A noble Wedding in Ratzenried

On Saturday 09. Sepember 2017 Countess Annunciata of Waldburg zu Zeil and Trauchburg married Cecil von Treu at the Church St. Georg in Ratzenried. The bride is the oldest daughter of Count Clemens of Waldburg zu Zeil and Trauchburg and his wife Gina, née Princess of Liechtenstein, a cousin of Fürst Hans Adam II. Her maternal grandmother Princess Marie Christine is a born Duchess of Württemberg half-sister of Duke Carl of Württemberg.The bride’s father, Count Clemens is a first cousin of Fürst Erich of Waldburg zu Zeil and Trauchburg and as the Princely Couple has five daughters but no son the next in line to succeed to the Princely Title.
I decided to drive to Ratzenried that day.  After arrving and finding the Church there was not much going on. Only an half hour before the Service was to start the first guests arrived. I turned out that some of the guests arrived on the other side of the Chruch and walked up the little Hill on which the Church is there but most of them arrived on a little square before the Church and walked there up the stairs leading to the church. As i was told that the bride would arrived on the other side i went there just before the Service was to start and not much alter she arrived there together with her father. during the serive whichw s lasting for about 1 hour one could hear some of songs from inside the Church. After the Service the bvirdal Couple walked out and then posed for a short Moment on the side of the Church where they kissed each other. There they where gratulaed by their Families. then they walked down the steps before the Church where entire Wedding ciongreagtion  posed for a Group photo which was made there as wish of the bride. As this was done a little procession was formed and the bvridal Couple followed by they guests walked away .

Among the bridal chidlren at the Wedding where Gabriel Heuke, Countess Maria-Theodora and Countess Anna zu Erbach-Fürstenau, Caspar Hoövell, Joséphine and Edouard Klien.



Among the guestrs is have recognized:

  • Princess Marie Christine of Liechtenstein
  • Prine Christoph of Liechtenstein
  • Pricness Michaela of Liechtenstein and Alexander Heuken
  • Prince Stefan and Princess Florentine of Liechtenstein
  • Fürst Eeich and Fürstin Mathilde of Waldburg zu Zeil and Trauchburg
  • Hereditard Count Franz Clemens and Hereditary Contess Stephanie of Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems
  • Count Josef and Countess Benedikta of Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems




My Photos from the Wedding

The photos are copyrighted and not to be used without my permisson



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