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Your dream wedding: 1719 reloaded

In 1719, Augustus the Strong staged one of the biggest wedding parties ever seen, when his son married the Austrian Emperor’s daughter. Guests from all over the world came to Dresden to be present for the wedding of the century. The whole city as a stage – and an expression of love on a grand scale.

Now, in 2019, we are giving one lucky couple the unique opportunity to have their own fairytale wedding and to swear eternal love in a breathtaking setting, just as Crown Prince Friedrich August and Maria Josepha did 300 years ago.

Be centre stage

Do you relish the prospect of an extraordinary and truly glamorous wedding? Would you like to share your big day with a bigger audience? Then make your wishes come true by applying now to be chosen for the ‘Dream Wedding’ on 8th October 2019 in the Kleiner Ballsaal (Small Ballroom) of the Residenzschloss Dresden (Royal Palace). We will make this splendid suite of rooms available for one lucky couple to plight their troth in a civil wedding on that date. It’s a unique opportunity!

Video production inviting applications for the dream wedding © Video by Stephan Wolf

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The ‘dream’ components

  • The dream wedding – A unique civil wedding to be held on 8th October 2019 in the glamorous Kleiner Ballsaal (Small Ballroom) of the Dresden Residenzschloss (maximum capacity: 40 guests).
  • The dream indulgences – Royal champagne reception in the State Apartment originally commissioned by Augustus the Strong in 1719. Opulent 1719-style chocolate banquet.
  • The dream hotel – Princely overnight stay for the lucky couple in the bridal suite of the 5-star Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden (7th - 9th October 2019).
  • The dream tableware – Real Meissen porcelain from the factory founded in 1710.
  • The dream city – A romantic royal carriage ride through Dresden and tour of the city with a “person of standing from the royal house of Saxony” as your guide.
  • The dream wedding gift – A gentle flight aboard a royal air carriage towards the sky above Dresden!

Optional exclusive additional services at ‘dream’ prices and conditions, bookable via Anikó Hochzeiten, for example:

  • Professional wedding planning by Anikó Hochzeiten
  • Complete wedding outfit (clothes, rings etc)
  • Video and photo shoots for the couple’s own private use
  • Wedding cake

The competition

Get your mind working creatively to show us why you should be our dream couple. Whether you present your ideas as text, image, video or audio, your love story should be central – plus why you especially want to get married in Dresden. Let your imagination run wild. The most creative entry wins.

Send your applications to by 30th June 2019. Please note the conditions of participation for the competition as well as the information on data protection.

Share your application also on social networks: #visitdresden #1719reloaded #traumhochzeit #dreamwedding

We look forward to receiving your application and, whatever the outcome of our competition, we hope that everything goes well for you on your wedding day!

We thank the following project partners for their great support!