Today People brings us all the details of the glamorous nuptials of Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman and producer Harvey Weinstein. They do a pretty decent job, as wedding announcements go. Guests at Harvey’s Westport estate included Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Cameron Diaz, Renée Zellweger, Naomi Watts, Anna Wintour, Rupert Murdoch, Ron Perelman, Quentin Tarantino, Graydon Carter, Karolina Kurkova, and Helena Christensen. Yeah, it was one of those. “The wedding was the most elegant, loving affair I’ve ever seen,” one guest (no doubt a socialite friend of contributing reporter Jeff Slonim) told People. “The room was full of incredible people who were there to toast the couple, who looked totally in love.” The party tents were decorated with fir trees, crystal chandeliers, mirrors, and pink flowers. A ten-minute fireworks show erupted after the couple exchanged their vows, lighting up Long Island Sound.
The food (caviar and truffle risotto!) was from Nobu and Cipirani, and guests were asked to give contributions to charity in lieu of gifts. Which is all well and good, but we’ve long been experts in wedding announcements, and not once does the People story mention where they went to college. How are we supposed to tell whether it was a good wedding without knowing that he went to SUNY Buffalo and she went to Chelsea College of Arts and Design in London? And that neither graduated cum laude? And we don’t even know whether one of them descended from someone who came over on the Mayflower. Come on, People, did you just start doing this yesterday?
Harvey Weinstein Weds Designer Georgina Chapman [People]
Update: Fashionista adds Hathaello, Eva Mendes, Glenda Bailey, Jacquetta Wheeler, Kerry Washington and Natalia Vodianova to the guest list, and Roger Friedman reports that the Clintons, Mayor Bloomberg, George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Combs, Denzel Washington, Heidi Klum, and English Patient director Anthony Minghella sent video tributes. Roger also says Steve Schwarzmann, Les Moonves, Julie Chen, Jeff Zucker, Robert de Niro, Mort Zuckerman, Bert Fields, Brad Grey, Kevin Huvane and George Pataki were in the crowd. Also, apparently Anne Hathaway and her boyfriend Raffaello Follieri were slightly problematic guests. Anna Wintour was none too pleased when she was introduced to the Devil Wears Prada star, and Follieri had to spend the evening avoiding fellow attendee (and recently settled lawsuit instigator) Ron Burkle.