Since I live here in Los Angeles, I thought it would be fun to randomly feature celebrity weddings that I found to be really unique or beautiful – weddings that have some great elements to get inspiration from. One of the most beautiful weddings from the last year was this priare chic wedding of Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell. They tied the knot in a secret surprise wedding at their home in Los Angeles.
“Having the wedding at home makes it personal,” O’Connell has said of the decision to keep the ceremony simple. “It becomes more about you as a couple.” Rebecca wore a gorgeous Ralph Lauren gown and Jerry wore sneakers with his tux. Their short ceremony included a gospel choir that sang Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is”. “I picked that song because I liked the sentiment,” Romijn has said. “I was creating an experience for everybody, myself included.”
The reception was cowboy-themed complete with long wooden farm tables set with lanterns, bales of hay, vintage dish-towel napkins & wagon wheels! A Wagon Wheel is the name of their ranch and they used that as a motif for the whole day. Guests dined on blue crab salad and lavender-grilled prime beef tenderloin at rustic tables adorned with ivory plates and old-fashioned champagne glasses. Instead of the traditional cake, they had mini-country apple and red velvet cupcakes.
Their four dogs attended and were dressed in bow ties!
I really love the flowers also. They were designed by Clifford Miller of TFS Studio. He created a green and white bouquet of roses and geraniums with steel grass. Evoking a country feeling, he used contrasting gingham fabric and vintage grosgrain ribbon. White ranunculus and fresh field blossoms filled rustic pitchers that were placed around the ceremony site.
Instead of a guest book, Romijn had friends sign best wishes in paint on a piece of wood. Rebecca also put together EIGHT playlists for the evening which were spun by a DJ. “The wedding was about celebrating with our friends and having fun—not about being stressed,” says Romijn. It looked like an unforgetable night!
A lot of these ideas would be easy to incorporate into your own country home wedding and not that expensive.