IN STYLE CELEBRITY WEDDINGS Invites You To Celebrate The Greatest Hollywood Nuptials Of 2006
IN STYLE, the popular magazine known for its unprecedented access to celebrities, invites viewers to the year’s most talked-about A-list weddings. With exclusive wedding videos, photographs and personal interviews, IN STYLE CELEBRITY WEDDINGS shares moving love stories and lush style details, from the most intricate wedding gowns to the most exotic wedding locations. The one-hour special airs Monday, February 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes -- In his first TV interview, designer Giorgio Armani, Tom and Katie’s style godfather, speaks about the wedding of the year and creating Holmes’ two gowns, Cruise’s navy tuxedo and the bridal party’s attire. The couple’s three-day fairytale wedding in Italy included a kick-off welcome dinner, rehearsal dinner and an extravagant ceremony at the medieval Odescalchi Castle. Celebrity guests included Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy; Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony; Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, as well as Jim Carrey, Jenny McCarthy and Jenna Elfman, and David and Victoria Beckham, who all jetted to Italy for the couple’s "I Do’s."
Marcia Cross and Tom Mahoney - "Desperate Housewives" Marcia Cross wed Tom Mahoney and shared their never-before-seen wedding video with IN STYLE. The couple′s celebration included a reception at the Huntington Ritz-Carlton Pasadena, where the ballroom was transformed into an all-white "flower shop," plus 232 guests that included Cross′s costars, Eva Longoria with fianci Tony Parker, Felicity Huffman with husband Williams H. Macy, Doug Savant and "Housewives" creator Marc Cherry.
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott -- Tori and Dean share their private wedding video exclusively with IN STYLE. When the couple decided to elope, they turned to L.A. event planner Jo Gartin to orchestrate a Fijian wedding for two at the island’s Wakaya Club. They took along an old-fashioned Super-8 camera to capture their beach ceremony, and enjoyed their first dance at the water’s edge.
Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley - Wedding planner Mindy Weiss takes viewers inside the wedding of rock star Avril Lavigne and Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley. Despite the couple’s traditional all-white ceremony, their vivid red reception honored their punk-rock roots with a medieval monogram designed by artist Sonia D’Aloisio, guitar picks inscribed with "Deryck picked Avril" and "Avril picked Deryck," and a black lacquer dance floor.
Supermodel Niki Taylor and Burney Lamar -- Niki Taylor is the cover girl whose life became a series of front-page headlines. First came the tragic death of her sister from a rare heart condition, and then five years ago she was the victim of a horrifying car crash that left her clinging to life. But Niki made an amazing recovery, and this mother of eleven-year-old twin boys got a second chance at love when she wed NASCAR driver Burney Lamar before 60 guests at the Grande Colonial Hotel in San Diego, California this past December.
Rascal Flatts′ Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon -- When Rascal Flatts′ lead guitarist, Joe Don Rooney, wed "Playmate of the Year" Tiffany Fallon last April, the couple invited 50 close friends and family members for a three day party at the Palmilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas. A friend of the band, R&B superstar Brian McKnight, was there to jump-start the musical part of the evening, and for the couple’s first dance, Joe Don surprised his bride with a custom recording of "Moon Over Georgia."
Ali Landry and Alejandro Monteverde -- Ali Landry became an overnight sensation when she set off the fire sprinklers in a Doritos ad, but while this former Miss USA may have sizzled in public, she grieved privately when her marriage to Mario Lopez was annulled after just two weeks. Four months later, Ali′s fortunes would turn once again. She met film director Alejandro Monteverde and, 18 monthslater, they were engaged. The couple planned an old world wedding in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where Alejandro had proposed.
Sean Patrick Thomas and Aonika Laurent -- After Hurricane Katrina, "Save the Last Dance′s" Sean Patrick Thomas and his bride-to-be, Aonika Laurent, briefly considered moving their nuptials from Laurent′s native New Orleans to Los Angeles. But the Big Easy came through in spirited form, playing gracious host to the couple′s 300 guests at a lavish affair just eight months after the storm hit. For their traditional Catholic ceremony in the city′s historic St. Louis Cathedral, Thomas paired a Hugo Boss tuxedo and shirt with Gucci shoes to complement his bride′s ivory gown, Jimmy Choo heels and cathedral veil.
The special will also spotlight Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban′s romantic honeymoon getaway and will showcase "IN STYLE’s Honeymoon Like a Star Sweepstakes" (two lucky contestants will win business class flights on Air Tahiti Nui and six nights at the St. Regis Resort in Bora Bora). Plus, Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance share their secrets to a long-lasting Hollywood marriage.