It has been a pleasure and an honor”; Valentino is quoted as saying.
His appreciation shows in the tireless work that the designer involved himself in creating a vision that is both modern accented with traditional modesty and regal touches, such as the silk organdy edged with tulle point d' esprit measuring at six meters long attached to Madeleine's favorite tiara, the Modern (Carl XVI Gustaf) Fringe Tiara, a favorite of the princess. It cleverly brought her past as a single princess and beloved daughter with her into the moment of her life as princess bride. The tiara was decorated with fresh orange blossoms, providing a lovely scent. Chantilly lace flowers fringed the veil and created a combination of streamlined modernity accented with elegant regal trimmings ensuring that the princess maintained a regal common touch with state guests and ancient architecture of the church.
The neckline was simliar to that of Crown Princess Victoria at her wedding to Daniel Westling; off the shoulder, scooped at the neck and with an application of ivory Chantilly lace providing a modest overlay. Her slim waist was accented by small, open vertical pleats opened and spread out the full skirt. It was made with silk organdy and as the bride walked toward her waiting groom Chris O' Neill at the altar, a four meter train followed. As she walked past the aisle, children stood and vocalized the song Wedding March from Gotland. From the announcement to the ceremony, Madeleine was a true princess bride.