Royal Weddings

Beatrice Borromeo Marries Pierre Casiraghi in Armani Prive


Pierre Casiraghi and his new wife Beatrice Borromeo got married again on Saturday. Their second wedding was a more formal religious ceremony at a castle owned by the bride’s family at Lake Maggiore in Italy. The bride wore two Armani Privé ​gowns for the occasion. ​

For the ceremony on Saturday, she wore a bespoke Armani Privé ivory-coloured gown, with a flared Chantilly lace silhouette and layers of sumptious silk chiffon. With three-quarter-length sleeves and a modest neckline, she teamed the dress with a delicate silk tulle veil (with Chantilly lace bordering) that cascaded down freely from her immaculately styled bun.


For the reception later that day at Rocca d’Angera, Beatrice wore a second Armani Privé gown. In white silk tulle, the dress had micro draping and sported a sexy, deep neckline. She paired the gown with a pleated silk tulle train flowing elegantly off her shoulders, on which were pinned two family heirloom antique diamond brooches in the shape of wings.


Among the guests attending the ceremony were the groom’s mother,  Princess Caroline, his siblings,  Princess Stephanie and her children, Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Claire of Luxembourg, singer Lana Del Ray, Poppy Delevigne, Margherita Missoni, Diane von Furstenberg, and Alex Delal.


Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo Married in Civil Ceremony


Via The Crown Chronicle

The first half of a Royal Wedding took place this weekend in Monaco as Pierre Casiraghi, youngest son of Princess Caroline, wed his girlfriend of seven years, Beatrice Borromeo in a civil ceremony.

It was a fairly intimate occasion, as 70 of the couple’s closest friends and family gathered to watch as they said ‘oui’, promising themselves to each other. The brief ceremony took place on Saturday, 25th July, shortly before 11:30am, at Grimaldi Palace. Beatrice and Pierre had been engaged since 2008.

The 29-year-old bride wore a bespoke pink, lace gown by Valentino, with a simple floral headband, while Pierre, seventh in line to the Monegasque throne, looked dapper by her side in a simple grey suit. The pair seemed happy and relaxed as they made an appearance on the palace balcony.

Following the ceremony, the Mr and Mrs Casiraghi celebrated with over 500 guests at an informal garden party hosted by the groom’s uncle, Prince Albert, in the gardens of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.

The event had a Carnival theme, entertaining guests with local folklore dancing and music, while they dined on a buffet of finger foods and drinks. The event was an extremely private affair and as such no further details have been released, with photographers only able to capture the newlyweds as they left their cars.

The day was rounded out by a lavish party at the Hôtel de Paris. Guests had changed into evening gowns and tuxedos to enjoy an extravagant dinner. The bride, Italian heiress Beatrice, had also changed, arriving in a stunning white backless Valentino gown, with her blond hair transformed into a chic bun.

Prince Albert and his wife, Charlene, had to skip the final event of the day in order to attend another glamorous event, The Red Cross Charity Ball. The event is held yearly and is usually one of highlights of Monaco social calendar but for obvious reasons, much of the extended family were absent this year.

The religious ceremony is expected to follow next weekend, on the 1st August and will take place in Italy, on Isola Bella, an island owned by the Beatrice’s family.

Sofia Hellqvist Weds Prince Carl Philip of Sweden in Ida Sjöstedt


Sofia Hellqvist, now Princess Sofia of Sweden, wed Prince Carl Philip of Sweden at The Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday.


The bride’s wedding dress, in three shades of white, was created by the Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt. The dress is made from silk crepe overlaid with Italian silk organza. Couture lace made by José María Ruiz was applied to the dress and the train was hand-cut and then hand-stitched in Ida Sjöstedt’s atelier in Stockholm.

The veil in thin bridal tulle was also hand-embroidered with sheer cotton lace.

The tiara is a gift from The King and Queen to Princess Sofia.

The bride carried a cascade style bouquet of garden roses with a traditional sprig of myrtle from Sofiero. The flowers were in shades of cream and coral.

Royal Brides : Crown Princess Mette Marit’s Wedding Dress


Crown Prince Haakon of Norway & Mette-Marit Tjessem-Høiby

August 25, 2001, Oslo Cathedral, Norway

The Dress: The Crown Princess’s bridal gown was the result of a collaboration between the bride, designer Ove Harder Finseth and seamstress Anna Bratland. The gown was of thick silk crêpe and soft silk tulle, custom-dyed ecru. The skirt was flared with a two-metre-long train, inspired by the gowns of Queen Maud.
The Tiara: The bride’s tiara was a gift from her new in-laws, King Harald V and Queen Sonja. Made in 1910, the diamonds in the tiara form 23 floral rosettes set in platinum and yellow gold.
 The Bouquet:The idea for the bridal bouquet was developed in close cooperation between the bride and Aina Nyberget Kleppe, the general manager of the florist Passiflora A/S in Oslo. The bouquet was made up of rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii), Wanda orchids (a Phalaenopsis orchid), hydrangeas, roses in pink and mauve tones, bear grass, beads and metal threads.

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