Sunday 21 April 2019

German Duchess Sophie of Wurtemberg weds Count Maximilien of Andigne in gown befitting a royal bride

Duchess Sophie of Wurtemberg arrives at the Saint-Quirin Church prior her wedding with her father, Prince Philip of Wurtemberg at the Castle of Tegernsee on October 20, 2018 in Tegernsee, Germany. (Photo by David Niviere/Getty Images)
Duchess Sophie of Wurtemberg arrives at the Saint-Quirin Church prior her wedding with her father, Prince Philip of Wurtemberg at the Castle of Tegernsee on October 20, 2018 in Tegernsee, Germany. (Photo by David Niviere/Getty Images)
Duchess Sophie of Wurtemberg and Count Maximilien of Andigne share a kiss as they leave the Saint-Quirin church after their wedding¬at the Castle of Tegernsee on October 20, 2018 in Tegernsee, Germany. (Photo by David Niviv®re/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

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.

Duchess Sophie of Wurtemberg and Count Maximilien of Andigne share a kiss as they leave the Saint-Quirin church after their wedding¬at the Castle of Tegernsee on October 20, 2018 in Tegernsee, Germany. (Photo by David Niviv®re/Getty Images)
Duchess Sophie of Wurtemberg and Count Maximilien of Andigne share a kiss as they leave the Saint-Quirin church after their wedding¬at the Castle of Tegernsee on October 20, 2018 in Tegernsee, Germany. (Photo by David Niviv®re/Getty Images)

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).

Duchess Sophie of Wurtemberg arrives at the Saint-Quirin Church prior her wedding with her father, Prince Philip of Wurtemberg at the Castle of Tegernsee on October 20, 2018 in Tegernsee, Germany. (Photo by David Niviere/Getty Images)
Duchess Sophie of Wurtemberg arrives at the Saint-Quirin Church prior her wedding with her father, Prince Philip of Wurtemberg at the Castle of Tegernsee on October 20, 2018 in Tegernsee, Germany. (Photo by David Niviere/Getty Images)

Among the esteemed guestlist was Prince Carl of Wurtemberg and Princess Diane of Wurtemberg.

Duchess Sophie of Wurtemberg arrives at the Saint-Quirin Church prior her wedding with her father, Prince Philip of Wurtemberg at the Castle of Tegernsee on October 20, 2018 in Tegernsee, Germany. (Photo by David Niviere/Getty Images)
Duchess Sophie of Wurtemberg arrives at the Saint-Quirin Church prior her wedding with her father, Prince Philip of Wurtemberg at the Castle of Tegernsee on October 20, 2018 in Tegernsee, Germany. (Photo by David Niviere/Getty Images)

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