He’s a world-class footballer and she is a stunning swimsuit model, so it is of little surprise the wedding of Italy‘s Euros-winning Marco Verratti and his model girlfriend Jessica Aidi was a seriously stylish affair.
Newlywed Jessica, 29, who has appeared in the pages of Sports Illustrated, shared an intimate look at their nuptials in Neuilly Sur Seine, outside Paris, on her Instagram account yesterday, hours after a handful of official photos were released.
The snaps from family and friends reveal a chic civil ceremony at the historic Mairie de Neuilly-sur-Seine, or the town hall, followed by a lavish banquet dinner at the five-star Hôtel de Crillon, complete with a performance by former First Lady Carla Bruni, an abundance of fresh flowers and a fireworks display over the rooftops of the French capital. Rooms at the hotel, part of the Rosewood group, cost up to 7,000 euros a night.
As might be expected for such an extravagant occasion, the bride stepped out in two breathtaking ensembles – a daring cream lace suit for the marriage ceremony and a slinky figure-hugging gown with a plunging back and sleek train for the evening reception.
Breathtaking bride: Newlywed Jessica, 29, shared an intimate look at their Paris nuptials on her Instagram account yesterday, hours after a handful official photos were released. The photos revealed that she changed into a stunning gown for the evening reception (pictured) after exchanging vows in a chic semi-sheer lace suit. Right, the newlyweds arm-in-arm
A-list guest: The couple were personally serenaded by Carla Bruni, who stood just feet away from them as she sung
Spot the difference! Jessica poses for a photo with another woman, believed to be her sister, and soaks up the sun in Paris
Here come the bride and groom! After exchanging vows, Jessica and Marco walked hand-in-hand through Paris
Sealed with a kiss: The couple posed for photos after the civil ceremony (left) and couldn’t keep their hands off each other
Romance: Guests were seated at this spectacular gold-plated table with explosions of soft pink flowers and elegant glassware. As a fun party favour, guests were given a fans in the shape of a heart or featuring Verratti’s eye
Baby, you’re a firework! No extravagant wedding is complete without fireworks and Jessica and Marco didn’t disappoint
Among the guests was Verratti’s former PSG teammate Zlatan Ibrahimović and his Italy teammate Salvatore Sirigu.
Jessica was first spotted with father-of-two Verratti, 28, at the Monaco Grand Prix in 2019, just months after the PSG footballer announced his divorce from wife Laura Zazzara.
It marks the second celebration in under a week for the couple after Verratti helped lead Italy to victory over England in the Euro 2020 final.
The couple looked the epitome of glamour as they left the civil ceremony hand-in-hand with Verratti’s two children Tomasso and Andrea.
You may now kiss the bride! Family and friends shared a look inside the civil ceremony that took place in Paris yesterday
Beautiful setting: One of the guests shared this snap of the couple declaring their love for each other in front of loved ones
The new Mr and Mrs Verratti! The couple walked down the grand staircase before emerging onto the street below
Just married! Verratti had his arm around his new wife as they posed for photos. Jessica looked stunning in her suit
Family affair: The couple were joined by Verratti’s two sons from his previous marriage, which ended in 2019
The footballer looked handsome in a black suit with a matching bow tie and crisp white shirt, while his children wore their own miniature suits and shirts.
The newlyweds shared a kiss on the steps of the municipal building and couldn’t keep the smiles from their faces as they posed for the photographers.
Jessica, who has more than 430,000 followers on Instagram, showcased her signature flair for fashion with her first wedding look, opting for semi-sheer lace cigarette-leg trousers and a matching tuxedo blazer with a silk lapel.
She pulled her curls up into a relaxed updo and finished the look with a chunky gold choker necklace.
Adding a touch of colour to her bridal outfit, Jessica held a vibrant bouquet of flowers in her hand, featuring orange and white roses.
Romantic moments: Photographers and videographers were on hand to capture the moment the newlyweds shared a kiss
Little touches: Bride Jessica was thrilled with the breathtaking floral table displays and loved the party favours (right)
VIP treatment: Former French First Lady and acclaimed singer Carla Bruni delivered an elegant live performance
All-out glamour: The bride and groom share a kiss in front of their family and friends. Right, the stunning banquet room
A vision in white! Jessica looked simply stunning in her slinky gown with a train, with beaded detailing that caught the light
After the service the couple strolled hand-in-hand through the streets of Paris, with their loved ones lining the route.
The evening reception was held at the stunning five-star Hôtel de Crillon, which overlooks the Place de la Concorde.
The meal and party were held in the hotel’s elegant salons, which open to a terrace with views of the Eiffel Tower and other Parisian landmarks.
Salon des Aigles, the hotel’s grandest venue, can be combined with two other salons to accommodate up to 220 guests. Lofty and distinctly Parisian, Salon des Batailles has been meticulously restored to highlight its history and prestige.
The rooms, which were filled with candles and floral arrangements in soft shades of pink, proved the perfect backdrop for the event, with caterers arranging a single long table in an elegant open heart shape.
The most expensive accommodation at the hotel are the three apartments, which cost 7,000 euros a night.
Group shot! The groom poses for photos with friends and family including former PSG teammate Zlatan Ibrahimović
On their way! Zlatan Ibrahimović (left) and friends appeared to take a private jet to the stunning Paris wedding
The couple first went public in October 2019 when they dazzled on the front row of Paris Fashion Week and have gone from strength to strength in the months since.
Jessica, who appeared in Sports Illustrated 2019, regularly shares snaps of her five-star adventures with her 322,000 Instagram followers.
The footballer, who has two children from his previous relationship, popped the question at the start of the year in a lavish desert proposal.
Verratti played in a midfield position during Sunday’s match, with Italy winning on penalties against England. The footballer joined PSG aged 19.
The celebrations don’t appear to be stopping any time soon for Italian footballer Marco Verratti (pictured kissing his bride) after he tied the knot today for the second time when marrying model girlfriend Jessica Aidi – just days after beating England at the Euros
Verratti and the brunette beauty (pictured lifting up the footballer’s child by the arms) wed in a lavish Paris ceremony, surrounded by their family and friends, with the bride donning a daring cream lace suit for the occasion
The bride (pictured with her husband) completed her look with an eye-catching gold necklace and strappy white sandals
Jessica (pictured with her husband and his children) was first spotted with father-of-two Verratti at the Monaco Grand Prix in 2019, just months after the PSG footballer announced his divorce from wife Laura Zazzara
Today, the couple (pictured) looked the epitome of glamour as they left the wedding ceremony together hand-in-hand, believed to be alongside Verratti’s two children Tomasso and Andrea
Throwing a beaming smile towards the camera, the bride looked picture perfect in her daring lace ensemble, completed with a glitzy golden necklace
The footballer (pictured with his wife) appeared handsome in a black suit with a matching bow tie and crisp white shirt, while his children matched his dashing ensemble
Looking loved-up, the couple shared a sweet kiss on the steps of the Paris building before posing for photographs together with their family members (pictured)
A guest dressed in a vibrant pink blazer speaks with another arrival, sporting a patterned frock and stylish sunglasses