Several of my favourite hats at this wedding were worn by immediate members of the bride’s family, who are all members of the Belgian nobility. As Stéphanie’s mother Alix tragically passed away several weeks before the wedding, her maternal aunt Lydia de Schaetzen graciously stepped in to fill the role of mother-of-the bride. She arrived with Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, magnificent in a grey hat with pink straw trim to match her beautiful coat. I believe this hat was designed by Fabienne Delvigne.
Stephanie’s older sister, Nathalie Hamilton, wore a deep purple Fabienne Delvigne hat with netting detail. While the hat coordinated well with her gorgeous purple velvet coat, it looked like a mass of crumpled fabric and net tulle on her head.
Alice de Lannoy (wife of Stephanie’s older brother Olivier) looked elegant in a blush hat with burgundy bow and feather trim. I think the jaunty angle of the hat livened it up a bit, especially against her pale blush silk dress.
My favourite hat of the entire event was worn by Stephanie’s sister-in-law Luisa de Lannoy (wife of her older brother Christian). I don’t even know how to describe it- a cerise straw figure eight trimmed with a whoosh of matching feathers. I loved it because it was unique, unexpected and a gorgeous contrast to her grey coat and dress. It’s over the top without going Beatrice over the top, if you know what I mean.
The entire de Lannoy family is pictured below. Stephanie’s sister Gaëlle (who is religious sister) is in the front row while her final sister Isabelle, is in a green hat in the second row.
Photos from Getty as indicated