Sunday, September 22, 2013

Noble Wedding at Iphofen

On 21. September 2013 the little town Iphofen in Franconia saw a noble Wedding when at the St Veits Church there Countess Dorothea zu Castell-Castell married Prine Heinrich XXIV. Reuß. The bride is a daughter of Count Alexander zu Castell-Castell and his former first wife Marion, née Stepp. Count Alexander is the oldest son of Fürst Albrecht and Fürstin Marie Louise zu Castell. The groom is the only son of Prince Heinrich XX. Reuß and his former first wife Baroness Elisabeth Akerhielm af Margarethelund. The groom's paternal grandmother Princess Woizlawa Reuß is a born Duchess zu Mecklenburg. The bride arrived together with her father and the walked along a street through through an old Citiy-Tower towards the Church. She wore and old train and a little diamond tiara. As train bearers and flower children acted the 3 half-brothers of the bride, Counts Gustrav, Johann and Albrecht zu Castell-Castell.  The Wedding Service whiich lasted fro about 1 hour was performed be Monseigneur Gereon Rehberg. After the Wedding the bridal Couple left the Church to the cheers of some of the guests and walked again back through the City Tower.

Among the guests
  • Fürst Albrecht and Fürstin Marie Luise zu Castell-Castell
  • Hereditary Count Ferdinand and Hereditary Countess Marie Gabriele zu Castell-Castell
  • Fürst Johann Friedrich and Fürstin Maria zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
  • Hereditary Count Otto zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
  • Count Georg and Countess Stephanie of Khevenhüller-Metsch
  • Prince Johannes and Princess Johanna of Lobkowicz
  • Count Dominik and Countess Maria Anna of Neipperg
  • Princess Woizlawa Reuß
  • Fürst Heinrich XIV. and Fürstin Johanetta Reuß
  • Prince Michael and Princess Philippa zu Salm-Salm
  • Count Friedrich zu Solms-Laubach