Saturday, February 1, 2014

Andrea and Tatiana tie the knot ... in a religious ceremony

Andrea Casiragi and his wife, the former Tatiana Santo Domingo, were married this evening at St. Josef's Roman Catholic church in Gstaad, Switzerland.  No photos have been released from the wedding, and the bride and groom went to great lengths to prevent photographers from even getting snaps of the arrivals at the small church.   The bride and groom and their families arrived in cars with blacked out windows, and large umbrellas were used to provide further cover when they emerged from their cars and walked into the church.

Mrs. Casiraghi wore a bespoke white gown with a hooded cap designed by Valentino, who was also one of the guests. She also wore a tiara.

  Other guests included members of the bride and groom's families: Tatiana's brother, Julio Santo Domingo (who may have given her away) and her mother, Vera,  Princess Caroline (mother of the groom) and her three other children, Charlotte (a new mother herself), Pierre with his girlfriend, Beatrice Borromeo, and Princess Alexandra of Hanover.

The groom's uncle, Prince Albert of Monaco, attended the wedding without his wife, Princess Charlene.  Princess Stephanie, who is Andrea's godmother,  was also conspicuous by her absence.

Margherita Missoni and Princess Elisabeth of Thurn und Taxis were among the 300 guests at the candlelit ceremony.

At least one guest with a cell phone captured a few photos during the wedding. 

The couple were married in a civil ceremony at the Palace in Monaco last August.  The civil ceremony is the legal wedding.  The Roman Catholic wedding is not a legal ceremony.   Their son, Sacha, was baptized in the same church a few days ago.  His full name is Alexandre Andrea Stefano Casiraghi.


Maora JFB said...

If I understand well, Sacha is just a nickname (for Alexandre)?

Michelle said...

do you happen to have any thoughts or information regarding the Prince & Princess of Monaco? it seems they are rarely seen together, even at important events (both professional & personal). when there was all that talk following the wedding about her trying to escape at the last minute & being unhappy at the ceremony, i tried to give the benefit of the doubt, but it does seem rather strange the way they behave.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Yes, Sacha is a nick name for variants of Alexander and Alexandra. Also a blame in its own right.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

I do not believe the reports about fleeing. Albert sued Sunday times about it, and won. As for the marriage, I think they do have issues.