Just one week after Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg and Nicolas Bagory made it official during a civil ceremony at the Luxembourg Town Hall, the newlyweds said “I do” once again. On April 29, 2023, the daughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and the businessman exchanged vows a second time in a religious service in Bromes-les-Mimoasas, France. According to Tatler, the bride wore an Elie Saab wedding dress for her nuptials. The gown features an A-line silhouette and pleated fabric in a criss-cross shape around on the bodice. For accessories, the royal bride donned pearl-and-diamond drop earrings, an embroidered tulle veil, and a diamond tiara from the family’s collection, per the publication.
Alexandra sported the Luxembourg Chaumet Choker Tiara, which has been part of the grand ducal family for three generations. According to The Court Jeweller, the family acquired the diadem during the reign of Grand Duke Jean, Alexandra’s grandfather. The Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, her grandmother, and Maria Teresa repeatedly wore the headpiece. Alexandra even donned the crown herself, such as when she used it to top off her strapless blue gown with pleats during the National Day Gala in 2016.
For her wedding day, Alexandra opted for the diamond setting, although the accessory also comes with pearl toppers. Alexandra previously wore the crown with its pearl adornments during a state banquet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan in 2017. Like the name implies, the jewel can be worn as a choker necklace, which was what Maria Teresa did during a visit to Sweden in 2008.
For the service, many other members of the Luxembourg royal family attended. Alexandra’s brothers, Crown Prince Guillaume, Prince Félix, Prince Louis, and Prince Sébastien, all made an appearance to support their sister. Crown Prince Guillaume had his wife, Princess Stéphanie, and their sons, Prince Charles and Prince François, joined him. After they were pronounced newlyweds a second time, the bride and groom were greeted by members of the public before they made their exit in a vintage convertible decorated with flowers.
Alexandra and her husband chose to tie the knot in the South of France to honor the country where Bagory is from. The South of France is also where Kate Middleton’s brother, James Middleton, got married to Alizee Thevenet in 2021. Their wedding date has another special connection to the Middleton family since it took place on the 12th wedding anniversary of Kate and Prince William.
This religious ceremony took place a week after Alexandra and Bagory's civil service on April 22, 2023, in the Town Hall of Luxembourg City. The civil ceremony was an intimate affair with just their respective families present. For her attire, the bride donned a minimalist pantsuit by Valentino Cape and Maison Natan. She completed her outfit with a white Chanel clutch and nude stilettos. Bagory rocked a navy suit and light blue tie. After becoming newlyweds, the couple stepped out of the town hall, where crowds of people congratulated them. Then, the two went back to the Grand Ducal Palace via the Rue de La Reine with their families. To conclude the day of festivities, they hosted a private reception at 6 p.m. at the royal palace.