Already pronounced husband and wife in a March 19th ceremony at the town hall in Paris’ 7th arrondissement, the union between Prince Jean d’Orleans, Duke of Vendome and Philomena de Toros y Steinhart was blessed during a religious ceremony held on May 2, 2009.
Well-wishers standing outside Senlis Cathedral in Senlis, France witnessed a steady stream of royals, including Prince Guillaume and Sybille of Luxembourg, the Duke and Duchess of Wurtemberg, The Infanta Pilar of Spain and Prine Philippe and Mathilde of Belgium, stroll by before the bride stepped upon the blue aisle runner which would lead her to the altar.
Wearing an ornate Christian Lacroix creation accented with gold embroidery, a dainty blue bow sewn onto the garment harmonized with the baby blue outfits worn by the tiny attendants, who cared for the gown’s train and the lace-edged veil which clung to the turquoise tiara atop the bride’s blonde tresses.
Following the exchange of vows, the newlyweds and their guests gathered at Chateau de Chantilly for the reception.
A closer look at the bride’s turquoise tiara:
The bride before her entrance in the cathedral: