YOU AND ME AND PEOPLE MAKES 20
With the exception of a rogue pair of quotation marks unleashed by CNN (“Ellen DeGeneres ‘marries’ Portia Rossi”), the whole world seemed full of nothing but praise and well-wishes for the world’s most famous lesbian couple, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, who got married last weekend in an intimate ceremony at their home in Los Angeles.
And by “intimate,” I mean 19 of their closest friends and family and, of course, People magazine.
The last addition to the guest list is important because how else would you know what they wore (designs by Zac Posen), what they ate (an all-vegan menu prepared by their personal chef, David Silberkleim, and a vegan red velvet cake from Sweet Lady Jane Bakery), what they exchanged (Neil Lane rings), how the ceremony was decorated (candles and flowers by Mark’s Garden), who performed (Joshua Radin), or where the brides sat (on floor pillows).
In addition to a special wedding issue, which hits newsstands today, People put together a celebrity wedding video for the brides. While America Ferrera said she was happy they got to love each other in such an official way, and Katherine Heigl explained that she’d taken her name out of the running for “marriage” this year so other women could have a go at it (kidding), T.R. Knight played the role of buzzkill and said the legalization of same-sex marriage in California opened the floodgates of “anger, and rage, and rage, and sadness.”
Ellen, however, didn’t seem to share Knight’s macabre feelings. On her talk show’s website she wrote in cursive, wedding-esque script:
In a bizarre way, the minutiae reported by People gives a feeling of normalcy to the whole thing. Two super-famous women got married to each other, and the public is privy to every detail. It’s not the apocalypse; it’s Hollywood.
We wish Ellen and Portia a lifetime of love and happiness — and we wouldn’t say no to a piece of that red velvet cake.
— by StuntDouble