The wedding of the summer was supposed to belong to ultimate bachelor, George Clooney. Will it be Lake Cuomo, or Amal’s hometown of London? Or will they opt for a splashy LA fete?
-Cover image on the left is from Hello! Magazine and the right is from People Magazine.
Slipping right under the radar was the most high-profile couple in the world: Brangelina. After 10 years (including an almost 2-year engagement), 6 kids and countless trips to far-flung locales in the name of career and philanthropy, the mega A-listers said “I do” in front of an intimate group of family and friends in Southern France.
The couple chose to tie the knot at their French estate, Chateau Miraval (with 1,100 acres, a working vineyard and an small chapel, it proved the perfect place to get married with complete privacy). The Chateau has a long history as a recording spot for musicians like Pink Floyd and Sting, and architecture buff Brad oversaw an massive update and refurbishment of the grounds. The estate produces the couple’s award-winning rose (is everything they do award winning?) and, as the website notes, local French fare is very much a part of life at the chateau.
And while people are obsessing over the details like the dress (simple floor length antique lace and silk white gown, with a veil), the flowers (roses picked from the estate garden that morning), the guest list (just 22 people, including Brad’s parents and siblings) and the ceremony (it was a non-denomination ceremony performed by a California judge), we of course are most interested in one thing: the menu!
E! Online has the details: local jambon and cheese (ooh, how French), fresh sea bass and pasta from nearby Italy – instead of relying on a caterer (which would have led to a definite media leak), the couple’s longtime chef prepared the meal. Dessert featured heavily (and with 6 kids, a well-stocked dessert table is a must!): strawberry ice cream, decadent chocolate gateau and raspberry and fresh cream were all featured.
And the biggest advantage of getting married at your private vineyard… the wine cellar. Chateau Miraval organic rose was served, along with Champagne.
Intimate, elegant and private– and they waited 5 days before sharing the details with the world. Your move, Clooney.
Maria Tallarico is a writer and editor with several years experience in the lifestyle realm, covering everything from luxury travel to pop culture for both print and digital publications including Forbes, LaineyGossip.com and VitaminDaily.com, as well as appearing regularly as an on-air entertainment contributor for CTV Morning Live. She lives in Vancouver with her husband, two boys and grumpy Scottish Terrier.