Monday, August 29, 2011

Anita weds her prince

August 29, 1925

Miss Anita Lihme, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.Bal Lihme of New York and Chicago, was married today at Watch Hill, Rhode, Island, to Prince Edward Joseph Lobkowicz, son of the late Prince August Lobkowicz and the former Countess Irma Palermy of Vienna.

The ceremony took place at 4 p.m., at the Watch Hill Union Chapel, reports the New York Times.  The ceremony was performed by John. F. Vincent, pastor of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church at Westerly.

Miss Lihme was escorted down the aisle by her father.  She "wore a gown of cream-white crepe de chine elaborately embroidered with pearls in a point de venise design."  Her "long square court train was suspended from her shoulders and was made of cream-white chiffon and velvet."   The wedding veil was made from net, and "held in place by a tiara of pearls."   Her bouquet included orchids and lillies of the valley with a "shower of small white orchids tied with silver ribbon."

Mrs. Clement A. Griscome 3d was her sister's matron of honor.  The groom's brother, Prince Ferdinand, was the bestman.

A reception for 500 guests was held at Norman Hall, the bride's parents' summer home.  The bridal party "received the guests under a pergola in the flower garden, which was decorated with masses of pink and white plox."

At the supper, the "forty-five members of the bridal party were seated at a long table on the lawn between a double row of cedars."  The guests sat at small tables "with gaily-striped umbrellas," facing the ocean.

The new princess changed into her "going-away costume," an ensemble of beige crepe de chine, with a brown velvet hat and brown suede slippers.   When the newlyweds got into their automobile, they "were showered with rose leaves and confetti."

Their destination remained unknown, but they will sail for Europe on the Paris, which leaves New York on September 5.  Prince and Princess Edward will visit the Prince's mother in Vienna before returning to New York in late November.

In December, they will move into a new home at 280 Park Avenue in New York City.

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