Friday, October 24, 2008

A very simple wedding for Giovanna

October 24, 1930

Just one day to go before Princess Giovanna of Italy marries King Boris III of Bulgaria. They will be married in the upper chapel of the basilica of the St. Francis of Assisi. In accordance with the princess' wishes, "everything will be carried out with the greatest simplicity." Throughout Assisi, the wedding decorations are modest, as per Giovanna's desire.
The dress code for the wedding will require women to wear "dresses with high necks, long sleeves with skirts reaching to the ankle." No jewelery will be allowed. Men will wear "full evening dress, with black waistcoats."

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