We’ve all been in Jubilee mode for quite a while here at The Court Jeweller, but in the meantime, royal and noble events were still happening in other parts of the world. In Germany, a descendant of a princely family married a member of an Austrian noble line, and we got to see an antique emerald and diamond tiara in the process!
The bride at this princely wedding is Princess Amelie zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, who married Benedikt Schmid von Schmidsfelden in a religious ceremony in Wertheim on May 28. Amelie is the younger daughter of Ludwig, the 8th Prince zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, and his wife, Countess Elisabeth von Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee. Amelie is pictured here arriving for her wedding on the arm of her father.
Here’s an excellent view of Amelie’s wedding gown, which featured a jacket with sparkling embellishments on the sleeves and a crystal belt.
She wore a lace veil, which I think is the same one previously worn by her sister, Princess Sophie, at her wedding in 2017.
Amelie secured her veil with the family’s heirloom emerald and diamond tiara. The tiara has been owned by the family for generations, dating back at least to the 1930s. The piece features cabochon emerald drops, as well as intricate diamond festoon and ribbon designs.
In 2017, Princess Sophie zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, Amelie’s older sister, wore the same family tiara for her wedding. I believe the sisters are also wearing the same diamond stud earrings.
Here’s another look at Amelie wearing the tiara for her wedding ceremony.
And here she is with her groom, Benedikt Schmid von Schmidsfelden. Eurohistory reports that the couple are distant cousins, both descendants of Empress Maria Theresia of Austria.
Huge thanks to Stefan for so generously sharing his photographs of this princely wedding! Please join me in thanking him!