EXCLUSIVE: Anya Taylor-Joy and Malcolm McRae are married! Actress is a vision in ethereal


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

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 - including images of birds and flowers across the bodice, while she wore a bright white veil

Getting ready! Malcolm was seen in preparation mode earlier in the day

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

Stunning: She was pictured earlier in the day getting ready for the nuptials looking fresh-faced and beautiful

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

A vision: She looked incredible with her bleach blonde locks swept back

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

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

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

Stunner: The supermodel was putting on a busty display in the plunging waistcoat

Starring role: Cara looked chic in a tuxedo with just a waistcoat underneath

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

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

Time to go! Ahead of her prep, she was seen in one of the boats before tying the knot

Nicolas 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. 

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. 

Their busy work schedules also make it difficult, as Anya spends weeks on end in filming locations, while Malcolm regularly tours for his music. 

Preparation mode! Anya went from fresh-faced to an elegantly dolled up bride

Blonde beauty: She stole a moment to herself before the madness ensued

Preparation mode! Anya went from fresh-faced to an elegantly dolled up bride 

Cool dude: Evan Ross was looking sharp in a suit with nothing underneath while rocking bold bleached hair

Cool dude: Evan Ross was looking sharp in a suit with nothing underneath while rocking bold bleached hair

Smart: Nicolas Hoult and his stunning girlfriend Bryana Holly pulled out all the stops for the event

Smart: Nicolas Hoult and his stunning girlfriend Bryana Holly pulled out all the stops for the event 

Glam: Julia was beaming as she climbed on to a boat with actress Keleigh Sperry, who is married to Miles Teller

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

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

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

Here the come: The group stood in the rear of their water taxi as it made its way across the Grand Canal in Venice

Here they are! Cara and Evan shared a laugh as they headed to the event

Here they are! Cara and Evan shared a laugh as they headed to the event 

In she goes! Julia's alabaster skin stood out boldly against her black gown and bleached locks

In she goes! Julia’s alabaster skin stood out boldly against her black gown and bleached locks

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. 

All eyes on me! She looked radiant in the gown, which boasted delicate yet bold adornments

All eyes on me! She looked radiant in the gown, which boasted delicate yet bold adornments

All eyes on me! She looked radiant in the gown, which boasted delicate yet bold adornments 

Suits you! Cara shunned a typical gown for the wedding, instead looking sleek in a suit

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

And we’re off! Water taxis were the mode of transport of choice for the guests on board

Exciting: A hoard of female guests were seen arriving by boat ahead of the wedding service, among them Julia Garner (far left)

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

Here we go: Julia, Keleigh Sperry and a group of friends readied themselves as their water taxi prepared to dock 

We are sailing: A water taxi, one of many, ferried smartly dressed wedding guests across the Grand Canal in Venice

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

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

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

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

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

Delightful: Numerous guests were seen admiring the spectacular view across the Grand Canal 

Celebrity guests: Eva Ross, Julia Garner and Keleigh Sperry made their way out of the Palazzo Pisani Moretta following the service

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

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

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

Engaging sight: Guests appeared to be distracted by something off-camera as they relaxed following the service 



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