Friday, October 16, 2020

A noble wedding


Antonius von Schierstädt married Kinga Edle von Poschinger on October 10, 2020 at  the Klosterkirche Maria Himmelfahrt in Dietramszell, near Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen in Bavaria.   One of the officiants was Kinga's first cousin, Father Laszlo von Erffa, a member of the Legionaries of Christ.

[Laszlo's older sister Zita von Erffa, a filmmaker, made a documentary about her brother's decision to join the Legion of Christ. ]

The flower girls and pages were  Leopold Pacher-Theinburg, Lorenz, Ladislaya, Ferdinand and Ludwig Burger-Scheidlin,  Mathilda Schierstädt and Josephine, Celeste and Valerie Brugger

The groom who was born in 1982, is the son of Eckehard von Schierstädt and Countess Gabrielle on Galen and the bride is the daughter of  Vollrad-Joachim Edler von Poschinger and Archduchess Maria Pilar of Austria, the eldest child of the late Archduke Felix of Austria and late Princess and Duchess Anna-Eugenie of Arenberg.   

Kinga is a great-granddaughter of Austria's last emperor, Karl I, and his wife, Zita of Bourbon-Parma.  She was born in Munich on July 11, 1981.

She is the head of the Africa IV section with ACN International (Aid to the Church in Need) and specializes in projects for several African countries including Sierra Leone and the Congo.

Antonius is a politician active with the CDU party in Germany.

The wedding reception was held at the bride's parents' home, Gut Waltersteig, in Eurasburg.  The guests included the Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg with their infant son, Prince Charles,  The Prince and Princess of Auersperg-Trautson (Archduchess Constanza of Austria),  and Archduchess Alexandra of Austria

Archduchess Alexandra of Austria,  Antonia (nee Poschinger), and Carl Pacher von Theinburg & their two children. Antonia is the bride's sister

Archduchess Gabriela 

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and baby Charles

all photos: @Gabi Piesiur 

A special thank you to Gabi for allowing me to use her photos.

The groom and the bride's first cousin, Laszlo von Erffa, one of the Catholic priests who officiated at the wedding

The Prince of Auersperg-Trautson 

Archduchess Kinga and her husband, Wolfgang von Erffa 

The bride's sister, Franziska 

Archduchess Constanza (Princess of Auersperg-Trautson)

Hubertus Ritter von Burger-Scheidlin, the husband of Benedikta von Poschinger, one of the bride's sister, and one of his children.

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