Wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy
The religious wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy took place today, 20 October 2012.
The designer of the wedding dress of the new Princess Stéphanie of Luxembourg is Elie Saab. The dress required 3200 hours of work and 700 hours of embroidery sewing. Among the items used, 50 meters of Chantilly lace, 40 yards of lace from Calais, 30 meters of satin organza, 70 meters tulle, crepe silk lining, 15 meters of silk tulle for the veil, 200 skeins transparent – different qualities and size – more than 80,000 different transparent crystals, 50,000 beads, and more than 10,000 meters of embroidery covered with silver. The dress measured 2.50 meters in length with a second train starting from the waist with the length of 4.50 meters. The veil measured 5 meters and the skirt had 12 layers.
The Bridesmaids and pages were wearing clothes from Nathan.
The bride wore a tiara owned by her family since 1878, when it was created by the firm Altenloh de Bruxelles. The tiara is composed of 270 old-cut brilliants set in platinum, with a diamond in an inverted pear shape superimposed in the centre. A dozen larger brilliants stand out owing to their closed sets, appearing like buttons along the patterns of leafed scrolls. The contours of the tiara, traced by the arrangements of the stones, are underlined by a thin line of platinum gilded pearls.
The bridal bouquet
Countess Stéphanie’s bouquet is a Maison Lachaume creation, Maître Fleuriste since 1845, settled in Paris-France.
Hair and Make-up
The brides hair was done by Tom Marcineau from Maison CARITA-Paris, while her make-up was done by Bouzouk, a make-up artist from Belgium.
The hair of Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, Antonia Hamilton and the younger bridesmaids was also done by Tom Marcineau, while other family members had their hair done by Salons Alexandre de Paris, Decreton (Metz), as well as Luxembourg hairdresser Jeanne and Dessange.
The make-up of Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, Antonia Hamilton and the younger bridesmaids was also done by Tom Marcineau from Maison CARITA-Paris, while other family members had their make-up done by Decreton (Metz) and Dessange.
The Service Jardin & Parc of the Château de Colmarg-Berg, under the direction of Pol Damé, is in charge of coordinating and implementing the decorations and floral arrangements. For this, the team of the Grand-Ducal Court has sought reinforcement in Alain Feltes, sexton at NotreDame Cathedral in Luxembourg, as well as his team, a few Luxembourg florists, and two classes of the ‘Fleuriste’ section of the Lycée agricole d’Ettelbruck. In total, the team comprises 26 people. The decoration of the Cathedral took 6 full days, for the placing of 3,000 roses, 500 green plants and other flowers in arrangements to be enjoyed throughout the religious ceremony. Out of respect for the environment and the principles of fair trade, all the flowers were sourced from the ‘Transfair’ label.
The wedding bands
The wedding bands of the future bride and groom are made of yellow gold purchased through fair trade, a decision made by the young Couple as a sign of their particular awareness of the environmental and social issues.
Bridesmaids and pages
The Maids of Honour were Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg and Antonia Hamilton. The bridal children included Prince Gabriel de Nassau, Countess Caroline de Lannoy, Countess Louise de Lannoy, Isaure de la Court, Lancelot de la Court and Madeleine Hamilton.
Witnesses for the groom are Prince Félix of Luxembourg and Don Lawrence Doimi de Frankopan. The witnesses for the bride are Princess Louise of Stolberg-Stolberg and Princess Blanche of Merode, Freiherrin of Bodman.
The Balcony Scene
Following the religious wedding, the bride and groom appeared on the balcony of the Grand Ducal Palace. The earlier requested kiss (after the civil wedding) was given not once, not twice, but three times. The bride and groom were later joined by the parents, brothers, sister and sister-in-law of the groom.
Re-watch the religious wedding
Did you miss the wedding, or do just want to watch it over [and over] again, click HERE to watch it at the website of Wort.
The Royal Guests
The guests included the Kings of the Belgians, Norway, Greece, Bulgaria; the Queens of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the Belgians, Greece, Bulgaria, the future Kings and/or Queens of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain, Princes and Princesses from all over Europe as well as from Jordan joined in to celebrate the wedding of the future Grand Duke of Luxembourg and his future Grand Duchess.
Pictures of the engagement (events), official pictures and pictures of the civil wedding from the official website of the Government of Luxembourg
Engagement events of the Hereditary Grand Duke and Countess Stéphanie
Official pictures of the Hereditary Grand Duke and Countess Stéphanie
19 October: Reception offered by the governement
19 October: Civil Wedding
19 October: Gala banquet
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