Last Friday saw another exciting and long awaited wedding take place. It was also the first event hosted by what might become the new in venue for Royal weddings, namely Sorgenfrei Castle in Muren.
The Crown Princess Imperial, in light blue, as a family member and hostess welcomes the first guests. We see from left Mercedes Szanguscko, representing the bride's cousin Queen Gloria of Normandia who was literally hours away from delivering her first baby. Then we see the groom's siblings, the Princess Antoinette D'Pont Du Lac and the pretender to the Franconian throne, Prince Louis D'Pont Du Lac.
From left we see, a cousin of the groom, Madame Mairi D'Bacquemme and her fiance the Earl Cartwright. The Earl is also joined by his mother the Dowager Countess Cartwright a distant cousin by marriage to the bride.
The Baroness D'Rothchild accompanied her husband, a cousin of the groom, wearing her fabulous Egyptian Bead Parure.
The D'Rothchild's are greeted by the Crown Princess Imperial. The bride's cousin, Queen Gloria of Normandia, was notably absent and sent a special message of congratulations to the couple. Another prominent absentee was the Groom's other D'Rothchild cousin, the Grand Duchess of Hanoveria. She was preparing with her husband for the State Visit from the Duke of Swann who for the same reason also could not attend the wedding.
The groom, in blue awaits his bride at the altar with his hosts.
All rise for the bride the Duchess of Roswind wearing her mother's slightly altered wedding gown and veil. She is assisted by her cousin and maid of honour, Esther Mormaer.
The bridal couple look simply spectacular. The simple elegance of the Duchess complimented by a single Aron Lily was especially striking. She also wore her family tiara in a special coronet configuration. Queen Gloria of Normandia officially made a Royal Declaration creating a special title for the new couple to take effect upon their marriage. Henceforth the couple may be styled, Their Graces the Duke and Duchess of Vaganava in Normandia.
The beautiful bridal ensemble was absolutely incredible and perfectly complimented by the Roswind Rubies.
As per Royal tradition the actual ceremony was not photographed due to its sacredness.
The couple prepare for the register to be brought and thus to become the first marriage registered at Sorgenfrei Chapel.
Everybody could not get enough of the lovely couple....
...and the spectacular dress.
The couple leave for the adjoining room to enjoy the private lunch with their guests.
The short ceremony was followed by an afternoon of partying after which the couple left for an undisclosed location to enjoy their honeymoon. They plan to visit their cousins the Queen of Normandia and the Grand Duchess of Hanoveria on the last league of their month long honeymoon. We wish them all the best and also celebrate with Normandia as they receive their new Crown Prince.