No high society wedding will blend with the social set without a full weekend of partying, and guests at Lady Kitty’s Spencer’s wedding to fashion mogul Michael Lewis were treated to another day of festivities in Rome yesterday to cap off the celebrations. round.
Glamorous guests, including Lady Emma Weymouth, singer Pixie Lott and designer Jade Holland Cooper, were spotted wearing their finery – largely by Dolce & Gabbana, of course – for a post-wedding lunch at Villa Aurelia, where they toast to newlywed Kitty, 30, and Michael, 62, again with a panoramic view of Rome in the background.
The £20,000-a-day 17th-century Roman villa is a popular haunt with high society brides, with designer Misha Nonoo and oil heir Mikey Hess getting married there in September 2019, in the presence of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
After dining in the garden of the Baroque villa and vineyard once owned by Pope Paolo III, which sits on one of the seven hills of Rome and enjoys an extraordinary panoramic view of the Eternal City, Kitty and Michael’s guests danced to Italian music from the 1950s, played by a live orchestra.
Emma Weymouth, the Marchioness of Bath, looked stunning in a strapless floor-length floral dress as she attended day two of Lady Kitty Spencer’s wedding party at Villa Aurelia, overlooking Rome
Singer Pixie Lott opted for a more casual mini dress paired with flat gold sandals with a diamond buckle and a pink tote bag when she arrived for day two of the festivities
Designer Jade Holland Cooper looked glamorous in a red floral dress, accompanied by her adorable daughter Saphaïa. and her husband Julian Dunkerton, founder of Superdry
On her big day on Saturday, Lady Kitty, daughter of Earl Spencer and his first wife Victoria Lockwood, starred in a range of dresses all made for her by the fashion house, while the Italian duo also dressed many of her glamorous attendees.
Kitty was accompanied at the ceremony by her brother Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and half-brother Samuel Aitken, whose father is businessman Jonathan Aitken, in the gardens of the Villa Aldobrandini – a beautiful mansion in Frascati, near Rome. However, at the festivities, which lasted several days, there was also no sign from her father, nor from Kitty’s cousins, Princes William or Harry, whose weddings she attended in 2011 and 2018.
The groom’s three adult children from his marriage to ex-wife Leola were also present.
After the ceremony, the couple treated the guests to a lavish dinner and dance, before heading out to the balcony to watch an incredible fireworks display.
The newlyweds shared a sweet kiss as Kitty donned another Dolce & Gabbana number for the second day of her wedding
With a trousseau of five increasingly breathtaking dresses with yards of lace, silk and tulle, it was a wedding fit for a princess – the stuff fairy tales are made of.
Yesterday guests, including Pixie Lott and her boyfriend Oliver Cheshire, were seen leaving the Eden Hotel to head to Villa Aurelia for a celebratory lunch
Singer Pixie Lott, a friend of the bride, greets a fellow guest at the Eden hotel during the celebration of the wedding of Lady Kitty Spencer and Michael Lewis in Rome
During the week, several friends shared posts on social media indicating that her marriage was imminent. Dutch fashion model Marpessa Hennink posted a selfie with Kitty with the words: ‘Team Bride. It’s finally going to happen.’
Prince William, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, did not attend the event in Italy during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in the UK and US.
Lady Kitty has never spoken publicly about her husband, whom she first saw kissing in August 2019 after leaving Club 55 in St Tropez.
Earlier in the summer issue of Town & Country, the model cousin of Princes William and Harry said: ‘It’s not that I don’t care about love. It is because love is the most important thing in the world to me, and I will protect it with all my heart by not making it a subject of discussion.
“You open yourself up to other people who have an opinion, and it’s just irrelevant to anyone’s life except mine and my family.
Despite being tight-lipped, Kitty added: “I’m just looking forward to a very happy family life: a happy marriage and happy children. And I feel very peaceful that things are going as they should.’
Kitty’s husband Michael has three grown children and was previously married to a woman named Leola in 1985.