Archive for the ‘Celebrity Weddings’ Category

Kate Middleton – Will her Wedding Gown be a McQueen??

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Will it be a McQueen for the princess? As Sarah Burton — who took over as creative director of Alexander McQueen following the designer’s death last year — sent out a collection in Paris on Tuesday that pointed to “The Ice Queen and her court” as the show’s theme, rumors are running rampant that she’s designing a gown for a real (and certainly warmer) princess-to-be. The U.K.’s Sunday Times splashed “Revealed: McQueen designer to make royal wedding dress” across its front page this weekend, but the British house denies the commission for Kate Middleton. A representative for McQueen says, “I can confirm that Alexander McQueen are not making Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.” But with a fall/winter 2011 collection that culminated in not one, but four frothy white gowns fit for a princess, Burton certainly proved she was up for the task. Suggestions for the designer of the dress that Middleton, 29, will wear at her wedding to Prince William on April 29 have ranged from British designers Bruce Oldfield to Philippa Lepley. The palace has consistently said Middleton wants to keep the designer a secret until the big day, though, and a palace spokesman wouldn’t comment Sunday saying this was simply the latest “speculation.” Still, fashionistas are holding out hope that the McQueen rumor will turn out to be true. Only 50 days till we know for sure! –Reporting by Simon Perry and Monique Jessen

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Kate’s Wedding Wardrobe

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

The pomp and circumstance prep is well underway!

Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s wedding is in less than eight weeks — and it seems that half of London is hard at work preparing for the big day.

With the dress currently being handcrafted in two secret locations (including a private suite within Clarence House), and the tiara waiting patiently in a Mayfair-based vault, everything is going according to meticulous plan.

I took a tour of Westminster Abbey this week, and the place was buzzing! No detail there is going ignored.

Every inch of the royal peculiar is being buffed to camera-ready perfection, with the High Altar cloth already away for refurbishment (no small feat — it’s over 15 meters long!).

And a source tells me that Kate, 29, and William, 28, have finally decided on the hymn selections — which mean that the young choir can now begin secret, after-dark rehearsals.

Across town, in London’s Chelsea neighborhood, the newly blacked-out windows of a private street-level office say it all. A royal courtier informs me that this is where the bouquet and floral arrangements are being crafted.

Three companies, including royal florist Simon J. Lycett Ltd., are thought to be responsible for the wedding day blooms. The theme? English country garden, of course.

And Kate doesn’t just have the wedding to worry about: there’s also an entire royal wardrobe to prepare.

Though she has no stylist, I’ve learned that princess-to-be has enlisted the help of friend, and owner of Moda Rosa, Rosie Wild, to select outfits for future engagements.

“This is Kate’s favorite shop,” says a source of the Arlesford-based boutique. “Many of those fabulous Temperly, Jenny Packham and Issa dresses were all bought here. It’s Kate’s secret fashion spot.

“Rosie is helping pull together a whole new wardrobe for the honeymoon and [royal visit to] Canada. Kate will make the final decision on everything.”

Nevertheless, Kate seems to be taking it all in her stride. As a palace source recently put it to me: “One billion people may be watching on April 29, but Kate’s focus will be on just one of them. William.”


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Nicole Richie Wore 3 Gowns for her Wedding

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Bridal bliss times three!

When Nicole Richie married Joel Madden on Saturday, the author and fashion designer wasn’t content with just one bridal outfit. Instead, Richie, 29, donned three different looks, all by Marchesa, a source confirms exclusively to

The insider explains that Richie wore one gown during the ceremony (which was officiated by rapper-minister Rev. Run); for the dinner, she kept the same top and switched into a different dress; for the after-dinner party, she changed into another Marchesa frock.

What did Richie, Madden, 31, and their 150 guests (including Khloe Kardashian and Samantha Ronson) chow down on at the fete, held at her dad Lionel‘s Beverly Hills estate?

TMZ unearthed the menu from the winter-themed affair: The gourmet goodies included red greens salad, homemade butternut squash ravioli in brown butter sage sauce, an entree choice of filet mignon or seared ahi tuna and a dessert buffet.

A guest tells Us the bash —  also featuring an elephant! — was “awesome.”

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Is Mariah Carey Wearing a Used Engagement Ring?

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
There are rumors buzzing that Mariah Carey’s engagement ring from Nick Cannon was actually recycled from his old fiancee Selita Ebanks!
The two rings on both the pop princess and Victoria’ Secret model are veeeery similar!
Is it possible that Nick the cheapskate took the ring back from Selita and gave it to Mariah?  Or is this just a prank on us?





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Scarlett Johansson: Engaged to Ryan Reynolds

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Scarlett Johansson, age 23 and beau of just-over-a-year Ryan Reynolds, 31, confirmed their engagement on May 5.

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