In the vein of Royal Weddings I thought it might be great to mention one that took place in 2008. Even though the Crown Prince Imperial's Ball in 2009 flung Royalty as a media phenomenon back onto the world stage in 2009, some Royal events did still take place before that. Remember that the 96 Revolution did not annihilate all things Royal and many families that were even ousted did still live their lives, albeit in quiet humility.
One event took place with such modesty but still had a hint of times gone by with tiaras and all. This was the wedding of the current Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Serbieski. The then Prince Karageorgevich pretender to the throne of Serbieski, was living in exile in the Islands of Arcwhite and chose to have the wedding there. His Bride, the Lady Davina Cartwright was the sister of the Earl Cartwright and distant cousin to the Imperial House of Scot-Britania. If the wedding took place only a couple of years later it would have been a far grander affair due to the high profile of the couple. Unfortunately due to the revolution, at the stage of the wedding it was still believed that Empress Crystobel and her son had died, the Queen of Hispania and her family were living in seclusion, outside the public gaze and Normandia and Syldavia were still Republics. Regardless, this entirely private event was attended by some high ranking Royal friends. The Lady Arcwhite gave her consent for the marriage to be legally performed within her nations borders but could not attend due to diplomatic relations with the states of Syldavia, Scotney and Britania who did not recognize the titles of the couple but could then at least recognize their marital union.
From left; Princess Augusta of Scot-Britania, the Baroness D'Rothchild (sister of the Groom), the Bride Lady Davina Cartwright, the Groom Prince Paul Karageorgevich (now the Grand Duke of Serbieski), The Dowager Countess Cartwright (mother of the Bride) and the Duchess of Roswind. The small amount of guests shows the tense climate within which the wedding took place.
The then, new Princess Karageorgevich wore the Karageorgevich Nuptial Tiara and a traditional Serbiesk wedding dress. Her sapphire necklace has since been sold at auction to raise much needed funds this year before the onset of the Syldavian Restoration. The Groom wore a traditional uniform with the Order of the Ublient badge and sash. That Order, he was still head of in 2008 until it passed to the Wallachian Throne upon Serbieski's mediatized restoration within the Kingdom of Syldavia this year. This event went largely unpublisized except for a small report in a local paper but now it is told to the world amidst other great Royal events where it belongs.