The Royal Couple: Prince Felix of Luxembourg and Claire Lademacher, Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine, Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume, France
This past weekend--on Saturday--Prince Felix of Luxembourg, who is second in line to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, got married to "commoner" Claire Lademacher--in a beautiful religious ceremony at Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume, France.
Engagement Kiss: Prince Felix of Luxembourg and Caire Lademacher
Prince Felix is the second son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and second in line of succession. Claire--his bride--is a 28 year-old doctorate student who spent part of her youth in Atlanta. Her father is Hartmut Lademacher, a German telecoms millionaire. This helps if you are to live the rest of your life as a princess. Now, let's discuss her Wedding Couture:
Princess Claire: The bride wears Elie Saab Haute Couture Custom
The fairytale nuptials occurred this past Saturday, in front of 350 guests in a 13th
century church in the French town of Saint-Maxim-La-Sainte-Baum. The bride, and future Princess, Claire Lademacher, wore an ivory
silk Elie Saab Haute Cuture gown embroidered with Chantilly lace floral motifs and a
Wedding Couture: Elie Saab gown sletch of Claire Lademacher's wedding gown
The gown featured a neo-baroque
flower detail that continued through the length of her silk tulle veil. The future Princess Claire wore a glittering tiara to sit atop her glossy
brunette locks on her special day. It is believed that she wore the
Grand Ducal family's diamond floral tiara favored by Grand Duchess
Maria Teresa, her new Mother In-Law.
Lace Princess: Claire Lademacher and her father, Harmut Lademacher walking into the church--Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine, Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume, France
The Spanish tiara was a wedding present from the government to Queen
Sofia of Spain. Originally, it was a Danish piece given to Queen Margrethe of Denmark by her parents Frederik and Ingrid. Claire wore low-heeled white shoes with a delicate ankle strap which
carried on the pretty floral theme and she carried a simple bouquet of
white blooms. A bun that sat at the nape of her neck finished off the elegant effect
Here We Go: Claire Lademacher and her father Harmut Lademcaher--Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine, Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume, France
Monaco Fab: Pierre Casiraghi (youngest son of Princess Caroline of Hanover) and his girlfriend Beatrice Borromeo--Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine,
Pierre Casiraghi attended with his girlfriend, the beautiful Beatrice Barromeo. Pierre is the younger son of Caroline of Monaco, Princess of Hanover, of course. Now, onto Beatrice: she looked fab in a nude-colored pant suit (I presume it's Armani and probably Armani Prive Custom). Beatrice's uncle used to be the director of Valentino.
Fascinator Fab: Beatrice Barromeo--Wedding of Prince Felix of Luxembourg
Beatrice graduated from Columbia Journalism School and is a member of the ancient aristocratic House of
Borromeo, and well known in the Italian news media as an
outspoken television personality. One of her ancestors is an actual
saint, and in case that wasn't enough, her family owns a bunch of islands. She's a FAB Trust Funder with lots of style. At-a-Girl!
Mother-in-Law: Cuban-born Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg wore a fuchsia colored ensemble to her son, Prince Felix', wedding. EVERYTHING was fuchsia. From her hat to her pumps. I thought the A-line shape of the coat was flattering and I love that she stood out. As the Prince's mother...Hello: it's HER day too!
Mom and Grand Duke: Gabriele Lademacher, the Mother-of-the-Bride, and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg (father of the Groom)--both looked dapper and very chic. I think Mrs. Lademacher was very modern in her choice of suit with its asymmetrical peplum jacket hemline, drop shoulder cap sleeves and wonderful tulle-veiled hat.
Blue Princess: Princess Sibilla and Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg with their son Prince Paul-Louis: Princess Sibilla married her "distant cousin" Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg who happens to be the son of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg.
Princess Isabelle Of Liechtenstein and Prince Philipp Of Liechtenstein: He is 10th in line of succession to the Liechtenstein, and his wife, is EVER-SO-FABULOUS! If there's any doubt, take a look at that hat!
Congratulations and Many Happy Years to Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg!