The Bride: Princess Alix de Ligne (32) is the goodlooking daughter of Belgian prince Michel de Ligne and Brazilian princess Éléonore d'Orléans-Bragance. She grew up in Belgium at the jaw dropping parental estate of Beloeil, and in Brazil since her maternal family is still serious about their own status as former royal family of the Latin American country. Alix and her brother Henri have always spoken Portuguese to each other.
Alix was presented at the Bal des Débutantes in Paris in 2002.
After management studies in Belgium and a 6 month internship in Japan, Alix studied gemmology in Antwerp and New York. She moved to Paris where she started working for Cartier. I doubt she had to put down a CV.
Three years ago she settled down in Rio, travelling back and forth to Paris at least twice a month. She's now the managing director of H. Stern's jewellery store in Ipanema.
The Groom: French count Guillaume de Dampierre (31) grew up on the equally impressive family estate at Dampierre-en-Yvelines, France.
The Engagement: was anounced on the cover of "Point de Vue" - who called this union THE royal wedding of 2016.
An interview for Belgian TV - both of them not really used to it, as you can see: http://www.notele.be/list14-l-info-en-continu-media43556-la-princesse-alix-de-ligne-et-son-futur-epoux-se-presentent.html
The Veil: Exceptionally beautiful old lace from around 1810. This particular veil used to be part of the lace that was used on the crib of the "king of Rome", the son of Napoleon I and his wife Marie-Louise of Austria. What a treasure!
Princess Laura of Belgium and count Alexis de Warren. Hmm... Any news, Laura?
Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este with two of her daughters: countesses Anna and Margherita von und zu Arco-Zinneberg.
Prince Antonio d'Orléans-Bragança & princess Christine de Ligne with their daughter, princess Marie Gabrielle d'Orléans-Bragança.
And their other daughter - who's pregnant: princess Amélia d'Orléans-Bragança and husband James Spearman.
Count Philippe de Limburg Stirum and wife, Caroline von Neipperg.
Marie-Gabrielle de Nassau & her cousin, princess Marie-Astrid of Liechtenstein.
Princess Adélaïde d'Orléans & her brother, prince François d'Orléans.
Teresa von Einsiedel and her brother-in-law, Pierre-Louis Dailly.
Prince Simon de Merode and wife, Anna Pigott.
Prince Hadrien de Croÿ-Roeulx ad his wife, Jacqueline Desmarais.
Fiametta Frescobaldi, the duchess d'Arenberg.
Princess Mélanie de Ligne and husband Paul Weingarten.
Princess Elisabeth de Ligne and husband Baudouin Gillès de Pélichy.
Brazilian soprano Angelica de la Riva sang the "Ave Maria" during the service.
The reception: A beautiful tent was set up in the park. Inside the castle guests were able to watch the Belgian football team scoring 3-0 against Northern Ireland.
Archduchess Catharina of Austria & princess Alexandra of Luxembourg.
The party: A change of jewellery for Alix, and a pretty gown for the mother of the bride.
prince Jean Christophe Napoléon with princesses Luisa & Dorothea Orsini.
Watch a summary of the wedding here: http://vtm.be/royalty/koninklijk-sprookjeshuwelijk