MORE NEWS AND NOTES FROM THE WEEKEND'S BIGGEST ENTERTAINMENT EVENT
AND THE BRIDE WORE A PINK VELOUR TRACK SUIT THAT SAID "HOT MAMA": But in a shocking show of good taste, Britney Spears did that after wearing a traditional outfit to marry Kevin Federline on Saturday. For the surprise ceremony, she wore a strapless white dress from hot Hollywood designer Monique Lhuillier, with a long veil and tiara, Star magazine reports. She carried a bouquet of pink and white roses.
An obscure Los Angeles tailor custom-made Federline's tuxedo. After the ceremony, Federline joined his groomsmen in changing into track suits that said either "Pimps" or "Pimp Daddy," the New York Post says.
The Studio City, Calif., home in which the wedding was held belongs to the tailor, Star says. He is the ex-husband of Spears' wedding planner.
The family and friends who attended thought they were going to an engagement dinner, various media report.
Spears had five bridesmaids and a maid of honor (all of whom also got "Hot Mama" track suits).
She gave Federline a platinum ring with diamonds, and Federline gave her a platinum band.
The couple's wedding dance was to that traditional wedding song Lights by Journey:
When the lights go down in the city
And the sun shines on the bay
I want to be there in my city
So you think you're lonely
Well, my friend, I'm lonely, too
I want to get back to my city by the bay
It's sad, oh, there's been mornings out on the road without you
Without your charms
Ooh, my, my, my
(The city referred to is San Francisco.)
There was food: chicken fingers, crab cakes, ribs and Waldorf salad. And, New York's Daily News says, there were gift bags for the guests that included jeans, candy and a silver teardrop key ring with an image of Spears and Federline cuddling.
The night ended at a Los Angeles nightclub, where the bar was cash, not open.
And, the Daily News says, Federline went through with the ceremony even though Spears gave in to her mother's demand and made him sign a prenup.
Sharon Fink can be reached at (727) 893-8525 or finksptimes.com.