Saturday, June 25, 2011

[Belgium] Princess Mathilde's sister Hélène d'Udekem d'Acoz's wedding

Hélène d'Udekem D'Acoz at the arm of her brother, Charles-Henri. Little princess Elisabeth was the bridesmaid.

A few days ago (more or less like... two weeks ago), I had shown you a picture of Princess Mathilde at her sister's wedding. The Duchess of Brabant is the oldest of five children. She has three younger sisters and one younger brother: late Jonkvrouw Marie-Alix d'Udekem d'Acoz (born 16 September 1974 - April, 1997), Margravine Elisabeth von Pallavicini, née Countess d'Udekem d'Acoz (born 17 January 1977) who is married to Margrave Alfonso von Pallavicini with whom she has 2 children, Margravine Olympia and Margrave Adalberto, Baroness Hélene Janssen, née Countess d'Udekem d'Acoz (born 22 September 1979) who is married to Baron Nicolas Janssen, and Count Charles-Henri d'Udekem d'Acoz (born 13 May 1985).

The ceremony took place in the church of Saint Pierre in the municipality of Bastogne in Belgium and the four children of Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde were the pageboys and bridesmaids.

The bride arrived at the church of Saint Pierre, in the Belgian town of Bastogne, at the arm of her younger brother, Count Charles-Henri d'Udekem d'Acoz because their father, Count Patrick d'Udekem d'Acoz died two and half years ago at the age of 72 years. Countess Helene d'Udekem d'Acoz wore a beautiful lace dress with short sleeves, a V-neckline and an embroidered veil while the groom opted for an elegant tuxedo.

Princess Matilde dressed for the occasion a beautiful dress in tone nude boat neckline lace applications. He combined with a matching turban, a small clutch and shoes in two shades of pink. Meanwhile, Prince Philippe was wearing a traditional tuxedo.

Anne Marie Komorowska, mother of the bride, in a very elegant design in white and black headdress

Henri d'Udekem d'Acoz, brother of the late father of the bride

The bride with her brother

Queen Fabiola

Queen Fabiola and Prince Philippe with Princess Mathilde
All of the Duke of Brabant's children: Emmanuel, Gabriel, Eléonore and Elisabeth

Elisabeth d'Udekem d'Acoz, sister of the bride

Did you see my wife? ;)
Princess Mathilde checking on her nephew
Dutiful future Queen of the Belgians

The happily and freshly married couple