A “minor” royal wedding was celebrated today in Nancy, France when Archduke Christophe of Austria married Adelaide Drapé-Frisch. Christophe is the son of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria (née Princess of Luxembourg) – this makes him the grandson of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and the nephew of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. As such, the Luxembourg royals were out again to celebrate a royal wedding!
Let’s start with the bride- Adelaide wore an antique lace Habsburg veil- a family piece rumoured to have been worn by Empress Eugénie for her wedding to Napoleon III in 1853 (and also previously worn by her sisters-in-law Marie-Christine and Kathleen on their wedding days). Adelaide anchored the veil with the Luxembourg Royal Family’s Small Diamond Floral Tiara. I thought the lace veil and floral tiara were a perfect compliment to her satin dress.
Mother of the Groom Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria (née Princess of Luxembourg). I know this is a Christmas wedding but I somehow don’t see the connection between the dark fur hat and her beautiful powder blue suit. Powder = snow = need for a fur hat?! Somehow, this doesn’t work for me.
Mother of the Bride Odile Drapé-Frisch looks fantastic, even with the random explosion of orange feathers. I actually admire a mother-of-the-bride who can pull of orange because I suspect very, very few women can.
Sister of the Bride Eleanor Drapé-Frisch. The Drapé-Frisch family does not appear to shy away from colour! I’m just not sure this technicolour blue flying saucer is the best look for her. I think I might have liked it a lot better if her hair was back in a chignon.
Sister of the Groom Countess Marie-Christine de Limburg-Stirum in fur. Is it me, or does this grey fur totally wash her out and clash with her beige fur cape?
Sister-in-law of the Groom- Archduchess Kathleen of Austria. I suppose if you’re going to wear a fur hat, you might as well choose a big one. I know there is a lot going on here- bouncy hair, weird angled hat- but somehow, I kind of like it.
Aunt of the Groom Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, who brought some sparkle to this celebration.
Cousin-in-law of the groom, Princess Stéphanie of Luxembourg who looked happily radiant. I’m afraid I can’t say the same thing about the one-sided green earmuff she’s sporting.
Cousin of the Groom Princess Alexandra in a grey cloche. I love that she brought a very French hat shape (a cloche) to this French wedding. Très chic!
Cousin-in-law of the Groom Princess Tessy. I can’t decide if this is boring or twee. There’s also something funny going on with her hair and the perch of the hat.
Future Cousin-in-law of the Groom Claire Lademacher (soon to be Princess Claire). Call me crazy but I think this combination of hat, chignon, biker coat and faux fur wrap is fabulous.
Aunt of the Groom- Princess Sibilla. Sibilla oozes elegance and this beautiful red hat is no exception. It’s appropriately Christmassy without being too obvious. Perfect.