Last Saturday, July 8, Prince Ernst August of Hanover’s eldest son, Prince Ernst August Jr, married Russian fashion designer of catsuit brand Ekat, Ekaterina Malysheva, at the Marienburg Castle in Hanover, Germany. The castle is owned by the groom and serves as the official seat of the Royal House of Hanover. For the wedding, the bride wore three dresses by Lebanese designer and long-term friend Sandra Mansour, including a pre-wedding dress, bridal gown, and party dress. The church wedding was a televised affair and attended by 600 people. The groom’s father did not attend, however, reportedly due to a fight with his son over the Marienburg Castle, which was transferred to his son for tax purposes, and which the father now wishes be returned to him.
The bridal gown featured hand-embroidery, Chantilly lace, and pearl details. Mansour refers to her design style as “effortless” and that she “likes chic pieces, simple ones that go straight to the point.” She shares with Vogue Arabia that the bride traveled to Beirut on two occasions to try on the dresses. W reports that the couple have been dating for eight years after meeting at a party in London.
The Lebanese designer was born and raised in Switzerland and is known for her embellishments, embroideries, arty prints, gossamer fabrics, and feminine silhouettes. This isn’t the first time Mansour dressed a royal bride. Baroness Cleopatra von Adelsheim von Ernest married Hereditary Prince Franz Albrecht zu Oettingen-Spielberg in Bavaria, Germany in Sandra Mansour bespoke bridal last year.