Charlotte Casiraghi wore a bow-happy Saint Laurent dress to her civil wedding

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As previewed on Friday, Charlotte Casiraghi – the Forever Single Girl of the Grimaldis – finally got hitched. Charlotte married Dimitri Rassam, who is the father of her second son Balthazar. Charlotte and Dimitri’s mothers are friends, and Charlotte and Dimitri have known each other for years, but they only got involved in the past few years. Something that surprised me: Charlotte and Dimitri kept their wedding shockingly low-key. Well, as low-key as you can be when your quiet civil ceremony is in the Prince’s Palace in Monaco.

The Grimaldis authorized one photo of Charlotte and Dimitri for the wedding, which you can see above. Charlotte wore a customized Yves Saint Laurent dress in a pale grey lace, with giant f–king ribbon-bows down the bodice. I cannot. This dress was obviously for the low-key civil ceremony at the Prince’s Palace, but it’s TOO low-key. This is the bad dress a bride would choose to wear to the dinner the night before her wedding, not to actual civil service. People are “comparing” this to Princess Grace’s famous wedding looks – Grace wore a brocade suit and a wedding gown designed by Helen Rose, a Hollywood stylist, both of which defined wedding looks for like three generations. Charlotte’s Saint Laurent is just a dumb cocktail dress with fug bows. Can we not compare??

People Magazine reports that Balthazar was there to see his parents get married, and Charlotte’s family members were all in attendance too – Prince Albert, Princess Caroline, Princess Charlene, Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi and their wives, Albert and Charlene’s twins, Charlotte’s nieces and nephews and of course people from Dimitri’s side of the family. After the ceremony, Prince Albert hosted “an afternoon reception, a traditional Monegasque-style picnic, u cavagnëtu, was held in terraced gardens overlooking the Mediterranean. Guests, approximately 300 according to one attendee, were treated to seasonal dishes and salads, orange tea and cake.” That sounds nice.

Oh, and if you want to see part of Charlotte’s Chanel gown for the more glam wedding ceremony, go here. It was strapless and satin and very pretty, but more like a red carpet dress than a wedding gown.

The 2019 Monaco Rose Ball

Charlotte Casiraghi arrives at the 2019 Kering Women in Motion Awards  on Sunday 19 May 2019 at the 72nd Festival de Cannes

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid and the Monaco Royal Family.

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  1. The Dot says:

    I love the dress with the bows, and I thought she looked lovely in it. And what’s with this forever single stuff??? She’s 32.

    • Kittycat says:

      It’s a weird comment

    • Coz' says:

      And do you have to be married to be considered non-single?

      • hunter says:

        Yes that is the official definition.

      • Redgrl says:

        @coz & @dot & @julie – I agree. The way she’s written about is oddly judgy and provincial. @hunter – no, common law is legally viewed as non-single in many places including Canada.

    • Julie says:

      The way Charlotte is written about here is odd. There’s always a weird judgmental tone about her ‘multiple baby daddies’ and feigned shock that she’s still in a relationship, as though she’s some kind of flighty man eater and not a woman who’s been in a total of two serious relationships since her early twenties.

    • sequinedheart says:

      I love it too. I think it’s muy appropriate for a civil ceremony. I wore a cream lace cocktail dress as my wedding gown because it too was in a courthouse. I think if you look at her style, this look is very-her and she rocks it. I loved her ‘white dress’ too.

    • Godwina says:

      I think they both look quite dapper, and agree that in 2019, in a city, it’s perfectly appropriate for a civ-cil marriage. Less is more.

  2. Originaltessa says:

    I love the dress. Absolutely would wear. Love it.

    • GenericUserName123 says:

      I like it too! It suits the occasion perfectly and the fit is great!

    • CariBean says:

      I really like the dress as well. However I would remove the top and bottom bows and stick with the middle one. I think she looks great.

  3. Seraphina says:

    It really looks like a cocktail dress. I went looking for pics yesterday and saw this picture. I really thought it was a pic of the couple at some party or wedding, but not their own. And really???? Comparing it to an iconic traditional wedding dress is insulting to Kelly’s dress. I am in agreement with you Kaiser!!!

    • The Dot says:

      Charlotte’s dress is being compared to the brocade dress suit Grace wore to her civil wedding, not her formal wedding gown. There are definite similarities. What Charlotte wore was just for their civil ceremony; I imagine she will do a fancier/more traditional gown for their religious wedding next week.

  4. SJR says:

    I like the dress. I wish every couple starting out much happiness.

    I give this look 2 thumbs up vs. the Kardashian trend of turning a wedding into a paid commercial. I tired off the $1M wedding over the top crapola.

  5. minx says:

    Remove the bows and I would like it. Simple and tasteful.

  6. Scal says:

    For what is essentially the courthouse portion of the wedding-I really like it. Dressier than a suit which suits the venue, still simple enough for the legal ceremony.

    Saved the big bridal stuff for the religious ceremony.

  7. Ohio Gal says:

    She is and has always been gorgeous. A shorter hairstyle would be much more flattering though. Same with her sister in law

  8. TyrantDestroyed says:

    I love both dresses. The fabric looks really nice and both fit her so nicely. She has always been very pretty. Congrats to both.

  9. Eenie Hoogles says:

    Pretty dress. Very 1960s.

    Warning that the second link is the Daily Mail. I know a lot of readers here refuse to give them clicks.

  10. DaggerIsle says:

    Why the bows?????

    I saw another picture of the Chanel wedding gown and it has a middle slit all the way up to mid thigh. Not a good luck.

  11. Looty says:

    Grace Kelly looked like death warmed over in the photos of the civil service brocade suit, and she looked stressed out in most of the wedding pics. Better a happy, relaxed couple than a fashion legend. I like the bow dress as a dress, not sure how well it suited the occasion. I mean literally I don’t know anything about civil services in Monaco.

    • minx says:

      Good point. These two know each other very well and obviously are getting married because they want to.

  12. Enn says:

    I actually love them both. Any dress is a wedding dress if the bride loves it. It doesn’t have to be one of the overpriced and overhyped styles you see at Bridal Week in NYC.

    • Godwina says:

      A thousand times this. I know they’re having a huge swank do and many parties, so they aren’t really giving the finger to the wedding industry, but any couple that gives the finger to the wedding industry is doing the world a favour.

  13. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    She looks easy, comfortable and happy. I don’t know anything about them, but if they’re older, were friends first, and their MOMS are friends, I’d venture to say there was compromise involved lol. “Mom, we’re doing this our way or…not getting married at all.”

  14. elaine says:

    His hairstyles are unfortunate. But Charlotte’s civil wedding dress is nice and appropriate. I love a short wedding dress.

  15. vava says:

    Grace Kelly’s necklace that Charlotte wore to the formal event is too short on her.

  16. Patty says:

    She looks great and it’s consistent with her style of dress. It works for her.

  17. Eve says:

    Charlotte Casiraghi is the second most beautiful woman in the world to me. Her jawline is flawless, she has the lips I’d like to have and I LOVE the fact she doens’t overpluck her gorgeous eyebrows.

    Sometimes I think she looks like the lovechild of Angelina Jolie and Brooke Shields (at her prime).

  18. DS9 says:

    I loved the dress. It was sweet and fun and it flattered her and her gorgeous legs so very well. The hairstyle she chose was perfect for it as well.

    As an aside, I can always tell when Kaiser has written the article.

  19. Harryg says:

    No I don’t like the bows they look like toilet paper! She’s so gorgeous though, she can wear anything.

    • Looty says:

      Isn’t there a photo somewhere of Pippa Middleton wearing a toilet paper dress? Charlotte could carry it off.

  20. Mya says:

    Civil ceremony dresses are always lowkey…. I have never been to a civil ceremony where the bride wore a full on bridal gown…. although I know many girls do choose to wear more formal bridal wear to the legal wedding. The religious wedding is when the elaborate bridal gowns are worn. There’s nothing wrong with her look for their civil wedding, I assume we will be seeing a beautiful bridal gown from her in the coming weeks for the wedding.

    • BCity says:

      Yes indeed – we got married in France and for the civil part I wore a simple white dress with just some draping going on! The bride after me was probably 5’ 10”, utterly stunning, and wore what I would describe as a dressy white jumpsuit that I will obsess over forever and never buy because I am 5’ 1” and not chic 😂😂😂. One time we were walking around in a town near Antibes and I saw a bride coming out of the mairie in a FULL BALLGOWN SITUATION and it was so fantastic, everyone stood around staring like, “Ma’am, I don’t know you, but I do know that I love you” 🤣🤣

  21. Amelie says:

    Why is her actual wedding dress not posted? It was all over IG. She is wearing Grace Kelly’s necklace that Prince Rainier gave her after they got married which I thought was a wonderful tribute to her grandmother. The picture should be posted for the necklace alone, this site is always wanting to admire and go gaga over jewels and Charlotte delivered!

  22. TheOriginalMia says:

    Nope. Didn’t like it. I did like her evening dress. Much more elegant. From all the pictures I’ve seen, they had a rollicking good time. It was truly a family affair for Charlotte and Dimitri. There’s been talk they won’t be able to marry in the church due to his first marriage. Not sure it really matters to them tbqh.

  23. olive says:

    her husband looks so GREASY in the formal wedding photo

  24. lucyinthesky says:

    She looks fantastic! Charlotte is drop-dead gorgeous, absolutely stunning.
    WTF with “the Forever Single Girl of the Grimaldis”?! U sound bitter.

  25. Ann says:

    I am showing my age here but she reminds me of Princess Caroline of Monaco!

  26. Ann says:

    Oh, can you delete that! I just did my research! Duh.

  27. Catherine says:

    I actually like it a lot…the gorgeous hair and shoes make it even prettier.