When a stunning socialite marries Spanish nobility surrounded by models, Instagram stars and royalty, it’s certainly set to be a glamorous affair.
So it’s no surprise that Spanish media dubbed this weekend’s nuptials of Isabelle Junot to Álvaro Falcó, the Marquis de Cubas the ‘most anticipated wedding of the year’.
Isabelle, 30, – the daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco’s first husband Philippe Junot – and Álvaro, 38, the 4th Marquis of Cuba, certainly had a star-studded day.
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Guests at the palace of the Marqués de Mirabel in Plasencia, western Spain – included Marta Ortega, the head of Zara, as well as Dolce & Gabbana model Eugenia Silva, Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and the Marchioness of Mirabel.
For the no-expense spared celebration, the bride wore a dress by Pronovias and guests enjoyed food by the Sandoval brothers, who have two Michelin stars.
The menu was a 20-course meal with ‘flavours to reflect the bride and groom’ including a fish course of wild Mediterranean sea bass, meat including lacquered suckling pig and dessert of lemon pie, chocolate and hazelnut.
The couple, who have been together for four years, enjoyed a cocktail party after a traditional ceremony at the 15th century Palacio del Marqués de Mirabel which includes a neoclassical-style patio with semicircular arches where guest danced the night away.
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Isabelle is the daughter of Phillippe Junot, a former member of the Monegasque royal family and Nina Wendelboe-Larsen, a Danish-born model.
Phillippe, now 81, was known as a playboy in his youth and is the son of Michel Junot, a former politician who worked as the Deputy Mayor of Paris and worked with US President John F Kennedy.
The family are also descended from General Junot who served under Napoleon. His name is inscribed on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Isabelle, who was born in New York and works as a nutrition coach, studied at the Swiss boarding school of Le Rosey – where many royals have been educated before moving to the in the French Lyceum in Madrid and the University of Virginia.
Talented in many areas, she speaks English, French, Danish and Spanish, thanks to her jetset lifestyle growing up.
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