Wedding bells rang for actor Gwyneth Paltrow and producer Brad Falchuk on Sept. 29, but we haven’t seen pictures of the intimate, fancy, Goop-tacular event until now. Paltrow posted a picture of herself and her new partner on her Instagram account and uploaded a blog post on Goop with a 47-picture slideshow capturing every detail of the posh Hamptons affair, from the calligraphy on the place cards to the rehearsal dinner feast to the post-ceremony dance party.
Hashtagged with the portmanteau #thefaltrows, Paltrow’s Instagram photo shows the newly announced Mr. and Mrs. as they head down the aisle after the ceremony, guests tossing flower petals and leaves in the air. The East Hampton, New York, celebration included just 70 guests, among them the couple’s old-school friends, their families and their children: Paltrow’s daughter Apple and son Moses and Falchuk’s daughter Isabella and son Brody. The posh rehearsal dinner took place at Jerry Seinfeld’s house, and the wedding itself took place in the backyard of the couple’s home.
“The revelry started the night before with a rehearsal dinner, where wedding guests dined alfresco under a canopy of bistro lights,” the Goop blog post reads. “And for the big day: perfect weather, a superlative dinner, a dance party for the ages and a dress that defies adjectives. Hours later, when the last guest went home and the last champagne flute was cleared away, the day ended as it began — with beauty, love and two very happy people.”
Paltrow wore two outfits for the festivities. Her wedding dress was a traditional fitted custom-made lace piece by Valentino that featured super-femme capped sleeves and an open back. She then changed into a fun short white Stella McCartney jumpsuit to party after dinner on the dance floor. Throughout the night, she kept both her hair and makeup super-simple and natural.
The flowers sprawled everywhere, with the “wild” arrangements dotted with figs, blackberries and plums.
For food, Argentine chef Francis Mallmann flew 5,000 miles from Chile to cook squash, beets, salmon, rib-eye and whole pineapples over an open fire pit for the rehearsal dinner. On the big day, chef Mario Carbone served up prime rib and tortellini — a special choice because Paltrow and Falchuk went to one of Carbone’s restaurants on one of their first dates.
For dessert, Paltrow chose 45 individual carrot cakes, while the groom chose 45 vanilla and chocolate cakes. Guests enjoyed dirty martinis and gin, lemon juice and thyme concoctions before toasting the bride and groom with Ruinart Champagne.
The couple’s four children served as bridesmaids and groomsmen. Celebrity guests included Cameron Diaz and her husband Benji Madden, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Steven Spielberg, Rob Lowe and Robert Downey Jr., according to People.
Paltrow and Falchuk met on the set of Glee and began dating in 2014 — a year after Falchuk’s first marriage ended and the same year that Paltrow and Chris Martin consciously uncoupled after more than a decade of marriage. Paltrow and Falchuk announced their engagement in January.
The day after their wedding, Paltrow posted a simple picture of the couple’s rings.
Because she and Martin eloped in 2003, Paltrow had fun planning a traditional wedding this time, which included an engagement party and bridal shower.
“I’m excited about everything! I’ve never had a wedding before. So even though I’m 45, I sort of feel like a 21-year-old,” she told People about her wedding plans.
After tying the knot, the couple took off on their honeymoon in Umbria and Paris.