11 September 2011

Georg Friedrich and Sophie - Wedding Day


In the morning of the Wedding Day i meet very early with Gabi and Anuschka as wehad no Press-Accredition unlike Stig, netty and Sofia. So we soon went to the church and secured us a place just outside the Entrance Gate which to  the the part of the Park sorrounding the Church. There we meet another Royal Watcher, Ingrid which we know already from other Events. Around 10h00 the first guests started to arrive among them the bride older brother, hereditary prince Alexander of Isenburg. We asked him for a pic which we good and he said"there will a come a lot more important guests". And soon the guests arrvied. Luckily for us most of the guests walked along the "Allee nach Sanssoucci" the street whch goes to the Gate. As there were also some Press-people next to us we had the luck that someof the guests also posed for us. Only some guests arrived with Cars but they had to go out of the Car before the gates. Short before 12h00 the Families arrived first the birdes mother, Fürstin Chrstine of Isenburg together with the grooms stepfatehr, Duke Friedrich August of Oldenbrug, followed by the birdes sisters Archduchess Katharina of Austria-Este with her husband Archduke Martine and Fürstin isabelle zu Wied with her husband Fürst Carl.  and some of theri children. Soon after the beaming groom arrive together with his mother, Duchess Donata of Oldenbrug and his sister, Pricness Cornelie-Cécile. And not much later a silvers Roll-Royce which belongs to a friend of the groom arrived with the birde and her father. They where the only one who drove through the gates. The bidewore a bridal gown designed by Wolfgang Joop and a heirloom Veil from the Isenbrug Family from around 1830 together with a floral tiara from the posession of the Isenbrug Family. Both tiara and Veil had also be worn by theirs sisters on their Wedding Days and are traditional worn by the Pricncesses of the Isenburg-Family on their Wedding days. Short later the Wedding Service started. As the bride is catholic and the groom protestant it was a ecumenical Service officiated by PastorJürgen Wohlrab from the "Kaiserin-Auguste Viktoria Stiftung" whiich is located at the Ölberg at jerusalem and the retitred about Coutn Joseph Henckel of Donnersmarck.  I decided not to wait until the Service had ended and together with Gabi and Ingrid  went to the Neue Kammern next to Sanssoucci Castle where the Reception after the Wedding took place. Just when we arrived there we could see the carriage which the bridal Couple would take after the Wedding Service leaving to the Church. We then secured us a good spot to watch the arrival of the bridal Couple there but unfortunately just when the Carriage arrvied some photographers took their place just before us so we hadn't a very good sight. As they carriage had arrived the Couple posed for a short moment for the photographers and then went inside. And soon after the guests started to arrive. Somea arrived in buses and Cars and others had walked through the Park. As the recpetuion would not last for to long i decided there to stay and wait until the birdal Coupkle wouldleave. Unfortunately at some point it startet to rain though not to strong. As there are 2 entrances we didn't know which one the couple would use as they had entered through the other entrance then most of the guests. We then asked the security people there and they siad "It is planed they will leave here"- Just some mintues later we some going on at the other entrance and it was the Couiple leaving. We run up and where there just in time to see the Couple driving back to their Hotels. They same did we no also and later we meet up with Anuschka, Sofia, Netty and Stig to have dinner. We originall had planned to go to the Orangerie in the evening to see the guests arrive there for the Dinner Dansart but as already in the afternoon roads where closed there we deciced not to go and stay at the Luisenplatz where some of the Hotely are in which the guests stayed. And we could see quiet a few there. The first one was Duke Franz of Bavaria, and we also saw the Fürst and Fürstin zu Castell-Castellm the Fürst and Fürstin zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg and a few more. We could also stand opposide the street when the birdal Couple and their families left their Hotel and could see the birde wearing the gorgeous prussian meander tiara.

Guests:
Prince Eduard and Princess Corinna of Anhalt
Archduke Georg and Archduchess Eilike of Austria
Archduchess Gabriela of Austria
Margrave Max and Margavine Valerie of Baden
Hereditary Prince Bernhard and Hereditary Princess Stephanie of Baden
Prince Leopold and Prince Michael of Baden
Prince Ludwig and Pricness Marianne of Baden
Prince Berthold, Pricness Sophioe and Princess Agalë of Baden
Duke Franz of Bavaria
Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria
Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria and Daniel Terberger
Prince Ludwig of Bavaria
Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria
Prince Laurent of Belgium
Duke Duarte and Duchess Isabel of Bragnza
Princess Monika of Hannover
Landgrave Moritz of Hesse
Fürst Karl Friedrich and Fürstin Katharina of Hohenzollern
Prince Albrecht of Hohenzollern
Prince Ferdinand and Princess Ilona of Hohenzollern
Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern
Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath of Jordan
Prince Stephan and Princess Florentine of Liechtenstein
Princess Maria Annunziatra and Princess Marie Astrid of Liechtenstein
Prince Armin and Princess Traute zurLippe
Prince Stephan and Princess Maria zur Lippe
Prince Georg amd Princess Alexandra zur Lippe-Weissenfeld
Prine Ferdinand and Princess Augsute zur Lippe-Weissenfeld
Princess Sibilla of Luxemburg 
Duchess Donata of Mecklenbrug and husband Alexander von Solodkoff
Duke Crhistian and Duchess Caroline of Oldenburg
Duke Huno and Duchess Fenita of Oldenburg with their daughters and son-in-laws
Duke Johann and Duchess Ilka of Oldenburg
Duke Konstantin of Oldenburg
Prince Jaime and Pricness Maria Carolina of Bourbon of Parma
Princess Ehrengard of Prussia 
Pricne Freidrich Wilhelm jr. and Pricness Anna Catharina of Prussia
Prince Joachim Albrecht and Pricness Viktoria Luise of Prussia
Prince Christian Ludwig and Princess Irina of Prussia
Pricness Christa of Prusssia
Prince Adalbert and Princess Eva Maria of Prussia with their 3 sons
Prince Franz Wihlelm of Prussia
Prince Franz Friedrich and Princess Susann of Prussia
Hereditary Pricne Heinrich and Hereditary Princess Johannetta Reuß
Crown Princess Margarita and Prince Radu of Romania
Grand Duchess Maria and Grand Duke Georgi of Russia
Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditery Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Prince Alexander and Princess Stephanie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Pricne Konrad of Saxe.Meiningen
Prince Alexander and Pricness Gisela of Saxe-Gessaphe
Fürst Alexander and Fürstin Nadja Anna zu Schaumburg-Lippe
Fürstin Benita zu Schaumbrug.Lippe
Prince Carlos and Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke and Duchess of Castro
Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor with sons
Duke Philipp and Duchess Marie Caroline of Württemberg

and lots of memersof mediatized Houses like: Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Schönburg-Glauchau. Leininignem, Ysenburg and Büdingen, Castell--Castell, CAstell-Rüdenhausen, solms-Laubach,. Eltz, Schönborn,.Schönborn-Wiesentheid, Wied, Erbach-Fürstenau

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