Saturday, May 17, 2014

'Fairy Tale' Wedding

 The magnificent German Faber-Castell Castle above is the location for the wedding today of former Sydney-sider Count Anton Andreas von Faber-Castell and his bride, North Shore girl Kate Stahl.
Anton is the son of the low-key Count Andreas Wilhelm von Faber-Castell and his wife Virginia left.
Andreas runs the Southern Hemisphere operations of the famed German pen & pencil and luxury leather goods maker Faber-Castell
The Faber-Castells are great opera buffs and have hosted numerous soirees at their magnificent Turramurra home on Sydney's North Shore which resembles a grand German mansion with huge rolling lawns surrounded by deep forests. One could be forgiven for thinking they had been transported to Bavaria.
Over 20 Australian guests have been transported to the castle ( Anton's elder brother Anton Wolfgang lives there and runs the European operations) to attend the wedding with over 200 European aristocrats and another former Sydney resident, Princess Mary of Denmark. Anton Andreas and his new Countess will live in Munich.