Can't wait for the royal wedding? No worries, there was one last week. Alessandra de Osma and Prince Christian of Hanover tied the knot on Friday, March 16, in Lima, Peru, in a gorgeous ceremony at the baroque 17th-century Basilica San Pedro church. Prince Christian is in the line of succession to the Hanoverian throne (though the Kingdom of Hanover was abolished centuries ago), and de Osma hails from one of Lima's oldest and most elite families.
Technically, the couple legally married five months ago at a civil ceremony in London, but everyone knows it's not official until you've thrown a big party. According to the Peruvian Times, the noon wedding, a religious ceremony, was "followed by lunch at the elite Club Nacional on the Plaza San Martín, and cocktails in the evening at the Berckemeyer house in Miraflores, one of the few remaining grand houses on Av. Arequipa, built by the bride’s great grandparents in the early 1930s when the area was just being developed." But this was just the middle of three days of festivities to mark the occasion. The event started on Thursday with cocktails at Astrid & Gaston’s restaurant in the colonial Moreyra house in San Isidro, according to the same source, and continued on Saturday with a party at the Museo de Osma in Barranco, "a national heritage building built in 1906 as a summer home for the De Osma family and which now exhibits one of the city’s most important private collections of colonial and pre-hispanic art." The guest list included the princesses of York Eugenie and Beatrice, supermodel Kate Moss and her boyfriend Count Nikolai Von Bismarck, and a number of royals from Monaco.
Now, take a moment just to appreciate Alessandra de Osma's gown, designed by Jorge Vázquez, according to Hello!, Prince Christian's three-piece suit and, most importantly, the bride's tiara?
Congratulations, Christian and Alessandra!