Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter Flora Ogilvy celebrated her wedding with friends and family today, after first marrying her beau Timothy Vesterberg last year.
Art curator Flora, 25, originally tied the knot with the Swedish financier, 27, in September 2020 with the couple exchanging vows in a private ceremony at St James’s Palace amidst strict Covid restrictions.
However the couple were joined by friends and family at St James this morning as their marriage was blessed, with guests including Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex as well as Lord Frederick Windsor and his Peep Show actress wife Sophie Winkleman.
Flora wore a stunning white lace bridal Phillipa Lepley gown, sweeping her blonde locks behind her shoulders and opting for a glittering silver tiara for the occasion.
Phillipa Lepley is a Chelsea-based bridal couturier, whose celebrity clientele include high-society types including Alice Naylor Leyland and Lady Emily Compton. Dresses by the British designer can cost between £6,000 and £50,000.
Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter Flora Ogilvy has celebrated her wedding with Timothy Vesterberg as the couple had their marriage blessed today
The couple celebrated their wedding with friends and family at the church today, with guests including Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex (right) as well as Lord Frederick Windsor and his Peep Show actress wife Sophie Winkleman (left)
Flora’s grandmother Princess Alexandra also donned pink for the big day, wearing a smart blazer and polkadot dress which she paired with cream accessories
While Lady Helen donned a pretty pink satin gown with a flash of orange, Lady Amelia Windsor, who has been dubbed ‘the most beautiful royal’ opted a slightly more unconventional outfit, wearing a red and white leather jacket for the event
Many of Lepley’s brides opt for a £25,000 strapless crepe dress with two interchangeable overlays: one in embroidered tulle for the daytime and another more sparkly or short for the evening.
But at the higher end, it can cost up to £50,000 for a fully hand-embroidered dress, which can take up to two years.
Among the guests at the blessing event at St James’ were Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, who beamed at cameras as they arrived.
The countess opted for a stunning baby pink midi dress for the occasion, which she paired with nude heels and a floral fascinator.
Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman joined the couple at the event, with the Peep Show actress opting for a remarkably similar tone of dress to Sophie.
The royal donned a smart blazer style gown in pink tones, which she complemented with a large nude coloured bow fascinator.
Flora’s grandmother Princess Alexandra also donned pink for the big day, wearing a smart blazer and polkadot dress which she paired with cream accessories.
The minor royal, 83, is a first cousin and close confidante of the Queen and has spent the last 60 years dedicating her life to royal duty .
Princess Alexandra, who is a first cousin and close confidante of the Queen and has spent the last 60 years dedicating her life to royal duty, was elegant in pink for the big day (left, with the Duke of Kent, and right)
The Duke of Kent joined guests at the event and at one stage could be seen chatting to a host of flower girls
Sophie and Edward, who are believed to have spent part of the past month in Scotland with the Queen, appeared happy to be catching up with friends and family at the event
The Countess of Wessex was chic in a raspberry pink gown for the occasion while Prince Edward donned a colourful floral tie
Prince Edward and the Countess could be seen sharing a few words with Princess Michael of Kent, Lord Frederick and his wife Sophie outside the church today
Sophie and Frederick appeared relaxed as they spoke with Princess Michael outside the church this afternoon
Lady Gabriella Windsor, the daughter of Princess and Prince Michael of Kent, donned a blue floral gown for the occasion (pictured with her husband Thomas Kingston)
TV presenter writer and adventurer Ben Fogle with his wife Marina following the wedding of Flora Ogilvy
The Queen’s first cousin, who was a bridesmaid at her wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947, has been quietly carrying out thousands of official duties over the years.
Last year, Flora shared snaps of her wedding day after marrying Timothy in a lowkey ceremony amid Covid-19 restrictions.
Due to strict Covid restrictions on weddings at the time, the couple were only allowed to have a small group of family and friends attend their big day.
Flora, who wore a white bridal gown by Emilia Wickstead, shared a previously unseen snap from the big day on her Instagram stories.
The bride opted for a stunning white lace gown for the occasion, which featured a sweetheart neckline and full embroidered lace sleeves (left and right)
Timothy and Flora appeared overjoyed to be celebrating their big day with friends and family after initially marrying last year amidst Covid-19 restrictions
Proud parents! Flora’s parents James and Julia Ogilvy beamed as they stood alongside their daughter on her wedding day today (pictured)
Meanwhile Flora’s new husband Timothy beamed as he stood alongside his new wife at the event in London today
In the photograph, the royal can be seen wearing a pair of crystal white Jimmy Choos and suggested she celebrated her wedding night at Claridge’s in London by tagging the luxury hotel in the post.
She shared the simple snap online, which showed the bottom part of her crystal white wedding gown alongside her new husband’s deep blue suit.
The couple appeared to be sitting on a sofa at the hotel, with Flora’s white designer shoes resting lightly on a cream rug.
The art curator went on to tag Jimmy Choo, Emilia Wickstead and Claridge’s in the post.
The royal appeared overjoyed as she stepped out of her wedding car at the venue alongside her brother Alexander
Flora could barely contain her excitement as her family helped her out of her wedding car as she arrived at St James Palace this afternoon
The family could be seen lifting Flora’s gown and veil across the pavement while her brother Alexander waited patiently
The royal opted for a glittering diamond tiara for the occasion which she paired with a simple set of pearl drop earrings (pictured left and right)
Flora announced the news of the wedding in September 2020 with an Instagram post in which she said: ‘We are truly overjoyed and look forward to celebrating next year.’
The low-key couple live and work in London, where Flora balances a handful of royal appearances – including joining the royal family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace at Trooping The Colour each year – and work as an art consultant.
Born in Edinburgh, Flora grew up in a 1780s country house on Scotland’s East coast, before her parents moved to Nantucket, where they now live.
Formerly a professional ice hockey player in his native Sweden, the gorgeous blond Swede is a regular fixture on Flora’s Instagram page since they got together in May of last year.
Meanwhile Sophie cut an effortlessly elegant figure in a raspberry pink midi gown, which she paired with nude accessories and heels
Lady Helen Taylor, 51, who is the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, was among attendees at the event earlier today
Meanwhile Ben Fogle and his wife Marina were among the guests to attend the wedding earlier this afternoon (pictured)
The couple are believed to have had somewhat of a whirlwind romance after meeting and announced their engagement in November 2019.
Sharing the news of her engagement on Instagram, she posted: ‘We’re engaged! My beloved Timothy asked me to marry him and we’re blissfully happy.’
Meanwhile Timothy commented on the post: ‘Always and forever.’
Flora affectionately calls her fiancé ‘my lovely Swede’ on her Instagram captions, with the two enjoying travels across Germany and Devon since getting together.
Flora’s pals are pleased she’s found happiness, after she declared in 2019 that she was too busy for love, explaining: ‘I can’t even think about going there.’
Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter Flora first married Timothy in a lowkey ceremony last September amidst strict Covid restrictions
At the time, the art curator shared a snapshot of her wedding outfit, revealing she wore crystal white Jimmy Choos for the occasion