From Voici Magazine (December 28, 1998)

The Wedding of Vincent Perez and Karine Silla

 

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A MARRIAGE TO CELEBRATE

On 18 December 1998, in St. Clotilde’s church, in the Seventh District of Paris, the most romantic of French actors and his fiancée, finally, said "I do." For this happy day the newlyweds invited 200 guests including show business people and the Parisian jet-set.

The bride, wearing a fantastic ivory-colored dress signed by Lacroix, was late for the ceremony. Around 3:30 pm, relieved and doubly happy, Vincent Perez, who had been waiting inside St. Clotilde’s church for around 30 minutes, finally saw Karine Silla, his fiancée. Holding her brother Jean-Baptiste’s arm, the young woman, visibly very happy, went toward the altar and the ceremony finally began.

Bridal attendants were Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi and Jean-Baptiste Silla, while groom's attendants were actor Jean-Philippe Ecoffey and Charles, Vincent’s brother. Among the 200 guests were American actor Harvey Keitel, Kate Barry, Jane Birkin’s oldest daughter, Romane Bohringer, Elsa Zylberstein and Antoine de Caunes. Finally, Carla Bruni, ex-girlfriend of the groom and sister of Valeria, Charles Berling...

Around 5pm, after promising love and fidelity to each other for the rest of their lives, the young couple left the church under a rain of rice and admiring comments from the guests. Everyone went to the nearby Hotel de Poulprey, where a deliciously refined dinner was waiting for them: pumpkin soup with lobster, beef fillet with foie gras, salad and cheeses.

Karine and Vincent then cut the cake, which was shaped like a cathedral, and then everyone went on to dance. Holding his wife with his eyes constantly on her, Vincent was close to Karine all night long. He had been waiting for this moment for 10 years.   Finally, around 3 am, the couple disappeared discretely toward a Parisian palace. The party was finished at around 4 am, like in a dream…


 
[Written by Josephine Banks and kindly translated by Cinzia Masina]

 

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