A who’s who of high society attended the Four Seasons condom heir’s three-day wedding – as business moguls mingled with reality stars and a Victoria’s Secret model filled in as celebrant.
A society couple finally tied the knot at a lavish Italian wedding attended by a Who’s Who of Sydney’s social set.
Michael Porter – whose family owns Australia’s leading condom business, Four Seasons – said ‘I do’ to his long-time partner Billy Mitchell on Wednesday.
The three-day extravaganza was attended by celebrities, models, business moguls, reality stars and influencers – but the big day almost didn’t happen after the couple were forced to postpone their wedding several times due to Covid.
The newlyweds, who had originally planned to marry in 2020, entered Sydney’s elite social scene, with guests including bikini model Natasha Oakley and wine heir Theo Chambers, socialite Nadia Fairfax-Wayne and stylist Caroline Tran.
The event was hosted by Victoria’s Secret model Bridget Malcolm.
Four Seasons Condom heir Michael Porter (right) and his husband Billy Mitchell (left) tied the knot in a lavish wedding in Lake Como, Italy, on Wednesday.
The event was hosted by Victoria’s Secret model Bridget Malcolm (pictured).
Married at first sight lovebirds Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli were also there to celebrate.
Although Mr Porter’s family made their fortune from condoms and lubricants, he is the founder of pimple patch business Skin Control.
Her husband Billy, who grew up in Perth, works in luxury PR.
The multi-day event included a welcome party at the Locanda La Tirlindana restaurant, where the couple arrived in a vintage Porsche to music and dancing on the cobblestone streets.
On Wednesday, the pair exchanged vows surrounded by a glamorous floral arrangement at Villa del Balbianello, a venue known for its mesmerizing views of Lake Como and the surrounding hills.
Swimwear mogul Natasha Oakley and wine heir Theo Chambers attended the wedding, two weeks after tying the knot in Capri.
Style tastemakers Nadia Fairfax-Wayne (left) and Caroline Tran (right) were among the guests.
MAFS couple Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli were also on the exclusive guest list
Perth’s Bridget Malcolm is known for appearing in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Jake Tucker (left) and Melbourne stylist Elliot Garnaut (right) exude designer sophistication
The celebration culminates with a ‘Last Dance’ themed-party hosted at the Lido di Ossuccio, a picturesque venue set in a meadow overlooking the lake.
Guests were issued specific dress instructions via a ‘mood board’ link.
‘It’s a strict black tie and gown affair. For gentlemen, this means wearing a tuxedo, shirt and bowtie, and female guests wearing floor-length gowns,’ the invitation read.
Pinterest-style mood boards feature models, iconic celebrity moments and fashion inspiration from designer campaigns, including a ‘La Dolce Vita’ dress code for their ‘Welcome Aperitif’ soirée and a ‘Festival del Lago’ dress code for their ‘Last Dance’ has event
Groom Billy Mitchell donned ‘icon’ bettors at a pre-wedding pool party
The glamorous affair was also a child-free event, with the couple strongly advising guests to leave their children at home.
‘Due to limited numbers, we are unable to extend invitations to children. We will be joined by our immediate nieces and nephews on our special day. We hope you understand and enjoy your night off,’ they said.
The romantic celebration comes weeks after several high profile Sydneysiders married overseas, including Ingham chicken heiress Tammy and Johnny and their respective partners, Guillaume Brahimi and Ray Vakili; and Monday Swimwear co-founder and Chambers Liquor sign Theo Chambers.