Wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Miss Sofia Hellqvist
Parents Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Queen Silvia of Sweden

Mr. Erik Hellqvist
Mrs. Marie Hellqvist

Groomsmen Prince Carl Fredrik, Duke of Västerbotten, the groom's brother
Prince Daniel, Duke of Jämtland, the groom's nephew
Bridesmaids Princess Louise, Duchess of Öland
Princess Helene, Duchess of Smäland Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland
Miss Tiara Larsson
Pages Prince Elliot, Duke of Norrbotten, the groom's nephew
Prince Frederik, Duke of Västmanland, the groom's nephew
Prince James, Duke of Södermanland, the groom's nephew
Location Slottskyrkan, Stockholm
Date 13 June 2015
The wedding of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, and Miss Sofia Hellqvist took place on 13 June 2015 at Slottskyrkan, Stockholm.

Before the ceremony Edit

On 17 May the banns were read in the Royal Chapel of Stockholm Palace. On the same day the court announced that after the wedding, Sofia Hellqvist would be styled as Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland.

The festivities began on Friday, 12 June with a private dinner for invited guests on the island of Skeppsholmen.

Ceremony Edit

The wedding took place on Saturday 13 June at 16:30 in the Royal Chapel of Stockholm Palace. It was the seventh royal wedding held in the Slottskyrkan.

The ceremony was conducted by the Right Reverend Lars-Göran Lönnermark, Bishop Emeritus and Chief Court Chaplain, and the Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen, Court Chaplain and Rector of the Royal Court Parish.

The prince's twin brother, Prince Carl Fredrik, Duke of Västerbotten and nephew, Prince Daniel, Duke of Jämtland as his best man and Junior supporter. The Prince's niece's; Princess Louise, Duchess of Öland, Princess Helene, Princess Estelle and Sofia's goddaughter Tiara Larsson served as bridesmaids and The grooms nephew's served as pageboys. Sofia was escorted halfway down the aisle by her father. She and Prince Carl Philip walked together for the other half. During the marriage ceremony lead vocals were performed by Salem Al Fakir, David Pagmar and Samuel Ljungblahd.

Sofia wore a wedding dress designed by Ida Sjöstedt. The dress was in three tones of white and was made in crêpe in-silk that doubled with Italian organza. The dress and the train were embellished with couture lace. The veil was made of thin tulle with appliqués of sheer cotton lace. Sofia's bridal bouquet consisted of roses and myrtle. In keeping with the royal family's wedding bouquet tradition, the myrtle came from the grounds of Sofiero Castle. The flowers were in shades of cream and coral and were tied together. Carl Philip wore a mess dress dated to 1878.

Prince Carl Philip's crown, Prince Karl XIII's crown, lay on a cushion to the right of the altar while Princess Sofia Albertina's crown lay on a cushion to the left of the altar. The crowns are part of a tradition, crowns are used in association with a person the occasion is about.

After the wedding, the bride and groom rode a horse and carriage, leading a cortège from Stockholm Palace along its outer courtyard, through the streets of Slottsbacken, Skeppsbron, Slottskajen, Norrbro, Regeringsgatan, Hamngatan, Nybroplan, Nybrokajen, Hovslagargatan, Södra Blasieholmshamnen, Strömbron and finally arriving at the Logården of the Royal Palace. The Armed Forces paraded along the procession route and after arriving at Logården, they gave the couple a 21-gun salute. On the balcony of the palace, Carl Philip gave a short speech to the assembled crowd of well-wishers, asserting that "Sweden is a warm country."[12] The King then "led the crowd in a traditional Swedish 'four cheers' for the couple."

The festivities continued with dinner in the White Sea Ballroom of Stockholm Palace and dancing in Karl XI's Gallery. Fredrik Eriksson, Mathias Dahlgren, Mark Aujalay, Henrik Norström and Mattias Ljungberg were responsible for the wedding dinner. At the wedding banquet, King Carl Gustaf welcomed guests and toasted the couple.

Music Edit

The ceremony featured classical music as well as a significant amount of popular music. The bride walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of Enya's "Athair ar Neamh". The hymns "Guds kärlek är som stranden" (God's love is like the beach) and "I denna ljuva sommartid" were played on the church organ and sung by the choir and guests. Al Fakir performed "Fix You" by Coldplay. A Swedish version of "Umbrella", called "Paraply", was performed by David Pagmar. The couple exited the church to a rendition of "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" led by gospel vocalist Samuel Ljungblahd. The hymn contained an interpolation of Janet Jackson's "What Have You Done For Me Lately", like the version performed in the film Sister Act 2.

Swedish musicians Avicii and Icona Pop performed at the wedding reception.

Guests Edit

The Groom's family Edit