Federica Pellegrini and Matteo Giunta got engaged in 2018 and came out only in 2021, immediately after announcing the champion’s withdrawal from the competition.
The former swimming champion (34 years old) and her former athletic trainer (40 years old) swore eternal love during a romantic ceremony in Venice at the church of San Zaccaria.
At the end of the wedding, the newlyweds, together with the rest of the guests, moved to the luxurious JW Marriott Venice Resort located on the nearby Isola Delle Rose, where the arrangements (as well as the organization of the entire wedding) were entrusted to supervision by Enzo Miccio, Giunta and Pellegrini‘s wedding planner.
The couple got engaged in 2018 after the end of the relationship between Federica and her ex-historian Filippo Magnini, cousin of Matteo.
The one between Federica and Matteo is a long-hidden love.
The two came out only in 2021, immediately after announcing the champion’s withdrawal from the competition.
Matteo is a great coach and a special life partner, and I hope he will be in the future as well.
The priority was to keep the image of the coach and the athlete separate, and we were very good at this “, said Pellegrini to the microphones of Tg1 at the end of his last competition at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, when in a year, she would be married to her partner in Venice.
Pre-wedding celebrations of Federica Pellegrini and Matteo Giunta
A choice to celebrate the wedding in the Lagoon that was not at all casual given that the marriage proposal by Matteo Giunta, Federica Pellegrinihe received it right in Venice, during a short stay at the Grand Hotel Danieli in November 2021.
The wedding celebrations began on the morning of Saturday, 27 August, when Federica and Matteo gathered with their guests for breakfast at the Cipriani and a pre-wedding party.
The church of San Zaccaria, where Federica Pellegrini’s wedding with Giunta was celebrated, set up with a riot of hydrangeas, roses and wax flowers, is not very far from the basilica of San Marco and was chosen by the couple after some doubts.
Because, initially, the former swimmer and the athletic trainer had decided to celebrate their wedding on the beach, as told by Pellegrini to Corriere Della Sera For her wedding Federica Pellegrini has chosen a creation of the well-known wedding dress brand Nicole Milano by Nicole Cavallo, creative director of the brand.
For the day, the sportswoman wore an elegant made to measure dress in ivory-coloured silk mikado with a minimal silhouette, with a train and a boat neckline.
As for the rings, Federica Pellegrini and Giunta opted for the rings from the Damiani D.Side collection, which were then customized for the bride and groom with diamonds and platinum.
Among the 160 guests who took part in the ceremony, very armoured, also some personalities from the world of entertainment and sport, starting with the President of Coni Giovanni Malagò, a great friend of Federica, tennis champions Flavia Pennetta and partner Fabio Fognini, some Pellegrini’s former colleagues and, of course, the couple’s four French bulldogs, Vanessa, Rocky, Cesare and Bianca.