The Details We Loved From Princess Beatrice And Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's Royal Wedding
The couple got married in an elegant 21st century ceremony
Another member of the royal family has tied the knot!
Princess Beatrice, grandchild to Queen Elizabeth II and cousin to Princes William and Harry, was a blushing bride on the afternoon of July 17, Friday, when she married Edoard Mapelli Mozzi in an extremely private ceremony in London.
Having postponed the ceremony for two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this bride was nothing but smiles when she finally emerged from chapel doors as a Mrs.
Though the newlyweds decided to keep everything about the special day simple and fuss-free, there were a handful of details about their summer nuptials that were truly meaningful and worth taking note of.
It is the Queen's decision to allow female members of the royal family to "borrow" a piece of jewelry from her massive collection on their wedding day. Not all royal brides are given the privilege, but for Princess Beatrice, she didn't just get her grandma's permission, but more impressively, was allowed to wear the same diamond fringe tiara that the Queen wore on her own wedding day in November of 1947. As the story goes, the tiara was reserved for Beatrice in particular as she and the Queen have an exceptionally close bond.
Her wedding tiara wasn't the only thing she borrowed from the Queen. Her wedding dress itself was a vintage piece that the Queen owns and was made by Norman Hartnell, an official fashion designer for the women of the British royal family back in the day. The dress was re-outfitted for a better fit and to reflect current trends and Princess Beatrice's personal style. In the end, the fashionable upcycling gave rise to pretty details including diamante adornments, organza sleeves, a checkered bodice, and a paneled hem.
Princess Beatrice and her sister, Princess Eugenie, were affected by the controversy that alleged that their father, Prince Andrew, participated in the illegal sex trafficking activities that disgraced business tycoon Jeffrey Epstein was accused of. Wanting her father to be part of her wedding yet safe from the public eye, Princess Beatrice happily moved her wedding venue to Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park from her original venue of Chapel Royal in St. James Palace. Her new wedding venue was actually situated in her parents' property where both her mother and her father still reside, a place that holds much sentimental value for being her childhood home. Prince Andrew walked her down the aisle, too.
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Congratulations to HRH Princess Beatrice & Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi! The couple were married in a small private ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge. Princess Beatrice & Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi celebrated their wedding with their closest family, including Her Majesty The Queen & The Duke Of Edinburgh. Princess Beatrice wore a vintage dress by Norman Hartnell & The Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, both belonging to Her Majesty The Queen. The tiara was worn by Her Majesty on her wedding day in 1947. I was so incredibly honoured to photograph their wedding day, a certain milestone of my career. A huge thanks to Gillian Lawtie. #royalwedding #britishvogue #hrhprincessbeatriceofyork #edoardomapellimozzi
The theme and guests
Princess Beatrice's wedding venue didn't need much of sprucing up as it was beautiful on its own, but she did opt for a pastel summer motif for her floral arrangements and décor. The chapel doors were the highlight of this; with a thick arc made completely of fresh flowers and lush greenery extending all the way to the door frames, love really was in full bloom on this day. As for the guest list, Princess Beatrice kept it as small as possible, contrary to the tradition of grand royal weddings. She only had her direct family present, including the Queen and her husband Prince Philip, and that was that.
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I carry your heart with me Edward Estlin Cummings (1894-1962) I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart) . Poem read at the wedding of HRH Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi . . . . . 🇪🇸 Llevo tu corazón conmigo "Llevo tu corazón conmigo (lo llevo en mi corazón) nunca estoy sin él. (A donde quiera que voy vas tú mi amor; Y donde aquello que hago yo sola es gracias a tí, mi cielo). No le temo al destino (ya que tu eres mi destino, cariño). No quiero ningún mundo (porque hermosa tu eres mi mundo, mi bien). Este es el secreto más profundo que nadie conoce... (Esta es la raíz de la raíz y el brote del brote y el cielo del cielo de un árbol llamado vida; que crece mas alto de lo que el alma pueda esperar... o la mente ocultar) Es la maravilla que mantiene las estrellas separadas Llevo tu corazón (lo llevo en mi corazon)" Poema leido durante la ceremonia matrimonial de la Princesa Beatrice y Edo Mapelli Mozzi. . . . . . . . . #princessbeatrice #edomapellimozzi #beatice #edoardomapellimozzi #beatriceoftork #princessofuork #royalwedding #cummings #icarryyourheartwithme #poem #wedding #britishprincess #britishroyals #britishroyalfamily #queenelizabeth #princephilip
The same jewelry maker designed Princess Beatrice's engagement and wedding rings so that the two pieces of fine jewelry would fit seamlessly together, like two perfectly fitting puzzle pieces. Showing Beatrice's love for all things nostalgically vintage and her atypical fashion choices, her engagement ring was inspired by Victorian styles, while her wedding ring was done in platinum (a departure from most wedding rings of royal brides which have almost exclusively all been made of Welsh gold).
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‘I am thrilled for the happy couple, it warms my heart to see two wonderful people unite in love as much as Edoardo and Beatrice do. I feel very honoured to have been a part of their journey and to have been involved in the very special moments of designing and creating the engagement ring and wedding ring. I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness together.’ Shaun Leane
Of course, a wedding wouldn't be a wedding without a groom! Princess Beatrice's love story with Edoardo, a real estate businessman, is simple; they met in October 2018 in her sister Princess Eugenie's wedding. They began dating soon after, keeping much of their romantic life under wraps, then became engaged in September 2019. Originally set to marry in the spring (just like Harry and Meghan Markle who got married in May 2018, and Prince William and Kate Middleton in April 2011) of this year, the global health crisis forced the couple to move their date to July. Nonetheless, the wedding was clearly still a day to remember and was no less beautiful.
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Lead photos from @theroyalfamily