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Old 12-06-2008, 12:22 PM
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I think she is the groom's sister.
The girl in the green dress is the bride's sister, Gabriella.
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Marie Christine looks absolutely beautiful! Have there been any more pictures?
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:46 PM
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First impress of MC: she looks wonderful.
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:49 PM
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:53 PM
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What's the name of the tiara she's wearing?
I can't waite to i'll see the guests
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Hmm, will she retain her Archduchess title, or will she use her husbands title of Count(ess) or will she have both? She clearly outranks him.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:03 PM
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well technically she doesn't have any title at all, the acrchduchess is only used socially but has no legal basis. So I guess she will become a countess, legally.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:18 PM
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The bride loos beautiful, i hope to see more of them !!
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The bride looks very beautiful, I hope to see more of them !
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:26 PM
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A good overview of the guests in the city hall of Mechelen: http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...v/11506785.jpg

Caption: Princess Maria Laura, Princess Astrid, Prince Philippe, Queen Fabiola, Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, the bride Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria and the groom, Count Rodolphe of Limburg Stirum, the parents of the bride, Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg and her husband Archduke Carl-Christian Habsburg-Lothringen, the parents of the groom, Count Christian and Countess Colienne de Limburg Stirum, Princess Yolande de Ligne pictured during the civil wedding at the City Hall of Mechelen

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The groom is very happy: http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...v/11506787.jpg

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http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...v/11506792.jpg

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Apparently a lot of people were watching outside and the center of Mechelen was closed for cars...
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:30 PM
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I like the fur details on the sleeves, although I'm not a fan of the shiny fabric of the top coat... I like the little bridesmaids and pageboys' winter look... red velvet is perfect for a winter wedding
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The bride is beautiful and looked stunning, as did her little sister Gabriella. I'm disappointed at not seeing the bride's grandfather, Grand Duke Jean. I can't seem to locate him in any of the photographs. Can someone help me?
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Well from the first impression I´m a little disappointed about the bridal gown: The fabric IMO is too thin for wintertime and the fur at the wrists makes it look even thinner and not warm enough. The same with the decollette. Too bony for the fabric. And the bangs hanging down looks kind of untidy. The whole dress IMO looks cheap and too plain and home-made and kind of like underwear. The way they fixed the veil on her head also looks untidy. Why didn´t she wear another kind of tiara. Not that one almost lying on her head instead of looking like a little crown.
MC IMO looked much much better on earlier occasions when she wore gala dress and her bangs were combed out of the face.
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Countess Colienne of Limburg Stirum, mother of the groom http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...temId=787621-3

Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...temId=787621-1

The children of Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...temId=787621-2
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:47 PM
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The bride is beautiful and looked stunning, as did her little sister Gabriella. I'm disappointed at not seeing the bride's grandfather, Grand Duke Jean. I can't seem to locate him in any of the photographs. Can someone help me?
He had a hip replacement in late October so he may not be there.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:54 PM
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Ah, the mother of the groom is wearing Natan. It seems princess Mathilde didn't attend and I haven't seen a picture of the old grand duke either.

The archduchess is wearing a tiara from the lux. collection, I remember a picture from the early 80-ties, Maria-Theresa wore the picture with a dark pink dress and a black/silver top.

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Lovely veil btw:
http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...v/11506952.jpg
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:08 PM
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I found a short video of the marriage.

deredactie.be - Veel volk voor adellijk huwelijk in Mechelen

I really liked the bride's dress.
I wish I could have been there this afternoon.
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Well... Although weather is not exactly pleasant, I have to admit I have expected better outfits. Countess Colliene looks rather awkward in a tin-themed outfit by Nathan. The stiff shawl type wrap further worsened the look for me. Princess Astrid's shiny silver-lilac ensemble is relatively all right, but the so 1940s headpiece tends to look unflattering on her. Outfits of Princess Maria Laura, Princess Sibilla, and children of Grand Duke Henri were well-chosen. Grand Duchess Maria Teresia looked very nice in a light coloured suit and a black airy headpiece.
As for new Countess Limburg Stirum, I have mixed feelings about her wedding outfit. Yes, the fabric was a bit too shiny as well as fur trimming looked somewhat awkward. The dress cut was conservatively traditional. Based on the photos, it seems to me that an upper part of the dress was poorly fitted. A combination of veil and tiara was appropriate.
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Thanks elisabetteke! The groom has a friendly voice... He seems rather nervous too, as would most grooms on their weddingday, even without those camera's...
Apparently there were priests etc. from all over Europe, not just Belgian ones.
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Why isn't CP Mathilde there?
Hope to see more of this beautiful weding
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