On Saturday 23rd October 2021, there was a royal wedding which lived up to the grandeur and celebration we'd expect. The city of Athens and the Metropolitan Cathedral was the host of the betrothal between Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark to Nina Flohr, who shall now be known as Princess Nina of Greece and Denmark. Many congratulations to the royal couple!
This was the third wedding ceremony for the royal couple after they officially married in December 2020 during a small ceremony first before holding a second summer wedding party this year. The pandemic and lockdown restrictions, like with many weddings, altered their celebrations but on this occasion, they were able to celebrate with many members of royal family across Europe invited to attend.
Princess Nina of Greece and Denmark's gown was beautiful and classic in shape, opting for a ivory gown with a neckline almost off-shoulder and decorated with rich silver detailing. The front was tied into a bow leaving the ties to drape down the centre as the dress falls to the floor in a flared shape. As we've seen with previous royal weddings, the bride's train has been a talking post and Princess Nina's was certainly one - long in length with further shimmering embellishment on it whilst her veil draped behind her, longer than the train itself. Her husband, Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark (godson of Princess Diana) opted for a lovely formal tailcoat as his wedding attire, charcoal grey in colour and styled with a navy blue double-breasted waistcoat.
The waistcoat is cut with a six-button front and fastened low down on the body, angling in slightly as it finishes with a straight hem. The tailcoat included peak lapels and a white pocket square folded sharply sitting in the welt pocket, linking nicely to his white double cuffed shirt. The lining of the tailcoat was also a dark blue, a nice hue partnered with the grey of the item and with the matching trousers too. The collar on the shirt is semi-cutaway, allowing for a clean finish with his blue patterned tie. The trousers are straight-legged with a subtle centre crease and break in the hem near the bottom.
Tailcoats were a preferred style for the gentlemen at the wedding as the father of the bride, Thomas Flohr, also wore a grey tailcoat and trousers with a navy waistcoat, the tailcoat featuring peak lapels and a single button used for the fastening with a curved edge on the front. The tie of choice was a light blue/cornflower blue colour, again a great shade partnering with the grey.
The groom's brother, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, opted for the same dark blue double-breasted waistcoat with white shirt and light blue patterned tie, pairing the attire with a pair of grey pinstripe trousers and a blue/black tailcoat over the top. The tailcoat featured peak lapels with a nice shoulder line and a white pocket square sitting in the top pocket.
The Crown Prince attended with his wife, the Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, who wore a beige fitted dress with panelling in the bodice and three/quarter length sleeves with a crew neck and floral embroidery on the top. Their sons Prince Aristidis Stavros and Prince Achileas-Andreas also witnessed the wedding, Prince Aristidis wearing a navy blue two-piece with a blue patterned tie and Prince Achileas-Andreas also opting for a two-piece but accessorising with a navy tie with red and white stripes. In the end picture, the Crown Prince is also pictured with Queen Sofia of Spain in a green floor-length gown with layers on the skirt and Princess Irene in an all blue ensemble consisting of a floor-length skirt and long-sleeve blouse.
Prince Constantine Alexios and Princess Maria-Olympia, son and daughter of Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal were also spotted in attendance of the wedding. Prince Constantine's tailcoat was black/blue in colour with a single button fastening and peak lapels also. Wearing with light grey trousers with a centre crease, the waistcoat was single-breasted with six buttons down the front, the bottom left unfastened. The waistcoat neckline sat high on the body, enough room left to expose his matching blue patterned tie, the shirt collar just sitting over the top and the double cuffs showing substantially through the jacket sleeves. Princess Maria-Olympia kept it simple with a royal blue fitted dress with a square neckline and long sleeves.
As mentioned, members from the Royal Family across Europe travelled to Athens to attend the wedding and there was Princess Beatrice of York and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Princess Beatrice opted for a elegant dress made with a black skirt and ivory top with bishop sleeves. The wrap top is edged in gems to match the glistening bow design on the waist. Edoardo's suit was a dark navy two-piece with a double vent on the back of the jacket and a two-button front. Flapped pockets, soft shoulders and 4-button cuffs also featured on the jacket, styled with a smart white shirt and grey tie.
Another tailcoat spotted was worn by Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, brother of Prince Philippos, the same navy blue waistcoat worn with a lighter grey tailcoat and trousers with wide peak lapels on the coat. 4-button cuffs featured on the sleeves and buttons on the back of the tailcoat, whilst a white pocket square was tucked into the top pocket to match his shirt before finishing with a navy blue polka dot tie. Pictured next to him are his wife Princess Tatiana in a silky red dress with a floral decoration draped to the side and Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark wearing an elegant light blue dress with soft pleats on the shirt and long sleeves.
It was a wedding ceremony worth the wait and once again, a huge congratulations to Prince Philippos and Princess Nina of Greece and Denmark!
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