So much for small, intimate nuptials with just their six kids looking on. Brad Pitt and Angelina are reportedly planning a lavish wedding and the details are a little bizarre. How over-the-top you ask? Here's a hint -- elephants.
As wedding guests pass through the two-mile-long driveway to the couple's Chateau Miraval estate in the South of France, they will feast their eyes on elaborate water fountains and adorable Shetland ponies leaping around the grounds. According to their florist Lucille Michel, they want to say 'I do' just before sunset.
When guests park, they will be greeted by eight elephants -- topiary elephants cut into the grounds, each one representing a member of the family (apparently this was the kids' idea). It sounds a little out there, but I've come to expect that from what are possibly the coolest parents on the planet. Rumor has it, Vivienne, Shiloh, and Zahara will be bridesmaids, though no word on what role the boys will play. Another interesting detail? They are also spending $30,000 on flowers -- but get this, not cut ones. They will have them planted so that their grandchildren and great-grandchildren will enjoy them and see where they made a promise and commitment to each other.
So incredibly sweet. Of course this all flies in the face of Brad's interview with People. He told the magazine it would be a "simple affair with Angie and the kids." Hmm. Guess the definition of "simple" is different for the biggest stars on the planet. Either way, I am extremely happy for them. They have outlasted most Hollywood couples and appear to have a genuinely loving, caring family. Good for them. If these reports are true, this event sure sounds amazing and quite romantic -- and quite different than the big day being planned by his ex, Jennifer Aniston. Can't wait to see the leaked photographs of both!
Do you think Brad and Angelina will actually tie the knot in May?