Monday, September 7, 2009
The Hereditary Prince of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich marries
On September 5, 2009, Hereditary Prince Carl Christian of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich married Countess Christina Douglas in a Lutheran ceremony at the Marienstifskirche. The ceremony was performed by Pastors Sven Kiessling and Adelheid Groten. Pastor Groten confirmed Countess Christina.
The Hereditary Prince is the son of Reinhard, the Prince of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich and Marie Fouché d'Otrante. The bride is the eldest daughter of Count Patrick Douglas and his first wife, Alexandra von Berlichingen.
The bride wore an elegant cut wedding dress with a long lace veil. To the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, the bride and groom emerged from the church following the hour-long ceremony. The bridal party and their guests made their way through Lich's Old Town to the castle where a private reception was held in the garden. The wedding festivities culminated with a dinner and dance in the evening.
The guests at the religious wedding included Princess Benedikte of Denmark, whose husband's mother, Margareta, was an aunt of the Princess of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, Prince Carl-Albrecht of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Prince and Princess Ludwig-Ferdinand of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg; the Prince of Castell-Rüdenhausen; Prince Stephan and Princess Maria zur Lippe, the Prince and Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, the Prince of Fürstenberg and his son, the Hereditary Prince, the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Bentheim-Steinfurt and their young son, Jonathan, the Prince and Princess of Ysenburg und Büdingen and their family, the Prince of Stolberg-Wernigerode, the Prince and Princess of Castell-Castell, and Hereditary Prince and Princess of Hesse and their son, Moritz, and the former German president Ramon Herzog, and his wife, Alexandra.
The couple's son, Prince Louis Clemens Jamal of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, turned on on September 5. He was present for his parents' wedding.
The Hereditary Princess grew up in Vienna, where she met her husband, who works for the Svenska Handelsbanken in Austria's capital.
The couple were married in a civil ceremony in Vienna on December 13, 2008. The couple live in Vienna with their son, Louis (born on September 5, 2008) They are both descendants of Grand Duke Ludwig of Baden.
The three photos accompanying this post were taken by Anuschka Becker, who is the copyright holder. I thank her for allowing me to use these photos. No one else is permitted to copy these three photos for their use.
The first photo shows Princess Caroline of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, Mrs. Lijenqvist, holding her nephew, Prince Louis of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, who is the son of the bride and groom. The other two photos are of the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich.