Saturday, July 8, 2017

Royal Wedding in Hanover: The Bridal Couple

Earlier today, Hereditary Prince Ernst-August of Hanover married his long-time girlfriend Ekaterina Malysheva in a religious ceremony at the Marktkirche in Hanover. 
The ceremony was attended by the German nobility and international socialites alike - and thus I have to sort through some 600 pictures to see he was there and who wasn't (*cough* the groom's father *cough*). That'll take me a while. In the meantime, enjoy some of my pictures of the bride and groom.
The new Hereditary Princess of Hanover wore a wedding gown by Lebanese designer Sandra Mansour featuring lots of lace and intricate details.
Her veil was anchored by one of the diamond tiaras of the Guelph family, commonly called the Hanoverian Floral Tiara.
Also notice Hereditary Princess Ekaterina's ring featuring two diamonds and a sapphire. 
The bride entered the church to Zadok the Priest by Georg Friedrich Händel. The whole service largely featured music by Händel, Johann Sebastian Bach as well as well-known German church songs.
Hereditary Prince Ernst-August's best man was his brother Prince Christian. The bridesmaids were Dina Amer, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Alessandra de Osma, Mashael Al Rushaid, Alexandra Lowell, Daniella Felder, Ivory Ghedina and Layla Al Rashed. 
The pageboys were Count Max of Ortenburg, Sasha Casiraghi, Achille Mazzei, Count Albert of Ortenburg, Arcadj Hadey and Aryo Alikhani. The flower girls were India Casiraghi, Carlotta von Veltheim, Luna Busson, Electra von Westenholz, Noa Hadey and Nora Alomran.
The Hereditary Prince and new Hereditary Princess of Hanover.
After the religious service, the couple walked through a guard of honour by local marksmen and -women and there was also a group of horn players. 
Unfortunately in this picture the Hereditary Princess is slightly out of focus but it still gives you an idea of the shape of her tiara.
After leaving the church, the bridal couple got into a carriage and rode to Herrenhausen Gardens where a reception was hosted.
More to come soon! In addition to pictures of the guests, I will also write up a wedding report, so stay tuned!

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