dpatopbilder - 09.07.2022, Schleswig-Holstein, Keitum/Sylt: Bundesfinanzminister Christian Lindner (FDP) und seine Frau Franca Lehfeldt kommen nach der kirchlichen Trauung aus der Kirche St. Severin. Lindner hat seine Partnerin Lehfeldt am 07. Juli 2022 auf Sylt standesamtlich geheiratet. Foto: Axel Heimken/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

The wedding guests of Christian Lindner and Franca Lehfeldt received the bridal couple after the wedding on late Saturday afternoon in front of the church on Sylt. Bright petals swirled through the air when the Federal Minister of Finance and his bride came out of the St. Severin Church.

Afterwards, Lehfeldt and Lindner chatted with their guests in front of the church, and there was a champagne reception. In the evening there was to be a celebration in the “Sansibar” on the North Sea beach.

Before the wedding, the bride and her father arrived in a cabriolet at St. Severin Church in Keitum. She was wearing a backless dress with a long train and a bow at the nape of her neck and her hair was loose.

Lindner (FDP) wore a dark blue suit and a silver tie with a white rose as a boutonniere.

Shortly before the wedding ceremony, prominent guests also gathered in front of the church: Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz came with his wife, Brandenburg’s Education Minister Britta Ernst (both SPD). Bundestag Vice President Wolfgang Kubicki (FDP) and North Rhine-Westphalia’s former Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) were also among the guests.

CDU leader Friedrich Merz came with his wife Charlotte – both had already been spotted the night before when they arrived on a private plane.

Lindner (43) and Lehfeldt (33), who works as a political reporter for the news channel Welt, were married in a civil ceremony on Thursday. On Friday they celebrated their bachelorette party.

There was also a minor incident on Friday evening: around 35 punks stood in front of a hotel in Keitum and were loud but otherwise peaceful, a police spokesman told the German Press Agency on Saturday. Several media had previously reported.

The group’s aim was probably to disrupt the politician’s celebrations, the spokesman said. However, the punks would have made a mistake in the hotel. Shortly before midnight, the police issued the group with evictions and finally accompanied the punks on the train to Westerland.

The wedding of the Federal Minister of Finance and his wife continued to occupy the officials on Saturday. In the morning, for example, an unauthorized drone was sighted over the church where Lindner was supposed to get married in the afternoon.