Call me sentimental or even a celebrity stalker… really it makes no matter to me, hehe! Buuuut, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that Katy Perry’s performance at that 2011 Grammys wasn’t the highlight of the show!
For cereal, the girl can perform – no doubt, but when she paired her high flying performance of Not Like the Movies with moving pictures from her and Russell Brand’s wedding day, I was swooning in my seat!
There’s just something about seeing a happy couple on their wedding day that will always give me with the warm and fuzzies: The way a groom eagerly awaits for his soon to be wife at the other end of the aisle and the way the she glows from the inside out as she makes her way to him… (Sigh)… Idk. I just la-Louvre it!
So, once I saw the pictures shine behind Katy Perry’s beautiful lyrics, I couldn’t help but a little misty-eyed. After all,
“Just like the movies.
That’s how it will be.
Cinematic and dramatic with the perfect ending.
Oh! It’s not like the movies.
But that’s how it should be.
When he’s the one,
You’ll come undone.
And your world will stop spinning.
And it’s just the beginning.”
February 15, 2011
Chelsea Clinton + Marc Mezvinsky. We watched her blossom from a semi-ugly duckling into a seriously b.e.a.uuuutiful swan; so, it was only fitting that we got to bear witness as she transformed into an elgant bride! Former first daughter, Clinton, 30, wed her investment banker beau, 32, after five years of courtship on July 31, 2010 at the revered Aster Courts Mansion in Rhineback, New York. Not to be outdone, the couple whooped it up with their 500+ guests until 5 am!
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Penelope Cruz + Javier Bardem. The ultra sexy, stay-out-of-the-spotlight duo exchanged vows at a friend’s home in the Bahamas in front of a small group of family and friends early July 2010. The absolutely stunning bride, 36, wore a John Galliano gown when she made if official with her Oscar-winning Romeo, 41, and will welcome their first child early next year.
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Bethenny Frankel + Jason Hoppy. It was a match made in reality TV heaven when Frankel, 40, married her handsome hubby during a black tie affair at NYC’c Four Seasons March 28, 2010. The 7-month pregnant bride wore a mermaid style Amsale gown and has since given birth to their first son, Bryn Casey.
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Miranda Kerr + Orlando Bloom. The angelic Victoria’s Secret’s model, 27, and her Elven warrior prince, 33, made it official shortly after their June 21, 2010 engagement and are currently expecting their first child! The ceremony was an extremely intimate one and was followed by a romantic honeymoon at Anguilla’s Veceroy resort.
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Alanis Morissette + Mario “MC Souleye” Treadway. Morissette, 36, was given one more reason to say “Thank You” on May 22, 2010 when she wed her rap-tastic man, 30, in the backyard of their LA home during a secret ceremony. The presiding officiant was none other than their therapist, and three months after the “I do’s” were done, the couple let US Magazine know exclusively that they were expecting a son!
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Carrie Underwood + Mike Fisher. American Idol’s sweetheart and her hockey hunk tied the knot July 10, 2010 in front of 200+ guests at Georgia’s Ritz-Carlton Reynold’s Plantation . The bride looked stunning – as if there were any doubt – dressed in Monique Lhuillier Chantilly lace gown, before jet setting off on her Bora Bora honeymoon!
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Emily Blunt + John Krasinski. A star-studded event no doubt! The wedding of actress Blunt, 27, to her Office star, Krasinski, 31, was attended by some of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters, including Meryl Streep, Matt Damon and George Clooney – who even hosted their reception at his Villa in Lake Como, Italy. The standout bride wore Marchesa and spent her honeymoon night in a $3000 suite at the CastaDiva resort and hotel.
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Vince Vaughn + Kyla Weber. Famed funnyman, 40, and his real estate agent love wed just outside his hometown of Chicago on January 2, 2010 in a small ceremony and are currently expecting their first child togeths! Too bad I was at a girlfriend’s wedding that same day… otherwise, I would’ve gladly crashed (pun intended). See, Vince, I got jokes too :)
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Hilary Duff + Mike Comrie. Even an emergency dentist run for a chipped tooth couldn’t prevent 23 year old actress Duff from marrying her hockey hunk, 30, on August 14, 2010. Dressed in a opulent organza gown by Vera Wang, the blonde beauty and beau wed in Santa Barbara, CA and are currently living their “happily ever after.”
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James Van Der Beek + Kimberly Brook. Well, I suppose Dawson needed a backup plan when Joey ended up in the arms of Pacey Witter – haha, and he found it in Kimberly Brook. After the marriage on August 1, 2010, Van Der Beek announced via Twitter, “The woman I love did me the honor of becoming my wife today… I look forward to earning her for the rest of my life.” Awww.
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Jane Lynch + Dr. Lara Embry. Lucky number 21. That’s how many honored guests were in attendance when standout Glee star, Lynch, 50, wed her sexy psychiatrist siren on May 31, 2010 in Sunderland, Massachusetts at the Blue Heron restaurant. Not to keep the party waiting, the twinkling twosome’s ceremony lasted a mere 20 minutes before the night continued with dinner and dancing!
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LaLa Vasquez + Carmelo Anthony. He shoots. He scores. She wins! With their 3 year old son serving as ring bearer, Vasquez, 31, and Denver Nugget star, 26, said “I do” in front of 300+ guests during their NYC wedding on July 10, 2010.
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Mena Suvari + Simone Sestito. Looking like a true bride in her Alice + Olivia wedding gown, Suvari, 31, exchanged vows with her concert producing mister on June 26, 2010 at an 8th Century church in Vatican City, close to where the groom’s family lives. After the ceremony, guests celebrated in style at the Castello Odescalchi, which is the same 15th Century castle where TomKat tied the knot!
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Calista Flockhart + Harrison Ford. Indiana Jones and Ally McBeal?? Who would’ve ever thunk it? Haha! The couple said their “I do’s” in a VERY casual ceremony outside the Governor’s Mansion in Sante Fe, June 15, 2010. The groom, 68, sported his finest Wrangler duds; while the bride, 46, looked like a carefree summer day in her white sundress. Their son, Liam, was among the few witnesses :)
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Jason Mesnick + Molly Malaney. After one of reality TV’s biggest “just kidding!” bait ‘n’ switch moments, Mesnick, 34, and Malaney, 25, exchanged their wedding vows in front of family and friends on February 27, 2010 at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. And if rain on your wedding day is truly good luck, this couple should be in for some smooth sailing, as it poured practically throughout their entire outdoor ceremony!
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Katy Perry + Russell Brand. An exotic wedding and honeymoonin’ birthday bash were among the landmarks 26 year old pop princess, Perry, and her quirky comic, Brand celebrated in 2010. In a lavish, private ceremony - complete with an elephant entrance, the Teenage Dream queen said “I do” to her 33 year old funny man on October 23, 2010 thier quintessential location of India. The bride, dressed in Elie Saab Haute Couture, couldn’t have looked prettier, but I’m still wondering when she’s gonna let me borrow those $7000 Casadei heels? Ooh la la!
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Isla Fisher + Sacha Baron Cohen. Just like her Wedding Crashers co-star, Fisher, 34, married her partner of six years Cohen, 36, during a traditional Jewish ceremony in Paris March 15, 2010. The couple has a 3 year old daughter, Olive (cutest name evs!) and shared their big day with just six close family and friends. Love the intimacy!
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Anna Paquin + Stephen Moyer. The True Blood co-stars, Paquin, 28, and Moyer, 41, made it official in front of 150 family and friends during a Malibu, CA ceremony on August 21, 2010. After two years of dating and a 20 minute ceremony, the couple was officially a Mr. and Mrs. made in vampire history!
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Alicia Keys + Swizz Beatz. Wed by their mutual pal, Dr. Deepack Chopra, an expectant and glowing Keys,29, said “I do” to her hip hop producing beau, 32, at a private residence in Corsica, France on July 31, 2010. Among the honored guests were super chic diva, Queen Latifah and mega star Bono. A few months later – while vacationing in Egypt – she gave birth to their son… talk about a celebratory year!
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Megan Fox + Brian Austin Green. Both dressed in Armani, the tantalizing Transformers star, 24, and former 90210 stud, 37, married on a beach at sunset outside the Four Seasons Resort in Hualapai, Hawaii June 24, 2010. Green’s 8 year old son, Kassius, was the only witness – so cute!
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Tiny + T.I. Fresh from his release from prison, the lyrically gifted rapper, 29, made an honest woman out of his 35 year old girlfriend of 8 years when they wed on July 31, 2010. The infamous couple has two sons together and rode to their Miami Star Island reception in a fairytale carriage drawn with white horses… nothing tiny about that :)
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December 10, 2010
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I would like to thank Mrs. McComb – my ahhhmazing Kindergarten teacher – for teaching me one of the greatest sayings ever: Secrets, secrets are no fun. Secrets, secrets hurt someone. Haha! While not all rumors are meant to be secretive or hurtful, one thing is fo’ sho… they all contain a level of ridiculousness that only rumors can implode and people can explode.
And no rumors are more ridiculous than those centered around celebrities. Partially because of their allure; partially because of their unreachable appeal and unattainable status, celebrities will inevitably fall victim to some of the most outlandish accusations this side of the Mississippi. Like a game a “Telephone” gone to Hell in a hand basket, celebrity rumors are not only started and contorted by your BF, Ryan Seacrest and every other busy body, but they are also then remolded, sculpted and presented for an entire world to scrutinize. Awesome.
Recently, E! Online posted the 5 Wackiest Rumors About Katy Perry & Russell Brand’s Wedding, but what I want to know is… A) Which one do you consider the most over the top and B) What Wh@cKed Out rumors – if any – were centered around your big day?
As far as E! Online’s rumors, here’s a breakdown from a segment they like to call So True / So False:
- Russell thinks Katy is the cat’s pajamas and gifted her with a tigress; while Katy made Brand feel like a Big Shot and gifted him with an elephant. – SO FALSE! (While they did have live animals at the wedding, none were presented as gifts to the B&G.)
- MIA POP staaahhhhs. While Katy and Russell’s guest list was rumored to have big names, it was Diddy who was the guest of honor and pumped up the volume to the wee hours of the morning! – SO FALSE! (Diddy was actually @ Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas.)
- The couple went cuckoo for native culture and had a ceremony fit to be tied for all things Hindu and ditched their customarily Christian backgrounds in order to be hitched. – SO FALSE! (A rep of the duo confirmed that a “Christian minister and longtime friend of the Hudson family” was the one to help the two say I do.)
- Katy looked HAWT in haute couture sporting an Elie Saab gown, but details remained under lock ‘n’ key. – SO TRUE!
- By the end of the night, people had to “Call the Law and hold the Applause” after Brand’s bodyguards stranded news photographers in the middle of a tiger sanctuary and stirred up enough of a late night ruckus which resulted in public complaints. – ???????? (While no charges were filed against the guards after they apologized, there is still investigating going on for the public complaints.)
For these as well as other whacked out wedding rumors, be sure to view E! Online!
October 27, 2010
For serious, how can you not love them? (photo courtesy of mtv.com)
Bells will ring! The (uh uh uh) sun will shine! (Woah oh oh oh!) I’ll be his! And he’ll be mine! We’ll love until… the end of time! And we’ll never be lonely any more! Because…
(They’re allegedly) going to the Chapel (tomorrow!), and (they’re supposedly) get mare-ha-harried!
Ha! First of all, what do you even know about that remix? And second of all, who else could I possibly be talking about other than the sultry and often scantily clad Katy Perry and her unruly rocker of a man, Russell Brand!?! I mean hellllooooo??? You know you’re big time when even CNN can’t resist offering all the latest gossip about your celebrity nuptials!
Tomorrow (sound horns!), the 23rd of October, is said to be the big day this celebrity power couple will say “I do” to each other in a VERY private, VERY exclusive ceremony at the Taj Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, India… pause to admire, then resume below…
I know what you're thinking... what a SHANTY! Right? (photo courtesy of houseandgarden.com.au)
This - of course – being the same location they got engaged just this past New Year’s Eve. Siiiiiiiggghhhhh, how romantic :) And while details of the event have been kept under lock ‘n’ key, there are a few tid bits that have leaked over time. One of which being that celebrity wedding planner to the staaahhhhs, Mindy Weiss, will be helping the couple coordinate the big day, which is fitting considering Perry allegedly wanted to channel Gwen Stefani’s bridal chic-ness, whose wedding was also planned by the lovely Ms. Weiss as well.
photo courtesy of life.com
Another golden nugget of info is that Perry’s best friend, Rihanna, is the obvious choice for maid of honor… and I sincerely suspect Ms. RiRi will easily add some fierce beauty to the guaranteed-to-be-gorgeous wedding album! I mean, honestly… just look at her! Do you think Katy and Rihanna ever argue about who’s hotter? “No, Katy, you’re so much hotter than me!” “No way, RiRi, you’re the Caribbean Queen and sooo waaay hotter than me!” I bet they do.
Anyhoot, back to the soon-to-be-wed love birds! I love both Brand and Perry for a number of obvious and unobvious reasons, but I mainly can’t get enough of these two crazy kids because even with their over the top personalities and celebrity swellings, they’ve both been very consistent about keeping their wedding day an intimate and seemingly “normal” celebration for the two of them. They truly want it to be a special day to celebrate their love! Russell was even quoted during a Q&A in New York on the 12th of this month saying:
“We just love each other, and we want to get married in front of our friends and family and keep it very normal. It ain’t about selling the pictures. It ain’t about doing no pre-nup. It’s just a normal thing.” (Russell Brand, via CNN.com)
Ha! Love love love this! And even though I totally know they’re being super cautious about keeping secrets… I soooo hope they share at least a few images with the rest of us who were either A) “accidently” left off the guest list or B) couldn’t afford a plane ticket to go! Haha!
Good luck you two! On behalf of Marilyn’s Keepsakes and myself, I’d like to wish you both the best of luck and all the happiness in the world! And cheers to many, MANY years of ahhhh to the mazing! Lord knows y’all deserve it :)
October 22, 2010