20 July 2014

Habsburg Wedding in Bad Ischl

The great-great-granddaughter of Emperor Franz Josef, Countess Magdalena Maria Sophie of Habsburg-Lothringen and Sebastian Bergmann tied the   knot on Saturday  19.07.2014 in Bad Ischl.
Bright blue sky and a summer day like a picture book - in a word, glorious weather in Bad Ischl. How could it well be otherwise when the great-granddaughter of Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Sisi occurs before the altar. Saturday afternoon, Countess Magdalena of Habsburg-Lothringen  and her fiance, the lawyer Sebastian Bergmann (30) in the parish church of St. Nicholas tied the knot.
Invited were not only many family members of the House of Habsburg, but also aristocratic guests from all over Europe, including even a real Sir from Scotland who appeared in style in a kilt. The other men wore Cut or dark suit, ladies elegant dresses and hats in all sizes, shapes and colors. The bride herself wore the wedding dress of her mother, a long, high-necked lace dress with a short train, to a simple veil and a delicate tiara on her head. The long hair was tied in a bun, were braided into the small white roses.
Great was the rejoicing even in the many onlookers, as the bride and groom after the wedding ceremony came beaming out of the church. At the latest, when the newlyweds Having called on fans ("And what about a Busserl?") Gave two little kisses, not just the ladies were taken.
Following the ceremony, the couple rode in a carriage - flanked by mounted regiment of soldiers from Hungary, Slovenia and Austria - to the Kaiservill to a festive reception, where, among other things, duck liver terrine, chanterelle tartare and Zander fillet were served. For dessert there was a piece of the seven-story wedding cake, which - had been baked by the K + K Hofkonditorei Zauner - of course.

13 July 2014

Noble Wedding in Oettingen

Who needs the Westminster Abbey, when he has the  Oettinger St. Jakob's' Church, who, when the residence Castle Oettingen is the Buckingham Palace in front of the door - and who needs Kate and William for a dream wedding when he has Princess Teresa zu Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg as neighbor who their "Charly" in the St. Jacob's Church last Saturday - Carl Christian Oetker - gave the knot?
Similarly liked the 300-400 onlookers - mainly from Oettingen and the North Ries, have thought that on Saturday morning from elf clock rallied on the Palace Square behind the barrier. From curiosity, curiosity about a touch of the big wide world, but also from home related and heartfelt sympathy out they wanted to experience the Oettinger variant of a "dream wedding" live. And they were not disappointed: breakneck high were the heels of the ladies, the shorter for their clothes, fancy the hat creations, sometimes daring one way or another color combination and as a cut, sure, that makes what already here
More than 600 guests, according to the official information, the Princely Family Oettingen has invited to the church ceremony followed by a reception. Instead of wedding gifts, the couple asked for donations for the White Ring. The church was completely filled: here the boards of the Oettinger clubs, people in public life of the city, local politics, politicians from the county and beyond were invited. Among them - next mayor, district and federal and state parliament also UN Special Envoy President Gerd Sonnleitner and Georg Schmid. But otherwise: especially family, friends and acquaintances of the couple. In any event and notwithstanding any persistent rumors: not a member of the British royal family - only to find a little disappointed as the Oettinger onlookers.
Just a week before the couple was married in a civil ceremony by the Mayor Petra Wagner Oettinger. While studying in London, the two got to know: You, now 30-year-old princess has been studying political science there, Christian Oetker (32 years old) business. Both have completed their studies with the master. She is in the film, he worked in the financial industry. As it should be for a cinematic dream wedding, the bride went along with her ​​father, Fürst Albrecht zu Oettingen-Spielberg, as last before. Not out of the coach, but from a petrol blue Benz Oldtimer they got out in front of the church door - that was marked with flags delegations of the Oettinger clubs. With spontaneous applause Teresa was welcomed. She smiled and waved at the crowd. The Oettinger princess wore the veil, had already married under which the grandmother of Prince. The noticed because the family piece was pure white and her creamy white wedding dress.
The ecumenical ceremony celebrated Öttingen former parish priest Francis Xavier Neher and Pastor Ulrich Rüß from Hamburg. Rüß had Carl Christian Oetker confirmed, and told the bride that her husband was never "a defiant catechumen" was. One of the witnesses, Clement of Veltheim, brought the church to laugh when he asked for divine intervention for the German national team in a prayer for the couple. More than two hours took the wedding ceremony, with lots of music and singing - was designed - especially Mozart, and a piece by Vivaldi. Front of the church during which awaited the onlookers patiently: "Too bad that you can not hear the music out here," was regretted and Oettingerin revealed why the couple will be happy in any case: "It has a little rain during the ceremony, the stork has rattled and the sun came out: water, Stork and sun - all signs that bring happiness. "
Celebration was the Oettinger event
As then walked the young bridal couple from the church - it was received with applause and the music of the town band Oettinger. Then we went to reception in the courtyard - the weather held, although the sky drew upon again and again. The actual wedding finally took place in the circle of friends and family in the castle in the evening.
Although the groom's family has placed great emphasis that the festival remains as private, the Princely family has made a Oettinger event of it: so mostly locals helped with the catering. Even with the party preparations was the urban and rural population involved: the Lord layers of beautiful flowers jewelry for example.

Noble Wedding at the Chiemsee

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With a glamorous wedding made ​​Hereditary Prince Alexander of Isenburg Sarah Lozenz from Krottenmühl (Söchtenau) now  to his Princess.
Around 300 invited guests, including many representatives of the German and international nobility, gathered at the weekend for the wedding in a special place: The monastery church Frauenwörth on the Fraueninsel in the Chiemsee investigated the bride and groom Hereditary Prince Alexander of Isenburg  and his bride, Sarah Lorenz  made for her wedding. So it was that the entire wedding party arrived at the boat dock in Gstadt am Chiemsee, to then afflict together with the special ship. On this ship, named "Irmingard" the reception was held at a small lake cruise after the ceremony.
Around one and a half hours took
the Catholic wedding ceremony officiated by the Bishop of Fulda, Karlheinz Diez, and as if all prayers were answered, until then rain and gray skies, there was bright sunshine for the fresh baked bridal couple and their guests opened. Previously led a visibly proud father of his daughter to the altar.
Numerous visitors to the woman island this Saturday were happy about this nice change. 
After returning to the mainland waited a decorated wedding car, a Mercedes 600 with chilled champagne in the back seat, for the couple. It quickly went to get changed for the guests and family. For the same evening there was the ball, the soiree in a large tent in the garden of the estate of the bride's mother in Söchtenau. Around 160 guests enjoyed an elegant evening gown, a sedate dinner.
The bride, Hereditary Princess Sarah, works in Munich as a plastic surgeon, just like her mother Constance Neuhann Lawrence. Her husband Hereditary Prince Alexander works in the administration of the family and of his castle and in the forestry sector in the home in Birstein. After the honeymoon the couple will have his residence there.

Among the guests:
Fürst Franz Alexander and Fürstin Christine of Isenburg
Fürst Carl and Fürstin Isabelle zu Wied with son
Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia
Archduke Martin and Archduchess Katharina of Austria-Este with children
Prince Viktor and Princess Jungeun of Isenburg

Pieter van Vollenhoven
Prince Pieter Christian of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
Prince Floris and Princess Aimee of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma and Albert Brenninkmeijer
Prince Jaime and Princess Viktoria of Bourbon-Parma
Fürst Alexander and Fürstin Nadja Anna zu Schaumburg-Lippe
Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn und Taxis and Hugo Wilson
Princess Elisabeth of Thurn und Taxis
Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria (Terberger) with her children
Fürst Kraft zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen
Fürst Philipp and Fürstin Leonille zu Stolberg-Wernigerode
Fürst Wolfgang Ernst zu Ysenburg and Büdingen

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