Beatrice Borromeo’s ‘sublime’ dress at ‘bucolic’ wedding is symbol of ‘modern royalty’

Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi’s wedding celebrations began on July 25 with a civil ceremony and a reception for 700 guests at Grimaldi Palace and Hotel de Paris, in Monte Carlo.

The celebrations continued in August with a religious ceremony and a party at the Italian town of Stresa, by Lake Maggiore.

The couple chose the gorgeous spot as it is located on one of the islands owned by the Borromeo family.

Beatrice donned at least five different dresses but looked stunning in each of them.

For the civil ceremony, she made three outfit changes, and two of them were beautiful Valentino dresses.

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The House of Valentino explained the wedding gown for the civil ceremony “was created in a pale pink and gold lace silk chiffon, designed by creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Poccioli”.

For hair, Beatrice opted to braid her blonde locks and wore a crown of colourful flowers.

The original headband was described by royals fans as “a stylish symbol of modern royalty”.

For the religious ceremony, she wore two Giorgio Armani gowns.


For the pre-wedding dinner at Lake Maggiore, she wore a “casual” romantic lace-trimmed white dress with sheer sleeves.

A white quarter-sleeve gown with a long veil was chosen for the service while a flowing silk tulle long dress was Beatrice’s choice for the dreamy reception.

The spectacular white Grecian dress featured an ample skirt and train.

Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera reported the “lunchtime ceremony was private, in the presence of family only”.

“Then off to the parties for about 600 guests.”

A royal reporter from the Italian publication described the couple’s arrival to the party.

“Husband and wife arrived hand-in-hand, all dressed in white. She, with flowers in loose curls, in a dress with long sleeves and embroidery.

“He, with a shirt and light slacks and blue jacket.

“The style of the evening recalled the French wedding: simple, elegant, ‘bucolic’ but refined.”

TV and celebrity style expert Miranda Holder commented on the stunning Armani silk gown with diamond brooches Beatrice chose for the final reception.

She said: “This dress is absolutely stunning and a perfect example of simplicity executed perfectly equals the sublime.

“It flatters her beautiful figure perfectly, and manages to be a showstopper and understated at the same time.”