31: The princesses’ wedding dresses

Visibly satisfied, Princess Marianne observes the scenery of the Blue Hall. She is pictured here in a photograph taken by the Munich portrait photographer Sahm.

Aside from the beautifully laid table, she can also view the wedding dress Princess Alana wore for her wedding to Prince Casimir on 1 June 2019 in Sayn. 

The dress was designed by the Spanish couturier Jorge Acuña, as was the evening gown with which Alana impressed the 250 guests at the festive dinner in the historic cast iron foundry hall in Sayn. 

Prince Alexander enthuses: “Another wedding dress that my sister Yvonne wore to her wedding with Count Alfons Coreth in 1962 impresses not only the festively clad butler with its long train adorned with numerous organza flowers.”

Now the tour leads you to the next rooms, past two walls with crockery designed by the famous Emile Gallé from Nancy around 1870. 

Perhaps these were designed for the wedding of Prince Louis’s youngest son Alexander with Yvonne de Blacas. 

As faience, it is too delicate for frequent use, so it is now only used on very special occasions.