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Re: Weddings of the Romanovs
« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2012, 09:57:07 PM »
Olga could have been the last grand duchess a foreign prince since Marie married Prince Vilhelm of Sweden. However she refused Karol, and that is the end of it.

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« Reply #76 on: January 25, 2012, 08:27:45 AM »
@Eric

whenever I read your posts I wonder whether you understand what other posters wrote... again: why suddenly bring Olga N. to discussion when the question was about Olga A.?


I wonder who designed Irina Alexandrovna & Olga Alexandrovna's wedding dresses.
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« Reply #77 on: January 25, 2012, 10:36:05 AM »
Just found this Wedding Ceremonial from Olga A's wedding to Peter of Oldenburg, here:

http://www.romanovrussia.com/Grand_Duchess_Olga_Alexandrovna_Royal_Wedding.html

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« Reply #78 on: February 06, 2012, 07:13:42 PM »
If there was a Russian Royal wedding today and foreign royals and dignitaries were invited, would they all have to stand up throughout the entire service or do you think there would be a concession for the people who aren't used to standing throughout an entire church service?

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« Reply #79 on: February 07, 2012, 01:05:17 PM »
Senior members of the family (Like Prince Philip for instance...who was baptized at a Greek Orthodox).

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« Reply #80 on: February 07, 2012, 01:21:25 PM »
If I know Prince Philip he would insist on standing!

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« Reply #81 on: February 15, 2012, 02:05:02 PM »
Interesting question about Olga Alexandrovna, I've tried to search even a single sketch of her wedding with her first husband and nothing appears! By the way, thanks for the information and the photo of the wedding ceremonial historyfan! Her sister Xenia also didn't marry a foreign prince and we know apair of sketches from the event, why not about Olga (even only one)?
« Last Edit: February 15, 2012, 02:07:40 PM by Yelena Aleksandrovna »

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« Reply #82 on: February 15, 2012, 07:58:17 PM »
You're quite welcome. I don't know why there is nothing showing Olga A's first wedding. Even if everything was destroyed because it was annulled (which is unlikely given the fact that the annulment took place during WWI and I'm sure everyone was rather too busy to worry about that!), the marriage lasted fifteen years. Something should have survived.

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« Reply #83 on: February 16, 2012, 03:58:26 PM »
Agreed. I think there will bestuff start flowing out from the Russian archives.

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« Reply #84 on: February 22, 2012, 02:13:37 AM »
Interesting question about Olga Alexandrovna, I've tried to search even a single sketch of her wedding with her first husband and nothing appears! By the way, thanks for the information and the photo of the wedding ceremonial historyfan! Her sister Xenia also didn't marry a foreign prince and we know apair of sketches from the event, why not about Olga (even only one)?

Her wedding dress (price: 50.000 ruble) and various documents such as the papers concerning her dowry are kept in Moscou. Obviously there were not taken photos of every Imperial bride - I have never seen wedding photos of Nicholas II or of Grand Duke Serge.

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« Reply #85 on: February 22, 2012, 02:17:04 AM »
For a project on Royal weddings I am searching for poignant/interesting/funny/tragic (i.e.: not "too normal") documents concerning the Russian weddings - costumes, dresses, family laws, dowry and such. If anybody knows where to find such information: please let me know! Thanks! Thomas

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« Reply #86 on: February 22, 2012, 03:30:01 PM »
I think the first book you should read is "The Grand Duchesses" . It has many interesting tidbits on Romanov brides and their weddings.

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« Reply #87 on: May 01, 2012, 12:10:23 PM »
I found this recently in a Russian site, it was labeled as Maria Pavlovna's (the younger) wedding dress, it is still  beautiful:

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Any idea if any other Romanov wedding dress survived until today? This is the first that I see...

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...Obviously there were not taken photos of every Imperial bride - I have never seen wedding photos of Nicholas II or of Grand Duke Serge.
Yes, there are not, but there are even a few portraits. I found a bit surprising that about GD Olga Alexandrovna there isn't even a single portrait, but there are several photos of her second (morganatic) marriage.
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« Reply #88 on: May 02, 2012, 07:20:37 AM »
The last Romanov wedding dress to be seen was Marie Alexandrovna (Duchess of Edinburgh & Coburg). It was last worn by her granddaughter Kira. I think it should be in the Hohenzollern collection.

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Re: Weddings of the Romanovs
« Reply #89 on: June 04, 2012, 03:06:08 AM »
Wedding of Marie Alexandrovna and Alfred of Edinburgh