After celebrating their civil wedding in Monaco on July 25 with an outdoor picnic for 700 guests and a formal evening dinner (and two Valentino gowns worn by the bride), Pierre Caisraghi and Beatrice Borromeo continued their lavish nuptial festivities this weekend on the Borromeo Islands owned by the bride’s family on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. The party kicked off Friday night with a semi-casual pre-wedding dinner held at the Borromeo Palazzo (castle) on Isola Madre. Beatrice wore an Alberta Ferretti gown in sheer ivory silk chiffon, embroidered with flowers on the bodice and skirt. The bohemian style of the dress was continued with her simple, flat sandals and a flowing hairstyle studded with fresh flowers. The look was effortless, beautiful and very Italian Goddess.
The religious wedding was held on Saturday morning on the private island of San Giovanni. Beatrice wore a classic gown in ivory Chantilly lace and layered silk chiffon with a high boat neck, three quarter length sleeves and flowing A-line skirt, custom made by Armani Privé.
A silk tulle veil edged in Chantilly lace completed the ensemble. In an unusual twist, it was place flat against the back of her head, attached with what looks like a number of vintage diamond hair clips.
The final event, a formal evening reception held at Castle Angera on Saturday evening, saw Beatrice in another Armani Privé design. Her final gown, in layers of gossamer silk tulle, featured low v-neck, belted waist and full skirt. Two trains flowed from on each shoulder, anchored by a pair of Borromeo family heirloom antique diamond brooches in the form of wings. The brooches brought a touch of sparkle to the back of the dress while the two trains gave an sweeping, elegant sense of fluid movement. A braided ballerina bun, diamond necklace and earrings and strappy silver stilettos completed the final bridal ensemble. She looked stunning.
In a wedding that saw the bride in no less than five couture gowns, I think Beatrice saved the best for last. What did you think of her final three bridal gowns?
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