Celebrities from Drew Barrymore to Natalie Portman have tried to recite their vows without having to Marshawn Lynch TMZ cameramen on their way down the aisle. Stefanie Cove is their lead blocker, of sorts. Cove is a wedding planner who specializes in organizing super-secret nuptials for the rich and famous. New York Magazine has published a piece which lifts the veil on Cove's behind-the-scenes life securing air space above weddings and ordering local floral arrangements in secret.
So engaged couples are administered secret code names: Sims’s wedding was dubbed “Operation Black Swan.” Clients and planners don’t meet in public. When they visit vendors, they avoid inking the bride’s name to any paperwork, and leave a flurry of confidentiality agreements in their wake. On the day of, staff arrives without being briefed on the guests of honor. “Listen, things get out,” Sims says. “But it’s not because of them.”
The whole profile reads like an outline for Zero Dark Thirty 2: My Big Fat Celebrity Wedding. If nothing else, it offers a look at the cloak and dagger lifestyle that those on the fringe of celebrity circles have to go through to give the paparazzi the slip. [New York Magazine]