I know most people will be like “WHO?” but please, for the love of God, do not comment with that thought. These are photos from the weekend wedding of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and his bride, a Belgian countess named Stephanie de Lannoy. Guillaume is the crown prince, the heir to the Luxembourg throne, and he will inherit the throne from his father, Henri, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, which is the title given to Luxembourg’s monarch (I had to look all of that up). Stephanie de Lannoy was (is?) a Belgian national who will have to give up her citizenship to Belgium to become the consort to the Crown Prince, etc.
Basically, I’m only writing about this because I was looking at the wedding photos all weekend, and I wanted to talk about it. I really have no idea if Guillaume and his father are popular figures in Luxembourg, or if Stephanie is a kind of lazy, Waity kind of girl, but I think they seem like nice people if I’m just judging them from their wedding photos. According to Stephanie’s Wiki, she and Guilllaume dated for two years before he proposed this April. She has the European equivalent of a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, and she speaks French, English, German and Russian. She’s 28 years old – Guillaume is 30. Also: they’re distant cousins, so this really is an old-school type of royal wedding, where both sides of the family are all related somehow.
Stephanie wore an Elie Saab wedding gown, which I think is an interesting choice for a royal bride. I do like her gown a lot, although I like it less now that I’m seeing all of the Elie Saab design elements. Like, I could see Taylor Swift in a version of this. The bride also went backless… a bold choice, right? The back of the skirt has some kind double-tiered bustle, and her train was 13-feet long. And you know I always love when a wedding gown has sleeves – I just think sleeves are a lovely look on wedding gowns, but I err on the side of conservatism anyway. I think Stephanie is a pretty woman – but I like that she doesn’t look like a supermodel, you know? She looks refreshingly normal, and I mean that in a nice way. My favorite part of the bride’s ensemble? The tiara! That tiara is GORGEOUS.
According to The Mail, the service was conducted in French and English, and they had a moment of silence for Stephanie’s mother, who passed away in August. Sad. A lot of European royalty came out for the wedding, including Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Princess Caroline of Monaco. You can read more about the wedding here. I’m also including a photo of Stephanie and Guillaume at the fireworks show after their wedding – so cute. They’re really adorable together.
Photos courtesy of WENN.
Written by Kaiser
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