While their titles might make Bavaria's newest royals seem completely unrelatable, Hereditary Prince Franz Albrecht zu Oettingen-Spielberg met his new wife Cleopatra von Adelsheim von Ernest in a remarkably ordinary way: at a friend's 30th birthday bash. The two were inseparable, and after a few years of dating, the prince got down on one knee and declared that the actress, model, and baroness would become a princess.
Naturally, their nuptials were as regal and extravagant as the couple's names might suggest. The event took place at the bride's father's estate in Adelsheim, Germany, with a royal-packed guest list of roughly 800 attendees. Cleo, as her friend's call her, wore a custom-made gown by Milanese designer Luisa Beccaria, Vogue reports, topped with a diamond tiara befitting of a new princess. Stunning sculptural bouquets adorned the estate, and children were given whimsical flower crowns, making wildflowers a theme of the day. Take a look at the extravagant summer wedding that looks as if it's been lifted from the pages of a fairy tale.
The bridal party wore blush pink gowns with embroidered floral details.
Delicate wildflower arrangements adorned the estate corridors and stairways.
Cleo had two maids of honor, a princess and countess.
800 guests were seated in the church to watch the couple tie the knot.
The custom-made gown had light pink and beige flowers embroidered on the organza fabric, as well as a seven-meter "summer cape," which was removed at the reception.
A dinner was held at Oettingen Castle, complete with white table settings and a wildflower runner.
The bride took to the stage at the reception, dancing with guests to the live band.