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Anna Wintour’s daughter Bee Shaffer weds Francesco Carrozzini

Anna Wintour’s daughter Bee Shaffer has tied the knot with film director Francesco Carrozzini in a romantic second wedding ceremony in Italy.

Bee, 30, looked stunning in an ivory lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana and a matching veil as she exchanged vows with her Italian husband in Portofino.

Francesco, 35, meanwhile looked dapper in a navy double-breasted suit as they got married in an intimate church ceremony in front of family and friends.

Earlier this month, the couple had tied the knot in the sprawling grounds of Anna’s Long Island home, ahead of the second ceremony in Francesco’s native country.

Anna Wintour’s daughter Bee Shaffer looked stunning in an ivory lace gown by Dolce & Gabbana as she tied the knot with film director Francesco Carrozzini in a second lavish ceremony in Portofino, Italy 

The couple looked relaxed as they walked hand-in-hand after exchanging vows in an intimate church ceremony 

Bee and Francesco were seen walking with their arms around one another, after the director got changed into a cooler outfit 

Bee and Francesco were seen walking with their arms around one another, after the director got changed into a cooler outfit 

Bee teamed her elegant dress, which featured cape sleeves and floral detailing down the skirt, with a pair of gold sandals.

She accessorised her gown with a pair of drop earrings, and a simple cross pendant, while carrying a beautiful peach rose and pink peony bouquet.

The bride wore her brunette locks in a classic-up do for the ceremony, showing off her glowing complexion with a subtle make-up look. 

Following the intimate wedding, the couple were then seen posing for photographs outside the church in Portofino. 

Francesco’s aunt were among the guests at the wedding, along with Italian businessman Lapo Elkann. It is not clear if Bee’s mother was present for the second ceremony, however Anna did make a trip to Europe over the weekend, when she attended the final few days of Wimbledon.

The tennis fan was pictured sitting in Serena Williams’ own box, alongside the likes of Tiger Woods and Lewis Hamilton, to watch the new mother take on Angelique Kerber in the women’s final on Saturday, July 14, just a few days before Bee and Francesco’s Portofino wedding celebration.

Bee wore her glossy brunette locks up in a classic up-do, later removing her veil after the intimate church ceremony 

Bee wore her glossy brunette locks up in a classic up-do, later removing her veil after the intimate church ceremony 

Guests at the wedding included Fiat heir Lapo Elkann

Francesco's aunt, the sister of the late Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani

Guests at the wedding included Fiat heir Lapo Elkann (left), and Francesco’s aunt, the sister of the late Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani (right) 

Bee teamed her dress with elegant gold sandals, while accessorising with a pair of pear drop earrings and cross necklace

Bee teamed her dress with elegant gold sandals, while accessorising with a pair of pear drop earrings and cross necklace

Francesco opted to change into a black T-shirt, jeans and white trainers in a bid to keep cool in the Italian heat 

Francesco opted to change into a black T-shirt, jeans and white trainers in a bid to keep cool in the Italian heat 

It is not clear if Bee's mother Anna Wintour  attended the second wedding in Italy

Bee's new husband Francesco is the son of late Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani

It is not clear if Bee’s mother Anna Wintour (left, with Bee) attended the second wedding in Italy. Bee’s new husband Francesco (right) is the son of late Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani  

Anna was close friends with Franca for 30 years, with the pair both taking the helm of their respective publications in 1988. Franca died in December 2016 

Anna was close friends with Franca for 30 years, with the pair both taking the helm of their respective publications in 1988. Franca died in December 2016 

After leaving the church, Bee looked relaxed as she was seen walking hand-in-hand with her new husband, who changed into a black T-shirt and jeans in a bid to keep cool.

THE CHILDHOOD FRIENDS WHO FELL IN LOVE  

Bee Shaffer and Francesco Carrozzini have known each other since they were children, through the close friendship of their mothers.

Vogue US editor Anna Wintour and Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani, the late mother of Francesco, were best friends for 30 years – after taking the helm of their respective publications in 1988.

Following the death of Franca in 2016, Anna described how she and her friend had spoken of the ‘miraculous’ love affair between their children.

Bee and Francesco were only first rumoured to be dating in October 2016, when they attended the screening of Francesco’s documentary about his mother together. 

They announced their engagement in March last year.  

Later on in the day, she changed into a summery floral maxi dress as she enjoyed a stroll through Portofino with her new husband.

Bee, who is a TV producer, and Francesco, the son of late Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani, first announced their engagement in March last year.

They were first rumoured to be dating in October 2016, when they attended a screening of Francesco’s documentary about his mother together.  

Francesco’s mother had been a close friend of Anna, with the pair both taking up the helm of their respective magazines back in 1988.

Following Franca’s death from lung cancer in 2016, Anna was among the guests from the fashion world who turned out to pay their respects to the Vogue Italia editor. 

Francesco was born in Italy, growing up in Milan and Portofino, where his mother Franca owned a villa.

The photographs of Bee and Francesco’s Italian wedding have emerged after the couple were seen enjoying marital bliss in New York, following their Long Island ceremony. 

Both Bee and Francesco were seen showing of their new wedding bangs, as they enjoyed a day out together. 

The couple are understood to have stopped off in Manhattan for a day, before jetting off to Portofino, where they are thought to have started their honeymoon, as well as enjoying a second wedding celebration.

When asked where he would be honeymooning by Vanity Fair Italia, he had previously declined to specify a location, but noted that it would likely be in Italy, asking, ‘Where would you want to go on honeymoon if not in Italy?’  

Earlier this month, Bee and Francesco tied the knot at Anna Wintour's sprawling home in Mastic, Long Island 

Earlier this month, Bee and Francesco tied the knot at Anna Wintour’s sprawling home in Mastic, Long Island 

The couple were seen posing for photographs outside a rustic garden house on the water of Lons Creek

Bee and Francesco were pictured sharing an embrace

The couple were seen posing for photographs outside a rustic garden house on the water of Lons Creek, which runs alongside the property 

Bee and Francesco were seen sharing an intimate moment as they posed for photographs following their first wedding

Bee and Francesco were seen sharing an intimate moment as they posed for photographs following their first wedding

He also revealed that he would one day like to return to his home country to work, admitting that he actually sees himself settling down in Portofino so that he can look at the sea when he wakes up each morning.

Interestingly, Francesco told the magazine at the time that the couple did not plan their wedding in Portofino because there are ‘too many paparazzi’ in the town, which is known for being an incredibly popular destination for many vacationing A-listers – and therefore numerous photographers.

It seems, however, that one private ceremony was enough for the couple, whose second wedding could not have been more different than the celebration held on Long Island earlier this month. 

The setting for the couple’s second wedding was also much more public than their first ceremony at Anna’s sprawling – but very private – Long Island estate, where only select guests witnessed the couple tie the knot, unlike in Portofino, where they appear to have held their celebration in the centre of the town.

Their first wedding was also more traditional and reserved in terms of their ensembles; Bee opted for a classic long-sleeved white gown, along with a sweeping floor-length veil while exchanging her vows, while Francesco wore a dark navy suit and white shirt.

Bee was seen flashing a wide smile as she left the Italian church with her new husband Francesco, walking hand-in-hand 

Bee was seen flashing a wide smile as she left the Italian church with her new husband Francesco, walking hand-in-hand 

Bee wore her brunette locks in a classic-up do, while showing off her glowing complexion with a subtle make-up look

Bee looked delighted as she left the church with her new husband

Bee wore her brunette locks in a classic-up do, while showing off her glowing complexion with a subtle make-up look 

Bee accessorised her elegant ivory dress with gold sandals, which she paired with a traditional lace veil

Bee accessorised her elegant ivory dress with gold sandals, which she paired with a traditional lace veil

Bee later changed into a floral maxi dress following the ceremony

She strolled through Portofino with her new husband

Bee later changed into a floral maxi dress following the ceremony, as she strolled through Portofino with her new husband

The couple were seen posing next to a rustic garden house on the water of Lons Creek, which runs alongside the property, for some romantic shots following the wedding.  

Anna’s Long Island home also served as a wedding venue for her son Charlie, 33, who wed his bride Elizabeth Cordry at the same location back in June 2014. 

But while images from Charlie and Elizabeth’s ceremony were shared almost immediately on Instagram by guests, there was a strict social media ban in place at Bee and Francesco’s nuptials.

The photographs may well feature in an upcoming issue of American Vogue, which would serve as a sweet send-off for Anna, who is rumored to be stepping down from her role as Editor-in-Chief after this year’s September issue has gone to press.

Earlier this year, rumours first began circulating that Anna was planning an exit from the high-fashion publication following Bee’s wedding, after 30 years at the helm.

But while sources insist that Wintour’s time at the company is coming to a close, Condé Nast has rebuffed the claims, with a spokesman telling Page Six: ‘We emphatically deny these rumors.’ 

The couple were seen posing for photographs outside the church in Portofino following an intimate ceremony 

The couple were seen posing for photographs outside the church in Portofino following an intimate ceremony 

Both Bee and Francesco looked extremely relaxed in one another's company

They returned to Francesco's native Italy for the second wedding

Both Bee and Francesco looked extremely relaxed in one another’s company after tying the knot for the second time 

The couple were joined by their friend, Fiat heir Lapo Elkann (centre), for the intimate ceremony in Portofino 

The couple were joined by their friend, Fiat heir Lapo Elkann (centre), for the intimate ceremony in Portofino 

Lapo was seen patting Francesco, a film director and photographer, on the back following the romantic church ceremony 

Lapo was seen patting Francesco, a film director and photographer, on the back following the romantic church ceremony 

Bee, Francesco and Lapo were seen chatting away as they left the church following the wedding ceremony

Bee, Francesco and Lapo were seen chatting away as they left the church following the wedding ceremony

The intimate ceremony took place inside a traditional Italian church

Pictured is the interior of the church

The intimate ceremony took place inside a traditional Italian church (left, the facade, and the interior, right) in Portofino

Bee showed off a pair of dazzling earrings on leaving the church, while husband Francesco donned a pair of dark sunglasses

Bee showed off a pair of dazzling earrings on leaving the church, while husband Francesco donned a pair of dark sunglasses

The newlyweds were seen chatting away following the romantic church service

Bee and Francesco were joined by friend Lapo Elkann

The newlyweds were seen chatting away following the romantic church service, as they enjoyed the Italian sunshine 

The couple posed for photographs outside the church, with Francesco's aunt (front) seen taking snaps on her phone 

The couple posed for photographs outside the church, with Francesco’s aunt (front) seen taking snaps on her phone 

Bee and Francesco are believed to be enjoying their honeymoon in Portofino, following their second wedding ceremony 

Bee and Francesco are believed to be enjoying their honeymoon in Portofino, following their second wedding ceremony 



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