They’re one of society’s most popular couples so when Jimmy Choo PR Alexandra Lucy Edwards and private members’ club owner Carlo Carello tied the knot it was sure to be a lavish affair.
Alexandra, 27, married Italian aristocrat and Princess Beatrice’s rumoured ex Carlo, 30, from London, last week at a dazzling three-day event in Turin, Italy, with two hundred of their society pals.
Alexandra, from Kensington, London, who is PR Manager at Jimmy Choo, and Carlo, who used to run the royals’ favourite club, Boujis, and has since opened the doors to hot new members’ club, Albert’s, said their vows at Castello di Racconigi, a palace just south of Turin. The couple, who legally said their vows beforehand in Chelsea, were granted special access, making them the first people to get married there since 1930 and while the price of renting the venue isn’t disclosed, it’s estimated to cost over £100,000.
The bride stunned in a Naeem Khan Bridal gown designed by the Indian-American fashion designer based in New York. Naeem’s elegant and intricate designs are priced between £5,000 and £17,000 and, of course, Alexandra offset her look with Jimmy Choo heels.
Guests – including society folk, fashion PRs and Carlo’s wealthy Italian family – enjoyed a pre-wedding dinner at Michelin-starred restaurant Al Gatto Nero before watching the couple say their vows at the Palace, which was originally built as the home of 16th-century Savoy princes and is currently a museum.
The hundreds of guests then enjoyed a delicious and traditional Italian feast beneath the stars in the Palace’s lavish grounds before taking to the dancefloor inside. Alexandra’s stunning bridesmaids wore Ivory satin gowns by small British bridesmaid company TH & TH.
Sam Sangster, the son of colourful horse owner Robert Sangster, who won the Derby twice and the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe three times, acted as best man. Other guests included fashion editors from Harper’s Bazaar, Burberry PRs and Carlo’s Harrow school pals.
According to Tatler magazine, who closely document the couple in its glossy pages, Carlo’s family are extremely well-connected and his father is the former head of car giant Fiat in the UK.
The family have houses worth £10m in Turin and on Lipari, where their friends, including the Blairs, have joined them for holidays.