Princess Cecily zu Salm-Salm married her longtime boyfriend Mr. Ludwig Benecke on 7 July 2012. The religious ceremony was celebrated at the Pfarrkirche St Laurentius in Wallhausen.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Prince Michael zu Salm-Salm (b. 1953) and of his wife Philippa, born a Countess Castell-Castell (b. 1952). Cecily is their sixth child.
Michael and Cecily met nine years ago and worked together for an NGO in Kenya. Michael is a Messianic Jew, a branch of Judaism that sees Christ as the Messiah.