Britney Spears got married to Kevin Federline 10 years ago — feel old yet? They were married September 18, 2004, at the home of Britney’s wedding planner, Alyson Fox. Now she’s talking to Time magazine (I know, right?) about the experience and gives insider info on the whole weird wedding. Fun fact: this was Ms. Fox’s first and only celebrity wedding. It was also a surprise wedding. And originally, the venue wasn’t supposed to be her (Alyson Fox’s) house, but after the media figured out where the wedding would be they had to scramble and come up with a different location, which they did — in 10 days.
Here are some choice quotes:
TIME: Britney and Kevin Federline’s engagement was huge. Did you think that this would be one of the biggest weddings-
Alyson Fox: —of my career? Yes, I mean, she is Britney Spears. I first interviewed with Felicia, her assistant for years, and I didn’t know who I was meeting with, just that it was a VIP… I met Britney and her mom the next day and they all couldn’t be nicer. The sweetest. I mean they’re from the South. Britney’s so polite, she kept calling me Miss Alyson, and I was like, ‘Oh my God don’t do that; that makes me feel old.’
And then you met Kevin.
They were like any young couple. Very much in love, very touchy feely.
As for the surprise aspect, guests were invited to what they thought was an engagement party, but turned out to be a wedding. No one knew, not even Britney’s mom.
Remember KFed and Britney’s Juicy Couture tracksuits that said “MAIDS” and “PIMPS” on the back for the bridal party and groomsmen?
Don’t worry, they didn’t actually get married in those. They changed into tuxedos. Fox says,
That’s what they left the house in. They were in tuxedos and gowns. Everybody made such a big deal about that, but that’s what Juicy did for every celebrity who got married. They’d send them the cute little tracksuits. I asked Britney and Kevin what they wanted printed on the back, and Britney said, “Maids! Maids will be cute!” And it was. It was cute! And he said “Pimps” which was adorable… People are closed-minded. It was a joke, it was for fun. It was Juicy tracksuits! 10 years ago people would have given anything for a Juicy tracksuit.
Yeah, I don’t know if “adorable” is the right word for a tracksuit that says “PIMPS” on the back.
Now that Ms. Britney Spears is single again I wonder if she’s reminiscing about her wedding. Hopefully she’s not regretting her divorce, because marrying KFed was absolutely bonkers. I can’t think of a more respectful way to say that, sorry.
Do you have a favorite celeb wedding?