Luxembourg’s Royal Wedding – Style Commentary
On October 19th, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume married Countess Stephanie Marie Claudine Christine de Lannoy in a civil ceremony.
The Civil ceremony
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The following day, October 20th, Stephanie walked down the aisle for the religious ceremony in a classically beautiful Elie Saab wedding dress. Her hair was adorned with her family’s Lannoy tiara.
The Lannoy tiara (Thanks to Luxarazzi)
Stephanie’s dress was layered with delicate lace, though I had predicted that her gown’s bodice would be heavier in silk for an Autumn wedding. It is absolutely stunning, however, and I’m glad I was wrong!
According to Wort.lu, the dress has 50,000 beads, 50 metres of Chantilly lace, 40 metres of Calais lace, 30 metres or satin organza, and 70 metres of tulle!
The Wedding gown
The representatives of the British Royal Family, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, looked wonderful. The Countess usually wears one of two tiaras when attending foreign weddings – her wedding tiara or the single large aquamarine as a headpiece. For Guillaume and Stephanie’s nuptials, Sophie displayed a beaut – a stunning multi-aquamarine tiara. Not only that, but she paired it with the Queen’s King Faisal necklace. Bravo, Sophie!
The Wessexes at the wedding gala dinner
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa walks into the Cathedral on the arm of her son, Guillaume. It must’ve been such a wonderful moment, full of memories of her own wedding to Grand Duke Henri in 1981.
Guillaume & his mother, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
Guillaume speaks four languages, has studied international politics, and is a lieutenant colonel in the Luxembourg army. Stephanie has studied the influence of German romanticism on Russian romanticism, and speaks fluent French and German. She has been studying Luxembourgish for her new role as the Hereditary Grand Duchess.
Congratulations to Guillaume and Stephanie! We wish them every happiness and look forward to the chapters they add to their royal family’s story.