The bridal couple and family arriving at the town hall (Copyright: Gabi P.)
On Saturday, 22 September 2012 at 11am Prince Dominik zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (29) married Countess Olga zu Castell-Rüdenhausen (25) civilly at the registrar’s office in Rüdenhausen, Germany. Already earlier in the morning guests arrived at Rüdenhausen Castle. Most of them seem to have stayed at the castle, as only the closest family accompanied the bridal couple – on foot – to the registrar’s office. The bride wore a green-pink dirndl dress. Of course the parents of bride and groom were there, as well as some of the siblings and uncles and aunts. Although there had been some articles about the wedding in the press, there were just a few onlookers. After the wedding the couple and their family posed in front of the registrar’s office. Then they all walked back to the castle for the wedding celebration.
The bridal couple leaving the town hall; posing with the family (Copyright: Gabi P. & Ulrike B.)
According to the local newspaper Main Post the wedding at the town hall of Rüdenhausen was followed by a lunch at Rüdenhausen Castle. Invited guests could also congratulate the couple and they of course already received some gifts. The guests were mainly members of both families, a few employees of their family companies, as well as representants of local associations. The association gave the couple a nice collage with pictures of the most beautiful buildings of Rüdenhausen for their house in Hamburg.
The bridal couple and family on their way back to the castle (Copyright: Gabi P.)
On 6 October the religious wedding took place at the private property of the mother of the bride, Quinta da Bela Vista in Sintra, Portugal. Surely that was a bigger celebration.