On June 1st the heir of Monaco’s throne Charlotte Casiraghi, 32, tied the knot.
The Princess exchanged vows with French producer Dimitri Rassam after a 2.5 year long relationship and the birth of their son Balthazar in 2018. After his parents’ wedding the baby legally became the 12th contender for Monaco’s throne.
The ceremony was held at the Grimaldi Palace which also housed the weddings of Charlotte’s brothers Pierre and Andrea, the ruling Prince of Monaco Albert II and Charlene Wittstock, Grace Kelly and Rainier III. The couple held a modest civil ceremony and later on hosted a party for their relatives and closest friends.
Both of the bride’s dresses chosen for the ceremony and the party were a homage to the garment once donned by her famous grandmother Grace Kelly. During the official ceremony Charlotte was wearing a grey mini-dress by Saint Laurent adorned with three bowknots and crystals. The decorations on the fabric referenced the dress worn by Grace Kelly on her civil ceremony in 1956. For the party the Princess chose a white dress with open shoulders and a complex décolleté line complemented by the Cartier necklace her grandmother used to wear.
The couple opted against a formal dinner, and the party had the 1950’s theme. The guests enjoyed pizza and ice cream at a retro-style beach decorated with cardboard yachts, palm trees, and pineapples instead of flowers. The soundtrack was provided by Charlotte’s favourite band Alessandro Ristori & The Portofinos which have played at royal ceremonies in Monaco before.