The star, (and mom-to-be!), tied the knot in a ‘fun and meaningful’ ceremony in front of her close celeb friends in the backyard of her Montecito home — and she said ‘I Do’ in a gorgeous, custom-made Chanel gown and 14 carats of diamonds! Get all the details, from the guest list to the menu, right here!
Drew Barrymore married fiance Will Kopelman on Jun. 2, in an intimate ceremony in the backyard of her Montecito home, where the star turned to Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld to craft the dress she wore on her special day. Turning to the infamous designer was a no-brainer — especially since her fiance’s father, Arie Kopelman, is the former CEO of the fashion house! “All I know is that I wanted something tasteful and timeless.”
The star told People magazine. Drew attended multiple fittings in Paris and LA before Karl began crafting the pleated muslin and organza gown, complete with an embroidered skirt made of tulle and feathers and a black satin belt. Later on in the evening, the star who is expecting her first child, covered up in a black tweed jacket to keep warm. Since Drew’s father, John, died in 2004, the bride was escorted down the aisle by her groom’s father and was wed in a traditional Jewish ceremony in front of close friends, including a star-studded celeb set! Drew’s bestie, Cameron Diaz, was in attendance along with Reese Witherspoon, Jimmy Fallon, Steven Spielberg and Scarlett Johansson.
Aside from the dress, Drew was dripping in bling! The star wore Chanel fine jewelry, including the Fil de Camelia earrings made of 1.42 carats of diamonds set in white gold. She also wore a vintage Eventail cuff from the brand’s Plume collection, made up of 14 carats in white and black diamonds. She finished the look with a traditional veil.
“She wanted something traditional,” a source said. “Even though there are things about her that are very modern, it’s an old-world tradition she wanted to have.” While she opted for a traditional veil, she was a total flower child with her bouquet! While cherry blossoms are her fave flower, since they are out of season she carried pink peonies, pink garden roses and pink spray roses by Velvet Garden.
Readings from the groom’s sister, author Jill Kargman and Drew’s close friend Cameron Diaz added nice touches to the special ceremony. Cameron read an E.E. Cumming poem, while Jill read from The Velveteen Rabbit.
“They’re both huge foodies, so the menu was really important to them,” event planner Yifat Oren said. For appetizers, chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo from LA’s Animal and Son of a Gun restaurants served up lobster rolls and pork bons, while Top Chef Masters alum Naomi Pomeroy, (a friend of Drew’s), crafted foie gras on pink peppercorn shortbread and steak tartare with quail egg. Drew continued the floral theme of the evening with ice cubes that had pansy flowers frozen inside. Wines from Drew’s own wine label, Barrymore Wines, were served.
Guests feasted on a family-style dinner catered by Lucques restaurant, where they enjoyed fried chicken and steak — and Drew’s bridesmaids roasted the mom-to-be! “That’s when I laughed the hardest,” she told the mag. “Everything they said was deadly accurate, but it was all in such a good spirit.”
For their first dance, the newlyweds opted for “No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses. Guests danced the night away to ’80s cover band the Spazmatics and feasted on more late-night food from Escuela Taqueria and the Santa Barbara food truck the Burger Bus. After 1:30AM, the couple exited to the Beatles “I Will” before driving off in the night in a classic Mercedes convertible adorned with pink roses. “Drew and Will would not stop kissing,” a source said. “They looked super happy.”
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