Princess Martha Louise of Norway
, Royal Duties and humanitarian work
Married to: Ari Behn
Her wedding dress, by favourite designer Wenche Lynche, was medieval in concept, made up of a simple scoop-necked under-gown in pale ivory satin topped by a parchment-coloured surcoat. Featuring a raised, open-collar and flared sleeves, it had a four-metre-long train which narrowed, heart-like, into a delicate point. It was an unusual design detail echoed in the dress neckline, its striking peaked shoulders and the shape of the princess bouquet. Crowning her upswept hairstyle the bride wore a pearl and diamond tiara which supported a simple white veil and matched the splendid single pearl drop suspended on a diamond-encrusted chain which she wore around her neck. Classic pearl and diamond earrings completed the look. The Norwegian princess bouquet, a low-key combination of pale green and cream tones, included among the lily of the valley and orchids a pair of large lilies. The delicate blooms were a touching gesture, honouring her grandmother who carried the same blooms for her nuptials to Crown Prince Olav in 1929. The wedding rings are made by the goldsmith Ulf Larsen. They are hand made in white gold with brilliants and richly engraved by hand.