Stéphanie de Lannoy married Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, on 19 October 2012 and she wore a stunning bespoke gown from Lebanese designer, Elie Saab. The wedding gown, which took over 3,000 painstaking hours to sew by hand, was embellished all over with a leaf pattern consisting of 50,000 pearls, 80,000 crystals 10,000 meters of silver embroidery thread.
The dress had three-quarter sleeves, a bateau neckline which dipped at the back, and a fitted bodice with a belted waist which flowed into a full skirt and 4.5 meter train. The dress was made from 70 meters of silk crepe and tulle, 30 meters of satin organza, 50 meters of Chantilly lace, and 40 meters of Calais lace.
The embroidered leaf pattern was repeated on the silk tulle veil which was fixed into a low-set chignon and the whole look was crowned with the Altenloh de Bruxelles tiara which has been passed down the family since 1878.
Stéphanie’s cascading bouquet was white phalaenopsis orchids and ivy created by the prestigious Maison Lachaume in Paris.