30 May 2011 | Prince Haakon of Norway, Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Queen Sonja of Norway, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg attend the official welcoming ceremony at the Royal Palace on the first day of the Luxembourgian state visit in Oslo, Norway. (Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images Europe)
Sonja’s long-awaited wedding gown was a creation from Oslo clothing
store Molstad. In many ways, it is a typical design of the time: the
silk gown is structural yet simple, with a high round neck, a bell
shaped skirt and three-quarter length bell sleeves to match. The pearl
ornamentation around the cuffs of the sleeve and the neck is restrained.
A long train fastens at her shoulders and widens as it extends back to a
squared edge, and her tulle veil extends the length of the train.
Though Sonja would soon have some of the grandest tiaras in the
Norwegian monarchy at her disposal, she crowned her veil with a white
artificial floral ornament.