Last weekend, Prince Albert of Monaco married Charlene Wittstock, and veteran photographer Stephane Cardinale was there to document the ceremonies, the spectators, and the excitement. The couple married in a private civil ceremony on July 2, and exchanged vows again at a Roman Catholic ceremony the following day.
Amid a throng of photographers, hundreds of guests, and thousands of onlookers, Stephane Cardinale artfully captured both the splendor of the event and the intimacy of the newlyweds. Corbis image editor Jenna Petrie notes the crisp, clean quality of the images. Her favorite captures the moment when the couple exits the religious ceremony, rose petals filling the air around them.