The Sweetie Chronicles

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Celebrity "Second Weddings"

There seems to be a new Hollywood trend... getting married twice. And no, I don't mean getting married, then divorcing, and then getting married again. What I'm talking about is getting married by a justice of the peace or some other very small, hardly witnessed, secret wedding, then planning a more elaborate, invite all my celebrity friends and spend a million dollars type wedding afterwards.

Salma Hayek, for example, is having an extravagant wedding in Venice this weekend at a very historic home owned by her husband, François-Henri Pinault, and his family. Hayek married the billionaire on Valentine's day at one of the City Hall buildings in Paris. It was a very low-key wedding. But now, she's inviting all of her best Hollywood friends to join her for a SECOND weddding in Venice.

I ask you... what's the point? Why go through the vows and the rehearsal dinner and all that? You're already married! I mean, the only thing I can think of is that the couple wanted to go ahead and tie the knot, but they didn't have enough time to plan things out, so they just went ahead and did it. Then, later, feeling that she missed out on the dress and pictures and the magazine coverage, Hayek decided she could just marry him all over again. Or maybe there is a part of all women (couples?) that feels obligated to have a big shindig wedding for all of our friends and family. Maybe all Hayek and Pinault really wanted was a small, intimate ceremony, but then they were pressured by the media or by their family to have a big wedding. I certainly don't know the answer.

I just know the questions, really. Hayek is not the only celebrity to get married twice, either. I'm much too lazy this morning to go look it up, but I know there have been others. Beyonce it seems like either did that or is planning to. Mariah Carey I believe. I don't know. I just know that it's something I've read about many times in the past year or so. Celebs get married in secret in some small church or city hall, then go and have a huge $Million Dollar wedding two months later. I just don't understand why they didn't just wait the two freaking months and get married then.

Do they believe that their marriage will somehow last longer or be more meaningful simply because it was originally done in private? That's sad, if that's truly what they believe. G and I are going to get married without friends or family present, but that's the only wedding we're going to have. And we're not doing it to make it more 'meaningful'. We're doing it, actually, because we don't want the big wedding. Turning around and having a big wedding in two months would complete defeat the purpose of us having a city hall kind of wedding to begin with. So why are celebs starting a trend to do this? Any thoughts?


Sarra Cannon

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I always secretly wanted to be a cheerleader. And a witch. Now, I write about both. The first five novels in my Peachville High Demons Young Adult Paranormal series are available now in ebook!

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