29 December 2012

Imperial Wedding at Nancy

The Wedding celebrations of Archduke Christoph of Austria and Adélaide Drapé-Frisch took place the last 2 days at Nancy. Yesterday moring the couple with their parents paid an Visit to the Église des Cordeliers where a private Mass took place and the couple visited the graves of the Dukes of Lorraine. In this Church the Dukes of Lorrane are buried and in the same the the grooms great-uncle, the late Archduke Otto married Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen in 1951.
At 17h00 local time the civil Ceremony at the Hôtel de Villa at Place Stanislas took place. The Ceremony was perfomed by the Mayor of Nancy. Aftewards the couple appeared on the balcony of the Hôtel de Ville. The grooms withnesses where his brother Archduke Imre and his cousin, Prince Louis of Luxembourg.
Finally the religious Ceremony took place on Saturday 29.12 20123 at 11h00 local time at the Basilique de St. Eprve. The bride arrived at the arm of her father a french diplomat. She wore a gown of duchess Satin by french designer Diane Lelys.  She also wore an historicc Family veil of the Habsburgs which was also worn by her sister in laws Archduchess Mare Christine and Katheleen Walker at her Wedding Days and a small floral tiara from the collection of the luxemburgian Grand Ducal Family. One of her sisters acted as her bridesmaid.
Among the guests where apart from the grooms parent and siblins:
Grand Duek Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxemborug
Prince Felix of Luxembourg and his fiancée Claire Laidemacher
Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxemborgu and their sons Gabriel and Noah
Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
Princess Sebastien of Luxembourg
Prince Nikolaus and Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein
Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg
Archduchess Yolande of Austria
Arducke Rudole and Archduchess Marie Helene of Austria
Archduchess Constanza of Austria, Fürstin of Auersperg-Trautson
Prince Philipp and Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein

22 December 2012

Upcoming Wedding at Nancy

The year 2012 ist not over yet and so are not the Royal and noble Weddings in 2012 as on 28./29.12 Nancy will see a big Imperial Wedding. Then Archduke Christoph of Austira, the second son and third child of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and his wife Marie Astird, née Princess of Luxemburg, will there marry his finacée Adélaide Drapé-Frisch. Recently the couple visited Nancy and gave an Interview to the Newspaper´"Le Republiain Lorraine". They told that on the search for the place for their Wedding they looked on Cities like Paris or Brussels but none of this according to their wishes. Then a Family member suggested Nancy and they both liked the Idea very much as the Habsburgs have historic ties to the City. Also the late Archduke Otto married there in 1951. Archduke Christoph also told that they want that the people can share their Wedding and that the doors of the Church will remain open so that people can come in. Adelaide is hoping for a little bit snow for the Wedding Day. The civil Ceremiony will take place on 28,12,. at 17h00 at the Town Hall of Nancy and will performed by André Rossinot the Major of Nancy. The religious Ceremony will be on Day later on 29.12. at 11h00 at the Basilique St. Epvre.

Article in french:http://www.republicain-lorrain.fr/actualite/2012/12/01/mariage-princier-a-nancy