan married American supermodel Kendra Spears in a traditional ceremony at the family chateau in Switzerland. Prince Andrea Casighari of Monaco married his long-time sweetheart heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo at his family palace in the beautiful municipality of Monaco.
Aside: I used to have such a maj crush on Andrea. I remember stalking him via royal watchers sites years ago and fantasizing about being a Princess but MAN OH MAN he did not age well.
On to the fashion
:: Kendra ::
Kendra, who will now be known as Princess Salwa Agha Khan, was the picture of grace and elegance in an ivory jamavar sari by Indian designer Manav Gangwani. The sari has gold embroidered borders and blouse – I love how understated this is. She pairs the sari up with the ever-popular Jimmy Choo Lance sandals.
I would have loved to see some kundan ballay with this sari – I feel the diamond set is overwhelming the elegance of the whole look. Nonetheless, she is a stunner and looks like a dream. How handsome is the Prince? Why is life so unfair?
:: Tatiana ::
I can’t find a very clear picture of Tatiana’s dress, so this will have to do. The Columbian heiress (and Laura Santo Domingo’s niece) wore a custom made Missoni dress full of boho charm. I’m surprised to see that she wore such a hippie-esque dress to the palace wedding, something formal was probably a better idea but I guess she wanted to make it her own. I do love the floral crown, free flowing curls and all the sunshine.
I loooooved the reception dress, also by Missoni. I know it’s nothing special but I just love the silhouette, long sleeves and texture. Girls, if you are in Pakistan/India you know you can run to the local fabric market and find some lace/crochet and emulate this look. Ka-pow!
Here’s a bonus picture – how gorgeous is this place?