06 September 2017

Royal Outfits of the Day: A Luxembourg Family Wedding

Luxembourg's grand ducal family packed up their best destination wedding fashion - and a family tiara! - and headed to Spain this weekend for a little family wedding fun. Which of course translates, for us, as a little mid-week wedding splendor, and we are much obliged.

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The lucky bride was Grand Duke Henri's niece, Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau, eldest child of Prince Jean of Luxembourg. She married Antonius Willms at a civil wedding in Luxembourg back in May and brought the party to Marbella, Spain for their religious ceremony and accompanying festivities this weekend. The bride's wedding dress was made by Lorenzo Caprile, a Spanish couturier who designed Infanta Cristina's wedding gown and many other creations for the Spanish royal family.

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The long-sleeved gown is simple from the front and detailed from the back, with a train full of flowers and Swarovski crystal ornamentation. Princess Marie-Gabrielle topped her veil with a tiara borrowed from the grand ducal family. Grand Duchess Marie-Adélaïde's Tiara hasn't been used as a wedding tiara in the past - probably due to its central sapphire; they tend to stick to their white tiaras for weddings - but has made the rounds in the family and has most recently been something of a favorite with Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie.

The tiara came from Luxembourg with a full royal entourage, including the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, four of their children plus assorted spouses, and other members of the extended family.

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Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
Maria Teresa continues to live her best caftan life, and more power to her.

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Prince Félix and Princess Claire
Claire's sparkles make her fancier than some of these other evening gowns and yet she's cooler and slinkier too, so it all balances out.

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Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie
I love this color on Stéphanie. I love this color on everybody. Yeah, this is one of those great, can't-go-wrong things. And it provided some welcome contrast, because:

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At the pre-wedding party
She clearly used everything from the Loud Cruisewear section of her closet the night before.

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