Prince Ludwig of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and Countess Philippa Spannochi were married in a civil ceremony on May 20 in the Gobelinsaal at Schoss Sayn.
The bride wore a knee-length cream-colored dress with a narrow belt and a touch of chiffon. The groom was dressed in a classic blue suit with a red patterned tie.
Prince Ludwig is the third son of the Prince and Princess of Sayn Wittgenstein-Sayn. Countess Philippa is one of five children of Count Jerome and Countess Verena Spannochi.
The couple, both 28 years old, met three years ago at a hunting party at Count Jerome's home. Instead of chasing the deer, Prince Ludwig found himself smitten with his host's young daughter.
"There was an immediate spark," said the beaming bride after the wedding ceremony.
The couple live in Austria, where the religious wedding will take place on August 20. Prince Ludwig works as a banker, and Countess Philippa is the sales manager at a Vienna hotel.