Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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This is life of a super secret celebrity wedding planner

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.

This is life of a super secret celebrity wedding planner

This publicity photo provided by David Tutera for Mon Cheri shows the striking open back of a satin, tulle and lace slim A-line wedding dress available in ivory or white, with a dipped back bodice that features covered buttons. It has a tulle and hand-beaded embroidered lace Queen Anne neckline with scallop edging and cap sleeves. The hand-beaded lace bodice has accents of Swarvoski crystals, a directionally pleated midriff with a hand-beaded jeweled natural waistband, and a chapel length train. (AP Photo/David Tutera for Mon Cheri)
This publicity photo provided by David Tutera for Mon Cheri shows the striking open back of a satin, tulle and lace slim A-line wedding dress available in ivory or white, with a dipped back bodice that features covered buttons. It has a tulle and hand-beaded embroidered lace Queen Anne neckline with scallop edging and cap sleeves. The hand-beaded lace bodice has accents of Swarvoski crystals, a directionally pleated midriff with a hand-beaded jeweled natural waistband, and a chapel length train. (AP Photo/David Tutera for Mon Cheri) AP

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]

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