Thursday, April 28, 2011

Other Famous Weddings of Note...

While many of us will no doubt be royal watching on Friday, a timely book came out this past month
that takes a look at other famous weddings of note.

Weddings and Movie Stars (Reel Art Press, April, 2011) features a variety of celeb weddings, many that rival that of a Cecil B Demille production. Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow, Ava Gardner and Mickey Rooney, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker and the many nuptials of Liz Taylor are just a few of the images (many seen for the first time) and behind the scene tales. Gowns by Vivienne Westwood, Balmain, Christian Dior and Givenchy also grace some of the book's 288 pages along with one of my favorite sections, weddings in the movies. Gossip and glamour, it's a great combination!

Audrey Hepburn's marriage to Italian psychologist Andrea Gotti
 in a dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy. The marriage took place in Lake Geneva in 1969.

Elizabeth Taylor wedding portrait
for  Father of the Bride

Taylor marries Richard Burton for the first time in March of l964 and looking demure in a daffodil yellow dress by costume designer Irene Sharaff who also designed her outfits for Cleopatra
Hutton Archive/Getty Images
The soon to be Mrs. Roman Polanski aka the late Sharon Tate weds in London

Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) and Elaine (Katherine  Ross) make
their getaway in The Graduate and leaving audiences to wonder what happens next
@1978 Bob Willoughby/

Joan Crawford (sans a wire coat hanger) poses for a publicity
shot for Reunion in France
MGM/The Kobal Collection

Real-life couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz wedding scene for the film The Long Trailer in 1954.
Her polka dot gown and bag were designed by MGM costumier Helen Rose

You can read more about the book at Reel Art Press. Happy wedding viewing!