The romantic society wedding of Duchess Marie-Amélie of Württemberg to Baron Franz-Ferdinand von Feilitzsch took place in Altshausen, Germany, last week.
The bride Marie-Amelie, a descendant of one of Germany’s many defunct royal families, was the epitome of elegance in her A-line gown, which was also worn by her mother Princess Wilhelmine Marie zu Wied on her wedding day. The crowning glory was her twinkling Württemberg Diamond Tiara, which has been worn by members of the aristocracy dynasty for more than 60 years.
As the father-of-the-bride is sadly deceased, Duchess Marie-Amélie of Württemberg, also known as Amelie, was walked down the aisle by her brother Wilhelm, who succeeded their grandfather Carl as the Duke of Württemberg in June 2022.
The duchess, a concert violinist, studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Little is known about her new husband but he is the son of Baron Louis-Ferdinand Lazarus von Feilitzsch.
The couple exchanged vows in a Catholic ceremony at Kirche St. Michael Altshausen, which was adorned with romantic floral arrangements for the occasion. Following the service, the newlyweds left the church arm-in-arm before stopping to share a kiss for the camera. The wedding party processed down a red carpet past officials dressed in traditional costume, to reflect the local culture and heritage of the region. A ball was held at Schloss Altshausen that evening.
On the eve of the wedding, guests including the then Prince Juan Carlos of Spain (future King Juan Carlos I of Spain and father of King Felipe VI gathered for a spectacular ball to toast the bride and groom.
While it was not quite the same royal-studded affair for Duchess Marie-Amélie of Württemberg and Baron Franz-Ferdinand von Feilitzsch; it was still an elegant day to remember.
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