Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The Angelina Jolie Wedding Magazine Covers


Usually the tabloids don't release their covers until Wednesday, but this week because of a possible leak, both People in the US and Hello in the UK decided to show their covers early. I'm not sure I like People's cover. I think the whole point of Angelina's dress, or at least what makes it interesting for a third wedding are the drawings of the kids on the dress. On People's cover you don't see them at all and what parts you do see aren't clear enough to make out the fact they are drawings. Another thing going for the Hello cover is Brangelina kissing which is missing from People. They went with the kind of pose they love and would probably be the same one Nicole Kidman would do. A final strike against People is they have to find other ways to get eyeballs inside so they have a blurb about the fall television season and Meredith Vieira. 

82 comments:

MISCH said...

I for one would like to see the guest list.

Violet said...

i love that dress with all the children's drawings. No shame. I do.

jack ducky said...

I love her dess and I love that they're the ones profiting off their wedding instead of some asshole willing to sell private photos that do to belong to him. Plus you know they'll donate whatever money they made from these covers just like they always do.

sandybrook said...

Hello! Doesn't appear to have a WORLD EXCLUSIVE!
Cover Lines sell magazines Enty. You need a reason for people to pick up a magazine, skim through it and buy. If it were all about the subscribers there wouldnt be newsstands.

Connie Courtney said...

yawn...

Steampunk Jazz said...

I always run out of ideas after flower with stem and Egyptian eye . Good thing they have so many kids!

Sherry said...

I'm actually surprised they sold the pics. Thought they would be truly private.

jack ducky said...

They sold the pics when their twins were born too. In this day and age they're bound to get out eventually so they decided to be the ones to release them. I thought it was smart.

AJ said...

I love the dress too.

Eros said...

Dress is awesome and the kiss pic est tres' romantique. :-)

FrenchGirl said...

The dress is totally plaine in my opinion.She looks miserable on People's cover and the kiss looks so posed.
Here they prove they're famewhores .Their wedding to sell their movies soon released and their "eyes wide shut" in Malta

Paint Chips said...

All I can see on the Hello cover is Angie's freakishly large hand. It looks like an alien hand, it's weird.

Sprink said...

Absolutely, Violet. It's charming and original.

AND it will set a trend, but I'm surprised Enty didn't spot that, ha ha ha.

Shelly Shell said...

They sold the pics, but gave all the money to charity, like when the twins were born. They know everyone wants to know, so they try to do some good & control what the public sees & hears.

Sprink said...

FrenchGirl, the dress *is* plain from the front (some might call it elegant or chic), but it's a third wedding after all...

Eros said...

Lol... not the hand...

FrenchGirl said...

@Sprink
her third wedding and the first time with a white dress ;P but is this wedding really legal? Because it's not legal in France

I saw her brother James Haven was at the wedding

Colleen W said...

And the "first kiss" during the ceremony is kind of staged/posed no matter how you do it lol!

Renoblondee said...

I'm no fan, but that gown is lovely.

Gina Sz said...

I am going against the grain..i don't care if her kids helped, the gown is *ok* until you look at the back, it's hideous. I don't care how romantic it is, it's ugly.

MeanieRhysie said...

I think she looks quite lovely and I love the veil. Mazel!

FlirtyChick74 said...

Why is it not legal in France?

FlirtyChick74 said...

+1 Gina

Sherry said...

Yeah how come it's not legal in France? Weren't they also doing a civil ceremony to cover that or rather didn't they?

Sherry said...

So true Colleen. I held my husbands face too. Normally I'm grabbing his ass but that didn't seem appropriate that day for some reason.

Glitter said...

The dress is fine, the veil is not.

8====D KermitGossnellKnobjob said...

I think her dress is the same as his hair, both suck.

The wedding is not legal in the US because the authorisation (?) was given in CA, and the wedding to be legal had to be done (is this the verb) in that state. It's like gay marrying in those countries that allow it (Netherlands, spain...) and going to Westboro, Iran or whatever state where they aren't recognised. In the country you married, you have all the obligations that marrying has, but not in that state.

Annie Hall said...

Not the biggest Jolie fan but that dress shot straight into my ovaries. How sweet and lovely. A great memory for the kids especially. She didn't make the day all about her. Got to give props on that.

Joy Staley said...

Letting someone draw on your wedding dress is tacky. Well, that avant garde didn't go over well here.

Greengrl said...

+2

witwritergirl said...

These two are boring the hell out of me with their endless longing to be obviously different. Ugh. Don't care anymore.

auntliddy said...

I have to be honest; i like them. Her dress was beautiful, and the veil, while not ot my taste, was touching. Looked to be beautiful ceremony, and im sure they donated the money to charity. Bery cool.

Annie Hall said...

Letting yourself look tacky for your kids... > Looking high fashion and making everything about you...

epiphany said...

I'm not crazy about the dress, but the wedding was for their kids, and apparently, they had a lot of input in the design.
Jolie is a beautiful woman, but I wish she would gain some weight. She looks nothing like she did 10 years ago, when she had a little muscle, and came across as sexy and badass - she's so waif-like now.

Seabee said...

I cannot believe I am the only person to point out Angelina's severe state of anorexia. She is skin, bones and huge fake boobs. Gross. She was so gorgeous 30 lbs ago.

Char F said...

Her skeletal hands belong in a medical school anatomy display - yikes!

And I agree with FrenchGirl - the timing of this is associated with their movies being released. Every publicity move these two make revolves around money. They paid $60 million for their chateau and it probably costs $10,000/month for upkeep/? Watering.

Jolie's days are numbered - with her level of emaciation, she has to rely on fillers, to prevent a gaunt, hollowed out, sunken eye look. The fillers she enthusiastically overuses will start to create an unattractive, melted-plastic look to her face. Very gaunt women don't age well in their faces. As Cameron Diaz learned with her flop Sex Tapes, older women can't prance around as though they are 25 and expect to sell tickets to young folks, which make up the bulk of the movie-going population.

Unknown said...

I appreciate the IDEA of the dress, but I also think both the actual dress and the veil in reality are not very pretty. Also, "heroin chic" does not make a good wedding look.....

All Lace no Leather said...

I'm not a big fan, and am not fond of white for a 3rd wedding, but once I saw the back, I loved it. It's very sweet and touching.

Char F said...

I also want to comment on how they grab each other's hands, and paw at each other in such a fake, forced way when they are attending opening, events, etc. and that ridiculous story Jolie gave about how she and Brad pretend the are lovers separated by WWI or II and write each other period love letters. Brad is too stoned, and Angie too drunk and/or high on prescribed opiates I doubt either of them could lift a pen to paper.

Topper Madison said...

I think the veil is ridiculous and just as much about getting attention as anything else they do; but hey, it's not my wedding! Mazel tov!

Rosso said...

This is so much more smaltzy than I expected of them. Plus I know they sold the baby pics for charity but I'm surprised they sold the pics to this tbh. I mean this is like Kimye level now & they are so above that, or should be.

Also surprised the kids are so prominent too, clearly they have no concerns about their kid's privacy.

Sprink said...

@FrenchGirl
Point taken. I still like the dress. :-D

As for legality, perhaps Brad and Angie just nipped down to the Mairie without being seen. Unlikely, though...

FS said...

The dress is a Versace wedding gown. The children's drawings were put on the veil, not the dress. I like the simple sophistication of the dress, and I LOVE THAT VEIL! Can you imagine how excited the kids were to be so involved?

I am not a fan of this couple at all, but more power to them for taking complete control of their wedding. Making the deal with People/Hello! (it's a shared contract) probably saved them all kinds of headaches. I don't live in that world, I'll keep my judgement to a minimum.

Yoj said...

@FrenchGirl
I totally agree with your explanation of their timing.

Let's discuss the dress, shall we? I very much like the idea behind the embroidery, and the drawings themselves are charming. But, the final result is boring and basic, as per usual with the Jolie. Something more like this Dior dress would have been great. If she insisted upon a veil, then a visor veil would have looked more modern.

Brenda L said...

Haters still gonna hate. People, just be happy for them!

Sprink said...

For those who asked, marriage in France must be performed at the Mairie to be legal. Couples who want a religious ceremony go to town hall first and then the church (generally).

If they went to the Mairie, the wedding would be recognised by the French, but also internationally, give or take a bit of paperwork, depending in the country.

To my knowledge, the rules of California do not enter into it.

As for white for a third wedding...well, Angelina's not known for being traditional.

B626 said...

So boring

Michael said...

Having the kids make drawings for the dress was inspired. So very cute and loving

J-Mo said...

No judgement except what is she doing with her hands in that People shot? At least give her a football to pose with.

J-Mo said...

.....and her hand is huge spread out against Brad's jacket! If it was on his head it would wrap around it like a helmet.

rosie riveter said...

Hahahaha Youre funny

FS said...

I want/need to correct my earlier post because I went looking for more info. The kids' drawings are on the veil and the back of the dress. I thought they were just on the veil. Okay, I feel better (because I'm cursed by the anal retentive, detail seeking gene or something).

As you were. :)

auntliddy said...

People snarking about how thin she looks: maybe she is ill. And I very much hope she is not.

teresa crane said...

I actually like the drawings

But Angie does look very very skinny and that is worrisome

I'm an optimist and I hope it works out

califblondy said...

Good for them.

skippy said...

The kid stuff is great & I'm sure they loved it.but
THAT DRESS IS HORRENDOUS !!!!!!

Colleen W said...

Sherry, exactly! I wasn't about to kiss my hubby the way we normally do in front of a pastor and our families lol! ;)

skippy said...

@Char F the estate would cost over $100,000 per month for upkeep? Also agree about the writing letters stuff, she wouldn't have the strength to pick up a pen, & you know Brad would smoke his!

Sprink said...

Funny, but cynical, Skippy and CharF.

Some might say that's exactly the kind of joke Joan Rivers would make!

Wheeee!

sugarbread maker said...

They obtained a license in California before hand and the CA person went to France as well.

sugarbread maker said...

Fwiw they are leasing ch√Ęteau miravel. They don't own it. They signed some 5 or 7 ye as r lease. And they have poured millions into it.
Everything they do is rehearsed down to the last butt rub and kiss. Check out previous red carpets. They rehearse this. It's choreographed. No spontaneity . They are walking pr machines both in the chase for Oscar this year. .

JoElla said...

For them, I love the concept of the dress. However, for mere mortals.. I can see this going horribly wrong and downright tacky!

There was a blind about a 'famous humanitarian worker being tested for a deadly disease' and I really wondered if it was Angie. And thought perhaps that 'health scare' spurred on the wedding.

Gina Sz said...

+100 @heroin chic not making a good wedding look

Paisley said...

The dress is a mullet -- business in the front, party in the back. I agree that it will set off a trend.

I'm sure the kids wanted to see their mom looking like a "real" bride for the wedding. Considering this was a small ceremony for mainly family members, it's a great opportunity to have some fun with the dress.

Gina Sz said...

Seabee, as a recovered anorexic myself I always point out Angie's emaciated state. Unfortunetly all eating disorders are a control issue; when ones life is chaotic and needs structure, those with ED's will seek control over their weight. Angie is in dire need of help..

Gina Sz said...

Seabee, as a recovered anorexic myself I always point out Angie's emaciated state. Unfortunetly all eating disorders are a control issue; when ones life is chaotic and needs structure, those with ED's will seek control over their weight. Angie is in dire need of help..

Krissie said...

I like Angie, but that looks awful. At first I thought it was little flowers embroidered on the veil, which might have been cool, but kiddie scribbles? Yes, Angie, you're a mom, we get it, you don't have to put proof on your wedding dress.

She doesn't look too thrilled in either picture. I don't think she cares about being married, think she did it for Brad and the kids. (No judgement on that one though, I don't care being married either.)

AKM said...

I'm with Gina: BLECH! on that dress. It also feels very contrived to me..."I'm SUCH a good mother! Don't you know that I'm the International Mother of the Year?! My kids' drawings on literally ON my wedding veil! And oh yeah, Brad and I have movies coming out, don't forget. Has NOTHING to do with this wedding or the photos or anything."

UGH. STFU and go away.

ecua said...

Does that make me +101?
That dress is FUG, and really- White??? Lol.
She looks awful. Cadaverous! In fact, she looks more like an emaciated corpse, ready for burial.

ecua said...

If anyone saw Jolie on the street, they would (probably accurately) think, "Addict."
Let's get real-she is fucked up. If it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck...

Humor Me said...

MY two cents - Love the idea of the kids drawings on the veil only - but placing them on the back of that beautiful dress appalls me. I thought everyone looked nice. Congratulations to the couple and the family!

Dantheman said...

Agreed- I'm not a fan of hers but thought she'd have better taste than that dress. Also I know it's cute because the kids did it and it's her third wedding but let the kids draw on something else for the wedding! Would still be cute and you'd have your wedding dress...

Dantheman said...

When you have their sort of money them donating to charity is not that big a deal- they could have not sold the photos and still donated to charity. I think they like the attention but just do it in a way to make it look like they are not trying to attract it.

Juniper Girl said...

I THINK I see the French word for family (famille) embroidered on the veil. Of course, it could also be the word "finally".

Unknown said...

Just to add, in order to get legally married in France, you also have to post the banns at City Hall 10 days minimum prior to the ceremony. You can't just "pop down" and get married. Not much chance of that having happened, there's no way that wouldn't have been picked up on.

As their marriage license was from CA, they would have (or will have to within 90 days) do a civil ceremony in California or that license to even enter into it.

The ceremony in France was for show and not legal in either the US or France. They may have quietly done something civil in the US beforehand, or perhaps will do so within the allotted time. Alternatively, they may be planning a civil ceremnoy in France at some point in the future now that there is no reason for the paps to keep an eye on published banns. Doubtful though, the phone hacker NOTW spoke of a "separation agreement" which was likely a pre-nup, drawn up by their American lawyers a few years back. That wouldn't be valid in France, you can choose one of their "set marriage regimes" but not tailor make your own.

I rather suspect that they may have quietly married shortly after that was done and saved the big announcement complete with show pix for when it was useful. I also suspect that Jolie is a highly competetive b*tch and timed this as an attempt to upstage "eternal bachelor Clooney" because you KNOW there was no way she was going to let him tie the knot before she and Pitt did.

lmnop123 said...

I like the idea of the dress and would wear something like this myself.

In regards to the Pitts' I'm not impressed with any of them.

I also wouldn't be surprised if somewhere down the road they try to market their chidren's "art". First Brad wore it on his shirt now Jolie is wearing it at "the wedding".

Calculating is all I get from these parents.

Unknown said...

@junipergirl
It does say "famille". Right above the airplane that appears to be shooting something...

You kind of have to wonder if she wasn't coaching her kids... "Maddox, can you write the word "famille" for me? Zahara, can you draw me a zebra? Pax, can you draw me a bicycle with someone wearing a pointy Vietnamese hat?" Viv, Knox, let's see who can draw a better Eiffel tower. Etc"

It all seems a little contrived to me.

Cee Kay said...

The dress is lovely. I don't get all the vitriol for Angie.

As I understand it, they got the licence in Cali and then took a JP from Cali to France to perform the ceremony. Not sure how it works elsewhere, but here all you need is to get a licence and then have someone who qualifies to witness the wedding and sign the paperwork (doesn't matter where the ceremony is held, nor who actually performs it).

Cee Kay said...

*This would make the marriage legal in Alberta. Perhaps doing things the way they did makes their marriage legal in California?

smn1985 said...

Yes I was just thinking she had an alien hand!

Unknown said...

@Cee Kay

Apparently, you have to get married in the county (so not even the entire state) that you applied for your license in.

By the way, a marriage license from Alberta is only valid if you get married in Alberta.

Rose said...

I don't like the wedding dress at all. In theory it's a cute idea to incorporate her children's artwork into the dress but in execution it failed. A really cool dress could have been designed with artwork as a jumping off point.

The People cover highlights how thin and frail she looks now.