|Wedding of Georg Friedrich and Sophie|
|Parents|| Donata, Countess of Castell-Rüdenhausen
Franz-Alexander, Prince of Iseburg
|Groomsmen|| Wilhelm Ferdinand, Crown Prince of Prussia |
Prince Christian Alexander of Prussia, the groom's sons
|Bridesmaids|| Princess Victoria Marie of Prussia, the groom's daughter |
Archduchess Helene of Austria, the bride's niece
Princess Marie Elisabeth of Wied, the bride's niece
Princess Louise of Wied, the bride's niece
|Pages|| Prince Frederick William of Wied, the bride's nephew |
Archduke Bartholomaeus of Austria
Archduke Emmanuel of Austria
|Location||Grand Imperial Church, Potsdam, Prussia|
|Date||28 and 30 August 2011|
|v • d • e|
On 21 January 2011, Georg Friedrich, Head of the House of Hohenzollern announced his engagement to Sophie, Princess of Isenburg.
The wedding dates were set at The City Hall of Potsdam, on 25 August 2011 and the religious ceremony was to take place on 27 August 2011 at the Grand Imperial Church of Potsdam, Prussia. The date was also the 950th anniversary founding of the House of Hohenzollern.
On 17 February 2011, it was decided that the days between 1st August and the wedding date on 27 August would be The 26 days of Prussian Love. The festivities for residents and visitors such as Music, Art, Culture, Food, Design, and History the city of Potsdam had hoped for sponsor deals to pay for the arrangements.
On 22 August 2011, the government of Prussia honoured the couple with a gala performance at the Peace Concert Hall. Performers at the gala were from all over the world.
On 26 August 2011, the evening before the wedding, the annual concert in aid of the "the Queen-Empress Kira foundation" was held.
Wedding Ceremony Edit
The Wedding service began at 12:30 local time at the Grand Imperial Church of Peace in Potsdam, Prussia, with around of 1,200 guests present.
The service was conducted by Jann Jakobs, Archbishop of Potsdam assisted by Friedrich Schistein, Royal Imperial court chief chaplain and Dr Franz Leichmachen, Bishop of Bradenburg.
The Princess's wedding dress was created of Wolfgang Joop. The bride wore the family tiara of the princely family of Isenburg. At the wedding banquet, the new Queen-Empress Consport wore the Prussian meander tiara.
The bridegroom wore the mess dress uniform as Commander-in-Chief, in the German Imperial Navy with his uniform he wore the Order of the Black Eagle chain and the Prussian military order around his neck and the order of the Balck Eagle. The Emperor was wearing H.I.M Commerative Medal, The Royal Imperial Medal of Prussia, the national service medal, 100th birthday Medal of Kaiser Wilhelm II, German Kasier Wilhelm II Commemorative Medal.
The best man, the groom's son wore the mess dress as a Lieutenant, in the German Imperial Navy with his uniform he wore the Order of the Black Eagle chain and the Prussian military order around his neck and the Order of the Black Eagle. The Crown Prince was wearing H.I.M Commerative Medal, The Royal Imperial Medal of Prussia, the National Service Medal, Royal Navy Training Medal, 100th Birthday of the birth of Kaiser Wilhelm II, German Kaiser Wilhelm commemorative Medal.
The groom's supporter, his younger son
Carriage Procession Edit
A carriage procession followed the ceremony, in which the wedding couple was transported through the streets of Potsdam. On their way they passed by twenty-five musical bands, twenty of which were military. Georg Friedrich and Sophie then proceeded in the Royal yacht over Prussian waters; the same barge that was used by Georg's grandparents, King-Emperor Louis Ferdinand I and Queen-Empress Kira, during their wedding in 1938. 500,000 people are estimated to have watched the Royal procession, which was nearly seven kilometres. 18 flights jets flew across the sky as the Yacht approached it's landing place, where the banquet was later held.
Wedding Banquet Edit
The wedding banquet was held on the night of the wedding day in the Hall of State at Königsberg Palace, Prussia. The Hall of State was renovated for the special occasion. 98 guests of the nearly 600 invited guests were accommodated at the main table. Cream and Red flowers were strewn over the table decorations, which included silver candelabra and silver bowls. On the seats of honour were sitting the wedding couple, the Emperor's two children, The Crown Prince and Princess Victoria Marie, the bride's parents, the Emperor's mother and sister and the bride's siblings.