The best of summer wedding season, it seems, was saved for last. The Blonde Salad founder, designer, and fashion it-girl Chiara Ferragni married longtime boyfriend, Italian megastar rapper Fedez, in what is probably 2018's most epic wedding.
The setting? Dimora delle Balze, a 19th century palazzo in Noto, Italy. The couple flew their friends and family on private Alitalia flights to the secluded castle, on planes branded with their logo: #TheFerragnez. Upon arrival on the tarmac, guests were greeted by mascots of the bride and groom, which (no shock here) have their own Instagram handles. In-flight pringles and water branded with the couple's logo were served–as one does.
The couple was spotted heading to their rehearsal dinner at Palazzo Nicolaci in Noto last night, with a reality-TV level documentary film crew in-tow. Chiara donned a custom beaded Prada cocktail dress, and paired with a chic bridal pouch and kitten heels. Dress number one? Check.
The ceremony took place at the estate, between lush greenery and countless hanging blooms akin to the size and scale of the florals at Windsor Castle for Meghan and Harry's royal wedding–if not ten times more grand.
The dress, as expected, did not disappoint. Ferragni is always on the verge of over-the-top–her fashion choices push the boundaries without going too far. The it-girl partnered with her longtime social media partner Dior for the occasion, working with Maria Grazia Chiuri on not one, but three haute couture looks for her wedding celebrations.
The dresses were more than meets the eye. Gown number one, Chiara's ceremony look, was a classic yet romantic ballgown at first glance, complete with a lace bodice, mock neckline, and a semi-sheer full tulle skirt with a seemingly endless train. The look was actually two pieces, comprised of a lace romper, and paired with a full overskirt. Sticking to tradition, the bridal party donned bold pink bridesmaids dresses, custom designed for them in sustainable fabrics by Alberta Ferretti.
The second of Ferragni's gowns, her reception look, was also a ballgown–with infinitely more detail and interest. The Blonde Salad founder opted for a style that spoke to one of Grazia Chiuri's first collections for Dior, Spring/Summer 2017, which featured romantic phrases, embroideries, motifs, and emblems delicately embroidered in champagne tulle. This is bridal as it should be: personalized, epically chic, angelic, and dotted with doses of soft color and fine details. For those going ivory blind from one too many bridal-white gowns this summer, you're welcome.
Chiara's gown was all in the details. Rather than sweet sayings from Dior's collections past, the gown featured lyrics from her now-husband's songs, a custom monogram with their initials, a nod to the couple's son, Leo, and their dog, Matilda, and more. Chiara capped off the looks with custom Dior shoes, which featured her name on the slingback where the brand name typically sits.
For the couple's Coachella-inspired after party, Chiara donned a Dior mini dress, most likely a convertible gown from her longer, reception ballgown, featuring a ballet-inspired mini skirt. The couple's epic celebration doesn't seem to be over just yet–rumor has it more could be in store for their guests tomorrow. Thus far, guests have been treated to countless couture looks, their own private carnival, a piece or two from a sky-high cake, and Ferrangez branded everything.