Crystals as far as the eye can see…
A seven year romance, three princess gowns and 500,000 Swarovski crystals. It’s a fairytale wedding, and that of Swarovski heir Victoria Swarovski.
The wedding was a sparkling occasion, where singer Victoria married property investor Werner Mürz in a lavish affair.
Not content with just the one gown, Victoria chose three glittering creations to celebrate her wedding in.
The night before the wedding, the couple threw a welcome dinner – the dress code was red for women and white for men. Victoria’s high-low hemline halterneck dress gave guests a taste of what was to come. Designed by Michael Cinco, the dress featured a gorgeously long train, appliqued lace and stunning crystals, this crimson number dazzled on the dancefloor.
The second dress, for the church ceremony, was, again, designed by designer Michael Cinco. Weighing 46kg, it had a pretty illusion bodice, with trailing flowers down the sleeves and was embellished with appliqued flowers and of course, Swarovski crystals – 500,000 of them. She accessorised with an eight metre crystal scattered veil and train which cascaded beautifully down the aisle.
Her third outfit was a much lighter in weight! A strapless sheath dress, covered in more sparkling crystals and with a smaller train made the evening celebrations much easier to navigate!
Designer Jimmy Choos were the shoe of choice. Victoria chose white ‘Lang’ Choos, and personalised them with the couple’s initials.
The Cathedral of San Giusto was the setting for the vows. The aisle of the traditional church was lined with elegant with trees of gypsophila, and the bride was led down by her father, Paul Swarovski beneath a dazzling, ornate chandelier.
Groom Werner also had an outfit change, choosing a traditional but on-trend mismatched navy morning suit with grey pinstripe trousers and white waistcoat and tie for the wedding, then changing into a silk navy tux with black lapels and smart black bow tie for the evening celebrations. Very dapper!
The reception took place 20km from the church at Maxi’s restaurant in the Hotel Falisia – the only five star hotel in the region. Guests dined looking out to see, surrounded by pretty gypsophila trees and plenty of sparkling Swarovski crystals.
Standing at five tiers, the couple kept the cake clean, chic and simple. Decorated with gypsophila and bearing their initials, the couple indulged their guests with a traditional cake cutting ceremony.
The after party
Fireworks, dancing and, reportedly, a song from the bride herself, the evening celebrations were enjoyed by all. The couple also hosted a farewell brunch the following morning at the Beach Club.
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All images – Chris Singer | Johannes Kernmeyer unless otherwise credited.