Eva Longoria's bilingual marriage
Jul 9, 2007, 13:00 GMT
Eva Longoria of USA waves as she arrives at the city hall in Paris, France, 06 July 2007, to get married. The Civil ceremony of Tony Parker and Eva Longoria\'s wedding was performed at the 4th Arrondissement city hall by Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe. EPA/MAXPPP/FREDERIC DUGIT
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker exchanged wedding vows in French and English at a lavish church ceremony on Saturday (07.07.07).
The Texan-born 'Desperate Housewives' actress made her vows in French, while Tony, who was born in France, made his in English in front of 250 guests at Paris' Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois.
Eva struggled slightly with her French pronunciation and exploded into giggles when trying to say "poverte" - which translates into "poorer" in English.
The 32-year-old brunette wore an Angel Sanchez mermaid gown made of silk wool, with a scoop back and a long train.
Guests included Sheryl Crow, Jessica Alba, Mario Lopez, French footballer Thierry Henry, Ryan Seacrest and Eva's 'Desperate Housewives' co-stars Teri Hatcher, Nicollette Sheridan and Felicity Huffman. Marcia Cross was the only cast member absent, as she stayed at home with her four-month-old twin daughters.
Eva and Tony, 25, exchanged Piaget Possession white-gold wedding rings during the ceremony.
Eva's $18,000 band contained 107 jewels - two rows of 80 brilliant-cut diamonds, separated by a row of 27 square-cut diamonds. Tony's white-gold ring matched Eva's but had no stones. Both bands have a special French inscription engraved on the inside.
Guests partied well into the early hours of Sunday morning (08.07.07) at the opulent Chateau of Vaux le Vicomte on the outskirts of Paris.
All the female guests were each given a delicate $18,000 yellow-gold bracelet adorned with a miniature mother-of-pearl, four-leaf clover charm for good luck.
They also received a lipstick called Pink Romance, custom made for the wedding by L'Oreal, the cosmetics company Eva models for.
Bridesmaids were also given Rafe Swarovski snakeskin clutch bags worth $395 to match their dresses.
The couple were married by Father Dominic Schubert at Saturday's church ceremony but were officially wed at an intimate civil ceremony in front of close friends and family on Friday (06.07.07).
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