Lady Kitty Spencer has offered an intimate look inside her lavish wedding to retail entrepreneur Michael Lewis as the couple celebrate their first wedding anniversary.
Princess Diana ‘s niece, 31, wed the South African-born multi-millionaire, 63, at the Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati, a stunning country mansion with views towards Rome, on July 24, 2021.
Photographs have given a glimpse of the big day, including the bride’s wardrobe of bespoke Dolce & Gabbana gowns, but now Lady Kitty has shared a romantic video that gives the clearest view yet of how the day unfolded.
Love is in the air! Lady Kitty Spencer, 31, wed South Africa-born millionaire Michael Lewis, 63, at the Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati, a stunning country mansion with views towards Rome, on July 24, 2021. She shared a video (pictured) marking the anniversary
Breath-taking: The one-minute clip, shared on Lady Kitty’s Instagram account, shows how the ceremony took place outside under floral arches in a beautiful courtyard, pictured, followed by an elegant dinner in the garden.
Mother-of-the-bride: The video shows Lady Kitty’s mother Victoria Aitken, pictured, the first wife of Earl Spencer, waiting for her daughter to emerge from the Italian mansion
Spectacular: The final shot of the video shows Michael watching the fireworks with an arm around his bride as she leans her head on his shoulder
The one-minute clip, shared on Lady Kitty’s Instagram account, shows how the ceremony took place outside under floral arches in a beautiful courtyard, followed by an elegant dinner in the garden.
It features shots of the bride’s mother, Victoria Aitken, the first wife of Charles, Earl Spencer, her brother Louis, Viscount Althorp, and sweet moments between the publicity-shy couple.
The video is set to words from one of the wedding speeches, although the speaker is not identified.
He says: ‘I’ve seen their love take hold then grow and consolidate with all the happiness, excitement and occasional struggle that comes with it.
‘I’ve seen the tenderness and determination in both of them and for the caring bystander I was, it filled me with joy to see the friend who already had such an important place in my heart, and the one who so easily conquered one, make each other happier people.
Blushing bride: The footage shows Lady Kitty looking resplendent in one of her five D&G gowns ahead of the ceremony. The high-neck, Victorian-inspired lace gown featured trendy puff sleeves and a cinched waist
Elegant: Princess Diana’s niece wore five D&G gowns over the course of the weekend-long celebrations, including this exquisite lace creation for the ceremony itself
Stepping into the future: The beautiful footage shows Lady Kitty Spencer ahead of the ceremony. It is the most intimate look yet at how the day unfolded
‘In order to not just witness this union, feel it with something that is stronger than the laws of God, stronger than the laws of man.’
The footage shows Lady Kitty looking resplendent in one of her five D&G gowns ahead of the ceremony. The high-neck, Victorian-inspired lace gown featured trendy puff sleeves and a cinched waist.
Lady Kitty was escorted out of the villa by her brothers Louis, Viscount Althorp, and Samuel Aitken, but walked down the aisle alone. Her father, Earl Spencer, did not attend.
Quiet moment: The new husband and wife found time for a moment away from their loved ones. Lady Kitty looks every inch the delighted bride as she gazes up at her husband
Partying the night away: Guests were seated at round tables decorated with beautiful candelabra displays hung with soft and white blooms and twisting green foliage
The Eternal City: The video shows footage of the wedding intercut with stunning drone shots of Rome, including the one above
After exchanging vows, the beaming newlyweds walked back down the aisle hand-in-hand. Guests threw pastel confetti as a singer and pianist performed.
As the sun began to set, friends and family took their seats at round tables set with gold crockery and cutlery, ‘K&M’ napkins and personalised menus.
Beautiful candelabra displays hung with soft and white blooms and twisting green foliage added a romantic touch to the space.
The celebrations continued with dancing and a live band and the night ended with a spectacular fireworks display.
The final shot of the video shows Michael watching the fireworks with an arm around his bride as she leans her head affectionately on his shoulder.
Happily ever after: Princess Diana’s niece wed fashion tycoon Michael, pictured – who is five years older than her father Charles Spencer – at a 17th century castle on July 24, 2021
Fit for a princess! The night before the wedding, Kitty wore a baby-blue tulle gown and cape embroidered with cross-stitched flowers also made for her by Dolce & Gabbana
Lady Kitty and Michael Lewis went public with their relationship during a stroll through New York City in May 2019.
Mr Lewis, who is five years older than Lady Kitty’s father, proposed to the society model shortly before Christmas 2019.
Lady Kitty, the Global Ambassador for D&G, was supported by her sisters Eliza and Amelia, 30, two brothers and her mother at the lavish nuptials, which took place over a long weekend and were followed by a month-long honeymoon.
Also present were Mr Lewis’s three adult children from a previous marriage. Lady Kitty is understood to have formed strong relationships with her husband’s children.
Guests included the Marquess and Marchioness of Bath; pop star Pixie Lott and her now husband Oliver Cheshire; Idris Elba’s wife Sabrina; and Made In Chelsea star Mark Vandelli.
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