On the late afternoon of Saturday, June 4, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Miss Carina Lynn Axelsson held their religious wedding ceremony inside the private chapel at Schloss Berleburg. The day before, the couple exchanged vows during their civil marriage ceremony held inside the Orangerie behind Schloss Berleburg.
The bride wore a custom bridal gown and veil by Danish designer, Ms. Birgit Hallstein. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark served as the Best Man. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was the Maid of Honor.
In an interview with the Danish magazine, Billed Bladet, prior to the wedding, the bride noted that she made the altar cloth for the religious wedding ceremony:
“I have made a new altar cloth. A beautiful tablecloth adorned with embroidery, which I found a few years ago and which Prince Gustav’s grandmother, Princess Margareta, had intended to be used for the altar. I found them in a box with a small note attached stating that one day they could be used for an altar cloth. I followed the instructions and did exactly as she wanted it done, according to the drawings.”
The eighty guests attended Saturday’s religious wedding ceremony including Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Her Serene Highness Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille, Count Richard von Pfel un Klein-Ellguth, Countess Ingrid Alexandra von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark, Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Baron Otto and Baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott, Her Highness Hereditary Princess Cleopatra of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg and her husband, Ms. Ellen Hillingsø and her husband, Mr. Christoffer Castenskiold, Mr. and Mrs. Jens Hillingsø, Mr. and Mrs. Erik Axelsson, Ms. Liselotte Axelsson to name a few. Unfortunately, Miss Axelsson’s parents, Bertil and Alicia Axelsson, did not attend today’s wedding ceremony.
Upon her marriage to Prince Gustav, Miss Carina Axelsson will now be known as Carina, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
Congrats to the couple!
Photos courtesy of Ms. Sophia Noelle/Wedding Novelle/Danish Royal Court