A decade ago, a royal wedding was held in Germany that united members of the Houses of Hohenzollern and Isenburg. Today, we’ve got a closer look at the gown and jewels worn by Princess Sophie for the ceremony.
Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, head of the Prussian branch of the House of Hohenzollern, is the man who would be Emperor of Germany today had the monarchy not been abolished more than a century ago. In August 2011, he married Princess Sophie of Isenburg in Potsdam.
Sophie’s wedding gown was made by a German designer, Wolfgang Joop. For the religious wedding ceremony, she wore a sheer jacket over the modern pleated gown. She also wore the Isenburg family’s heirloom lace veil, which provided an interesting contrast to the innovative dress.
Sophie anchored the veil with another family heirloom, the Isenburg Floral Tiara. The naturalistic floral sparkler has been in the family collection for years. In the present generation, it was also worn by Sophie’s sister, Princess Katharina, for her wedding to Archduke Martin of Austria-Este. (Martin is the brother of Prince Lorenz of Belgium.)
Princess Sophie finished off her bridal look with a pair of classic diamond stud earrings. Later, for the reception after the wedding, she removed the tiara, veil, and jacket, and added a tiara from her husband’s family: the Prussian Meander Kokoshnik.