Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo's 2nd wedding: everything you need to know

Pierre Casiraghi and his new wife Beatrice Borromeo are undoubtedly enjoying their first few days of marital bliss. Princess Caroline of Monaco's son and his long-term love officially tied the knot last week in a civil ceremony in the royal palace – but their celebration in Monte Carlo with 700 guests didn't stop there.

Pierre and Beatrice will hold a second religious wedding ceremony in the bride's native Italy on Saturday 1 August. The nuptials will take place on the picturesque Borromean Islands, which are owned by Beatrice's aristocratic family.

Ahead of the lavish Italian affair, HELLO! Online has gathered everything you need to know about Pierre and Beatrice's second wedding...



Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo married in a civil ceremony last weekend

The guests:

A total of 700 guests were invited to the civil ceremony, with notable appearances made by Monaco's royal family and the bride's aristocratic relatives. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene, as well as the groom's mother Princess Caroline, are all expected to attend the religious wedding.

Pierre's older siblings Charlotte and Andrea Casiraghi, who is reportedly a witness, will also support their brother. Charlotte and Andrea will most likely be joined by their partners, Gad Elmaleh and Tatiana Santo Domingo.

Princess Caroline's other daughter from her marriage to Prince Ernst, 16-year-old Princess Alexandra, will also make up the royal party, as will Pierre's aunt Princess Stephanie and Stephanie's children Louis and Pauline Ducruet and Camillle Gottlieb.

On the Borromeo side, Beatrice's parents Count Don Carlo Ferdinando Borromeo and Countess Donna Paola Marzotto will watch their daughter walk down the aisle. The bride's grandmother Marta Marzotto is also reported to be a witness at the ceremony.

Beatrice's older brother Carlo will most likely attend, as well as the bride's older half-sisters – Donna Isabella, Donna Lavinia and Donna Matilde.

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The bride's grandmother Marta Marzotto is said to be a witness for the religious wedding

The ceremony:

Given that the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore are made up of three small islands and two islets, the bride and groom have a host of options to celebrate their second wedding.

According to local publication Varese News, Pierre and Beatrice will tie the knot in the most private island of all, the Isolino di San Giovanni. The island, located just off the coast of the town of Pallanza, is covered in leafy vegetation and cannot be accessed by the public.

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The Borreomean Islands are owned by the bride's aristocratic family

The reception:

After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests will head to the Rocca d'Angera for the reception. Sitting on the southern shores of the Lake Maggiore, the castle, also known as the Borromeo Castle, stands on a hilltop and is made up of five historical halls and two towers. The impressive fortress, which houses a museum, has temporarily been closed to the public for the weekend of Pierre and Beatrice's wedding, from 30 July to 3 August.

The couple may choose to hold their wedding breakfast alfresco in one of the castle's medieval gardens, which are home to herb bushes and medicinal plants. According to the castle's official website, the owners wanted to recreate a "lost paradise".

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Pierre and Beatrice will marry in the private island Isolino di San Giovanni

Previous reports claimed that Beatrice and Pierre had chosen to marry in the summer palace on the Isola Bella – the same island where Beatrice's sister Lavinia wed John Elkann in 2004, and where their half-sister Matilde Borromeo married Prince Antonius von Fürstenberg in June 2011. However, it sounds like Pierre and Beatrice have chosen the most private island of all to say "I do".

Isola Bella and the larger Isola Madre, which has a palace and a botanical garden, will remain open to the public.

The dress:

For her civil ceremony, Beatrice had no less than three outfit changes on her wedding day – two of which were designed by Valentino. It would come as no surprise then if the Italian beauty chose to go with the same fashion house for her big day.

Royal brides in the past such as Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece and Beatrice's new sister-in-law Tatiana Santo Domingo have all walked down the aisle in Valentino. But the bride has a special connection with the Italian luxury designer; her uncle Count Matteo Marzotto was the former president and director of Valentino when the label belonged to the Marzotto Group.

Given her numerous dress changes, fashionistas and royal watchers can expect to see Beatrice in at least two gowns at her religious wedding.

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Beatrice, pictured in her modelling days, may opt to wear Valentino again for her religious wedding

The gift list:

With a bride from an aristocratic family and Princess Caroline's son for a groom, guests will no doubt be wondering what they can get the nearlyweds as a gift. The couple have reportedly set up two wedding registries, one in Monte Carlo and another in Milan, to accommodate their international guests.

According to Italian magazine Oggi, Pierre and Beatrice have chosen prestigious boutique Czarina – which has two stores in Monaco and offers antiques, jewels, and home décor – for its chic and ethical pieces. Included in the registry is a salt and pepper set in the shape of flamencos which costs £70 and a tray with antler handles at £290.

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The couple have reportedly set up two wedding registries and asked for charitable donations

The pair, who are both avid readers, have created a second registry in the Taschen bookstore in Milan, hitting two price points: one that's more economical, and another that includes books costing up to £7,100 for a single volume.

But the charitable couple gave guests a third option, the account number of the AMADE foundation children's charity. The organisation was created by Princess Grace of Monaco in 1963 and Princess Caroline is currently president. The couple would like the proceeds from this "wedding gift" to help a project that supports disadvantaged children in Sicily.

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