Grace Kelly, Bride

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Grace Kelly,Bride

Manolo says, now that the poor Prince Rainier is on the verge of leaving this life, we begin to see the pictures of his wedding to the late Grace Kelly appear in the press. This it is only natural, as the marriage it was the event that made him more famous than his position as the hereditary ruler of the minor principality would have ordinarly justified.

The Grace Kelly and the Prince Rainier they were married in April 19, 1956, in the traditional Catholic ceremony. As you can see, the Grace Kelly she was perhaps the most beautiful bride–wearing perhaps the most beautiful gown– to ever marry a prince.

For the Manolo it is actually, literally, stunning to see how beautiful she was in this photo. The Rainier, he is not the bad-looking man, just average with his little belly, receeding hairline, and jowls, but the juxtaposition with this ethereal beauty, it is not flattering to him.

There is more about this gown at the Manolo’s Manolo for the Brides blog.


14 Responses to “Grace Kelly, Bride”

  1. Canadian Headhunter (Michael) Says:

    Two things. A) The Manolo likes the women. B) How did the Prince Rainier land the Grace Kelly if he was so ordinary and as we both agree, the Grace was so beautiful?
    My fellow Canadian Headhunter, the Anthony, would say that the position of power is the natural aphrodisiac for the women. A little, maybe. But could that be the whole story? Perhaps the Manolo understands the women as well as he understands he knows the mystery of the shoes.

  2. Tiberia Says:

    Maybe the Grace she just “loves a man in a uniform”…

  3. lyn Says:

    i agree. she was so beautiful.

  4. enygma Says:

    What a beauty she was.

  5. Mimi Says:

    Love sees and responds to the inner beauty of a person. Outer attractiveness is nice to look at, but it does fade with time–for all of us. The purity of two people’s love for each other and how they manifest the depth of their souls are what bind people together in this life and, some would say, perhaps even beyond.

  6. Christie Says:

    She was amazingly beautiful.
    Next I have to say love is blind…
    That dress is, was, always will be the most beautiful, such a reflection of the bride herself…Classics.

  7. Sarah Says:

    Oh, oh, she is so beautiful! And the dress! Wow.

    Also, her posture is amazing.

  8. Antonia H. McQuown Says:

    La BellaDonna hopes that the marriage was, for at least a while, as fairy-tale as the wedding appears to have been. She is sorry to report that the Princess Grace was not marrying her first choice; Grace Kelly was very much enamoured of Oleg Cassini, but Mr. Kelly, the father, he put down his foot about his daughter marrying a dress designer. Apparently Mr. Kelly thought his little princess should be a … princess.

    La BellaDonna is also sorry to report that, some years into the marriage, it was said that the Prince Ranier did not treat the Princess in a manner at all respectful – and this in front of other peoples. It was the very, very bad form. Apparently, as the princess grew older, and appeared to grow older (still beautiful, still kind, still the mother of his children), the Prince Ranier grew indifferent and somewhat contemptuous.

    It is, perhaps, the cautionary tale for any lady “waiting for her prince to come.”

    The Mimi is not wrong in what she says; La BellaDonna agrees with her, wholeheartedly. It is just, in this instance, it may not have been the case …

  9. Wayward Flying Nun Says:

    Manolo: Is the Hermes “Kelly” bag named for La Principessa???

  10. Antonia H. McQuown Says:

    Without wishing to appropriate any of The Manolo’s rights, duties or privileges appertaining to his position as The Manolo, Host of the Wonderful She Blog, and without wishing to trespass on his hospitality as host, La BellaDonna confirms to the Wayward Flying Nun, that the Hermes “Kelly Bag” was indeed named for La Principessa.

    (La BellaDonna is now considering getting a larger umbrella, having reckoned without the possibility that nuns might be flying overhead.)

  11. Roxanna Says:

    Yes Grace kelly was a true beauty but she cannot compare to the beauty grace and kindness of Princess Diana. Princess Diana also had a no good husband who cheated on her from the beginning. She had no one to turn to. As the most photographed woman or person in the world. The only place she had a bit of privacy was in the palace. She used her fame and good looks to take care of her children and to show the world about problems like hiv, aids, leporsey and bulimia in which she also had. Her wedding dress beat Grace kelly’s any day with a train of 25 feet her wedding was extroadinary and a real fairytale a kindergarten teacher becoming a princess. Riding to her wedding in a horse carriage and she looked so beautiful and she is the best royal their ever has been and will ever be.

  12. ali Says:

    Grace Kelly was very beautiful and was also a good actress,that dress is amazing she did look like a princess (WOW).

  13. pattie Says:

    this was one sad wedding.she was marrying the wrong guy for the wrong reasons and she looks miserable.if she had only stayed in hollywood and had a happy life there in the movies which is what she really always wanted and missed.Poor Grace.

  14. Quinn N Says:

    Yeah that Ranier lucked up. Know way he deserved a woman of this caliber. Notice that he put a clause in the pre-nuptial agreement stating that if Princess Grace ever divorced him, she would have no claim to her children. He knew that she was too good for him. Ranier never knew what he had til she left.

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