�IN STYLE CELEBRITY WEDDINGS� INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE THE GREATEST HOLLYWOOD NUPTIALS OF 2005
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 photographs, wedding day footage 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. This one-hour special will air MONDAY, JANUARY 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
In addition to wedding planning secrets from newly-engaged Marcia Cross (�Desperate Housewives�) and follow-up interviews with various newlyweds such as singers LeAnn Rimes and Rob Thomas, highlights of the special include:
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James � Designer Angel Sanchez found the perfect marriage of style and attitude for America�s sweetheart, Sandra Bullock. After trying on more than 25 dresses from Angel�s collection, Sandra fell in love with an elegant evening gown that featured a fitted bodice and A-line skirt. The private wedding was held at a California ranch, and when the bride made her entrance, she included an unusual but perhaps an appropriate accessory � cowboy boots fashioned in white satin.
Heidi Klum and Seal � Hollywood�s favorite wedding planner Mindy Weiss shares style details from supermodel Heidi Klum�s wedding to Seal. Mindy set the ambience of the couple�s relaxed, yet very romantic wedding, at Seal�s villa, located in Costa Careyes, Mexico by using an inviting array of orange decorative accents to echo the warm orange tones of the villa. The bride � who, at the time, was five months pregnant with the couple�s son, Henry, was clad in an ivory Vera Wang gown. Awaiting her arrival for the ultra-private ceremony were just three people: the groom, a nondenominational officiant and Klum�s one-year-old daughter, Leni, wearing a miniature version of her mother�s wedding dress.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck � The preeminent wedding gown designer in America, Vera Wang, shares details from the most secret ceremony of the year�the hide-away celebration of Jen and Ben on the Caribbean Island of Parrot Key. Vera shares Jennifer�s vision for her big day and describes how her dress was inspired by the spirited, elegant heroines of a Jane Austen novel.
The Cake Divas � These bakers-to-the-stars test viewers� knowledge of the year in love and matrimony. They�ll describe their delectable four-tiered creation, and viewers must guess which A-list celebrity twosome ultimately cut their cake.
Jason Priestly and Naomi Lowde � Jason Priestly of �Beverly Hills 90210� traveled to the Bahamas to walk down a tropical, gardenia-lined aisle and wed Naomi Lowde. Jason�s former castmates, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Tiffani Theissen and Ian Ziering were among the guests who flew in for the four-day wedding celebration. Naomi, dressed in a �poofy� princess dress by St. Pucchi, made her entrance to the sound of four trumpet heralders from the Royal Bahamian Police Force marching band. After a luxurious wedding dinner, Jason surprised his bride with a 10-minute fireworks display.
Bobby Flay and Stephanie March � When Food Channel chef and Mesa Grill owner Bobby Flay proposed to Stephanie March, best known for her role on �Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,� he did it with New York City in mind. He escorted her to the center of the ice at Rockefeller Center and surprised her with a princess cut diamond. The couple wed in the 1838 gothic-revival, St. Peter�s Episcopal Church in Manhattan, where Stephanie was a graceful vision in a bias-cut Vera Wang silk satin gown, adorned with pleats and reminiscent of Hollywood in the 1930s. World-famous chef (and friend of Flay) Daniel Boulud prepared the sumptuous wedding dinner at his four-star restaurant, Daniel. He featured a ladies� menu offering ginger-crusted langoustines, Dover sole rissolee, and rib-eye and slow braised ribs; and a gentlemen�s menu with smoked lobster with lentils and herbs, pancetta-wrapped tuna and Vermont squab stuffed with foie gras.
Tiffani Thiessen and Brady Smith � Former �Beverly Hills 90210� star Tiffani Thiessen and Houston-born actor Brady Smith chose an elegant Provencal theme for their nuptials, which took place at a Montecito, California estate and included 135 guests. The bride wore a strapless ivory A-line gown from Vera Wang. Guests sipped champagne and walked through an arbor towards a swan-filled pond, where an accordionist and violinist entertained with French music. When it came time to dine, friends and family moved on to the top lawn where nine long tables were topped with platters of French food prepared by caterer Maili Halme-Brocke. The couple�s wedding planner, Heidi Asimus of Special Occasions, wanted the setting to look like a beautiful family style dinner that one might stumble upon in a chateau in France.
Sarah Wynter and Dan Peres � Sarah Wynter, best known for her role on �24,� and magazine editor Dan Peres wanted a wedding celebration that was elegant and intimate, but not stuffy. This was achieved when they held a small ceremony at sunset in the garden of a private hillside home in Sydney, Australia, Sarah�s native country. With a view of the famed Opera House, their 75 guests moved through different rooms of the mansion throughout the evening and enjoyed eight Australian cuisine courses, including shrimp from the barbie, newspaper-wrapped fish and chips, and an array of Aussie desserts. Australian designer and close friend Lisa Ho created a 1950s-inspired off-white gown with a full skirt of silk tulle. Sarah�s long tresses were kept in place by a 15-carat vintage Edwardian tiara with dangling diamonds from jeweler Neil Lane.
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Charla Lawhon and Lisa Rechsteiner of In Style join John Watkin and Eamon Harrington of Planet Grande Pictures as executive producers of the special, which is sponsored by JCPenney.