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The European Royal Wedding of 2012! The Diamonds, Tiara, Flowers & an Oh So Stunning Elie Saab Couture Wedding Dress – Photos from Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg & Countess Stephanie de Lannoy’s Wedding



Last year, it was Prince William and Kate Middleton, for 2012, it is Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy and Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg’s turn to shine in the royal wedding spotlight.

Their grand wedding took place on the 19th and 20th of October 2012.
The civil ceremony which took place on the 19th of October 2012 was a classic event with the bride in a beautiful Chanel suit. That night, royals from all over Europe feted the couple at a pre-wedding dinner party.

On Saturday 20th October 2012, the bride dazzled everyone in her stunning lace couture wedding dress with a dramatic 13 feet train by Elie Saab. Her prince was in his military attire and the entire ceremony was filled with pomp and pageantry from the church blessing at the Cathedral of our Lady of Luxembourg to the exciting fireworks that ended the night.

Just days before their wedding, the royal couple gave their first official interview and the blushing bride said “I remember the day I met Guillaume I told a friend I had found an exceptional man with whom I shared many things in common….I really didn’t think such a man could exist. So of course I believe in Prince Charming…Not only do I believe in it – I also think I found it.

So sweet!

Check out photos below.

Photo Credit: AP | Getty Images | Zimbio


  1. doyin

    October 22, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    WOW Speechless truly royal wow wow wow wow wow God i want something like ds nd not in my dream o as in real life………..thank you lord for u have answered my prayer(Amen)

  2. Chattyzee

    October 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Wow! The attention to detail is crazy… and the bride’s makeup is simple, yet stunning!

  3. Partyrider

    October 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Wow…that gown! Wow

  4. cathy

    October 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Elegance meets simplicity

    • Partyrider

      October 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm


    • lilly

      October 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      GBAM!!! +2

  5. ejogene

    October 22, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Royalty!!!!!!! and the ladies are decently dressed, i wish our ladies could take a clue.

    • diamond

      October 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      and simply dressed too. Less is more

  6. Graceful

    October 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Hmmmm Elie Saab my eyes are on your designs….I totaly agree with Cathy Elegance meets simplicity plus maturity!

  7. folake

    October 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    father i receive my own prince charming oh .. a fairy tale wedding indeed !classy and very beautiful

  8. thankful

    October 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    i totally agree wit u guyz dat Elegance meets simplicty plus maturity

  9. nems

    October 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Understated Elegance. Love it

  10. Bella

    October 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Simple yet stunning looking bride, every inch a princess. Indeed less is more. Nice.

  11. Abi

    October 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Nobody can compete with the british when it comes to elegance. The royal wedding last year is something for the europeans to aspire to, it was enchanting in every sense. Still smiling from the memories. Erhhh this one too wasn’t bad 🙂

    • Brixtonbabe

      October 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      I take it you have never been to France or seen French women, that is the definition of elegance. Everyday French women are elegant have you seen everyday white british women??? No wonder they were banned from going to Tescos in their pyjamas. The British are at the bottom of the pile in western europe when it comes to elegance my dear

    • allen

      October 22, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      well said

    • wag

      October 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      I agree with you…

  12. Oly

    October 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Money good o, Elie Saab u r still my best in wedding dresses, will surely wear one of your designs. The gown is WOW, money talks. I also noticed that the girls including the bride was properly covered, HML to you guys sha, hear say Luxembourg na rich country.

  13. Onyinye

    October 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    This is exactly wat i read in all dis historical romance novel and didnt know they still exist…Every girl wants to marry a Prince….Me!!! I want to marry Prince Harry (Since kate has taken william away from me), want to have a fairly tale wedding….I just love weddings…And this particulary one is …..(looking for a word) ……………………………………………Exquisite

  14. linsey

    October 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    OMG the wedding dress is wicked

  15. Naveah

    October 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I’m still wondering how dis take concern Nigerians and all our wahalas.

    • Amazeballs!

      October 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      lighten up love.

    • Jull

      October 25, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      I was thinking the same thing… there are plenty of sites where European style weddings are featured.

  16. Lue

    October 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

  17. chuchusweets

    October 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    they have the money and there is no need to over do it…

  18. Onyin

    October 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I love the way her hair was packed on her wedding day … Cute!

  19. LPS

    October 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm

  20. Kenksd

    October 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    @Naveah, are you from Nairaland… with this your comment. If you are not interested in a post, then you move on to another.

  21. Layo

    October 22, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Mr Saab been trying to take Sis Wang’s place in my heart of recent. Sigh. The dress and that train is absolutely royal. Simplicity will always be appreciated!

  22. i no send

    October 22, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    @ naveah ..abi o…….if it was a nigerian bride people would pour venom on how the dress is too simple,,,, the groom is too hairy etc not a lot of love amongst nigerians

  23. faith

    October 22, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    @I no send …pls don’t compare with naija…we R black in complexion n I believe simplicity won’t work For uS unlike d oyibos dat r already white n just need a little to Shiine…hml to d couple

    • Purpleicious Babe

      October 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm


  24. Lyn

    October 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    @Naveah, you are so ignorant, there are positive things happening in the world not only naija wahala as you so rightly pointed out. Free your mind and the rest will follow

  25. Amber

    October 23, 2012 at 4:38 am

    @naveah….technology is not by force ,u can decide not to click on anything or better still stick to ur naija ‘dele times’…@ faith….that u r black does not mean u can’t shine when u dress less,doesn’t mean u should overdress cos of inferiority complex.
    And whoever says British peeps are elegant,abeg need to widen your horizon

    • wag

      October 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      lol…..’dele times’…

  26. toyin

    October 23, 2012 at 9:13 am

    bella where are the engagement pictures?

  27. madam i make other people business my business

    October 23, 2012 at 9:34 am

    @ Abi the french take the biscuit when it comes to elegance, poise and good dress sense so dont even go there. i have seen the brits dress, it can be an eye sore. My fav pick was the last one with the couple gazing at the fire works

  28. bluebirdie

    October 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I love the bridesmaid’s dresses especially the one with the bow. Although Im scared If I say I want that for my own bridesmaids it’ll come out as trashy (with some people overdoing the back)……

  29. Sandi

    October 23, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    See ladies we can be modest and beautiful. We need not show all our goodies to the world to be appreciated. Love the wedding dress. Happy Married Life to them

  30. Kanyinsola

    October 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm





  31. Naveah

    October 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I love how my comments always brings the non factors to the yard LOL!

  32. isoken

    October 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    The bride looks decent and beautiful. A very classy wedding. Ellie Saab wedding dress which I read somewhere was made with about 50,000 beads. WoW!

  33. lilly

    October 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Very Classy, Elegant, Simple, and Exquisite. This is kind of wedding I want my Heavenly Father. AMEN!

  34. lilly

    October 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    oh I forget the word DECENT!!!

  35. Pre

    October 24, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Plls how much does an Elie Saab couture wedding dress cost. I need one in a us size 18 asap

  36. Asia

    October 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    WOW, this is simply beautiful.

  37. Ozed

    October 25, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    wow! this is how I want to look on my special day- without the train though. Pure class and elegance!

  38. lois

    October 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    ‘if e no be panadol, e no fit be like panadol’. I practically zoomed passs all the pictures. Boring!!! All i took notice of were the wedding dress fabric, the train and the church the ceremony took place. Lobatan. Give me a Naija wedding and you will see FABULOUSITY at its finest!

  39. Ulo

    October 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm


  40. Praise

    November 4, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Thank God for the wedding,i hope our African ladies can see that you dont need to be nacked on your wedding day.

  41. Abby

    November 14, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    A lot of royals seem to be getting wed these days! I wish someone made a compilation post about their custom wedding rings!

  42. onayimi

    December 28, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Wow! She’s so elegant! and that dress…the veil… that must have cost a fortune! Then again, they’re royalty. They most likely got everything free.

  43. Mimi

    March 15, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Elegance + Simplicity.

  44. Henry

    April 1, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    This is called simplicity with beauty. After watching this dress I can only say waw

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