Lady Kitty Spencer shares an unseen snap from her wedding dress fitting as she wishes designer Domenico Dolce a happy birthday and thanks him for making her ‘dreams come true’
- Lady Kitty Spencer, 30 married business tycoon Michael Lewis in Rome in July
- Has now wished Domenico Dolce, who designed wedding dress, happy birthday
- Wore £60,000 custom Dolce & Gabbana gowns during wedding celebrations
Lady Kitty Spencer shared an unseen wedding photo as she wished dress designer Domenico Dolce’s a happy birthday in a gushing Instagram post.
Princess Diana’s niece, 30, tied the knot with Michael Lewis, 62, in Rome in late July, in a lavish weekend-long wedding complete with fireworks, a £20,000-a-night venue and a wardrobe full of custom D&G gowns.
Dolce & Gabbana co-founder Domenico Dolce, who turned 63 on Friday, worked on Kitty’s wedding wardrobe.
Sharing a picture of one of her dress fittings with Domenico on Instagram, Kitty marked his special day by saying he had made her ‘dreams come true’.
Lady Kitty Spencer shared an unseen wedding photo as she wished dress designer Domenico Dolce’s a happy birthday in a gushing Instagram post
The night before the wedding, Kitty wore a baby-blue tulle gown and cape embroidered with cross-stitched flowers also made for her by Dolce & Gabbana. This is the dress she wears in the black and white photo shared on Instagram
‘Happy happy birthday to the man who makes dreams come true and brings fairytales to life, Domenico Dolce,’ Kitty said.
‘Thank you for another year of friendship: for our laughter, brainstorming sessions, your brilliant stories and your guidance.
‘You are always right and it is my privilege to be guided by your wisdom and vision, I love you.’
Princess Diana’s niece, 30, is the global ambassador for Dolce & Gabbana and dressed exclusively in dresses by the Italian design house for her hen do, wedding and honeymoon.
For the three-day wedding, D&G created five different custom creations, including the breathtaking Victorian-inspired lace gown she wore down the aisle.
These were paired with earrings, necklaces and rings from the label’s exclusive Alta Gioielleria high jewellery collection.
Prices for these diamond and jewel-encrusted pieces are not publicly available but start from £25,000, and raise to approximately £510,000 for top-of-the-range necklace.
Princess Diana’s niece, 30, tied the knot with Michael Lewis, 62, in Rome in late July, in a lavish weekend-long wedding complete with fireworks, a £20,000-a-night venue and a wardrobe full of custom D&G gowns
Fortunately for Kitty, it is highly unlikely she would have paid for the jewels.
‘It’s most likely she didn’t pay for these, the same as when celebrities wear red carpet jewels they are mostly lent rather than purchased,’ explained Amber Gordon of UK-based luxury personal shopping and fashion concierge service Tailored Styling, which specialises in finding one-of-a-kind pieces for shoppers.
The same is true of the dresses.
‘If she did it certainly would not have been the amount a regular client would have paid,’ Amber explained. ‘Dolce has heavily promoted the content and so are definitely benefitting from the partnership too.’
Kitty spent the days leading up to the ceremony travelling around the Florence region with some of her closest girlfriends.
It is believed the totality of her hen do outfits cost more than £7,500.
Pictured: Domenico sowing one of the sleeves on Kitty’s wedding dress. The heiress said the designer made ‘dreams come true’
The group enjoyed a sidecar tour of the surrounding wine country as one of their activities, stopping at a Chianti vineyard to try the wine.
They also made the most of Florence’s bars and restaurants, sharing photos of their adventures on social media.
Kitty wore several stunning outfits for her pre-wedding celebrations, including a D&G printed charmeuse polka dot dress, £1,800, which she wore with a now discontinued ‘devotion’ bag in wicker and calfskin, thought to be worth £2,800.
Another evening, the bride-to-be stepped out in a D&G leopard print dress, thought to be worth £1,500, that fit her like a glove.
No expense spared: Kitty’s stunning wardrobe, which is thought to have been worth more than £2.5million. The highlight was this magnificent Victorian-inspired wedding gown by D&G
D&G global ambassador Kitty Spencer dressed exclusively in dresses by the Italian design house for her hen do, wedding and honeymoon. Pictured, in a custom dress worth in the region of £60,000 (left) for lunch on Sunday and a £2,350 dress for dinner on Monday
She carried her essentials in a £1,400 ‘devotion’ crossbody bag in quilted nappa leather.
For the piece de resistance, Kitty’s rehearsal dinner and wedding day outfit, including her delightful wedding dress, were estimated at an eye-watering £2m.
On the day itself Kitty wore three ever-more breathtaking dresses featuring yards of lace, silk and tulle.
The star of the show was the high-necked Victorian-inspired lace gown worn for the ceremony, which was made over six months.
It was followed by a double organza hand-painted silk gown embellished with flowers and crystals, and a glitzy gold evening dress worn to party the night away.
The night before the wedding, Kitty wore a baby-blue tulle gown and cape embroidered with cross-stitched flowers also made for her by Dolce & Gabbana.
It was followed by a double organza hand-painted silk gown embellished with flowers and crystals. Each look was finished with exquisite jewels worn on the ears and neck
Amber estimates each of these creations would have cost in the region of £60,000, if not more.
Each ensemble was finished with pieces from the high jewellery collection. It is not possible to put a price on each piece but the three necklaces could be in the region of £500,000 each.
Even if the four sets of earrings were on the cheaper end of the pricing scale, this would bring the total value of jewellery to somewhere in the region of £2million.
The day after their wedding, Kitty and Michael invited friends and family back to the castle to enjoy a meal in the grounds.
The bride wore her fifth custom D&G gown for the event. This one, which is also estimated to cost in the region of £60,000, featured intricate handmade flower appliqué and a structured bodice.
Unlike the other wedding weekend dresses, this one was not full length, allowing Kitty to show off her £575 D&G Nappa leather sliders with baroque logo.
She also wore a pair of £219 D&G sunglasses when arriving at the venue.
Once again she was adorned with a glittering necklace, again estimated to be in the region of £500,000, and a pair of matching earrings.
On Monday Kitty continued the fun at an al fresco lunch with friends – and showcased yet another bright and breezy D&G ensemble.
The socialite joined pals Pixie Lott, designer Jade Holland Cooper and her husband Superdry founder Julian Dunkerton, for a meal at an upmarket restaurant with stunning views over the city.
For the outing Kitty opted for the label’s Camellia-print ruffled silk-blend midi dress, which retails for £2,350. The typically feminine dress has a retro-inspired feel and is trimmed with organza ruffles along the crossover V-neckline and midi hem.
Kitty swept her blonde locks back into a ponytail, giving a glimpse of the glittering £25,000 necklace with multi-coloured gems hanging around her neck.
She added a favourite pair of red D&G slip-on mules with a gold logo on the toe.
The bride wore the same outfit for dinner with Michael and her family that night.
Newlywed Kitty looked every inch the high-end holidaymaker as she and Michael arrived on the Amalfi Coast on Tuesday to kick start their honeymoon.
Kitty breezed into the five-star Positano hotel in a £1,500 printed cotton-poplin D&G midi dress decorated with the brand’s signature medieval-inspired ‘Carretto’ print.
The frock has a nipped-in waist and falls to a full, pleated skirt with delicate mother of pearl buttons.
She accessorised with a £975 embroidered D&G straw beach bag, £925 D&G sandals and finished the look with a pair of sunglasses, thought to cost £237 from D&G.
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