Last night, Chiara Ferragni, of the popular fashion blog The Blonde Salad, wed Italian rapper Federico Leonardo “Fedez” Lucia in an outdoor ceremony at Dimora delle Balze, a secluded 19th-century palazzo in Noto. In May 2017, Fedez proposed to Chiara onstage during one of his concerts, and the following fall, the two took to Instagram to announce that she was pregnant with their now 7-month-old son Leone.
For her wedding weekend, in what might be the ultimate influencer move, the couple flew friends and family on private Alitalia flights branded with their hashtag #TheFerragnez to Sicily. Once there, guests were greeted on the tarmac by oversize cartoon versions of the bride and groom (who of course have their own Instagram handles) to get everyone excited for the epic events to come.
Festivities kicked off on Friday night, with a rehearsal dinner at Noto Bassi di Palazzo Nicolaci. Chiara and Fedez hosted family and friends for a traditional Italian dinner with toasts and lots of subsequent tears—as well as a reality TV crew on hand to capture it all for an upcoming documentary. The bride wore a custom Prada cocktail dress that glittered when the camera flashbulbs hit it, gold glam, and her hair half up, half down.
Saturday night, the ceremony took place outside at the estate under a canopy of exploding white roses and hydrangeas and greenery. The decadent decor and blooms were the vision of wedding-world wunderkind Vincenzo Dascanio, while logistics were handled by planner Alessandra Grillo of Brothers & Sisters.
Chiara was escorted down the aisle by her father, Marco Ferragni. The bride wore a classic, high-necked Grace Kelly–inspired long-sleeved dress with a modern twist—it actually had a crocheted lace romper as the base layer with a wraparound tulle semi-sheer skirt on top. Her hair was pulled back in a low chignon and adorned with a cathedral-length veil for a style that was pure classic elegance.
“At the beginning, I didn’t want a traditional wedding dress,” Chiara admits. “I felt I wanted more of an evening dress, specifically one that I loved from Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first collection for Dior. [But] after, I met with Maria Grazia Chiuri, who thought we could realize a modern yet classical wedding dress without losing my contemporary identity, and fusing the fact that I am a young Italian woman.” She completed it all—and the personalized branding continued—with white heels emblazoned with “J’adior” on one side and “Chiara” on the other. Upping the cuteness factor, her son Leone was in matching Baby Dior. Bridesmaids, including Chiara’s sisters Francesca and Valentina, complemented Chiara in custom pink Alberta Ferretti dresses in different silhouettes, made using all sustainable fabrics.
After a touching service during which both the bride and the groom read vows they wrote themselves, and smoke bombs went off on cue at the moment Fedez kissed Chiara, she changed into her reception look at 9:00 p.m. The ball gown drew inspiration from one of Chiuri’s first collections for Dior—Spring/Summer 2017—which featured looks with embroideries and romantic phrases stitched into them. Chiara took the idea—and personalization—a step further by having Dior use phrases and symbols from the song Fedez wrote about their relationship, the one he played on the night he popped the question.
Post-dinner and lots of dancing, Chiara switched out her long skirt for a tulle mini, making for her third Dior ensemble of the evening. The flirty ballet-inspired look was fun and fitting for the final reveal of the evening: a performance by the groom and a custom-made amusement park, complete with a ferris wheel, even more merch, a carousel, and finale fireworks all glowing in the night.