28 AUGUST 2007

All the ingredients for a magical wedding were in place when Tamara Beckwith pledged herself to Italian construction heir, Giorgio Veroni.

Once known for her devil-may-care approach, on this occasion the socialite plumped for tradition all the way, sweeping up the aisle of Venice's Redentore Church on her father's arm. For her special day the 37-year-old bride had chosen an über-romantic cream gown finished in layers of tulle, and carried a small posy of white flowers.

The guest of honour was undoubtedly Tamara's 20-year-old, former drama student daughter Anouska, who was the epitome of summer chic in a biscuit-coloured shorts suit.

Also witnessing the nuptials were Fantastic Four actor Ioan Gruffud, singer Simon Le Bon and his model wife Yasmin. Joining the British celebrity contingent in toasting the happy couple was Giorgio's friend and employer, Formula One millionaire Flavio Briatore.

Meanwhile, another invitee, Lady Victoria Hervey, was using the wedding party as a husband-hunting opportunity after a psychic predicted she would meet her life partner soon. "She said she saw gondolas in my future, so I'll be keeping an eye out," revealed the singleton before jetting out to Venice.

While the Love Island star kept a keen eye on traditional waterborne traffic, the newlyweds took to the lagoon themselves, sharing one of their first kisses as man and wife in something a little speedier - a motorboat.

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Tamara and her husband share one of their first kisses as newlyweds on the waterways of the Italian cityPhoto: © Getty ImagesClick on photos for gallery
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Looking on proudly as the couple pledged their troth was Tamara's 20-year-old daughter Anouska, who is currently doing the rounds of auditions after completing a drama course in New YorkPhoto: © Getty Images