Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who faces elections next year, married off his eldest daughter Rachel in a lavish ceremony that drew criticism from fellow politicians.
Rachel Orban and successful businessman Istvan Tiborcz set off from a Franciscan church in Budapest Saturday in a classic silver Jaguar to attend their wedding party at one of the groom’s several family estates.
Guests included National Bank of Hungary Governor Gyorgy Matolcsy, Budapest City Mayor Istvan Tarlos, Interior Minister Sandor Pinter and other dignitaries.
It was also claimed that public cash was used to paint over graffiti on church walls ahead of the private event.
Some 300 guests gathered for the party at an estate once owned by a count.
Mr. Orban’s daughter was visibly happy on the big day. She wore a stunning off-white, sleeveless wedding gown with a French lace back and a long, classical tulle veil designed by a Hungarian designer Nora Sarman. The pure silk dress had a detachable organza train to ease movement after the church ceremony. The bride had pearl earrings and wore her long dark brown hair in a plain but classy bun. Her stilettos were designed by Hungarian shoe designer Reka Vago.
No estimates were published about the possible cost of the wedding. According to Hungarian websites, an average wedding with some 80 guests would cost up to about 2 million forints ($8,800).