On Saturday September 18, Baroness Iris von Dörnberg will be the first member of her family to marry at Herzberg in more than 50 years. She will marry HSH Prince Hubertus of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg at the Walpurgische Kirche in Ashfelder, according to the rites of the Lutheran Church.
More than 250 guests have been invited to attend the service, which will be followed by a reception at Schloss Herzberg the home of the bride's parents, Baron and Baroness Jürgen von Dörnberg.
The couple look forward to a strictly private event. Their civil ceremony, at the Alsfelder City Hall, was attended only by the bride and groom's immediate family. A private reception followed the civil ceremony, which is required by German law.
The church wedding will take place at 11 a.m. The guests, most of whom will be staying in local hotels, will take a shuttle bus to the church and to the reception.
The bride and her father will be driven to the church in a vintage Cadillac. Baron von Dörnberg will escort his daughter down the aisle.
The service will be conducted by Dr. Burkhard von Dörnberg, a cousin of the bride. As the groom is Roman Catholic, Deacon Stefan Reuffurth, from Vienna, who is one of Hubertus' oldest friends will be taking part in the ceremony.
After the service, the couple will return to the castle in a horse drawn carriage.