While most royal wedding talk is still fixated on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, let's put a pause on Markle Mania and divert our attention to another royal duo, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden, who will celebrate their third wedding anniversary today.
This couple was all smiles when they said "I do" in front of 300 guests June 13, 2015 at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm. Princess Sofia sported a stunning long sleeve gown by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt, which featured lace made by José María Ruiz and a hand-cut, hand-stitched train. She topped the bridal look off with a diamond-and-emerald tiara, gifted to her by her spouse's parents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. As for the groom, Prince Carl Philip donned a mess dress uniform of the Swedish Amphibious Corps, complete with the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim, and the star of the Order of the Polar Star around his neck.
Perfectly fitting for their summer ceremony, the royal lovebirds adorned their wedding venue with an overflow of bright florals, going so far as to create a mini flower wall behind the altar (trendsetters!). The Swedish royals also picked quite the modern music for their ceremony, including Coldplay's "Fix You" and a Swedish version of "Umbrella" by Rihanna.
Following the ceremony, the newlyweds mirrored British royal wedding tradition and processed through the surrounding area in a horse-drawn carriage, happily waving to well-wishers. Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, and their families also stood on the steps of the royal palace to greet the wedding day crowds below.
Afterward, wedding guests headed to a banquet hall within the royal palace, and later migrated to Karl XI's Gallery for dancing and dessert. Both the bride's and groom's fathers gave toasts, but Carl Philip's heartfelt speech to Sofia took the cake.
"Every time we tried to be apart from each other, my heart was empty," he professed to his bride, per the Swedish Royal Court website. "And eventually, finally, Sofia, we made the right choice—a decision that makes me the world's happiest man. Sofia, you fill my life with love and happiness."
The newlyweds shared their first dance as husband and wife to "Sofias Brudvals," a waltz written by Pelle Arhio and sung by Swedish artist Per Bredhammar. Then, truly kicking the reception into high gear, guests enjoyed performances by Icona Pop and the late Avicii.
Happy anniversary to these two royal lovebirds, and may they both continue to be our style inspo.