This weekend, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco’s son, Louis Ducruet married his long-time girlfriend, Marie Chevallier in Monaco.
The civil wedding ceremony took place at Monaco City Hall on Friday 26 July with a reception at the Prince’s Palace taking place afterwards with family and close friends only. For this ceremony, the bride chose to wear a jumpsuit by Spanish designer Rosa Clara. The designer said the jumpsuit was made of “weightless silk crepe with embroidered lace at the waist. The sleeveless design features a discrete V-neckline and an exquisite open back”.
On Saturday, the religious wedding ceremony took place at the Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate. This was the first royal wedding to take place at the Cathedral since the wedding of Louis’s grandfather Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly in April 1956. Marie had five bridesmaids – including Camille Gottlieb – and Louis had five best men – including his older half-brother, Michael Ducruet. During the ceremony, “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars and “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen were played. Louis said multiple times that they chose to marry at the Cathedral because he wanted to pay tribute to his grandfather, Prince Rainier. Before leaving the Cathedral, Louis and Marie stopped and laid flowers on Rainier and Grace’s graves as the Grimaldi family vault where they are buried is inside the Cathedral.
Marie Chevallier wore a wedding gown designed by Atelier Boisanger and her new sister-in-law, Pauline Ducruet with Cartier Jewels. The gown was made of Silk Zagar and embroidered Chantilly Lace. The embroideries took 300 hours to make. Marie walked down the aisle at the arm of her brother, and Pauline was carrying her train.
There were 200 guests in attendance. In addition to Princess Stéphanie and her family, Prince Albert, Princess Caroline, Andrea and Tatiana Casiraghi, Pierre and Beatrice Casiraghi, Charlotte Casiraghi and Dimitri Rassam and Princess Alexandra were present. Jazmin Grace and Alexandre – Prince Albert’s oldest children from previous relationships – were also in attendance. It looks like Princess Charlene and her children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella didn’t attend the religious ceremony.
In the evening, a private reception took place at the Monte-Carlo Bay. Marie wore another dress by Rosa Clara. It is a “lace dress with a beautiful deep neckline, subtle beaded appliqués and a bold short hemline under a spectacular extra-soft tulle and embroidered overskirt”.