Sunday, June 19, 2011

Khloe plans Kim Kardashian's engagement party in four days

Kim Kardashian accepted a proposal, and 20.5 carat diamond ring, from NBA star Kris Humphries in May, and has hinted she'll wed this summer. And on Thursday sister Khloe threw a last-minute engagement party for the couple, when they realized it was the only opportunity to fit it into both families' busy schedules.

And she called in event planner Sharon Sachs, who planned Khloe's own wedding to Lakers star Lamar Odom in September 2009. "She did my wedding in nine days, so I was like, 'You can put together an engagement party in three days!' It was really fun!"

Almost 50 friends and family attended the bash in Los Angeles, including some friends who had yet to meet Humphries amid his rapid relationship development with Kim.

"Everybody had the best time and got along. It was so sweet see everyone hang out with each other."

When they wed, Kim has said she'll keep her last name professionally but will take his name with a hyphenate.

As for that 20.5 carat diamond ring? Humphries helped design it with jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz. He spent days deciding which inscriptions to engrave on the platinum band, settling on Biblical phrases like, "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil."

Also included on the band was a simple "K [hearts] K."


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Dylan Lauren's sweet New York wedding

Dylan Lauren, the owner of Dylan's Candy Bar stores - a celeb fave - and the daughter of designer Ralph Lauren, was married June 11th at her parents estate in Bedford, New York.

She married hedge fund manager Paul Arrouet in an evening garden ceremony for friends and family. She wore a fitted gown designed by her father - who previously admitted to seeking advice from celebrated bridal designer Vera Wang in preparation for creating his daughter's dress. She accessorized with Cartier diamonds and an antique veil.

At the tented reception, guests like Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley, Martha Stewart, designer Stacy Bendet and her husband, producer Eric Eisner, enjoyed s'mores, banana splits, and strawberry cheesecake from Lauren's New York stores. "Among the groomsmen were Andrew and David Lauren, while the bridal party included Danyelle Freeman, Nicole Levinson and David's fiancée, Lauren Bush."

Lauren had a small role as herself in the recent Russell Brand remake of Arthur, when he gets a job at her one of her stores.


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How Crystal Harris spent her almost-wedding day

Playmate Crystal Harris spent Saturday, June 18th - the day she would have married Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner in a Lifetime TV special - at a pool party in Las Vegas with reality TV stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.

"I came to Vegas to hang out with my friends for the day," she said at Wet Republic, where she and Montag browsed the July edition of Playboy - gracing the cover as 'Mrs. Crystal Hefner' in his signature sailor hat and robe. "I wanted to get away from L.A. so I didn't have to think about the wedding."

The issue had already gone to print when the wedding was called off, which prompted issues to be slapped with a sticker reading "Runaway Bride in This Issue!"

Inside the magazine, an ad for Daniel's whiskey also congratulates the pair on their wedding.

Hefner spent his Saturday night in, watching Runaway Bride at the Playboy mansion with his Bunnies. "This was going to be my wedding day, but life is full of surprises. After all is said and done, staying single is probably for the best," he Tweeted last night.

Hefner's former girlfriend and Girls Next Door costar Holly Madison Tweeted that she was disgusted that Harris would flaunt her singledom at a pool party. "That's a new low," she said. "And whoever booked her is tacky."



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More details on Lily Allen's wedding day!

Singer Lily Allen married fiance Sam Cooper in Gloucestershire on June 11th, and a reception followed in the garden of her country home. First a sedate tea party for close family and friends, which was followed up by a wild party for 300 guests that lasted until 3am, where guests "danced all night long," said a guest.

Lily, who is 17 weeks pregnant, kept to two celebratory glasses of champagne and gave guests kebabs as a snack at 3am. "Everyone's hammered, have a kebab!" she announced. The party also featured a red phone box full of beer, a Pimm's stand, hog roast, and a cupcake stall. As a gift, Allen gave Cooper a mini-jukebox stacked with some of her love songs.

The guest revealed, "There was a short fireworks display. Then Lily's father, the actor Keith Allen, sang rather badly. But that was revealed to be all a big joke, and then a real fireworks display began. The real singers, Lil' Band O' Gold, played twice."



Oasis' Noel Gallagher weds - but brother Liam 'too busy' to attend

Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has had a notoriously stormy relationship in the spotlight with his brother and former bandmate Liam, further evident this weekend when Liam was "too busy" to attend the wedding of his brother to Scottish publicist Sarah MacDonald at New Forest National Park.

The rocker paid GBP60,000 for exclusive access to the luxury Lime Wood Hotel and its 16 rooms inside the park, arriving by car on Friday ahead of the Saturday ceremony, where guests were entertained by a bagpiper and comedian Russell Brand. Jazz signer Jamie Cullum and model Sophie Dahl were married at the 13th Century estate in January 2010.

Gallagher wore a light-grey suit with white shirt and black tie, while MacDonald wore a full-length white dress with long sleeves - de riguer again following the Duchess of Cambridge's long-sleeved Grace Kelly-inspired Sarah Burton creation.

Younger brother Liam, whose Valentine's Day registry office wedding to British pop star Nicole Appleton in 2008 went off without Noel's attendance, is currently touring with new band Beady Eye. Liam has admitted the brothers don't see eye to eye and prefer not to speak to one another. They haven't spoken in two years and allegedly use Twitter to communicate.

Noel was previously married to interior designer Meg Matthews, with whom he has daughter Anais, 11. Their marriage ended after he met MacDonald at a party in Ibiza, Spain in June 2000. He has sons Rory,3, and eight-month-old Sonny with MacDonald.



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Vanessa Minnillo celebrates bachelorette party in Las Vegas

TV host Vanessa Minnillo celebrated her bachelorette party at LAVO nightclub in Las Vegas with eight girlfriends Friday night, and gave some insight into how planning the upcoming summer wedding to singer Nick Lachey has gone.

"It's a breeze! Nick and I are so on the same page and it's so easy with every decision we've made. We've gone through the process and been so even-keeled and so on the same page with every decision. For us, we've made decisions and it's said and done."

While inside LAVO, the girls sipped champagne and her friends surprised a laughing Minnillo with a lap dance from a little person, who had earlier jumped out of a giant cake singing tunes by Lachey's late-90s pop group, 98*. On Saturday afternoon, the group lounged poolside at the Marquee Dayclub.

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Christine Bleakley shows off engagement ring!

Arriving back in London from a US vacation in L.A. and Las Vegas with footballer Frank Lampard, TV presenter Christine Bleakley smiled for photographers as she showed off her huge GBP120,000 ring - which she has called a bit too big!

Lampard, a striker with the English national team and Chelsea in the English Premiere League, reportedly spent almost three months planning a the romantic two-week getaway and proposal - though Bleakley told her cohorts on breakfast show Daybreak that the moment was "not very fancy. It was very personal, very private actually, and we were just having a gorgeous lunch by the beach [in Los Angeles] and he simply popped the question. It was completely out of the blue.

"Halfway through the lovey-dovey bit, I realized what he was about to do so I started to cry for about ten minutes and then he pulled out the ring and said, 'Will you marry me?' And that was it."

Though the couple haven't set a date for the wedding, Bleakley says she'd like a small and private wedding in her hometown of Newtownards in Northern Ireland.

It's also been reported that the couple have already been turning down splashy magazine deals to showcase their wedding photos, wishing instead just to share the day with loved ones.

A source told the Sunday Mirror today, "Christine can't wait to get married and Frank has said whatever she wants is fine by him. Money obviously isn't a problem and Frank wants everything to be perfect for Christine. It isn't going to be some tacky celebrity wedding. This is a day purely about them and for their families and close friends."

This will be the first marriage for both, though Lampard was once engaged to Spanish model Elen Rives, with whom he has daughters Luna, 4, and Isla, 3.



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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Molly Sims' bling and proposal details!

Over the May long weekend, actress/jewelry designer Molly Sims accepted a surprise proposal from producer Scott Stuber, her boyfriend of the past two years. He popped the question inside her walk-in closet, a la Big and Carrie in Sex & the City. "I had just closed escrow on my house. I was having trouble having his house be our house. He was like, 'This is our house and our life and our future.'"

Stuber, who designed the Diane von Furstenburg ring himself with Sims' friend, a DVF executive, flew in Sims parents from Kentucky for the weekend, a surprise to the bride-to-be. Said Stuber at the recent Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles, with Sims on his arm, "Her mother is a southern woman, and I wanted to be a good Southern gentleman and go ask her parents in person, and bring them along."

And Sims, who says she has "no idea" how big her cushion-cut sparkler is (roughly 5-6 carats, says this site), loves her future husband's taste in jewelry. "He designed it. He did it with my girlfriend on his own. He surprised me; I never sent him a picture. He did it all."


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The Wedding Day That Wasn't: Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris' cancelled nuptuals

Today would have marked the start of marriage between Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner, 85, and 24-year-old Playmate Crystal Harris, his girlfriend since January 2009. The wedding was set to take place in front of 300 guests in the backyard of the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California. The bride would have walked down the aisle in a pink Romona Cabeza ballgown and Aruna Seth ballet flats. The couple had even intended for the wedding to be part of a TV special.

But Harris took to her website on Tuesday morning to announce the end of her engagement to the octogenarian billionaire. "After much deep reflection and thought I have decided to end my relationship with Hef," she wrote. "I have the utmost respect for Hef and wish him the best going forward. I hope the media will give each of us the privacy we deserve during this difficult time."

But immediately after Hef confirmed the split on his Twitter page, saying, 'It's true, the wedding's off. Crystal has had a change of heart,' rumours sprang up that Harris was secretly dating Dr. Phil's younger son, Jordan, and others speculated that the split was planned from the start. So though Harris had said she hoped for privacy post-split, she instead defended her decision to various media outlets, including a morning-after-the-split interview on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM morning show in Los Angeles.

"I called it off because I didn't think it was the right thing to do," she told Seacrest by phone. "It was mutual between Hef and I. There was no fight. We sat down and we talked about it."

"Not seeing someone else," she added. "For a while I've been having second thoughts about everything. I haven't really been at peace with myself lately. I didn't think it was really fair to him. It was all happening too fast for me."

Resilient Hefner, who has four grown children from two previous marriages, will be fine, Harris said. "He was only getting married because he thought it was what I wanted. Hef's doing great. His lifestyle isn't the most normal lifestyle, multiple girls all around. It's not the lifestyle I wanted. I respect him more than anything, and we're still going to be really close."


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Jesse James and Kat Von D planning summer wedding

Amid rumours that the pair have split, tattooed reality TV stars Jesse James and Kat Von D have announced that couldn't be further from the truth, and that plans are moving forward for a summer wedding.

"We're still going strong. Things are completely good with us," said James, adding that the pair are set to wed this summer on the one year anniversary of the day they started dating. Added James, "That day can't come soon enough. Everything is on track. I am absolutely more in love today than I was a year ago. She's the one for me."

Though the exact date was not revealed, the couple took their romance public last year over Labour Day weekend, so it looks like the pair will be married before his three children - daughters Chandler, 16, and Sunny, 7, and son Jesse, Jr., 14, return to school.

The PDA-friendly pair have known each other for years, but connected after James finalized his divorce from actress Sandra Bullock, who left him amidst revelations that he had cheated with multiple women, and while the couple were in the process of adopting son Louis Bardo, now 18 months, whom Bullock eventually adopted on her own.

The couple commutes regularly between Los Angeles, where she owns and operates the LA Ink tattoo parlour, and Austin, where James moved with his children following his divorce. Chandler and Jesse are his children with first wife Karla, with whom he shares parenting duties, while Sunny is his daughter with former adult film star Janine Lindemulder, whose drug problems have led her to relinquish custody to the West Coast Choppers owner.

Source: PEOPLE

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Actress Rosanna Arquette set to wed for fourth time

Actress Rosanna Arquette, it has been revealed, is set to wed banker Todd Morgan, accepting his proposal without hesitation, a source said.

"Rosanna was kind of taken aback but absolutely thrilled when Todd proposed. She didn't think she would ever get married again and was happy with the way things were between her and Todd, but Rosanna is, at the heart of it, a real romantic and she's willing to give marriage another go.

"She's older and wiser and she's certain that Todd is 100 per cent the right guy for her. She is really, really happy."

The pair have reportedly not set a date, but are said to want to wed "sooner rather than later." Adds the source, "They want a small, intimate affair with just close friends and family."

For Arquette, that still guarantees a star-studded ceremony as her siblings - actors Patricia and David, along with David's semi-estranged wife, actress Courteney Cox, and transgender reality TV star Alexis - are stars in their own right.

Arquette has previously been married to Anthony Greco, James Newton Howard, and John Sidel, with whom she has a 16-year-old daughter Zoe Bleu.


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Diana's brother weds for third time

Though Charles, Earl Spencer, and his new bride were guests at his nephew's April 29th royal wedding, the newly minted Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not attend the earl's June 18th wedding to Canadian-born philanthropist Karen Gordon at the Spencer family home, Althorp House in Northamptonshire, England.

The remains of Spencer's older sister, Princess Diana, are buried on the estate.

Gordon's white lace gown featured a v-neckline and fitted bodice, and she carried a bouquet of cream and white flowers. Spencer, making his third trip to the altar, wore a navy pinstripe suit for the ceremony, described as private and attended by only close family and friends - like his four children with first wife Victoria Lockwood - Lady Kitty, 20, Ladies Eliza and Amelia, 18, and son Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, 16, who spend most of their time in Cape Town with their mother. Also in attendance were his two children with second wife Caroline Freud - The Honourable Edmund, 7, and Lady Lara Spencer, 4, and Gordon's two teenage daughters with first husband, Hollywood producer Mark Gordon.

Though it's just Earl Spencer's third marriage, he was briefly engaged to Lady Bianca Elliot in 2010. He announced his engagement to Gordon, a former fashion model, in February of this year.



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Friday, June 17, 2011

Gown commission of the year?

Though Sarah Burton landed the ultimate gown commission, designing Kate Middleton's Grace Kelly-inspired lace gown for the April 29th royal wedding, it's Carolina Herrera who's now claiming the gown-design spotlight. This past week, it was revealed that the classic American designer was tasked with creating Bella's wedding dress for the next film in the hugely-popular Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, Part 1.

So far, only teases of the gown have been revealed in film trailers, the dress design a closely guarded secret, as much as the new Duchess' traditional gown with eight-foot train.

Fans of the series are already salivating, anticipating something traditional with a modern edge for the series' no-fuss main character, Bella Swan, portrayed by no-fuss actress Kristen Stewart. And it's possible that Herrera's gown for Bella could garner far more copycats than the Duchess' long-sleeved creation.


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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lily Allen's English country wedding

Days after her June 11th wedding to fiance Sam Cooper, English singer-songwriter Lily Allen unveiled her updated Twitter handle - @lilyroseallen traded in her old account to become @lilyrosecooper - and in a public message thanked friends, family, and more for her perfect day. 'I had the most amazing wedding,' she Tweeted. 'Thank you to everyone who went to such extraordinary efforts to make it that way.'

The couple exchanged vows at St. James the Great Church in the village of Cranham, near Stroud, in Gloucestershire. Allen wore a custom-made vintage lace gown by French designer Delphine Manivet, quashing reports that the dress would be made by her close friend, Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld.

Allen's wedding day was made even more special for family and friends when Cooper announced at the wedding breakfast that his new wife is over three months pregnant - welcome news after the couple lost their first child, a boy, when she was six months pregnant last November. "There were tears all around," a friend told the Daily Mail of the announcement. "This is the happiest day of Lily and Sam's lives and they are so in love. This is the icing on the wedding cake!"

Allen and builder Cooper met at the Glastonbury rock festival in Scotland in June 2009, following relationships with higher profile men including Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers - with whom she suffered a first miscarriage in early 2008. They announced their engagement in January after he proposed over the Christmas holidays, solidifying their union amid their heartbreak.



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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Upcoming Celebrity Weddings

30. Peter Crouch (English footballer) & Abbey Clancy (British model/TV presenter)
Paul McCartney (British musician) & Nancy Shevell
Matt Ryan (American NFL star) & Sarah Marshall

1. Kate Moss (British model) & Jamie Hince (British rock musician)
1-2. Prince Albert II of Monaco (Monegasque sovereign) & Charlene Wittstock
2. Ryan Succop (American NFL star) & Paige Cooper
16. Jason London (American actor) & Sofia Karstens
30. Zara Phillips (British royal/socialite) & Mike Tindall (British rugby star)
Kim Kardashian (American reality TV star) & Kris Humphries (American NBA star)
Eric Benet (American R&B singer) & Manuela Testolini
Nick Lachey (American singer) & Vanessa Minnillo (American TV presenter)

20. Chely Wright (American country singer) & Lauren Blitzer
Ali Fedotowsky & Roberto Martinez (American reality TV stars)
Sofia Coppola (American filmmaker) & Thomas Mars (French rock musician)
Sherri Shepherd (American actress/TV presenter) & Lamar Sally
Jesse James & Kat Von D (American reality TV stars)

3. Mark Ronson (British music producer) & Josephine de la Baume
Scott MacIntyre (American singer) & Christina Teich
Joe Manganiello (American model/actor) & Audra Mae
Sally Pressman (American actress0 & David Rogers)

22. Cate Edwards (American political daughter) & Trevor Upham
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (Bhutanese sovereign) & Jetsun Pema
Eva Amurri (American model/actress) & Kyle Martino (American footballer/TV presenter)


James Shaffer (American rock bassist) & Evis Xheneti
Jamie Campbell Bower & Bonnie Wright (British actors)
Jessica Simpson (American singer/reality TV star) & Eric Johnson

1. David Tennant & Georgia Moffett (British actors)
21. Karina Smirnoff (American reality TV star/professional dancer) & Brad Penny (American MLB star)




Kristin Cavallari (American reality TV star) & Jay Cutler (American NFL star)

And Beyond...
Fearne Cotton (British TV presenter) & Jesse Jenkins
Travis Pastrana (American professional motocross racer) & Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins
Nikki Reed (American actress) & Paul MacDonald (American singer-songwriter)
Molly Sims (American actress/jewelry designer) & Scott Stuber
Henry Cavill (British actor) & Ellen Whitaker (British equestrian)
Travis Stork (American reality TV star/doctor) & Dr. Charlotte Brown
Kate Hudson (American actress) & Matthew Bellamy (British musician)
Amy Smart (American actress) & Carter Oosterhouse (American TV host/carpenter)
Carrie Ann Inaba (American reality TV star) & Jesse Sloan
Jay Baruchel & Alison Pill (Canadian actors)
Angelina Pivarnik (American reality TV star) & David Kovacs - presumed to be a publicity stunt Jason Mraz (American singer-songwriter) & Tristan Prettyman - have said they'll wait until same-sex marriage is legal before they wed
Emma Bunton (British pop star) & Jade Jones
Jodie Sweetin (American actress) & Morty Coyle - have said they'll wait until same-sex marriage is legal before they wed
Natalie Portman (Israeli-American actress) & Benjamin Millepied
Petra Nemcova (Czech model) & Jamie Belman (British actor)
Rebecca Budig (American soap actress/TV host) & Michael Benson
Tom Fletcher (British pop star) & Giovanna Falcone
Patrick Carney (American rock drummer) & Emily Ward
Vivica A. Fox (American actress) & Omar "Slim" White
Bret Michaels (American rock starsinger/reality TV star) & Kristi Lynn Gibson - he has said there is no wedding date, and that they might prefer the engagement
Chad Ochocinco (American NFLer/reality TV star) & Evelyn Lozada
Chuck Liddell (American MMA fighter) & Heidi Northcott
Sean Parker (American Internet entrepreneur) & Alexandra Lenas
Mariana Klaveno (American actress) & Luis Patino

Monday, September 6, 2010

UPDATE: Fearne Cotton engaged

Over the weekend, British music TV/radio host Fearne Cotton, 29, got engaged to her skater boyfriend of the past two years, Jesse Jenkins, Friday night - her 29th birthday. Cotton stepped out of the BBC Radio 1 studios on Monday with a diamond ring (among others) on her left hand.

Sources claim that Jenkins, 24, led Cotton, blindfolded, to London's Richmond Park, where he reportedly got down on one knee and proposed.

"Fearne was so touched at how Jesse did it - it was really romantic. It was a big shock for everyone but Fearne is ecstatic. It was the last thing that she was expecting but she didn't hesitate to say yes. She is so excited about being engaged that she hasn't even thought about the wedding - that will be something she thinks about later," says the source.

Cotton's rep confirmed the rumours late yesterday. It will be the first marriage for both.

The presenter has always spoken of her desire for marriage and family. "I've always been broody. Having a family of my own is really important, more than anything. I think that's what it's all about, isn't it? It's about finding a life partner who's your best friend. What's the point of doing great things at work if you don't have someone to share it with?"


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FIRST PHOTO: Harold Dieterle

Married Saturday at the Capital City Club of Atlanta, original Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle and his new bride, Meredith Davies, shared their wedding photo with People just before taking off on their Italian honeymoon.

That's a Pnina Tornai wedding gown Davies is wearing - the same designer worn by Rachel Biester at her Jersey wedding in August to American Choppers star Paul Teutel, Jr. Dieterle is wearing a Paul Stuart dinner jacket.

Source: PEOPLE

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Dave Annable and Odette Yustman will be married by the end of the year

Brothers & Sisters star Dave Annable will be married to actress Odette Yustman before the end of the year, the actress tells Us Magazine. She also reveals that she's already found her dress.

"I have my dress. Its a beautiful Monique Lhuillier and it was the first dress I tried on," she says. "As for the rest, we're keeping everything hush hush, but it's coming. I'll be married by the end of the year."

Her comment that, "I don't think we'll get married on a beach. It'll just be a big party, low-key -- somewhere outside, probably," sounds like the wedding - likely extravagant to satisfy large families - isn't set in stone just yet, but could also be a tactic to throw the media off their scent.

The couple, who will both be walking down the aisle for the first time, were engaged in February.


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Marriage made Christina Aguilera's relationship stronger

This November, Christina Aguilera will celebrate five years of marriage with her music exec hubby, Jordan Bratman, and in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan UK the pop singer-turned actress tells how nothing much has changed for the couple since they started dating in 2002.

"Marriage unites you and makes you official, but it didn't change our relationship. All the things like wanting to work hard and play hard -- they were always important to us," she says. "We've been married for five years now, and I think the secret is in always keeping it interesting. You have to make time for yourselves."

Five years is a stretch for almost any Hollywood marriage, but Aguilera, who welcomed the couple's son, Max, in January 2008, tells Cosmo, "It's important to be open to growing together, and when the going gets tough, you have to see how you can make your relationship more special and how you can spend more quality time together. Everyone has rough patches, everybody grows and we all change. It's important to give each other room to grow and to accept them for who they are."

The couple were married at the Staglin Family Vineyard in Rutherford, California on November 19, 2005. The singer wore an elaborate Spanish-style Christian Lacroix gown for the Jewish nuptuals. She traded the dress for a satin mini for the reception, where 150 guests including Sharon Stone, Justin Timberlake and then-girlfriend Cameron Diaz, were treated to renditions of Aguilera's "Lady Marmalade" and "At Last." The three-day honeymoon followed at a small resort in the Napa Valley.


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British actress Amanda Redman marries in English countryside

British actress Amanda Redman, star of the TV series New Tricks, was married on Saturday, September 4 to her boyfriend of 12 years. Damian Schnabel, at 13th Century Maunsel House in Taunton, Somerset.

Redman, 53, and 38-year-old Schnabel were married in front of 200 friends and family. Schnabel wore a blue suit, and Redman donned a halterneck gown by British designed Ritva Westenius. To prepare for the wedding day, Redman had been hitting the gym for two and a half hours five days a week, and had banned carbs and wine from her diet.

Guests including actors Ray Winstone, who did a reading at the ceremony, and Sheila Hancock, as well as New Tricks costars Dennis Waterman, Alun Armstong, and James Bolam, attended the outdoor ceremony and "boozy" reception, held on the manor grounds under a wood patio ("pegola").

Last week, Redman admitted that the wedding would be alcohol-friendly: "We are having a lot of booze and my horror would be to run out. We always hold parties at our house and we want people to have fun. I would be horrified if they stood there thinking they wanted to go home."

The bride's attendants were her two best friends, Freda and Liz, and her 23-year-old daughter daughter Emily Glenister - who sang for the couple at the reception to accompagny the first dance. Emily is Redman's daughter with first husband Robert Glenister, to whom she was married from 1984 to 1992.

Redman and Schnabel, a cell-phone designer, met in 199 and dated until 2003. They reunited in 2006 and earlier this year announced their engagement while on holiday last year.

In a recent interview with Good Housekeeping magazine, Redman said of the couple's 15-year age difference,
"I'm the one giving him a young outlook - he's like an old man. He's far more grown-up than me and that works brilliantly. To have someone who's more mature than me in every way apart from physically is marvellous, frankly."

Last month, Redman and 13 friends travelled to Brussels for a blue-themed hen's weekend.


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Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle weds in Atlanta

After winning the first series of Bravo reality show Top Chef in 2006, Manhattan restaurant owner Harold Dieterle attended the annual Food + Wine Cooking Expo in Aspen, Colorado - one of his prizes for winning. It was there, at an event after party, that he met fellow foodie Meredith Davies. Together almost four years, they married Saturday, September 4 in Davies' hometown of Atlanta.

The ceremony took place at a downtown church, followed by a reception at the Capital City Club of Atlanta. Davies wore a Pnina Tornai gown for the ceremony, and Dieterle wore a white dinner jacket by Paul Stuart.

Though Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio couldn't attend due to filming commitments, fellow season one competitors Lee Anne Wong and Stephen Aspirinio were among the 175 guests who watched the couple share their first dance to Ray LaMontagne's "You Are the Best Thing," and who dined on a menu catered by the club. Dieterle stayed far from the kitchen for his wedding day - he told People he didn't even know what was going to be on the menu!

The newlyweds left today for an Italian honeymoon in Rome, Positano, and Sicily.

Source: PEOPLE

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Scissor Sisters' Ana Matronic talks married life

Ana Matronic (real name Lynch), the only female in the dance rock band The Scissor Sisters, recently sat down to talk to the Daily Mail about the band's upcoming tour and also touched on being a newlywed - she married longtime boyfriend Seth Kirby in late April at New York City Hall.

Matronic recalls, "We got married because...OK, I should back up a little bit. Seth does lights and visuals for bands and he works with this man Josh White, who did the visuals at Woodstock. Josh has been married to his wife Alice for 32 years, and Josh and Seth had just done a gig and it came out that Seth and I weren’t officially married. Josh and Alice couldn’t believe it, because we had been referring to each other as husband and wife for years. Seth came home and said, 'God, I just got an earful from Josh and Alice,' and we were just talking about it over the next few days and then it was like, 'Yeah, yeah, we should do it, we should do it.' I was on the computer and I looked down and he was on his knees and he said, 'Will you marry me?' and I said yes and he said, 'Will you fill out the paperwork and we’ll go right now?' So we went to City Hall that day, got the paperwork, then waited six days and did it officially."

Witnesses at the City Hall ceremony were Josh White, Seth's sister Kate and roommate Joe. After the Scissor Sisters upcoming tour, the couple plans to have a party for friends and family and go on a honeymoon.

Asked what marriage means to her, Matronic said, "Marriage? It’s just better and deeper. It’s like the difference between dating someone and dating someone you’re in love with. It’s that next logical step."

She also sees children in the couple's future, saying, "I love the idea. There are a lot of idiots having children in the world these days, so we should probably put a good one out there!"


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