On Friday, 16th June, while tourists sunbathed in Trieste, kids built sandcastles on the beach, and families enjoyed Italian gelato, a wedding took place that could very well have caused the night stars to look upon earth with insecurity.
Photo Source: Chris Singer | Johannes Kernmeyer
The Swarovski heiress, Victoria, tied the knot in a glorious manner in the coastal town of Trieste, Italy. But when your last name is Swarovski, you don’t have a characteristic beach wedding with flowing white summer dresses and loose curls; instead, you make dreams and fairytales come true.
The 23-year old bride walked down the aisle in a stunning white gown by Michael Cinco, a Filipino Dubai-based designer. With an A-line silhouette, a plunging neckline, a sheer bodice and delicate tulle and lace designs, this dress, designed by Cinco and the bride herself, was created to turn heads. Take a look:
But why are so many people trailing behind her?
Like I said, this wasn’t any ordinary wedding, so how could the dress be? Victoria needed all the help she got as she walked into the church wearing a 46 kg gown, embellished with over half-a million crystals, which unfolded into a 6-meter long trail behind the bride.
Victoria paired her dazzling gown with Jimmy Choo shoes, also embellished with… need I say it? Along with crystals (surprise!), wherein her stamped initials completely personalized these luxurious heels.
Victoria Swarovski, the privileged child who grew up with a silver- or crystal-spoon, was born in Innsbruck, Austria. Not only is she the heiress to Swarovski, but also a famous Austrian pop-star. She sang the famous theme song of The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, performed in 2014 Sochi Olympics, and won the German version of Dancing With The Stars in 2016. She is now one of the judges of the reality show “Germany’s Got Talent.”
For the past seven years, Victoria has been dating Werner Mürz a Munich-based investor in his 40s. They were engaged last May, and finally tied the knot this weekend.
A 3 Day Celebration:
The night before their wedding, the couple welcomed their 250 guests to Italy with “Pasta and Love,” quite literally. The exclusive red and white themed party was held in The Piazetta at the Falisia Resort and Spa, with an exquisite sit-down dinner, followed by some live music and dancing. The guests were requested to follow the theme and dress in white and red, and the bride donned her first glittering Michael Cinco dress for the weekend.
Swarovski and Mürz exchanged vows in the Cathedral of San Giusto the following morning. Victoria walked down the aisle with her father, towards her to-be husband. After exchanging “I do’s,” true to Catholic custom, the couple waited outside the church to kiss.
Following the lovely ceremony, the guests proceeded to Maxi’s Restaurant, where a reception dinner to celebrate the newlyweds awaited them. The breathtaking view of the sunset over the sea was not the only dazzling factor at the reception; in order to ensure the guests were offered an experience as impressive as the opulent wedding gown, Sabine chose veiled herb trees and thousands of Swarovski crystals to dazzle the deck. Speaking of gowns, the bride changed into a strapless white dress, her third outfit change for the wedding celebrations, and sparkled once again.
The lavish three-day weekend was brought to a close with a farewell brunch at the Portopiccolo Beach Club, with the morning sun smiling upon the guests.
The couple are now enjoying their honeymoon in France, coasting waters in a luxury yacht.
Submitted by: Tanvi Chadha
A mechanical engineering student who loves writing, dancing, fashion, photography, design, sketching, and painting… basically almost any form of creative expression. Also, quite passionate about fixing some of the wrongs in the world. Needless to say, I am a very expressive talker, and have been taunted of having animated conversations in class on more accounts than one. Oh, also – I can be perfectly content sitting alone in a cafe with my weapons against the world: a book, a pencil, and a cuppa frothy hazelnut cappuccino. Or cardamom tea in the rain – Filli cafe, anyone?