18 September 2013

Random Royal Wedding Appreciation: Prince Félix and Claire Get Hitched

It's finally time for the wedding festivities for Prince Félix of Luxembourg and Claire Lademacher! The pair were married in a small civil ceremony yesterday at Villa Rothschild Kempinski in Königstein im Taunus, in Claire's home country of Germany.
The bride chose Dutch designer Jan Taminiau, best known to us for his work with Queen Máxima (and who had quite a day yesterday, as Máxima also wore a Taminiau creation to Prinsjesdag). That came as a big surprise to me, but a surprise in a very good way, as I think this really works for the happy bride. I see a touch of his caped creation from the Dutch inauguration in the lift on the cap sleeves of Claire's peplum top, which is cinched with a belt and accentuated with a slim knee-length skirt below. Peplums can be a bit dodgy, but I think they work particularly well on the vertically blessed among us (you tall people), such as our newest princess here. The wool crepe outfit includes lace on the top, a detail which I'm finding lost in most of the images but must have added some nice texture in person. She carried a white bouquet and accessorized with aquamarine earrings and nude shoes with bows. The groom stood out in an orange tie which pays tribute to his Nassau roots.

The rest of the immediate Luxembourg family was on hand: the Grand Duchess was in Natan (of course) which was sorta shiny (of course of course), the Hereditary Grand Duchess chose pink Prada with a tiered detail on the skirt, Princess Tessy wore a simple aqua-ish sleeveless dress from Lynn Adler, and Princess Alexandra donned a darker pink Prada with a stripe detail at the bottom. (Designer details via Luxarazzi, which will take care of all the Lux needs you never knew you had and which obviously has much, much more on this happy event.)

Video: Outside the wedding
And when all was said and done, they climbed into possibly the world's smallest motor vehicle and puttered off to live happily ever after. Or they will, eventually, but they're not done getting married yet: the religious ceremony is this weekend in France. It promises to be a bigger affair than this close family only civil wedding, but not the huge event we saw last year when the Hereditary Grand Duke married.

Photos: Cour grand-ducale/Guy Wolff/Getty Images