Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
For her intimate royal wedding, Princess Beatrice donned a vintage embellished gown and the stunning diamond Fringe Tiara owned by Her Majesty The Queen.
Originally set to marry on May 29, Princess Beatrice, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, tied the knot with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in an intimate celebration after postponing the wedding twice due to the ongoing Pandemic. Held at the All Saint’s Chapel in Windsor Great Park, the wedding was witnessed by about 20 of their closest friends and family, including Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip. Edoardo’s 4-year-old son Christopher Woolf Mapelli Mozzi (Wolfie) served as both best man and page boy.
The quaint nuptials saw beautiful floral décor in muted hues, created to portray the theme of “secret garden”. In keeping with the vision, the magnificent floral arch framing the door of the Royal Chapel was extravagantly designed by the flamboyant Dutch maestro Rob Van Helden, who also happens to be Elto John’s favorite florist. To match the decor and palette, the Princess carried a bouquet of trailing jasmine, pale pink and cream sweet peas, royal porcelain ivory spray roses, pink o’hara garden roses, pink wax flower and baby pink astilbe. True to royal tradition started by Queen Victoria, sprigs of myrtle also featured in the bunch. The bouquet was designed by Patrice Van Helden, co owner of RVH Floral Design, with blooms from the Savill Garden and Windsor Great Park.
For the memorable occasion, the Princess chose to wear a beautiful beaded ivory gown by Normal Hartnell, which was formerly worn by the Queen herself for the first time in 1962 for the premiere of Lawrence of Arabia at the Odeon in Leicester Square, London. The iconic dress made of Peau De Soie taffeta and satin, features exquisite stone and geometric appliqué work on the bodice. Angela Kelly and Stewart Parvin, who work regularly with the queen, remodeled the dress for the bride, adding gathered organza sleeves.
The crowning glory (Literally!) was the Queen Mary Diamond Fringe Tiara worn by the Princess for the nuptials. Boasting a remarkable provenance all the way back to Queen Mary, the dazzling tiara has been sported by royals through the years for special occasions, including Queen Elizabeth II for her wedding in 1947, making it a lovely sentimental choice for the wedding.
The Princess got engaged to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in September 2019, which was announced a few weeks later by Princess Eugenie. Her union with Mozzi, who is a Count and the only male descendent of the Italian aristocracy, has now also added another title to her rank, that of ‘Countess’. The couple is also devoted to numerous charitable and philanthropic causes.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: All Saint’s Chapel, Windsor Great Park
Decor: Rob Van Halen
Gown: Normal Hartnell
Tiara: Queen Mary Diamond Fringe Tiara
Bouquet: RVH Floral Design
Photography: Benjamin Wheeler