In order to make their union official in the eyes of church and state and tabloids, Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi (the grandson of Grace Kelly and youngest son of Princess Caroline of Monaco) had another ceremony this past weekend in the Italy. The bride switched up her designers, donning two custom Giorgio Armani Privé wedding dresses for the religious ceremony and evening reception.
For Saturday's ceremony on the Borromeo Islands in Italy's Lake Maggiore, Borromeo wore a simple, classic and conservative long-sleeve ivory gown with an impressive train and veil (image above). Though feminine and romantic, it was in other respects a departure from the dreamy pale pink Valentino she wore the civil ceremony the previous weekend.
Borromeo changed into another custom Armani gown made of silk tulle for the evening reception (images below). The sleeveless flowy dress had a Grecian vibe, with a v-neck line and two very long shoulder trains. She accented it with a braided high bun.
But Armani wasn't the only Italian designer Borromeo wore this weekend. To welcome her guests to her family's islands on Friday, she wore a white bohemian Alberta Ferretti dress with strappy flat sandals and rows of flowers in her curly hair.
Now that Borromeo is part of Monaco's royal family — in addition to being an Italian aristocrat in her own right — we will surely be seeing more high-profile designer looks from her in the future. But for now, let's revisit her dresses from last weekend. Between Valentino, Armani and Alberta Ferretti, it's been an Italian fashion tour de force.