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The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy tied the knot with musician Malcolm McRae in a lavish ceremony held in Venice this weekend, with a host of all-star guests attending the stunning day.
The Netflix actress, 27, who has also featured in dramas Peaky Blinders and Last Night In Soho, married in front of just over 150 guests including Cara Delevingne and Julia Garner at the ceremony while sporting a beige gown.
At the start of the day, the blonde beauty was seen on the balcony in preparation mode, as she sported a white silk robe and sipped coffee while going make-up free, ahead of her swan-like transformation.
Her unconventional dress comprised a princess shape in a beige shade with embroidery and embellishments – including images of birds and flowers across the bodice, while she wore a bright white veil.
Cara, 31, was putting on a busty display in a tuxedo with a waistcoat underneath the pinstriped suit while Julia, 29, borrowed from the Twenties in a sensational black velvet gown with beading a plunging neckline.
Wow: The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy tied the knot with musician Malcolm McRae in a lavish ceremony held in Italy this weekend
Spectacular: Her unconventional dress comprised a princess shape in a beige shade with embroidery and embellishments and was debuted on her balcony, shortly after Malcolm was seen in preparation mode earlier in the day
All set: Malcolm had a bag slung over one shoulder as he arrived at the Venice venue ahead of his wedding
Stunning: She was pictured earlier in the day getting ready for the nuptials looking fresh-faced and beautiful
Who’s that girl? At the start of the day, the blonde beauty was seen on the balcony in preparation mode, as she sported a white silk robe and sipped coffee while going make-up free, ahead of her swan-like transformation
Nuptials: The couple are pictured in April just months before their glamorous wedding
Stunning: The Netflix actress, who has also featured in dramas Peaky Blinders and Last Night In Soho, married in front of just over 150 guests including Cara Delevingne and Julia Garner at the incredible ceremony while sporting a beige gown
Starring role: Cara looked chic in a tuxedo with just a waistcoat underneath
Snap happy: A team were on hand to capture the perfect moment of the star
Time to go! Ahead of her prep, she was seen in one of the boats before tying the knot
Steady on: Anya was seen gingerly climbing from her water taxi with the assistance of a female friend
Let’s do this: Assistants waited or the actress as she climbed from the boat ahead of her glamorous wedding
That’s it: Anya eased herself onto dry land while friends ensured she didn’t topple into the Venice canal
Special day: Anya looked fresh-faced as she prepared for her wedding to Malcolm McRae in Venice over the weekend
Don’t mind me: But the actress was hard to miss as she sipped a drink on the balcony
Nicholas Hoult and his stunning girlfriend Bryana Holly put on a typically glamorous display, with the actress dropping jaws in a one-shouldered pink dress while he looked sharp in a black suit.
Nicholas – who shot to fame as an adorable child star opposite Hugh Grant in About A Boy – looked dapper in a sleek black suit and matching shirt.
Lingerie model Bryana was gorgeous in a light pink one shouldered floor-length silk gown with cut-out sides and a sexy split as the couple were taken to the wedding destination on a small boat.
The couple – who share son Joaquin, five – were spotted wearing wedding bands as they they attended the lavish nuptials of Nicholas’ former The Menu co-star.
Miles Teller’s wife Keleigh Sperry looked radiant as she headed to the event with Julia, having previously shared a snap while zipping along the water alongside Julia.
Evan Ross was looking sharp in a suit with nothing underneath while rocking bold bleached hair.
It was revealed before the big day that the couple were spotted looking at wedding venues in Venice earlier this year, including Palazzo Pisani-Moretta, a 15th century palace, and Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista di Venezia, a 14th century church before the big day arrived over the weekend.
The couple – who have been dating since May 2021 – instructed firm The Wedding Boutique Italy to organise their nuptials which looked sensational.
The luxury event planners host weddings located across Italy, also including Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Sicily and Lake Como, set in idyllic destinations including romantic castles and rustic farmhouses. The wedding firm budgets for weddings costing over £250,000 and not only plan the nuptials but also design the entire experience.
Anya has rarely spoken about her relationship with Malcolm, 28, since they began dating, having been first spotted together in New York.
They have managed to maintain a healthy relationship despite living on opposite sides of the Atlantic, with Anya largely based in London, while Malcolm, who also acts as well as being in a band, lives in the US.
Stunning: The Palazzo Pisani Moretta on the Grand Canal in Venice served as the venue for Anya, Malcolm and their guests
Preparation mode! Anya went from fresh-faced to an elegantly dolled up bride
Bride-to-be: The actress was easy to spot as she relaxed on a balcony ahead of her wedding over the weekend
Close: Anya was seen embracing a loved one as she prepared for her romantic wedding in Venice
What a place: The stunning location, which overlooks the Grand Canal, was the ideal spot for celebrity wedding
Cool dude: Evan Ross was looking sharp in a suit with nothing underneath while rocking bold bleached hair
Smart: Nicholas Hoult and his stunning girlfriend Bryana Holly pulled out all the stops for the event
Going for gold: The couple – who share son Joaquin, five – were spotted wearing wedding bands as they they attended the lavish nuptials of Nicholas’ former The Menu co-star
Smart: Nicholas looked appropriately dapper in a black double-breasted suit following the wedding ceremony
Glam: Julia was beaming as she climbed on to a boat with actress Keleigh Sperry, who is married to Miles Teller
All aboard! The group zipped around on river taxis to get to and from the venues
Glamorous guests: Julia, Kayleigh and a host of guests looked sensational in their finery as they headed to the star-studded bash
Here the come: The group stood in the rear of their water taxi as it made its way across the Grand Canal in Venice
Picture perfect: The group huddled together for a snap, with the Grand Canal serving as a picturesque backdrop
Upbeat: Julia and Kayleigh greeted onlookers with a smile as they arrived at the Italian venue
Hard to miss: Julia and Keleigh caught the eye as they made their way across the Grand Canal
Here they are! Cara and Evan shared a laugh as they headed to the event
Let’s talk: The pair were seen chatting as they made their way to the romantic venue over the weekend
Looking good: Cara caught the eye in a cropped pinstripe blazer and matching trousers ahead of the ceremony
They look familiar: Nicholas Hoult was joined by Bryana Holly (left) while Cara Delevingne arrived with Evan Ross (right)
Very nice: Lingerie model Bryana was gorgeous in a light pink one shouldered floor-length silk gown with cut-out sides and a sexy split
Ready for action: Cara and Evan were joined by fellow guests after arriving at the Venice venue
In she goes! Julia’s alabaster skin stood out boldly against her black gown and bleached locks
Easy does it: Keleigh got a helping hand as she alighted the boat with husband Miles Teller over the weekend
Walk this way: Guests helped one another from their boats as they arrived at the stunning venue
Here they come: Boat after boat arrived at the Palazzo Pisani Moretta, each of them filled with wedding guests
I’ve got you: A male guest assisted an attractive redhead as she climbed from her boat ahead of the ceremony
All you need to know about Anya Taylor-Joy and Malcolm McRae’s wedding venue
The 15th century Palazzo Pisani Moretta is a palace based on the Grand Canal in the Venice subdivision of of San Polo, nestled between Palazzo Tiepolo and Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza.
With interior rooms decorated in the Baroque tradition by revered artists such as Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Jacopo Guarana, Gaspare Diziani and Giuseppe Angeli, the sprawling venue was once the residence of the House of Pisani, a Venetian patrician family, originally from Pisa.
The exterior features ogival arches flanked by two single windows, while the ground floor has two central pointed arched doorways that open on to the canal.
Since 1994 it has hosted Il Ballo del Doge – an annual masquerades ball.
Their busy work schedules also make it difficult, as Anya spends weeks on end in filming locations, while Malcolm regularly tours for his music.
Speaking about their relationship to British Vogue in March 2022, Anya said: ‘I said to my partner the other day that he was my hobby. I see reading as something that I have to do. He loved it because he’s the same.
‘I’ve finally found someone who will happily sit in silence with me reading. We’re basically 80 years old and seven at the same time and it works really well.’
Speaking about the distance, she added: ‘Yes, it is [hard], but it’s also kind of great because when you’re together you’re really valuing the time that you have.
‘Everyday mundane activities are so full of joy. I love going to the petrol station with him and filling up.’
Anya was born in Miami, Florida and moved to Buenos Aires as a toddler before relocating to London at the age of six ‘for political reasons’ with her parents, banker father Dennis – a Scot born in South America – and Spanish-English mother Jennifer who hails from Zambia.
Her role as orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon in the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit elevated her into one of the most in demand actresses in Hollywood, having bagged a Golden Globe for Best Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie.
She received another Golden Globe nomination for her role in black comedy movie The Menu, starring alongside Nicholas Hoult and Ralph Fiennes, and is playing the lead in blockbuster action movie Furiosa, the prequel to 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road.
By invitation only: Guests milled about as an assistant checked names ahead of the wedding ceremony
Incredible venue: The Palazzo Pisani Moretta is a stunning 15th century palace, decorated by Baroque painters
All eyes on me! She looked radiant in the gown, which boasted delicate yet bold adornments
Over here Anya! The actress posed for photos in her bridal gown as a cameraman stood on the opposing balcony
Suits you! Cara shunned a typical gown for the wedding, instead looking sleek in a suit
And we’re off! Water taxis were the mode of transport of choice for the guests on board
Main man: Malcolm McRae (back to camera, in blue) was seen arriving ahead of his wedding over the weekend
Exciting: A hoard of female guests were seen arriving by boat ahead of the wedding service, among them Julia Garner (far left)
Here we go: Julia, Keleigh Sperry and a group of friends readied themselves as their water taxi prepared to dock
Dressed to impress: Julia looked stunning ahead of close friend Anya’s wedding over the weekend
We are sailing: A water taxi, one of many, ferried smartly dressed wedding guests across the Grand Canal in Venice
All hands on deck! Aides were seen carrying the dress into the event
Here come the girls! The outfits for the wedding were bold and beautiful with stunning guests all around while planners were seen with earpieces in
Say cheese: Guests were seen taking selfies on the balcony during Anya’s wedding at the Palazzo Pisani Moretta on the Grand Canal
Cheers! Attendees were seen quaffing glasses of champagne and taking pictures following the romantic ceremony
Delightful: Numerous guests were seen admiring the spectacular view across the Grand Canal
Greetings! One guests was seen filming the photographers from his vantage point on the balcony
Celebrity guests: Eva Ross, Julia Garner and Keleigh Sperry made their way out of the Palazzo Pisani Moretta following the service
Plenty to talk about: Friends and family members chatted among themselves outside the ornate stone entrance
Smoking hot: One stylish guest puffed on a cigarette while chatting to fellow guests outside the venue
Engaging sight: Guests appeared to be distracted by something off-camera as they relaxed following the service
All together now! Guests huddled together for a photo after making their way out of the incredible wedding venue
Party time: Evan, Julia and Kayleigh were seen exiting the venue after the wedding