Wedding of Count Rudolphe and Archduchess Marie Christine
Parents Bride's parents: Archduke Carl Christian of Austria
Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria

Groom's parents: Christian, Count of Limburg-Stirum
Colienne, Countess de Limburg-Stirum

Bridesmaids Princess Victoria Marie of Prussia, the bride's daughter
Pages Prince Christian Alexander of Prussia, the bride's son
Location Belgium
Date 6 December 2008
The Wedding of Count Rudolphe de Limbur-Stirum and Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria was held on 6 December 2008 at St. Rumbold's Cathedral in Mechelen, Belgium.

Couple Edit

Engagement Edit

Archduchess Marie Christine and Count Rudolphe announced their engagement on 10 October 2007 (the 9th birthday of her eldest son, Wilhelm Ferdinand). On 17 March 2008, it was announced that the wedding date would be 6 December 2008 at St. Rumbold's Catherdal in Mechelen, Belgium.

Wedding Ceremony Edit

The wedding service/ceremony began at 11:30 CET at St Rumbold's Cathedral, in Belgium.

The bride walked down the aisle with her father, Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and her 10-year-old son, Wilhelm Ferdinand.

Archduchess Marie-Christine's witnesses at the wedding were Princess Maria-Anunciata of Liechtenstein, Baroness Elisabeth Gillès de Pélichy and Princess Xenia Galitzine.

Rodolphe chose his siblings Counts Philippe and François and Countess Marie de Limburg-Stirum as his witnesses.

The flowergirls and pages were Princess Victoria Marie of Prussia (the bride's 7-year-old daughter), Princess Laya and Princess Nora of Auersperg-Trautson, Princess Charlotte and Prince Léopold of Nassau, Archduchess Antonia and Archduchess Isabelle of Austria, Prince Christian Alexander of Prussia (the bride's 4-year-old son), Count Jean de Limburg-Stirum, Count Constantino Secco di Aragona and Edouard Misonne. Archduchess Gabriella acted as her sister's bridesmaid.

The bride's son and daughter (from her first marriage), Wilhelm Ferdinand (aged 10) and Victoria Marie (aged 7) read poems to both the bride and groom.

Wedding Attire Edit

The bride, Archduchess Marie-Christine wore an ivory coloured dress by Belgian designer Yves Doom and an antic heirloom lace veil of the Habsburg family. (Archduchess Kathleen wore the same veil at her recent wedding to Marie-Christine's brother Archduke Imre.) Made of satin, the fur cuffed gown had a four meter long train. She honoured her Luxembourgish roots by wearing the smaller one of the two diamond floral tiaras owned by the Grand Ducal family. She also wore the same pearl earrings that her mother and her grandmother Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte had worn for their wedding days. She carried a bouquet of pale yellow roses interspersed with white and blue blossoms.

The groom, Count Rodolphe wore the same morning suit as the bride's father, the bride's elder son and her brothers. The groom's family wore the same morning suit as the groom.

Guests Edit

See: List of Wedding Guests of Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria and Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum

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