What the British royals can do, so can the royal family in Bavaria. On Saturday, Ludwig Prince of Bavaria and his bride Sophie-Alexandra walked down the aisle – around five months after their civil wedding. The wedding took place in the magnificent Theatinerkirche. The Archbishop of Freising Cardinal Marx performed the wedding ceremony.
The groom is the great-great-grandson of the last Bavarian king, Ludwig III. The 40-year-old appeared early in the morning with his mother Beatrix. The 33-year-old bride arrived shortly before the wedding began. She wore a traditionally tailored white wedding dress and held a bouquet of lilies of the valley. Sophie-Alexandra was accompanied by flower children. Some of them wore the long, delicate bridal veil.
A veil as a work of art
The bride herself also wore a veil designed by a Ukrainian designer, adorned with Canadian and Dutch details – a homage to the bride’s roots.
Sophie-Alexandra Evekink has Dutch-Canadian roots and has professionally focused on human rights issues. After studying political science and law in London, she worked for the United Nations in New York for seven years, including for the Secretary General.
A party for 500 guests
The excitement on her wedding day was just a little too much for the bride. A spokesman for the Wittelsbach administration said after the ceremony that Sophie-Alexandra had passed out during the wedding. But after a drink she was fine again.
The couple appeared overjoyed to the crowd in front of the church after the wedding ceremony. All kinds of costume associations and traditional delegations were already waiting in front of the Feldherrenhalle. Finally, a vintage car drove to Nymphenburg Palace, where the reigning head of the House of Wittelsbach, Duke Franz, is hosting a wedding party for around 500 invited guests.
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