This Is What an Italian Heiress Wore to Marry Grace Kelly’s Grandson

What does a bride wear on her wedding day when she’s an Italian heiress and he’s Grace Kelly‘s grandson—and seventh in line to Monaco’s throne? Custom Valentino, naturally.

Italian aristocrat Beatrice Borromeo, 29, married her boyfriend of seven years, Monaco royal Pierre Casiraghi, 27, on Saturday in a swanky Monte Carlo ceremony at the Salon des Glaces in the Pink Palace.

While the 70-person wedding was a relatively intimate event—by royal standards at least—Beatrice’s haute couture Valentino gown was a total showstopper.

Photographed on the balcony with her groom, the bride wore a custom blush-and-gold lace gown designed by Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, keeping the accessories simple by adorning only her blonde hair with a crown of delicate flowers.

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Later in the night, Beatrice changed into a more traditional wedding look for celebrations at the five-star Hôtel de Paris: a floor-length white evening gown. 

Pierre works in architecture at one of the of the leading firms in Monte Carto, while Beatrice, who studied journalism at Columbia University, is a well-known media personality in Europe. She’s the daughter of Don Carlo Ferdinando Borromeo, Count of Arona.

Beatrice is a contributor to Newsweek and the Daily Beast, and is a reporter for Il Fatto Quotidiano. She’s regularly appeared on Italian TV, beginning with a two-year stint on talk show “Anno Zero,” where she worked from 2006 to 2008.