Here comes the bride (in fur) at Austrian royal wedding

Jan. 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM ET

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The happy couple poses for photographs after their wedding at the Basilica of Saint Epvre in Nancy, France, on Dec. 29.

Adelaide Drape-Frisch, the newest Archduchess of Austria, looked a lot like a Russian bride from the pages of "Anna Karenina" when she wed Christoph of Hapsbourg-Lorraine, Archduke of Austria, on Dec. 29. 

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Adelaide Drape-Frisch smiles with her father Philippe Drape-Frisch and her sister Alienor Drape-Frisch in front of the Saint Epvre Basilica before her wedding.

While 24-year-old Christoph has royal roots as the son of Archduke Karl Christian of Habsbourg-Lorraine and Princess Marie Astrid of Luxembourg, 22-year-old Adelaide is the daughter of French diplomat Philippe Drape-Frisch. 

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The groom's mother, Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria (left), donned a blue suit once worn by her mother, Grand Duchess Josephine, to her son's nuptials.

But no one would've known she lacked a royal pedigree last Saturday, when she looked luminous in a wintry white gown with fur flourishes designed by French couturier Diane Lelys. 

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Christoph and Adelaide Drape-Frisch met at a Catholic school where they spent time between high school and college.

The young couple tied the knot in a civil ceremony at the Hôtel de Ville in Nancy, France, on Friday before walking down the aisle in a religious service at the Basilica of Saint-Epvre in Nancy with more than 1,000 guests in attendance. 

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