Sunday, August 02, 2015
Fashion Heiress: Wedding of Beatirce Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi in Rocca di Borromeo di Angera, Borromeo Castle, overlooking Lake Maggiore--Bride wore Armani Prive Haute Couture and Alberta Ferretti
Last weekend, Italian heiress/socialite/model Beatrice Borromeo of the Italian Borromeo aristocratic family had a civil ceremony marrying Pierre Casiraghi, the younger son of Princess Caroline of Hanover and nephew to Prince Albert of Monaco--and yes, his late grandmother was Grace Kelly, Princess Grace of Monaco. I covered that civil ceremony HERE and her Valentno Haute Couture blush colored gown. After tying the knot in this lavish ceremony at Monaco's Grimaldi Palace last Saturday, Beatrice and Pierre did it all over again. The aristocratic couple hosted a second wedding--this time a religious ceremony, at a castle owned by the bride's wealthy family on the shores of Italy's Lake Maggiore. And it was a Haute Couture/Fashionista/Royalista wet dream! Let's begin the Royal Wedding Couture...
Wedding Gown: Beatrice Borromeo wore a white lace and silk custom wedding gown from Armani Prive featuring 3/4 length sleeves, a fit-to-flare silhouette and batteau neckline and simple and very elegantly placed silk tulle veil. Armani Prive is the Haute Couture arm of the Armani fashion empire. This custom wedding gown set the Borromeo family back about $100,000+; a drop in the Euro bucket for that family.
Site of the Wedding: Rocca di Borromeo di Angera, Borromeo Castle, overlooking Lake Maggiore
Boho Chic Pre-Wedding Night Dinner: Beatrice Brorromeo wore a white lace dress from Italian designer Alberta Ferretti and her Spring 2015 RTW Collection for the Wedding Dinner the night before the big event.
After the religious wedding the day after--where the bride wore the lace Armani Prive wedding gown, there was a Wedding Party/Reception and naturally, the bride had an Gown Change...As is tradition with weddings in her family, the daughter of Count Carlo Ferdinando Borromeo and Countess Paola Marzotto exchanged religious vows on one of the Italian family’s private Borromean Islands, the remote Isolino di San Giovanni.
Arriving to the Party: Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi arrive via boat to their Wedding Reception/Party
After the ceremony, the wedding party moved on to a reception held at Rocca di Borromeo di Angera, Borromeo Castle, a medieval fortress overlooking Lake Maggiore.
Chiffon Wedding Goddess: The stunning bride, wearing a white Grecian wedding gown from Armani Prive. The silk chiffon gown was hand made especially for Beatrice.
Wedding Guests' Couture-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fashion Divas: The star of this guest pic is Countess Marta Marzotto (holding red fan)--Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi Wedding
Mother of the Bride Donna Paola Marzotto (left) and Countess Marta Marzotto (right)--Wedding of Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi
Mother of the Groom, Princess Caroline of Hanover did not disappoint with her COUTURE...Princess Caroline is a very good friend of Karl Lagerfeld and a long time private client of Chanel Haute Couture. Naturally, she ordered several Chanel Haute Couture outfits for the wedding...
Princess Caroline of Hanover in Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2015--Outfit she wore for the religious wedding--Princess Caroline had the color of the below-the-knee skirt changed. This is what one can do when ordering a $75,000+ Haute Couture outfit such as this.
Princess Caroline of Hanover in Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015--Second outfit--she wore this for the post-wedding reception/party, as you can tell, Princess Caroline had it customized to change the bottom half tulle and sequins--as well as arm gloves
Princess Alexandra of Hanover: youngest daughter of Princess Caroline wore this pink gown with hand-sewn paillettes from Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 Collection
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway--Mette-Marit wears Gimabattista Valli floral silk chiffon gown with black lace applique--Wedding of Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi
Lana Del Rey and her Italian beau Francesco Carrozzini and Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani--Lana Del Rey wore Giambattista Valli blue floral printed dress--Wedding of Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi
Princess Stephanie of Monaco with daughter, Pauline Ducruet--Wedding of Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi
Congratulations to the beautiful very aristocratic couple!