Religious Wedding of Princess Nathalie and Alexander Johannsmann

  June 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm by

Photo: Karl-Anton Koenigs via www.wittgenstein-berleburg.net

The religious wedding of Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Alexander Johannsmann took place yesterday, June 18, 2011. The couple were married civilly on May 27, 2010, and their first child, a son named Konstantin, was born on July 24, 2010 at 6.45 pm in the clinic of Bad Berleburg.

Princess Nathalie is the second daughter and youngest child of Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his wife, born Princess Benedikte of Denmark.

Pre-wedding dinner.

To start the festivities, a casual barbecue was held on June 17 to which 230 people were invited. Among those in attendance were the Queen of Denmark, aunt to the bride, and of course the Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg family.

Photo: Karl-Anton Koenigs via www.wittgenstein-berleburg.net

The Wedding day.

The Bridal couple was married at the Protestant church in Bad Berleburg by local Protestant PastorClaudia Latzel-Binder.  45 singers aged 14 to 16 years from the Danish girls’ choir “St. Annae Pige Kor” from Copenhagen accompanied the ceremony in the church. After the wedding service, a reception was held in the courtyard of the castle and in the reception hall. Later on, the Bad Berleburg’s rifle club provided a musical salute to the Bridal couple. To end the day, there was a dinner and a dance.

The Wedding Dress
The designer is the wedding dress is Henrik Hviid from Denmark.
The dress is made from heavy ivory satin with a silk organza lining. The top in lace is open necked and long sleeved. From the broad pleated satin belt, the three meter long and two meter broad train starts. The monogram of the bridal couple is embroided with pearls and crystals towards the bottom of the train.

The Veil
The veil of irish lace (1905) was a wedding gift for the mother of the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark, Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden. Queen Ingrid wore the same veil for her wedding in 1935 and was followed by her three daughters, Queen Margrethe of Denmark,  Fürstin Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, as well as her 2 married granddaughters, Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, and the wife of her grandson Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Photo: Ron Allen via www.wittgenstein-berleburg.net

The Tiara
The Khedive of Egypt Cartier Tiara was a wedding gift for Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden, and her granddaughters via Queen Ingrid, Queen Margrethe of Denmark,  Fürstin Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, and two great-grand daughters, Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, for each of their wedding.

The hairstylist
The hairstylist of Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Poul Nejlund, has taken care of the hair of Princess Nathalie on the day of her wedding to Alexander Johannsmann.

The Royal guests:
Among the Royal guests were members of the Princely family of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, the Queen of Denmark, The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark, The Queen of Greece, The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of of Greece, Princess Alexia of Greece, Prince and Princess Nikolaos of Greece, Princess Christina of Sweden with her husband, Tord Magnuson, and many members of Princely families from Germany.

Photo: Karl-Anton Koenigs via www.wittgenstein-berleburg.net

To read more about the wedding, the festivities surrounding the wedding and the Royal guests and/or to view more pictures, please visit the thread:

Princess Nathalie zu S-W-B and Alexander Johannsmann – 27 May 2010, 17-18 June 2011

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One Response to Religious Wedding of Princess Nathalie and Alexander Johannsmann

  1. Congratulations to the couple; they beat the calendar. I, myself, am descended from so many royal bastards, it would be embarrassing, were it not for exalted titles. “The Beaufort Bastards” figure large in my family’s history. As do the bastards of King Henry, III.

    As I said to my mother, while we watched Elizabeth I’s coronation: “If our ancestors hadn’t been born on the wrong side of the blanket, we could have been there in person.” Oh, well.

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