Monday, September 10, 2012

Princely wedding: Stolberg-Stolberg & von Plettenburg

The weather was absolutely perfect on Saturday in Bad Kreuznach where Countess Sofie von Plettenburg married Count Antonius zu Stolberg-Stolberg. 

The couple were married at Sankt Nikolaus Kirche in Bad Kreuznach, where the one of the officiants was the bride's cousin, Count Ulrich von Plettenberg.

The bride, who was born, in 1985 is the daughter of Count Egbert and Countess Diana von Plettenburg.  The groom, three years' Sofie's senior, is the son of Count Otto von Stolberg-Stolberg and his wife Countess Stefanie von Matushka.

The bride's veil is a family heirloom.  It is made of Brussels lace, and is more than 150 years old. 

A wedding ball, was held at Burg Namedy, which was the home of the bride's grandmother, Princess Luise-Dorothea of Hohenzollern (1924-1988) who married Count Egbert von Plettenburg at Burg Namedy in 1947.  The castle is now owned by the widow of Luise-Dorothea's youngest brother, Prince Godehard-Friedrich, who died in 2001.

The newlyweds met six years ago at university in Dresden.  They will live in Munich, where both work as engineers.

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