Princess Madeleine
Weds In Valentino

Princess Madeleine of Sweden wed New York banker Christopher O’Neill over the weekend, but all we really care about is her wedding dress. And wow, did she pick a showstopper.

Princess Madeleine wedding dress

Princess Madeleine had a wedding fit for a, well, princess on Saturday when she married New York City banker Christopher O'Neill in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm. The New York–based princess, 30, walked down the aisle in a custom Valentino Haute Couture gown designed by the iconic designer himself.

"Working with Princess Madeleine has just been so easy," Valentino Garavani said in a statement after the wedding. "She is a very lovely girl. She is modern, fun, full of energy and enthusiasm, and she is so beautiful. It has been a pleasure and an honor."

The gown featured an off-the-shoulder design with a 4-meter train, along with a 6-meter veil embroidered with Chantilly lace flowers. Her tiara was accessorized with fresh orange blossoms.

Naturally, we couldn't help but think of the gown the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, wore to wed Prince William in April 2011. The Alexander McQueen gown — designed by Sarah Burton — featured long lace sleeves and a satin bodice along with a myrtle, lily of the valley, sweet William and hyacinth bouquet.

Kate Middleton wedding dress

Burton later called making the dress "an incredible honor."

Was it better than Princess Madeleine's dress? We love both, so it's impossible to choose.

We doubt Madeleine is concerned about the comparisons. The Swedish royal is probably more interested in her new husband!

"He is my soulmate," she said after getting engaged in 2012. "I appreciate Chris for his warmth and his humor. He has a very big heart, and he manages to make everyone in his presence feel good. Christopher is a very thoughtful and generous person."

O'Neill echoed her thoughts.

"I had been thinking about proposing for a while, but I wanted to wait until the right moment," the British immigrant added of his love. "I have been sure all along that Madeleine was the one I wanted to marry."

Tell us

Who had the better wedding dress: Princess Madeleine or Kate Middleton? Sound off below!

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Comments on "Fashion face-off: Princess Madeleine vs. Kate Middleton"

Sid July 24, 2013 | 1:58 PM

Definitely Kate. Madeleine's is too busy and the pattern on the dress itself isn't great. Kate's is clean, simple and fits nicer. Madeleine's looks like she just found any dress that was in her size and bought it where as Kate's looks pleasantly tailored for her.

yolo June 21, 2013 | 11:54 AM

Madeleine all the way, not only is she gorgeous but is a true princess and carries herself with decorum, besides William and Catharine were not as affectionate as Madeleine and Christopher. I respect all of them greatly this is not a hate comment just my opinion

Suzanne June 11, 2013 | 6:22 PM

Madeleine is just stunning. I love both dresses, but there is something so romantic about Madeleine's.

Victoria June 10, 2013 | 8:50 PM

I prefer the Duchess of Cambridge's dress. It's simple yet elegant, and it's timeless.

Stacey June 10, 2013 | 5:28 PM

Although both dresses are beautiful, I much prefer the simplicity of Kate's dress Madeleine's was a little too fussy for my taste

Jillian June 10, 2013 | 9:43 AM

KATE, KATE, KATE. Though, it should be said, Madeleine looked beautiful as well.

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