German Duchess Sophie of Wurtemberg weds Count Maximilien of Andigne in gown befitting a royal bride
2018 has been the year of royal weddings.
While Meghan and Harry mania took over Windsor in May, and Princess Beatrice's brought some follow-up excitement just a few weeks ago, cast your eyes further into Europe - more specifically, to German Duchess Sophie of Wurtemberg's ceremony for fresh inspiration.
The xx (24) wed French aristocrat Count Maximilien of Andign on Saturday in a dreamy ceremony that married traditional attire with a sense of modern freshness as they exchanged vows at the Saint-Quirin church in Tegernsee.
The bride chose a boat neck design, similar to the Duchess of Sussex's polarising gown, and a dramatic veil draped from her diamond tiara. The newlyweds looked the picture of happiness as they kissed and posed for photographers outside the church.
They were joined by their tiny bridal party, who wore traditional flowergirl ensembles, including crowns made of baby's-breath, and a red ribbon.
The couple, who live in London, had a civil ceremony in Altshausen last month, during which she wore a white shift dress which previously belonged to her grandmother (wearing an heirloom is a tradition among German brides).
Among the esteemed guestlist was Prince Carl of Wurtemberg and Princess Diane of Wurtemberg.