Weddings make me cry like a jackass every. single. time. Why do I cry? WHY? I don’t know. One of those mysteries of life.
Well, anyway – here’s the deets of Eva Longoria’s nuptials:
The ceremony The couple opted for a traditional Roman Catholic wedding at the Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois church in Paris. The Rev. Dominic Schubert officiated. “We added the Mexican traditions, with the lazo (large rosary) and the dimes, the Bible readings and the lighting of the unity candle,” Longoria says.
Celebrity guests Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Sheryl Crow, Jessica Alba, Ryan Seacrest, Desperate Housewives’ creator Marc Cherry, who said in his wedding speech that the couple couldn’t have kids this year because it’s not in the script. “We’re fine with that,” Longoria says. “We want to spend time with each other, even though we want kids very much.”
The gown and bouquet Longoria wore a silk and georgette organza gown and 10-foot train designed by Angel Sanchez and estimated at more than $75,000. The bride carried a bouquet of white phalaenopsis orchid stems and crystal blush calla lilies.The theme Celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss coordinated the big day, which featured a red theme. Rose-red buses transported guests from the church to the reception at Château de Vaux le Vicomte, and the five-tier wedding cake was red.
The cake Asked about the cake a few weeks ago, Parker dismissed reports that it would be imported. It was, however: Sam Godfrey of Perfect Endings in Napa Valley, Calif., created a vanilla-bean pound cake filled with crushed organic raspberry preserves and white buttercream. “You don’t see a wedding cake like this very often,” Godfrey tells OK!. “It has a little flair, but it’s really simple and sophisticated.”
First dance: Peter Gabriel’s “The Book of Love”
Reception: A ’70s music group played songs by James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and more.
Father/Daughter dance: A mariachi band played for Eva and her father’s dance.
Lobster Medallion Skewer in a Gazpacho, Topped with Pistachio Oil and Avruga Caviar Pearls
Sea Bass Filet “Aux Appetits”
Creamy Truffle Risotto
Filet Mignon of Beef
Baby Vegetables from the Royal Garden
Morel Mushrooms Sauce
Dalloyau Potatoes Purée Delight
Wedding Cake followed by a Dessert Buffet
Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2002
Margaux, Chateau Relais de Durfort 2002
The wedding was “quite simple, traditional and personal,” says Eva Longoria, also known as Mrs. Tony Parker.
She did concede that the affair was “lavish,” what with more than 200 guests attending. “We had a great wedding,” the bride tells the next issue of OK! magazine, on newsstands in New York today and nationwide Friday.
And did superstition have anything to do with why the couple picked the day 07/07/07? “It was the only day we could both do it,” says Parker, 25, a star player with the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.
“Tony is probably the least superstitious man I know,” adds Longoria, 32.
The couple flew their guests to Paris and covered their hotel charges, OK! reports. “Tony and I do everything with our families. That’s how it has been since we met. We wanted our loved ones with us, just like we would (back home) in San Antonio.”