The Whimsical Royal Wedding of Beatrice and Pierre
The recent summer nuptials of Italian television personality, Beatrice Borromeo, to Monaco heir, Pierre Casiraghi, was marked by gorgeous settings, a line-up of dresses to challenge any New York runway, and a stunning pear-shaped diamond encased in a halo setting.
It began with a simple civil ceremony at Grimaldi Palace in Monte Carlo, followed days later by a more traditional ceremony held in Stresa, Italy, along the shores of Lake Maggiore. The bride, a well-known journalist and member of the aristocratic House of Borromeo, wore a variety of gowns by such top designers as Valentino and Armani. The groom — in line to the throne of Monaco — wore a variety of tasteful suits and tuxedos ranging from gray to black.
This latest royal couple is as beloved as those who’ve come before them: Pierre’s grandmother was none other than the enchanting Grace Kelly, and Beatrice is a celebrity in her own right — holding a journalism degree from Columbia University. She’s a well-known television journalist in Italy.
The couple’s wedding festivities will not be easily forgotten. They spanned the period of an entire week and included a whirlwind of locations such as the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo and the Borromeo Islands.
If you’re planning a European wedding in the near future, you could do worse than to take inspiration from the captivating union of these two famous sweethearts. Stunning settings, elegant attire, and an A-list of guests that included royalty, celebrities, and fashion models were the earmarks of this over-the-top celebration that joined the two young people in holy matrimony. It may not exactly follow all the guidelines of a Cinderella story, but it’s close enough to captivate our hearts regardless.