Thursday, September 23, 2004

EVERY (And We Mean EVERY) Fashion Detail on the Spears Wedding and More

Spears Wedding: Want the fashion scoop on the Britney Spears and Kevin Federline Nuptials? You got it!

Britney Spears and her fiancĂ© Kevin Federline were married last Saturday at a private ceremony in Studio City, California. The Bride’s two looks along with the dresses worn by the Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride and Flower Girl were all custom-made by designer Monique Lhuillier.

Spears' Wedding Gown

The Bride’s custom designed wedding gown is a strapless, princess mermaid gown in a “golden latte” color. Lhuillier and Spears collaborated in designing the gown, made of 100% Silk Italian Peau di Soie. Pearl buttons cascade down the back into an ornate extravagant train of hand sewn intricate threadwork flowers and crystals. Hundreds of crystals and stones were delicately sewn encompassing the flowers of platinum and ivory silk threads. The design took months to conceive and a custom elaborate necklace and gloves were designed to match the gown.

Spears’ Wedding Veil
Spears wore Monique Lhuillier’s cathedral-length veil made of thousands of intricately placed crystals.

Spears’ Parting Mini-Dress

After the ceremony, Spears changed into a white high neck, cap sleeve lace mini dress with signature bare back.

Maid of Honor & Bridesmaids

The Maid of Honor wore a luxurious deep burgundy silk crepe back bias-cut sheath gown with criss-cross ties. Jamie Lynn Spears wore a custom deep burgundy bias-cut gown with draped neckline and criss-cross back. The remaining Bridesmaids wore deep burgundy halter bias-cut sheath gowns in crepe back satin.

Mother of the Bride
Lynn Spears wore a chocolate brown re-embroidered lace, deep v-neck fitted lace gown with mermaid skirt.

Flower Girl
For the ceremony, the Flower Girl wore a lovely white silk and tulle ballerina style dress with burgundy accent sash.

Invitations & Place Settings
The bride and groom sent custom invitations and place cards that featured a splash of Swarovski’s newest generation of crystal components – XILION Crystals. These crystals have a unique cut that has been scientifically proven to attract more light refraction for more brilliance.

Bridesmaid Gifts
To thank her bridesmaids, Spears gifted them with Swarovski’s crystal photo frames. The bridesmaids received Swarovski’s Leaves frame in either their traditional square or contemporary oval shape. These frames are surrounded by delicate green peridot, yellow chrysolite and clear crystal leaves.

Reception Centerpieces
The reception’s flower arrangements featured many Swarovski’s multi-faceted Chandelier Crystals, large teardrop-shaped crystals.

All flower bouquets were infused with Swarovski’s multi-faceted Chandelier Crystals.


The groom and his fellow groomsmen wore Swarovski jet black crystal and platinum cufflinks with their formal attire. <>

Engagement Ring

Los Angeles based jewelry designer, Cynthia Wolff, provided the jewelry worn by Spears, Federline, and the bridesmaids.

Signature Cynthia Wolff diamond engagement ring - platinum double-banded fine ring in full micro pave of diamonds featuring a fancy cushion cut center stone set in a crown style diamond prong setting on two delicate diamond bands. The ring was entirely handmade.

Spears’ Wedding Band
Her micro-pave band has 3 rows of diamonds all the way around - very fine and delicate all handmade and set in platinum.

Spears’ Tiara
She wore a vintage comb tiara from England - circa 1920 courtesy of the Cynthia Wolff Vintage Collection.

Spears’ Bracelet
A new item from Cynthia Wolff for Holiday- an 18K white gold large diamond bangle with all scallop edge and open work. The diamonds featured in this bracelet make up a delicate Snowflake pattern.

Spears’ Earrings
Spears selected to wear Cynthia Wolff’s diamond stud “flapper style” earrings with a natural freshwater teardrop pearl, suspended by a fine chain.

Spears’ Watch
Britney wore an Art Deco diamond watch, which is a Tiffany & Co. original from the 1920’s customized with a Cynthia Wolff one-of-a-kind diamond bracelet.

Federline’s Wedding Ring
This is also a Signature style by Cynthia Wolff - a wedding ring with a twist. This unique platinum "spinner" style ring (it's a ring on a ring that spins, all handmade) features 10 diamonds on the center ring.

Bridesmaid’s Jewelry
The bridesmaids also wore sets of jewelry that matched their dresses – Signature rose gold necklaces paired with large ruby briolette teardrops and Signature rose gold earrings with large ruby briolette teardrops.

Meanwhile, Britney Spears tells PEOPLE Mag (who paid her $2 million to talk to them, it's said), that she doesn't have the marriage license (rumors claim that their lawyers couldn't agree on their pre-nup), but it's not a "fake" wedding as claimed by rival US Weekly. They got the license on Saturday and have 90 days to file. The original date they were to marry was October 19, 2004, but it was to set off the voracious media (which apparently doesn't include PEOPLE which was willing to shell out the big bucks). Guests at the wedding ate appetizers like hamburgers and chicken fingers (what's that they say about you can take the girl out of the honkey tonk, but not the honkey tonk out of the girl?). She says when she turns 23, she's ready to be a mom "I am so there," she says in her very articulate way.

Lynchian: David Lynch to Highlight National Peace Conference at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield

News Conference with All Speaker Sunday, September 26, 10 a.m.Maharishi School Auditorium

Creating Peace Day Conference Sunday, September 26, 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

(See for schedule of events)

David Lynch, three-time Academy Award-nominated film director, to speak at Maharishi University of Management

Peace Conference Speakers

David Lynch—Award-winning film director of Twin Peaks, The Straight Story, and Mullholland Drive

Dr. Robert Muller—Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations

Dr. John Hagelin—Director of the Institute of World Peace and President of the US Peace Government

Dr. Maureen McCue—Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Iowa College of Public Health and a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility

Dr. Sue McGregor—Professor and Coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Mount Saint Vincent University of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Samite of Uganda—One of the most acclaimed traditional musicians in East Africa and Director of Musicians for World Harmony

A delicious organic vegetarian lunch will be served during the conference. For information and to register, please visit

Celeb Watching: The following celebs were at the Emmy Party BeansTalk attended: this party include Laura Linney, Brooke Burke, George Lopez, Catherine Bell, Cloris Leachman, Fran Dresher, Kelsey Grammar, Hal Sparks, Rachel Boston, Tany Roberts, Roma Downey, Tom Green, Dave Foley, Gabrielle Union, Gary Cole, Gordon Clapp, JC Chazez, Eva Longoria, John Ratzenberger, John Schneider, Kaley Cuoco, Malina Williams, Hill Harper, Patricia Richardson, Ananda Lewis, Amy Davidson, Daphne Zuniga, "Kill Bill's" David Carradine and "Full House"/"Aladdin" star Scott Weigner.

Alligator Alley: LaCoste, once the staple of the early 80s preppy, is back in full swing. There’s a campaign currently at Neiman Marcus.

Maher Guests: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its second season with a new edition Friday, September 24, 2004 at 11 p.m. Featured on this week's show as an interview guest is actress Drew Barrymore; roundtable guests include journalist Maureen Dowd, writer Larry Gelbart and cartoonist Aaron McGruder.

New Jewels: Rosy Blue launches new jewelry brand in India The Rosy Blue Group launched this week in Mumbai its international retail jewelry store under the “ORRA” brand name.

After a test-launch in Bangalore in April, the Company has launched in the Indian market. ORRA stores are now being set up across the country in addition to select Intergold stores being converted into ORRA stores. By end September, there will be 20 exclusive ORRA stores across India, and projects to have a total of 40 stores all around the country within the next three years.

ORRA will reflect the brand’s “Only Diamonds” offering. Diamonds used will be of the finest quality IF/VVS/ with Colors G/H. While the entry price point is 90 Euros, at the higher end it has handcrafted jewelry at 8800 - 12400 Euros.

The Indian consumer has become extremely discerning and ORRA aims to fill this gap with its premium diamond jewelry with international quality standards.

Keeping in view the Indian preferences, ORRA has introduced a complete new set of designs for the Indian market which are inspired by the rich heritage of India with a western stylization. These designs have been created at the Groups five global design centers.

About Rosy Blue A leading global diamond company with an annual turnover of almost $1.5bn. Established in 1960, Rosy Blue is located in 15 countries and employs over 10000 employees. The company’s global activities include manufacturing of rough diamonds, manufacturing and distribution of polished diamonds and jewelry, as well as providing strategic alliances for its branding partners.

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