Che bella! Fashion heiress Margherita Missoni makes gypsy weddings chic as she marries her racing driver beau
16:02 GMT, 25 June 2012
Fashion royalty gathered in the small town of Brunello, in Italy, this weekend to celebrate the marriage of one of their own.
Carine Roitfeld, Charlotte Dellal and Mario Testino were among those in attendance as Missoni heiress Margherita Maccapani Missoni wed her racing driver beau, Eugenio Amos.
Though her mother is creative director of the family-run fashion house, the bride, 29, charged close friend Giambattista Valli with the design of her gown.
Just married! Italian racing driver Eugenio Amos, 27, with his new bride Margherita Maccapani Missoni, 29, just moments after tying the knot last weekend in the Italian town of Brunello, Italy
Gypsy chic: The bride wore a gown designed by close friend Giambattista Valli, made from flower-embellished Missoni silk with voluminous organza sleeves. She accessorised with a tiara and flat gladiator sandals
And it seems that was a wise call. While Angela Missoni excels at the colourful zig-zag knits that have become the label's signature, formalwear is Valli's forte, and he did not disappoint.
The elegant, gypsy-inspired creation, made from flower-embellished Missoni silk with
voluminous organza sleeves, made a statement, while remaining in keeping with the relaxed atmosphere of the day.
Romantic: The new Mrs Amos, pictured cutting a heart-shaped cake with her husband, changed into a blush pink version of her gown for the reception, trading her tiara for a simple daisy chain headpiece
Her hair was worn braided and piled
high on her head with a tiara to keep the veil in place, while flat
silver gladiator sandals made for footwear that looked as cool as she
new Mrs Amos changed into a blush pink version of her wedding gown for
the reception, trading her tiara for a daisy-chain headpiece.
Given that the reception was held on a farm, hippy-chic maxidresses were the order of the day for many of the guests, including mother-of-the-bride Angela, who wore a royal blue number of her own design with a long gold necklace and her dark hair worn loose around her shoulders.
Wedding belle: The bride wore a veil over her face as she entered the church on the arm of her father. Bridesmaids, Tatiana Santo Domingo, Eugenie Niarchos and sister Teresa, helped with her train
Dressed to impress: The bridesmaids wore maxidresses in artfully mismatching florals in a palette of pinks
Santo Domingo, Eugenie Niarchos and the bride's sister Teresa, went for
artfully mismatching florals in a palette of pinks, accessorised, like
the bride's second look, with daisy-chain headdresses.
According to the International Herald
Tribune's Suzy Menkes, who was among those invited, even former French Vogue
editor Carine Roitfeld left her usually austere black ensembles at home and 'unexpectedly
dressed as a gypsy'.
Male members of the bridal party,
including the groom, 27, were more traditionally attired in morning
suits, but, in keeping with the Romany theme, the reception was anything but.
Garden party: Guests were entertained by a gypsy band, travelling acrobats and a fortune-teller, and ate Moroccan-style at low tables surrounded by (Missoni-printed) cushions
Guests were entertained by a gypsy band,
travelling acrobats and a fortune-teller, Ms Menkes revealed, and ate
Moroccan-style at low tables surrounded by (Missoni) cushions.
'The bucolic party in the Varese
countryside looked like a chic remake of Frederico Fellini’s La
Strada,' she wrote.
After dinner, the newlyweds cut their cake: a heart-shaped pastry scattered with fresh berries.