Special to OneWed by Bride Buzz
At Bride Buzz
, we love to love and when someone is in love, we're in love. And when that someone is a movie star, we're even more in love! So when we recently had the opportunity to catch up with Mena Suvari
, the hollywood starlet who tied the knot this past summer, we couldn't help 'ooh
' and 'ahh
' as she dished some of her wedding day secrets.
Here's the scoop from Mena Suvari on her Big Day:
: Vatican City, Italy
Why did you pick this spot?
We wanted to be married in the Eternal City and having the opportunity to be married in Vatican City was a dream come true.
Describe your wedding dress
I would describe it as romanticmodern
, like our décor for the wedding.
Where is the dress now?
My wedding dress
is being archived.
How many dresses did you try on before you found the one?
It was a one-of-a-kind design collaboration between myself and Stacey Bendet-Eisner of Alice+Olivia, so I wasn't going bridal shop
to bridal shop to find the one.
What were your wedding invitations like?
Very beautiful. We chose custom invitations
with Roman numerals made up in both Italian and English to accomodate our families.
Who was your maid of honor?
I didn’t have a maid of honor. It’s not the Italian tradition to have bridemaids
and/or groomsman. They have what are called witnesses.
Best part of the wedding?
The ceremony… when we exchanged vows.
What was your first-dance song?
The Gypsy Kings played a private dedication for us.
Worst part of the wedding?
It started to rain during the beginning of the wedding reception
when we were taking photographs with family and friends, but luckily it only lasted for a short time.
Where did you get engaged?
We got engaged while visiting family in Toronto.
How long were you engaged before you got married?
Almost two years.
Perfect way to celebrate your first anniversary?
We hope to be in Italy again at that time.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went down south to the Amalfi Coast.
Lastly, what is the most important advice you would give to our brides to be?
I would say to definitely take your time and enjoy each moment. It’s easy to get swept up in all the excitement and at times frustrations, but make sure to appreciate the real matter at hand… that you and your loved one are coming together as husband and wife.