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Q: Royal bridal bouquets ( Answered,   2 Comments )
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Subject: Royal bridal bouquets
Category: Relationships and Society > Relationships
Asked by: themotherduck-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 19 Jan 2005 16:06 PST
Expires: 18 Feb 2005 16:06 PST
Question ID: 460098
I am looking for unusual bridal bouquets. I wish to find a close-up
picture of the bridal bouquet carried by Marie-Marit Hoiby who married
Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, on 25 August 2001 at the Oslo
cathedral in Norway.

Can you help me with this??
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Subject: Re: Royal bridal bouquets
Answered By: blazius-ga on 24 Jan 2005 15:24 PST
 
There seems to be very few close-up pictures of this particular
bouquet on the world wide web.  A fairly good one can be found at
http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/norwaywedding/images/hmm79.jpg - it is
posted at the webpage
http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/norwaywedding/haakonmette28.html with
this decription:

"The bridal bouquet adorns Mette-Marit Tjessem H°iby?s wrist and is
worn as a muff.  The bouquet has been called "Brudel°peren".  The idea
was developed by the bride in close cooperation with Aina Nyberget
Kleppe, who runs the flower shop Passiflora A/S in Oslo.  The bridal
bouquet is made up of rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii), Wanda orchids
(Phalaenopsis orchids), hydrangeas, roses in pink and mauve tones,
fescue, beads and metal threads.  The bouquet is fixed to wire mesh. 
The rosary vine forms a base on which the flowers, grasses and beads
are mounted one after the other and attached with silver, copper, pink
and burgundy metal threads.  The colours are various soft tones of
pink."

This description is consistent with the details given at the Royal
House of Norway's website at
http://www.kongehuset.no/dt_kongehuset_newsstyle.asp?ogid=&mgid=&gid=16&aid=492

I have done extensive searches on the web sites of several major
Norwegian newspapers, but none of them publishes any pictures of
better quality than the one mentioned above.

If you require a high-quality closeup of this bouquet, I suggest that
you contact Scanpix Scandinavia, a major Norwegian picture agency. 
Their pictures cost from around US$ 150 each, depending on the
intended usage.  Contact information is available at
http://www.scanpix.no/com/no/Pages/contact_us.htm

I hope that the picture above satisfies your needs, and that my answer
will enable you to obtain higher quality pictures if that is
requested.

Clarification of Answer by blazius-ga on 24 Jan 2005 23:02 PST
It seems like angelfire.com does not allow direct linking to pictures
at their web site (see their policies at
http://angelfire.lycos.com/doc/general/remoteloadingfaq.html). 
However, you can always view the picture by loading the complete web
page (http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/norwaywedding/haakonmette28.html).
Comments  
Subject: Re: Royal bridal bouquets
From: markj-ga on 19 Jan 2005 16:15 PST
 
It says here that she didn't carry a bouquet as such:

"But the ultimate in simplicity has perhaps the gown Mette?Marit
Tjessem Hoiby wore. When she wed Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon in
2001, she not only made a fairy tale come true (she used to be a
waitress) but she rekindled an interest in Medieval fashions. Her gown
was of a simple cut, made of layers of silk crepe, her train was long,
but not excessively so, and her veil a simple tulle concoction.
Instead of a bouquet, she carried a long garland of flowers."

Vintage Connection: And the Bride Wore
http://www.vintageconnection.net/archives/AndTheBrideWore.htm
Subject: Re: Royal bridal bouquets
From: littlesos-ga on 20 Jan 2005 03:15 PST
 
The bridal bouquet adorns the bride's wrist and is worn as a muff. The
bouquet has been called 'Brudel°peren'.

The idea was developed by Mette-Marit in close cooperation with Aina
Nyberget Kleppe, who runs the flower shop Passiflora A/S in Oslo.

The bridal bouquet is made up of rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii), Wanda
orchid (Phalaenopsis orchids), hydrangeas, roses in pink and mauve
tones, fescue, beads and metal threads.

The bouquet is fixed to wire mesh. The rosary vine forms a base on
which the flowers , grasses and beads are mounted one after the other
and attached with silver, copper, pink and burgundy metal threads. The
colours are various soft tones of pink

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