Petra Ecclestone and her fiancé, James Stunt, were joined Friday by friends and family for dinner and drinks at Villa Aurelia in Rome. The bride-to-be stepped out wearing an elegant, white, floor-length gown for the rehearsal dinner, and Petra's rumored to be wearing a custom-made Vera Wang during Saturday's ceremony. The couple's lavish wedding is being held at Italy's historic Odescalchi Castle, where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes also tied the knot five years ago. There are expected to be 250 guests on hand, including Paris and Nicky Hilton, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, as well as their mother, the Dutchess of York, Fergie. Recording artist Eric Clapton is reportedly serenading Petra and James during their first dance followed by a private concert from The Black Eyed Peas. Petra's father, Bernie, billionaire and CEO of Formula One Management, reportedly paid the group over $1 million to perform. The newlyweds can look forward to spending more time in the States as Petra recently purchased Aaron Spelling's former Beverly Hills mansion for $85 million.
Source: Bauer-Griffin Online