Princess Sofia of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn got married to Archia Akhavan-Kharazian

Princess Sofia wore a cream-colored silk linen wedding dress by Natascha Klein, and a diamond floral tiara
On August 8, 2020, Princess Sofia of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, the youngest daughter of the Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and Countess Gabriela of Schönborn-Wiesentheid, got married to Archia Akhavan-Kharazian. Archia Akhavan-Kharazian is a Londoner businessman who has Iranian and Spanish roots.
Princess Sofia wore a cream-colored silk linen wedding dress by Natascha Klein, and a diamond floral tiara
The religious wedding ceremony took place at the St. Lorenz Church in Mondsee, Austria. The ceremony was directed by Frankfurt City Dean Johannes zu Eltz, who is a close relative of the family. The invited guests involved a relatively small group of close family and friends. Princess Sofia's 100 year-old grandmother, the Dowager Princess Marianne of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn was one of the first to congratulate her. An additional reception was also held at the family’s Fuschler hunting lodge.
Princess Sofia wore a cream-colored silk linen wedding dress by Natascha Klein, and a diamond floral tiara
The wedding dress of Princess Sofia was made of cream-colored silk linen. The dress was designed by Natascha Klein. The designer made the dress in her atelier called Villa Petersberg. Princess Sofia also wore a diamond floral tiara. Members of the Princess' family have worn the diadem and veil for generations.
Princess Sofia wore a cream-colored silk linen wedding dress by Natascha Klein, and a diamond floral tiara
Princess Sofia wore a cream-colored silk linen wedding dress by Natascha Klein, and a diamond floral tiara
In addition, a civil marriage ceremony took place at the Rathaus St. Gilgen before the religious wedding. The couple plans to go on a honeymoon under suitable conditions.
Princess Sofia wore a cream-colored silk linen wedding dress by Natascha Klein, and a diamond floral tiara

25 Comments

  1. With that lady's superb figure how did the designer manage to make such an ill fitting and unimaginative dress. I love simple sleek lines but then they have to fit properly. By contrast her 100 year old grandmother looks wonderfully elegant and i.m.o. would have looked even more so if she had left the gold bracelet at home.

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  2. Another unknown royalty.
    why are they wearing masking when together but not wearing any with guests
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    1. They came out of the town hall from their civil ceremony, where they were required to wear them while at the church they were not.

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    2. Unknown to you.

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    3. I live in Germany and they are unknown to me too. Of course I know that "Sayn-Wittgenstein" used to be more or less royal, but I would not recognize them if I saw them somewhere. Germany abolished monarchy in 1918 - more than hundred years ago. Since then titles like "Fürst" or "Graf" are part of a private surname and have no official meaning. The nostalgic meaning of course is another thing.

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  3. Always nice and welcome to see, not so famous aristocratic families's national days, weddings. Many thanks ADMIN!

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    1. I always enjoy those posts too, Royalty fan! I add my thanks to Admin as well.

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  4. What a pretty bride! The bodice and sleeves of her gown are particularly lovely, I think, as are her veil and floral bandeau. The traditional clothing worn by the children is a delightful touch.

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  5. Charmant petit couple.. J'aime beaucoup la robe de mariée de la princesse dans un style épuré qui va bien à sa morphologie ; très joli son diadème floral en diamants que j'aurais aimé voir de plus prés !

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  6. The dress is made in the traditional Austrian style and suits the bride, with her timeless complexion very well!

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    1. The bride is german as the house Sayn - Wittgenstein is of german heritage. So Austrian traditions aren't really "her" traditions.

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    2. South-German (Bavarian) traditional clothes are very much alike the Tiroler traditional clothes in my eyes.
      Do you see any difference?

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  7. The tiara and veil are exquisite, and obviously the dress is culturally inspired, but I just can’t like it. I like clean and timeless lines, but this one reminds me of a habit, or if you add a colorful corset it could easily pass as a costume for medieval night.
    Love the mother of the groom typical Spanish “ peineta”

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  8. I think the gown is lovely. We have gotten used to all the extravagant gowns and weddings of past royals until we no longer appreciate the beauty of simplicity. The grandmother looks great!

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    1. There is an ocean between an extravagant gown and a nun's habit.

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  9. WOW What a stunning couple;who are they ? I love the grandmother she is so happy . Great to see traditional Austrian costumes

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  10. Wow, die Fuerstin "Manni"! Long time not seen. A true icon who met them all in her long life. She must be very happy to attend this wedding :) Still stunning chic in fashion, hair and jewels :) Congrats to the new couple!

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  11. The third pic is my favourite, very relaxed, beautiful smile. I´m not a huge fan of this wedding-gown. The neckline and the sleeves are all wrong for her imho.

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  12. Liebe Coralie, das Haus Sayn-Wittgenstein gehoert zum frueheren Deutschen Hochadel. Es regierte seit dem heiligen Roemischen Reich, ist also immer noch adlig und international relevant und gehoert "dazu". Natuerlich haben andere Leute heute das "Sagen".
    So, they are! well known, even we don´t know every face of them or every family since they splitted. E. v. Wiltberg :)

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    1. Dear Rainha, thank your for the information about Sayn-Wittgenstein, I did not know that they have such a history! I only know "die Hohenzollern" and "die Wittelsbacher" and always thought they are the only important ones ;-)
      You obviously have some exptertise so let me tell you a short story: about 20 years ago or so I was invited to some conference held by a foundation to support "the famous german Mittelstand". There were a lot of aristocratical people taking part, as of course nowadays they have to work. That event took place in Schloss Schleißheim? Linderhof? I don't recall it. One nice gentleman informed me about the differences between "Soundso VON Bayern", "Soundso IN Bayern" and "Soundso ZU Bayern". He said: "If you are looking for a wealthy husband, make sure he is a ... Bayern, because they have the money." And then I forgot wether he recommended "von", "in", oder "zu"! (Which does not matter anyway - I married for love.) But this post on the Sayn-Wittgenstein and your information made me think of it. So, what do you think, Rainha - which of the titles is it?

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  13. "Von und zu Habsucht" (OTTO) No, just a joke... Well, I think it´s more about the titles, like "Baron", "Herzog", "Fuerst", "Prinz", because with them comes more "Besitz", "Laendereien".
    The title "von" is so much common, that many gave themselfes the title "von und zu" to distance themselfes from the lower "Adel". Or they gave themselfes the name of their ancestor´s castle (Prince of Hohenlohe) .
    A bit difficult to answer, very complex. And since 1918 they all mix international with money. So, here the lucky bride choose her groom from the City of London (money) or he is from another royal family, which I doubt. -
    Anyway, maybe we met on one of those events 20 years ago, ha ha. But we live long time far away from the castle of my husband´s ancestors. No joke here.
    (And: be aware of false titles and guys, Consul Weyer knows about it.)
    Love to you, Coralie and Deutschland:)

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    1. Liebe Rainha Leonor, ich bin so frei und antworte auf Deutsch: vielen herzlichen Dank für Ihre netten Worte! Dieses Wochenende sind mein Mann und ich wieder am Starnberger See. Wenn das Abendlicht diesen in sein unvergleichliches Blau/Silber/Grün taucht, werde ich Ihre Grüße übermitteln!

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  14. The Bride looks lovely. How marvellous they were able to have their wedding even though there is still such turmoil in the world. I wish them every happiness.

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  15. I thought she was wearing her mother's wedding gown, the style reminds me so much of the 1980s.

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  16. Hallo, Coralie! Lbe. Gruesse in´s heimische Bayern... Die Welt ist klein.
    (Fuer uns war! der Schliersee die Badewanne, als die Kinder klein waren.)

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