Grace Kelly’s wedding dress is iconic – but royal ditched bouquet for a religious reason

Princess Grace carried a little Bible that had been adorned with silk, lace, and pearls to match the rest of the attire.

Devout Catholic brides of the mid-20th century often carried a Bible instead of a bouquet of flowers.

Although this is the primary picture that comes to mind when considering Grace Kelly’s wedding dress, it wasn’t her only wedding outfit.

The civil ceremony, which was held in the baroque throne room of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco the day before the religious ceremony, was merely one part of the entire wedding of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly.

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