Lady Charlotte Wellesley's Stunning Spanish Wedding

Updated 05/31/16

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Move over William and Kate! There's a new royal couple in town. Lady Charlotte Anne Wellesley of the United Kingdom married Colombian-American financier Alejandro Santo Domingo in Illoro, Spain on Saturday, May 28—and looked absolutely stunning doing so.

Charlotte Wellesley and Alejandro Santo Domingo Wedding
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The bride wore a breathtaking white wedding dress to her Spanish nuptials, giving us major princess #bridegoals when it comes to the royal wedding circle's outfit ensembles. While not actually a princess—she's close enough. Wellesley is a descendant of Queen Victoria (by way of her mother) and the daughter of the 9th Duke of Wellington (her father's ancestor defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815), according to US Weekly. Her husband is a Columbian-American financier, Harvard graduate, and philanthropist in his home country of Colombia.

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The long-sleeve, off-the-shoulder white Emilia Wickstead ball gown was definitely a showstopper—showing that it's perfectly acceptable to have a modern take on royal weddings. Her hair was parted and swirled into an elegant low-bun chignon. Her cathedral veil was adorned with a Swiss dot pattern, and she wore it over her head as she entered the Church of Incarnation. While she had ladies in waiting catering to her every need, the photo below definitely shows that like real brides, even royalty can have wedding day snafus—the wind just doesn't care whether you're nobility or not!

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The couple exchanged vows in a Catholic ceremony and then hosted a reception for over 200 guests at the Duke's picturesque country estate.

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Celebrities and royals alike were in attendance, with the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, former King of Spain Juan Carlos I, Czech model Eva Herzigova, and singer James Blunt among the guest list (fun fact: Blunt is married to the bride's cousin—Sofia Wellesley).

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The bride's flower girls were outfitted in white, with baby's breath flower crowns adorning their heads. White on flower girls is one thing, but one wedding detail (or oversight, perhaps?) remains a mystery: the tradition of the guests not wearing white to upstage the bride was not upheld. One guest, in particular, was spotted committing a potential wedding faux-pas, donning a white ensemble—the Duchess of Cornwall!

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Locals also flocked to the scene to watch the bridal party's entrance, with barricades created for the spectators, allowed to watch at a safe distance while cheering on the newlyweds (how's that for a pre-aisle pump-up?). British and Spanish flags were flying high, showing the unity between the couple—and making for some great photo ops.

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The bride-to-be and her father seemed to be very focused on entering the church, however, especially since there was some rain coming down at the time. But of course, we know that rain on your wedding day means good luck, and with a gown (and husband) as gorgeous as Lady Wellesley's, we know she's got plenty of it!

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