Princess Beatrice’s wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi may not have been the grand occasion traditionally seen for royal brides, but the intimate event sounds just as magical.
Following a small ceremony at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor, which was attended by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, guests accompanied the couple to an outdoor wedding reception. The reception took place in the grounds of Royal Lodge where Beatrice’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, live. While the ceremony was reportedly attended by approximately 20 people, People reported that the reception’s guest list was “closer to around 30 people.”
Of the intimate celebration, a source told People, “A few more people were there than the wedding, but it was still very small and intimate. It was all outdoors and under a tent with the same matching floral design and theme as the wedding.”
People also reported that, as live music is currently banned due to the coronavirus pandemic, “the couple streamed music from an iPhone to speakers set up outside.” Meanwhile, everyone stayed in “special ‘glamping’ pods that were erected on the grounds about 100 yards from the church and partied into the night.”
The bride’s vintage gown was loaned to her by the Queen, who had worn the Norman Hartnell gown on several occasions herself. Hartnell, a favourite designer of Her Majesty’s, also created the Queen’s own wedding and coronation dresses.
The couple were due to tie the knot at the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace at the end of May, but cancelled the ceremony in March due to the pandemic. Instead, they got married at The Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor on Friday, 17 July.
From Harper’s Bazaar UK