One of the hotly anticipated and much rumour A-List celebratory French weddings is of course Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at Chateau Miraval, their own private French chateau in the South of France. Whilst at one point newspapers were reporting it was happening every weekend over the summer months, there have also been sensational stories of elephants (topiary ones), personalised wine, water fountains and Shetland ponies.
If your budget doesn’t stretch that far and not your style, then today I am going to be taking a look at some of the other celeb French Weddings gracing French shores.
Coco Rocha and James Conran
After being the face of Chanel and Dior, France is the perfect destination for model and fashionista Coco Rocha. In her couture Zac Posen mermaid dress that was apparently a gift, Coco and James married at a fairytale venue I have featured before Chateau Challain in the Loire Valley.
The couple married in the Chateau’s picturesque gardens with 50 of the couples friends and family watching. The delightful wedding video by Americana Cinema captures the magic of the Chateau and an intimate insight into the wedding.
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker
Let’s not go into the marriage not longer being intact – but the couple married in Paris at Saint Germain l’Auxerrois church amidst a wedding celebration of only A-List celebratory status. Guests included co-stars Felicity Huffman, Teri Hatcher and Nicollete Sheridan, Jessica Alba, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sheryl Crow.
Planned by celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss, the wedding celebrations lasted more than one day and included a yacht down the River Seine and a party at Coco Chanel’s private residence. The wedding reception venue Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte, was decorated with a rumoured 5000 red roses to the delight of their 250 wedding guests that had flown in from all over the world.
The details for the wedding celebration included a custom logo created by renowned Lehr _ Black that featured on the wedding invitations and throughout the day.
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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Like so many destination weddings in France, the couple celebrated with a non legal wedding ceremony on the Island of Corsica. And when the wedding celebrant is Deepak Chopra, the beautiful poolside venue and dramatic sunset just adds to the big day.
At seven months pregnant Alicia Keys opted for a white one-shoulder Vera Wang Gown with jewelled headpiece whilst the groom wore a Tom Ford tux.
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Stephanie Okereke and Idahosa Linus
Award-winning actress, model, film producer/director Stephanie married international media consultant and PR guru Idahosa, at Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay in 2012. In a show stopping ‘royal fairytale wedding’ planned by Fête in France and captured by Ian Holmes Photography, the styling, the bridal dress(es) and the floral displays make this wedding worthy of a movie set.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Not a wedding, but a vow renewal for Mariah and Nick, one that happens every year following their 2008 marriage in the Bahamas. In 2012 they choose the romantic city of Paris to renew their vows at the exclusive Hotel Plaza Anthenee before heading to the Eiffel Tower restaurants to continue their celebrations.
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So why not take a celebrities lead and start planning your wedding in France!