Thursday, November 12, 2009

Throwback Thursday: Mariska Hargitay & Peter Hermann

This week's Throwback Thursday features the wedding of one of my favorite actresses Mariska Hargitay. Her wedding was absolutely gorgeous and below are the details.

The Couple: "Law and Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay and actor Peter Hermann

Date: August 28, 2004

Location: The couple said "I do" at the Unitarian Historical Chapel in Santa Barbara, California.

The Ceremony: Former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay took his daughter by the arm for a walk down the aisle past two hundred invited guests, including Jodie Foster and then couple Chad Lowe and Hillary Swank and of course her SVU co-star Christopher Meloni. Beneath the glow of a round stained glass window, the couple exchanged platinum wedding bands in a ceremony which concluded with a choir singing the joyous Diana Ross and The Supremes hit, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

The Dress: Pink was the signature color of the bride's
mother, the late screen siren Jayne Mansfield, and on her wedding day the actress kept the memory of the 1950's blonde bombshell alive by donning a Carolina Herrera creation in a subtle shade of the hue. The strapless gown with a deep sweetheart neckline contained a wealth of sentimental secrets, including the groom's initials and the wedding date elaborately embroidered inside the lining, and a locket containing the smiling portraits of Mansfield and the bride's grandmother tucked into the folds of the dress, so the bride's family could be close to her in spirit.

Highlights: Children were chosen as bridesmaid's, and the angelic assemblage preceded the thespian into the chapel wearing headpieces composed of pink and white roses tied together with a ribbon, and sleeveless light pink dresses with bows on the back.

The Reception: The smooth sound of soul classics wafted in the air on the private estate, where attendees dined on Alaskan halibut with tomato-basil relish and slices of a six-tiered chocolate and vanilla wedding cake.