I love weddings. Friends and family coming together to celebrate a happy couple, dancing, open bars and, of course, a fabulous dress. But, in my opinion, the best and most memorable weddings are the ones that truly reflect the bride and groom, who they are, their taste and their heritage. Which is probably why I was so taken with Margherita Missoni’s recent nuptials.
Oh the dress. The design, a collaboration with her mother Angela Missoni, is based on a magazine cut out the Bride found 15 years ago. Giambattista Valli oversaw the couture aspects of the gown’s construction, but the Bride held true to her Missoni heritage with prints and embroideries.
The reception was held in a park on her mother’s property and began with an elegant breakfast, putting every picnic (and breakfast for that matter) that I have ever attended to shame. Sigh.
Friends and family please note, if you are ever stumped with a gift for me, Missoni linens, pillows, china and cutlery are number one on every birthday and Hannukah/Christmas list until the day when it is socially acceptable for me to actually register for presents.—Ilana