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Inside Kitty Spencer's three-day Italian wedding - dresses, guests and more

Princess Diana's niece got married this weekend!

Eve Crosbie

Lady Kitty Spencer, the niece of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, married her billionaire beau Michael Lewis this weekend in a lavish ceremony in the romantic city of Rome. 

Kitty, 30, and Michael, 62, got engaged in 2019, after first sparking romance rumours back in 2018. It is believed that the bride had to delay her original wedding plans due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

MORE: Who is Lady Kitty Spencer's husband Michael Lewis?

However, she's clearly made up for lost time as the wedding looks nothing short of spectacular. Discover all of the details from their special day here... 

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WATCH: Lady Kitty Spencer's style journey

The wedding date 

Kitty and Michael's big day had a special meaning for the couple as it fell on the weekend of Tu B'av, a Jewish holiday which is said to be a great day for weddings, commitment ceremonies, renewal of vows or proposing.

Michael is Jewish, and it's believed that Kitty converted to the religion before their nuptials.

The pre-wedding party

The happy couple kicked off their wedding weekend with a four-course meal on Friday evening. The likes of Viscountess Emma Weymouth, Marjorie Gublemann, Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina, Made in Chelsea star Mark Francis Vandelli and pop star Pixie Lott enjoyed a dinner at the Galleria Del Cardinale, a stunning baroque events space in the city.

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Kitty's model friend Marpessa Hennink posted on Instagram

The menu included a classic veal and tuna salad, beef broth and pumpkin cream ravioli, baked eggplant, and a selection of sweet treats.

MORE: Lady Kitty Spencer speaks honestly about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding

Luxury gift bags

VIP guests are staying at the five-star Hotel de la Ville in Rome, Italy, which is just moments away from the famous Spanish Steps. Upon arriving at the hotel, they discovered adorable straw bags with the Italian flag colours on the straps and the word "baci", which is Italian for "kisses", embroidered on the front. The bag was packed with an assortment of gifts from Kitty and her fiancé.

Kitty shares a fun throwback ahead of the wedding

Kitty took to Instagram hours before her nuptials to share one last photo of herself as a single woman! In the stunning photo, the blonde beauty can be seen sat alone on a stone bench in the Piazza del Duomo in front of Florence Cathedral wearing a polka dot floor-length Dolce and Gabbana dress. 

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Kitty shared a recent snap of herself to Instagram on Saturday morning

She captioned the snap, which is believed to have been taken a few days ago: "The best way to see Piazza del Duomo - early hours of the morning with not a soul in sight."

Guests make their way to the ceremony

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WATCH: Guests arrive for Lady Kitty Spencer's wedding

Many guests were seen getting ready for the evening's celebrations! Emma Weymouth revealed she wore a stunning bold red floor-length Dolce and Gabbana gown, while PR guru Simon Huck and his partner donned stylish black tuxedos. Another attendeee, Made in Chelsea star Mark Francis Vandelli also looked incredibly dapper in a silver suit coat with some black trousers.

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Kitty and Michael's wedding guests pulled out all the stops

In another post, Emma could be seen making her way to the wedding venue in a car alongside close pals fashion designer Jade Holland Cooper and actress and model Sabrina Elba, who is married to Idris Elba. All three ladies cooled themselves from the scorching Italian sun - it’s 32 degrees in Rome - with traditional hand-held fans.

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Idris Elba's wife is among those attending the wedding

The guests enjoyed the pre-wedding celebrations, but they were partying long into the night, with celebrations expected to end at around 4am.

The venue

Kitty and Michael's nuptials were held at the Villa Aldo Brandini, which is located in the Frascati area of Rome - and the ceremony kicked off at 6pm.

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The venue has been filled with flowers

The villa was adorned with some beautiful bouquets of pink and white flowers, both outside in some stone vases and adorning the steel balconies.

Kitty's wedding dress

Pictures have emerged of Kitty's stunning bridal gown, which was designed by Dolce & Gabbana, for whom she is a brand ambassador. With long sleeves, puff shoulders and a stunning full skirt, many drew similarities to her mother Victoria Lockwood's own wedding dress worn in 1989.

Later, the fashion house shared a beautiful video of Kitty's bridal gown and four other dresses. It was captioned: "@kitty.spencer chose to wear Dolce&Gabbana on the most important day of her life. For this unique event, #DolceGabbana created a number of exclusive hand-made gowns, each celebrating the beauty of the bride, the passion for #AltaModa and the absolute joy of the occasion."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Dolce&Gabbana (@dolcegabbana)

WATCH: Kitty's four stunning gowns

Why Kitty didn't wear Princess Diana's wedding tiara

Many fans spotted that Lady Kitty Spencer wasn't wearing a special family heirloom on the day: the Spencer Tiara. The tiara was most memorably worn by Princess Diana for her royal wedding to Prince Charles in 1981, when she paired it with an iconic stunning ivory silk taffeta gown with puffed shoulders and a billowing skirt by Elizabeth and David Emanuel.

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Princess Diana wearing the Spencer tiara on her wedding day

The Spencer Tiara was thought to be one of the Princess of Wales' favourite tiaras, and she was pictured wearing it on many occasions after her wedding. After Diana tragically passed away in 1997, it was returned to the Spencer family. 

Perhaps Kitty's decision to leave the family heirloom out of her bridal look was to prevent any heartache around Diana's passing and keep the tiara as a private tribute to her aunt. She may have worn some jewellery from the Spencer collection as a sentimental touch, too.

The wedding reception

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Guests shared beautiful photographs of the golden table settings which featured hand-written place cards, and napkins adorned with Kitty and Michael's initials. A pianist and singer serenaded the diners.

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Fashion PR and stylist Julia Perry shared a shot of some beautiful macarons at the table, also giving a glimpse at the pretty glassware.

The wedding cake

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Photographer German Larkin snapped a video of this incredible fruit laden cake, surrounded by adorable heart-shaped desserts. We're not sure if it's the wedding cake, or one of many...

The after-party

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Video credit: @piotrkrzymowski

Several guests shared incredible videos of the beautiful fireworks that Kitty and Michael put on across the grounds of their wedding venue. See one clip above!

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Another video showed a lit-up dancefloor surrounded by floral arches, showing the guests dancing into the night. The Weeknd and Ariana Grande's Save Your Tears could be heard playing on the sound system.

The celebrations continue

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On Sunday, guests were dressed up in their D&G finest again for more celebrations no doubt. Viscountess Emma Weymouth looked beautiful in her floral gown.

In the evening, Dolce & Gabbana shared a photo of the bride in a beautiful blue dress with a stunning floral motif, which had of course been specially designed for the occasion. 

The caption for the gorgeous picture read: "A glimpse at the #AltaModa gowns created exclusively by Dolce&Gabbana for @kitty.spencer on the most important day of her life.

"The looks included an illusion baby-blue tulle gown and cape embroidered with cross-stitched flowers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Dolce&Gabbana (@dolcegabbana)

"Picture by @germanlarkin #DGCelebs #DGFattoAMano." 

Fans were clearly left speechless by the stunning photo, which saw the new bride looking radiant with her blonde hair tied back, as many simply left heart-eyes emojis in response.

Kitty shares a sweet photo of the special day

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Kitty Spencer (@kitty.spencer)

Lady Kitty Spencer shared this stunning photo to her Instagram on Monday of her and Michael on their special day. Kitty can be seen wearing her iconic wedding dress while her new husband sports a smart white suit paired with black shoes and a black bow tie. She captioned the picture: "Amore. Per Sempre," meaning "Love. Forever". How sweet!

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