Friday, April 26, 2013

The Big Wedding

Take a long divorced couple (Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton) who pretends to be married for the sake of their adopted son's mother, throw in the angry live-in girlfriend (Susan Sarandon), add Robin Williams as the priest for good measure and you have the plot for the upcoming film The Big Wedding which hits theaters Friday, April 26th. The all star ensemble cast also stars Katherine Heigl and Topher Grace along with Amanda Seyfried and Ben Barnes as the wedding couple.

Production designer Andrew Jackness and set decorator David Schlesinger shot the majority of the film on location in a charming shingle style house in Greenwich, Connecticut that required enough space for  the large cast, film crew and a large back yard for the wedding tent. The designers fortunately found a couple who spent their summers away and agreed to let their house be used for the film.

For more on the sets, ready my article in Elle Decor here.

DeNiro and Keaton

American antiques and oversized furnishings were rented from Connecticut antique shops and the color palette was primarily neutral with accents of blue

Jackness used lavender, pink and white for the wedding tables and centerpieces

Photo Credits: Barry Wetcher/Lionsgate