Heidi Klum divorcing singer Seal after 7 years

Heidi Klum shocked the world with the announcement that she was splitting from husband of seven years, singer Seal recently.  Sadly this news made me think about something…..seal fur.  Then I thought about what if a wedding was done in fur instead of the standard materials. Would Heidi and Seal still be together?

Headi Klum Seal Divorce
Headi Klum divorces Seal after 7 years

Just saying, if she had worn fur they would have been a better “match” for each other. Wow, this post has gone wrong on so many levels. I should respect the whole concept of marriage shouldn’t I?  This blog is wedding and engagement noise, not divorce noise…. sorry about that. But I know Continue reading

Reese Witherspoon’s wedding dress

3/31/2010 – Update…Reese Witherspoon wore a PINK wedding dress, can’t wait to discover photos of this one.  I don’t think the designer has even ever made a pink one in her past.

Reese Witherspoons pink wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier
Reese Witherspoons pink wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

After all of these weddings in movies Reese finally broke down and did the real deal this past weekend.  Jim Toth, 40 & Reese Witherspoon, 35, who became engaged in December, tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony at Witherspoon’s ranch estate in Ojai, Calif.   Wish I had a private estate for times like this 🙂

A pre-wedding cocktail hour took place before the 20-minute ceremony, which started a bit late, as most celebrity weddings do. Witherspoon walked down the aisle to “Here Comes the Bride.” Monique Lhuillier designed Reese Witherspoon’s wedding dress as seen below.

Reese Witherspoons wedding dress
Reese Witherspoons wedding dress - except in white

Those in attendance included Witherspoon’s children (with her first husband Ryan Phillippe), Ava, 11 and Deacon, 7, as well as 120 guests — including Renee Zellweger, Isla Fisher, Matthew McConaughey and other stars — looked on as Witherspoon swapped vows with CAA agent Toth, 40, in a 20-minute ceremony in front of her rustic country home. A few photographers were blinded by her 4 carat engagment ring during the ceremony (just kidding).  Her Jimmy Choo wedding shoes I’m sure wowed the crowd as you can see below:

Reese Witherspoon wedding shoes by Jimmy Choo
Reese Witherspoon wedding shoes by Jimmy Choo

A bluegrass band played during the service. Decor details of the country-themed soiree: Lanterns and chandeliers hanging from trees, mismatched antique chairs and distressed benches set throughout the property, a wood plank dance floor, antique leather sofas, jute rugs, wago wheels and Turkish textile pillows.

After the meal, guests boogied on the dance floor to DJ-spun tunes. When it was time to call it a night, drunken wedding goers departed clutching gift bags with pecan currant scones from a local baker.  I doubt the scones were as good as the ones from our local church….of course they only cost about 50 cents. You can’t beat 50 cent scones that are fresh.

Here’s a possible inspiration for Reese Witherspoon’s wedding dress from Monique Lhuillier? Is it close to the real one?

Reese Witherspoon wedding dress  by monique lhuillier
Reese Witherspoon wedding dress by monique lhuillier

About Monique Lhullier –

While searching for a gown for her wedding in 1995, Monique was surprised by the lack of fashion-infused bridal options. Having had an affinity for evening gowns and bridal while at FIDM, Monique launched her first bridal collection in 1996. The collection received great acclaim from both editors and buyers alike. Tom joined the company as CEO, to turn Monique’s vision to establish a couture design house into reality.

Monique Lhuillier has become a celebrity favorite for both wedding and red carpet gowns. Her list of clientele has included Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Stewart, Drew Barrymore, Hilary Swank, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

At present, the Monique Lhuillier collections encompass ready-to-wear, evening gowns, bridal, bridesmaids, linens, tableware, fine paper and home fragrances.

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Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie intimate wedding – pictures, photos

Hilary Duff’s weekend wedding to Mike Comrie couldn’t have been more romantic, says her sister Haylie Duff (luck maid of honor too).  “What a special weekend filled with love and beautiful memories,” she Twittered.  The 22-year-old Hilary (in Vera Wang) and the Canadian hockey player, 29, exchanged vows in front of 100 guests & was walked down the aisle by her mother Susan Saturday August 14th, 2010 in an intimate ceremony in Santa Barbara, Calif.  She also sported a 14-carat, $1-million dollar diamond engagement ring.

Hilary Duff engagement ring photo
Hilary Duf showcases a 14-carat, $1-million dollar diamond engagement ring.

Says a witness, “It was one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever seen. Absolutely stunning. They thought of every last detail and it was an incredible sight. Mike held his arm around Hilary for most of the romantic, candlelit ceremony, and they both looked extremely happy.”

The couple, who began dating in 2007 at a resort in Idaho, got engaged this past February in Hawaii.  The couple exchanged vows at the sprawling Villa La Quinta estate just outside of Santa Barbara and then they spent their first night as a married couple at the famed San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito. 

Hilary Duff Comrie Vera Wang wedding dress photo
Hilary Duff (wearing a Vera Wang wedding dress) & Mr Comrie at the alter.

Their honeymoon is sure to be memorable at the Kennedy cottage for $4,000 a night. The Kennedy cottage at the San Ysidro Ranch was the spot where Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie retired to on their wedding night. This cottage is quite famous as it is the spot where John and Jackie Kennedy spent their honeymoon Continue reading

Chelsea Clinton Wedding Photos & Pictures

Congrats to Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky (an investment banker and political offspring) getting married this past weekend on Saturday July 31st, 2010 at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, NY. The Friday night before wasn’t to hectic either. Crowds gathered outside the Beekman Arms, another hotel fully booked by the wedding party. Guests, including the bride’s parents, were seen heading from a rehearsal dinner to a cocktail party at the local tavern.

Mezvinsky, 32, is Jewish, while Clinton, 30, was raised Methodist, like her mother Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Their Saturday ceremony, which was co-officiated by Rabbi James Ponet, a Jewish chaplain at Yale, and the Rev. William Shillady, a Methodist minister from New York City, was a nod to both their faiths.

Chelsea Clinton wedding dress - walking down the aisle with Marc Mezvinsky
Chelsea Clinton wedding dress - walking down the aisle

It featured many Jewish traditions: the couple married under a chuppah or canopy; the groom wore a yarmulke or skull cap and tallis or prayer shawl; friends and family recited the Seven Blessings typically read at traditional Jewish weddings.

Former president Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton allowed a statement about their “great pride and overwhelming emotion,” and their staff offered a few grace notes about the interfaith ceremony, which was conducted by Rabbi James Ponet and the Rev. William Shillady. (Mezvinsky was raised in the Jewish faith, while Clinton is a Methodist.) Along with their vows, there was a reading of the Seven Continue reading

Chelsea Clinton’s wedding announced to Marc Mezvinsky on July 31st

Chelsea Clinton’s wedding to investment banker Marc Mezvinsky is the hottest event of the summer on July 31st somewhere in New York. Of course to help out her parents Chelsea has said, She must personally know every invitee. There will be only 400 names on the guest list, a good size for a wedding by ordinary standards, but barely big enough to account for all the people Bill Clinton slept with…..hehe. “Donors are expecting to be invited,” says a major Clinton fund-raiser. Then there are the campaign, State Department, and Clinton Foundation staff, plus foreign dignitaries and both Clinton and Obama White House officials. “You really see who their closest friends are in this list,” says an insider. “It’s not a celebrity-driven wedding.

Chelsea Clinton Marc Mezvinsky getting married
Chelsea Clinton Marc Mezvinsky married?

The secrecy has seemed more reminiscent of a covert Iraqi undercover sting than a wedding. Ruomor on the street early was that it would be held on Martha’s Vineyard, but more recently sources have confirmed that the nuptials will be held on July 31 in a still-secret location within a three-hour drive of New York City. Reasoning says that the Hampton’s are not a plausible location because the Long Island Expressway is too long of a road. A more reasonable place for the big event would be somewhere upstate in Westchester or Dutchess County. “The wedding planner will contact each guest directly a week in advance and let them know where it is,” says the fund-raiser, who speculated that the Hamptons are out because the L.I.E. can be a very long road. The smart money, then, is somewhere upstate, possibly in Westchester or Dutchess County—most likely on property owned by a Clinton supporter. ”

Most of the planning is falling on the shoulders of Continue reading

Are wedding cupcakes the new trend instead of cakes?

In general I’ve been noticing a trend in weddings.  People are preferring simple wedding cupcakes over traditional cakes it seems.  I was just reading about Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher (of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators) over at msnbc.

“We’re kind of doing cupcakes,” the country star tells CMT Radio Live’s Cody Alan. “I consider myself a very traditional person. More than anything, we’re going to get married, that’s the important part. And we want everyone to have a good time, so we’re doing some things like that, that are a little bit different.”

Underwood plans on keeping the marriage very private.  “Not to say even anybody would care to show up, but just in case,” Underwood told the AP. “Like anybody, you deserve to get married and have a great day as people. I’m not going to be Carrie Underwood the entertainer walking down the aisle. I’m just Carrie, and I’m going to marry Mike. I feel like that’s kind of a right everybody deserves to have.”

iveycake wedding cupcakes Nashville, TN
Iveycake wedding cupcakes Nashville, TN

Underwood is ordering the cupcakes from IveyCake at 100 4th Ave N, Franklin, TN 37064, which is run by Ivey Childers — the wife of Underwood’s bass player, Mark Childers. Ivey “makes the most amazing cupcakes in the universe,” Underwood says.  Ironically the website went down for the duration of the day after so many people overwhemled the server.  I’m sure Ivey Childres will more than happt to upgrade her website hosting plan after this. Continue reading

Carrie Underwood’s engagement ring is massive!

Carrie Underwood’s new engagement ring from her finance, Mike Fisher, could blind most anybody.  It is estimated at around $150,000 and said to to be a 5-plus carat round flawless yellow diamond with diamond sidestones. It was designed for her by jeweler Johnathon Arndt. Take a look at a ring that looks like the Carrie Underwood 5 carat engagement ring.

carrie underwood engagement ring 5 carats
Carrie Underwood engagement ring - 5 carats

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are engaged as most people know? The story allegedly surfaced after a friend of Fisher’s had something about it on his Twitter page. So anyone who was following that guy got to read, “Congratulations to Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood! We just got the call at our family Christmas get-together.” The Ottawa newspapers got a hold of that news and ran with it. Then the next day Underwood’s publicist confirmed the couple’s engagement.

Carrie Underwood says she and fiance Mike Fisher knew they had to work fast to tell friends and family about their engagement Continue reading

Kevin Jonas & Danielle Deleasa Jonas new wedding rings

Wanted to write about this one since the wedding rings chosen were so beautiful to me.  You see, Kevin Jonas & Danielle Deleasa Jonas have exchanged vows at their extravagent ceremony this past Saturday at the Oheka Castle in Long Island. Despite a blizzard blanketing the roads around the castle, the wedding went forward without a hitch, and the bride, escorted by her father Thomas “Bucky” Deleasa, walked down the aisle to “Bella Notte,” from Lady and the Tramp, played on the guitar by a friend of the Jonas family.  Now comes all the fine details about the custom built Jacob & Co. wedding rings.

According to a release from the jeweler, Danielle’s wedding band was constructed out of 18 carat white gold. The stones you see flanking the entire ring are round-cut brilliant diamonds totaling 3.83 carats.

Danielle Deleasa Jonas wedding ring
Danielle Deleasa Jonas wedding ring

Now lets talk about the Kevin Jonas ring.  The oldest Jonas Brothers’ wedding band is made out of stainless steel and boasts two single rows of brilliant-cut diamonds along the edges of the band. His carat total: Continue reading

Married Couple on So You Think You Can Dance – AMAZING!!

So You Think You Can Dance married couple Ashleigh and Ryan Di Lello brought the judges to tears in last night’s last show. They weren’t the only ones. My husband said it was beautiful but could not uderstand why I was pulling the kleenex out like cash from an ATM. I answered, “You can see how much they love each other…booohoooo…booohooo…..” Well anyway, it was an awesome show and I have included the highlight of their tryouts on YouTube below.

The couple performed a contemporary dance number to Michelle Featherstone’s “I’m There Too”, exchanging “heart felt” glances throughout with both ending in tears. Of course we know she is crying since she made purely from her husband’s remarks the week before. I really liked Legacy and am kinda bummed he was kicked out. He may not have been as good as the others but I felt emotionally connected to him. Continue reading

Chelsea Clinton announces engagement by e-mail?

Update – July 31st, 2010 – Check out the pictures from Chelsea Clinton’s wedding here.

Couldn’t she have just updated her facebook status to “Engaged” and got the media circus going crazy just for fun?

Chelsea Clinton announces wedding to Marc Mezvinsky
Chelsea Clinton announces wedding to Marc Mezvinsky

Chelsea Clinton and longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky are engaged, the two announced on Nov. 27, 2009. In a mass email to friends and family, the couple said they are looking to get married until next summer. A Clinton spokesman said he believed the couple got engaged on Thanksgiving in New York, according to multiple reports. Clinton, 29, and Mezvinsky became friends in Washington and attended Stanford University together

Here’s a copy of the e-mail:

“We’re sorry for the mass e-mail but we wanted to wish everyone a belated Happy Thanksgiving! We also wanted to share that we are engaged! We didn’t get married this past summer despite the stories to the contrary, but we are looking toward next summer and hope you all will be there to celebrate with us. Happy Holidays! Chelsea & Marc.”

I am pleased that Chelsea is respecting the Clinton’s wishes of “Don’t get married before you’re 30” edict. She’s 29 now, but with a February birthday she’ll hit the magic number in plenty of time for the summer wedding. Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna said he believed the engagement happened “before Thanksgiving.” Others close to Clinton also indicated the engagement happened earlier and was only announced Friday.

Mezvinsky is a son of former Pennsylvania Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky and former Iowa Rep. Ed Mezvinsky, longtime friends of the Clintons.  It will be an interfaith marriage; Mezvinsky is Jewish, while Clinton grew up attending Methodist Church with her mother. Bill Clinton is Southern Baptist.  Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry describes Chelsea as “poised, professional, and personable daughter of a marriage that Continue reading

Kelly Ripa in a wedding dress designed by Project Runway winner Irina Shabayeva

Poor Irina Shabayeve only had 3 days to complete this fabulous wedding dress. Talk about a trial by fire for any wedding event planner in the area if this was a real wedding with only 3 days left to get a custom wedding dress. This dress was featured on the show “Live with Regis & Kelly” live from the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas during the week of November 23-27.  Since then Shavayeva has been getting a flury of calls for custom wedding dresses.

Kelly Ripa wedding gown
Kelly Ripa wedding gown

Just when Project Runway winner Irina Shabayeva thought the challenges were over, she got a new one from Regis and Kelly! The New York designer helped the show Continue reading

Penelope Cruz engaged and getting married?

Penelope Cruz wore a big sapphire and diamond rock on her ring finger to the New York Film Festival premiere of ‘Broken Embraces.’ Was it an engagement ring? She wouldn’t say. She seems to be engaged to Javier Bardem.

Penelope Cruz blue sapphire wedding/engagment ring
Penelope Cruz blue sapphire ring

Penelope Cruz is reportedly shopping around for a designer to make her wedding gown.  According to In Touch Weekly, the 35-year-old actress, who is reportedly engaged to actor Javier Bardem, has been meeting with her favorite designers in preparation for the couple’s rumored wedding.  “Since she and Javier are from Spain, she’d love to have a Spanish designer create her dream gown,” a friend mentioned.

Cruz is said to be considering the House of Balenciaga, who designed best friend Salma Hayek’s gown for her wedding with billionaire François-Henri Pinault in February.

“Salma’s dress was specifically designed for her by the company’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, and it was just beautiful,” added the source. “I’m sure they would be more than thrilled to create a gown for Penelope.”

Cruz, 35, and Bardem, 40, have yet to officially announce their engagement, but the actress was spotted wearing a sapphire ring on her engagement finger when she recently appeared on the “Late Show with David Letterman.” See the picture below:

Penelope Cruz engagement/wedding ring? blue sapphire
Penelope Cruz engagement/wedding ring?

According to a recent survey at the Knot: 40 percent of engagements occur between November through February and retailers Continue reading

Nathan Followill & Jessie Baylin now married in Brentwood, Tennessee

After dating fellow musician Jessie Baylin for over three years, Kings of Leon drummer, Nathan Followill has finally tied the know to the woman of his dreams.  The pair married in an outdoor ceremony on Saturday, November 14 at Wolf Den Farm in Brentwood, Tenn. (located at 9795 Split Log Road), followed by a night of barn-dancing.  Guests enjoyed food catered for by local Nashville restaurant Miel, while the couple’s first dance was to an instrumental Hawaiian lap steel guitar tune.

Nathan Followill Jessie Baylin Wedding Ring
Nathan Followill Jessie Baylin now married - gold wedding ring

The band’s representative said: “The wedding was beautiful. It was a gorgeous, 70-degree day. It was a very love-affirming wedding with lots of warmth and happiness.” Nathan Followill was heard saying Saturday morning,  “This time tomorrow night I will be wearing some new jewelry. I’m so excited for tomorrow. A new day, a new life, and a new wife. Thanks Jess.””  I wonder if Nathan had known about the Disney engagement rings would he have bought Baylin one? Continue reading

Kelly Osbourne gets massive new diamond for engagment ring on her 25th

Kelly Osbourne revealed that Luke Worrall upgraded to her new massive engagement diamond rock for her 25th last week.  Writing in her weekly column for Closer magazine, she said: “I got some really great birthday presents, but the top two were from Luke and my mum and dad. “Luke bought me a ring to replace the first engagement ring he gave me – he’s been saving up! It’s a heart-shaped diamond on a white gold band and it’s absolutely beautiful.”

kelly osbourne heart diamond engagement ring
Kelly Osbourne's heart diamond engagement ring

Kelly Osbourne’s heart diamond engagement ring – what it might look like – 5.31 carats, $315,000 dollars.

Ozzy Osbourne does not want his daughter to rush into marriage.  Rocker Ozzy recently said he would be devastated if the couple opted for a low-key, expense-spared wedding. “I would be disappointed if Continue reading