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Monday 24 June 2019

Duke of Huescar marries Sofia Palazuelo in 'society wedding of the year' - with Queen Sofia of Spain on the guestlist

Bride wore an elegant gown designed by her aunt Teresa Palazuelo, as guests are served beer from family's personal brewery nearby

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo are seen at their wedding on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo are seen at their wedding on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)

Karen Birney, THEVOW.ie

In a big day dubbed 'the society wedding of the year', Queen Sofia of Spain watched on as the Duke of Huescar, the grandson of Spain's richest woman, wed his long-term girlfriend Sofia Palazuelo in Madrid.

The couple tied the knot in the groom's 18th century family estate - the Liria Palace in Madrid - before a long lunch on the lawn where guests were served wine and beer from the family's own brewery located nearby.

A 750-strong guestlist included Queen Sofia of Spain as well as a host of society figures from royalty to fashion designers.

The bride beamed in an elegant short sleeved gown designed by her aunt Teresa Palazuelo, which featured a dramatic detachable train. Her brother did the honours of walking her up the aisle.

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Sofia Barroso, Matilde Solis, Fernando Fitz-James Stuart, Sofia Palazuelo, Queen Sofia of Spain, King Simeon of Bulgary and her wife, Queen Margarita; el Duke of Alba and Ana de Orleans attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Sofia Barroso, Matilde Solis, Fernando Fitz-James Stuart, Sofia Palazuelo, Queen Sofia of Spain, King Simeon of Bulgary and her wife, Queen Margarita; el Duke of Alba and Ana de Orleans attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart, Queen Sofia of Spain and Fernando Fitz-James Stuart attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
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♥️♥️🎧 Este fin de semana hemos disfrutado como enanos en la boda del sábado junto a Fernando Fitz James y Sofía Palazuelo (@sofia.palaz), futuros Duques de Alba.♥️♥️🎧 . . No tenemos palabras para agradecer la confianza, amabilidad y profesionalidad de los novios y el trato recibido. Sin duda uno de los eventos más importantes del año en el que pudimos bailar junto amigos y familiares increíbles. Simplemente, un millón de gracias.👰♥️🤵 . . . ♥️👰🤵Bombones de Viena es el nombre de este bonito Valls con el que enamoraron a los asistentes. Increíble momento, amigos, invitados y como siempre, increíbles los profesionales que nos acompañaron el pasada sábado. . . En esta ocasión @a_tipica que desplegó sus mejores artes😉 para crear escenarios como estos.♥️♥️♥️ . . . #palacioliria #madrid #eventodelaño #heymickey #heymickeyevents #heymickeydjs #heymickeymadrid #eventos #solucionesaudiovisuales #bodas #musicmanagment #eventoscorporativos #eventosmadrid #eventossevilla #eventosandalucia #eventossansebastian #eventosgalicia #eventosbarcelona #eventosespaña #diversion #fun #dance #djs

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The bride, who has worked in PR for couture heavy hitters Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera in New York, finished her look with a traditional lace veil, which she wore over her shoulders throughout the service. She carried a rustic green bouquet which included Astilbe, Scabiosa milki scoop, Veronica smart Luna monocaule, Diosma and simple white roses tied with a thin ribbon.

Groom Don Fernando Juan Fitz-James-Stuart y Solís-Beaumont, 28, wore full military regalia representing the Royal Cavalry Armory of Seville.

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Matilde Solis attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Matilde Solis attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)

The couple's first dance was to a waltz, which took place before guests QUICKLY took to the dancefloor where they spent the remainder of the festivities - which reportedly went on long after a midnight curfew.

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Queen Sofia of Spain and Sofia Palazuelo attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Queen Sofia of Spain and Sofia Palazuelo attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Sofia Palazuelo and her mother Sofia Barroso attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo are seen at their wedding on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo are seen at their wedding on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo are seen at their wedding on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo are seen at their wedding on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo are seen at their wedding on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart, Queen Sofia of Spain and Fernando Fitz-James Stuart attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart, Queen Sofia of Spain and Fernando Fitz-James Stuart attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo are seen at their wedding on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo are seen at their wedding on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo are seen at their wedding on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo are seen at their wedding on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Sofia Palazuelo and her mother Sofia Barroso attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Queen Sofia of Spain and Sofia Palazuelo attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo are seen at their wedding on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo are seen at their wedding on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Sofia Barroso, Matilde Solis, Fernando Fitz-James Stuart, Sofia Palazuelo, Queen Sofia of Spain, King Simeon of Bulgary and her wife, Queen Margarita; el Duke of Alba and Ana de Orleans attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo are seen at their wedding on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Matilde Solis attend the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofia Palazuelo at Liria Palace on October 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pool via Getty Images)

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