Monaco Royal Wedding in Italy

Royal Hats 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.

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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.

Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo, August 1, 2015  Royal HatsPierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo, August 1, 2015  Royal Hats

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.

Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo, August 1, 2015  Royal Hats

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.

Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo, August 1, 2015  Royal Hats

Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo, August 1, 2015  Royal Hats   Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo, August 1, 2015  Royal Hats Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo, August 1, 2015  Royal Hats Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo, August 1, 2015  Royal Hats   Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo, August 1, 2015  Royal Hats Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo, August 1, 2015  Royal Hats

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?

Photos from Splash News, Splash News, and Gigi Iorio/Splash News via Corbis; Armani via Twitter; Splash News, Machete/Splash News, Walter Gatti/Splash NewsSplash News, Machete/Splash NewsSplash News, and Gigi Iorio/Splash News via Corbis

20 thoughts on “Monaco Royal Wedding in Italy

  1. All the gowns are beautiful in their own right but it’s a wedding, not a party or a ball therefore the wedding gown is deserving of the highest praise. Delightfully modest, exquisite in detail, a timeless design it dots the i’ s and crosses the t’ s for me. The article doesn’t mention the groom – he looks gorgeous!

  2. I love her! she is Amazing… beautiful elegant intelligent… I think she is beautiful with each of these dress but I love the on coachella style! 😉 so particular! I hope to realize many beautiful article on my blog about italian fashion… we started now giving a taste of our country: Italy! if u want join us. Ciaoooo!

  3. I loved her last gown. Those white, simple gowns that are oh so elegant and feminine that just flow around the body are my favorites. I was disappointed in the actual wedding dress at the religious ceremony. I was expecting something unique, and it wasn’t. I know many loved it, but I look at lots of wedding gowns from different sources, and it is a very common design for a wedding dress. On another note: Princess Caroline’s hat was horrible. What was she thinking? I suppose she thought it complimented the dress she wore. It didn’t. It sort of reminded me of a hat worn by saloon girls dancing on stage in the Wild West of the 1800’s.

  4. I would have been happy to have been married in any one of these gowns. The hairdo I liked the best was the one with her hair down with all the flowers in it. That said, I was not a fan of the way her bridal veil looks like it gaps on the back of her head. It would look more elegant and appropriate attached to a diamond comb or two in the middle so that gap wasn’t there. Such a beautiful couple.

  5. I actually didn’t like the last look that much, but maybe just because I had the ceremony attire to compare it to. The reception gown and iPod were fine for a party, I guess, but in generic 60s movie star way. Dated. It looked like something Ginger from Gilligan’s Island would have worn, or Elizabeth Taylor in her Mike Todd years.

    Oh, but the ceremony gown–and that veil! The broad strokes were familiar, yes, but the execution was superb! There’s such an ethereal softness to the lace and the fit is just flawless. The veil is just the right delicacy for her features and proportions, and the way it attaches seems somehow fresh and effortless. Just lovely!

  6. She makes me think of a young Queen Paola in the photos of the final event. Really beautiful. I liked how her veil was handled. I don’t like to see the hair used as a sort of hook from which to hang the veil; this was a good optopn for a bride who doesn’t want the veil hanging all around her head.

  7. I agree with HatQueen, the best gown was the last. I didn’t like the hairdo, as sandra said, the hairdo threw me too, as the scraped up hair is a different colour to the hair in the bun. Hair extensions? I thought the veil placement was rather odd too. Otherwise, this handsome couple looked fabulous!

  8. Her first dress in this article is the same as the one worn by Nicole Kidman in her recent interview where she answers 73 questions for Vogue Magazine. What a shame…

    • That’s where I saw it! Thanks for the id!!

      I absolutely love her wedding reception dress. So elegant and breathtaking.

  9. Love all three dresses, each appropriate and quite gorgeous. This is how to do a wedding! Pierre looked lovely too, although I was a bit taken aback by his all-white ensemble, looked a bit much like a cricketer to me! Beatrice’s final hairdo threw me, though, as the scraped up hair is a different colour to the hair in the bun. Just looked a bit odd is all. She really does have exquisite taste – anything more than minimal jewellery would have been OTT.

    Princess Caroline wore a (big) hat to the wedding proper so maybe we’ll get to see that too.

  10. Fabulous wedding! While my instinct towards simple elegance favors the last gown, I find myself drawn to the pre-wedding island dinner gown and ethereal look with flowers in her hair. What a handsome couple.

  11. That’s how you do a wedding! Her dresses were all beautiful, and she looked like a star. Absolutely amazing, and one of the best weddings I have seen in ages. They looked so happy, and I loved every picture. Thank you so much for covering this.

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