We Plan Angelina Jolie and
Brad Pitt's Wedding


Photos: Fairchild Archive (Brad and Angelina); Courtesy of Angel Sanchez (illustration); Kim Sentner (bouquet); Courtesy of 'Lette (macarons); Courtesy of Properties (chateau); Courtesy of the vendors (others)

We asked our editors to help out Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt—because six kids, movie careers, and charities are enough work already—by dreaming up every detail of the wedding planning process, from booking a venue to selecting stationery to itemizing the registry. The result is a vision for the megastar couple rooted in classic black-and-white elegance with bold, graphic touches:

Venue: Chateau Miraval
"I'm betting Brad and Angelina decide to marry at their $60 million estate, Chateau Miraval, in the south of France." —Heather Lee

Bouquet: Calla Lillies
"If Angelina were a flower, wouldn't she be the calla lily? Long, slender, eye-catching. Plus, in some cultures callas are associated with death, and given Angie's slightly morbid past.. Kidding! (Actually, they are widely used at wakes, I'm not kidding about that.)" —Denise Penny Shepard

Statement Accessory: Christian Louboutin Clutch
"Angie's been captured by the paparazzi wearing pretty boring clothing as of late: White v-neck and black flats here, khaki trench and brown dress there. However, she does seem to like a loud accessory once in a while, and this one feels right for a reformed bad girl: one part bridal, two parts femme fatale." Marquise Python Clutch, $1,995, available at Saks —Denise Penny Shepard

Cake: Macaron Tower
"In keeping with the French theme, they should serve a tower of macaron cookies instead of a traditional wedding cake." —Heather Lee

Barware: Karl Lagerfeld
"It's only natural that this high-fashion Hollywood couple's style would translate to a registry, and so I wouldn't be surprised if Karl Lagerfeld's line of barware for Orrefors made an appearance on their wedding wish-list." $150-$250 per glass, available at Orrefors —Arielle Shipper

Stationery: Bernard Maisner
"Bernard Maisner's old-school gothic lettering and sexy flourishes (i.e. juicy wax seals) are at once traditional and enigmatic, just like the Jolie-Pitts. I could see them doing hand-delivered invitations with white calligraphy on black stock, finished off with a blood-red wax seal." —Denise Penny Shepard

China: Hermes
"Black and white 'Balcon du Guadalquivir' dinnerware by Hermes combines French sophistication with a hint of exoticism that's right up this ambassadorial couple's alley." $185 for dinner plate, available at Michael C. Fina —Arielle Shipper

Menu: Asian/Cajun Fusion
"The menu is a shout-out to their adopted children of Cambodian and Vietnamese descent and their love for the Big Easy. There's nothing like serving deep fried chicken on impossibly fine china." —Denise Penny Shepard

Pillows: Jason Wu for Canvas
"I imagine Angelina would bring a bit of her red carpet glamour home with these lace-accented pillows." $140-$160 each, Canvas —Arielle Shipper

Kid Attire: J.Crew
"I love the idea of a suit for Shiloh, since she is such a tomboy. She also seems to do the preppy thing, so I thought a blue seersucker would look so cute on her—especially with her blue eyes. On the opposite end, Zahara seems to wear tutus, pink, sparkles, and anything girlie. (She's a girl I can totally identify with, so I know she would delight in wearing glitter shoes to her parents' wedding.)" Sportcoat, $118, and glitter ballet flats, $58, both J.Crew —Elizabeth Swanson

Home Decor: DVF Vases
"Diane von Furstenberg herself famously came to Angelina's defense after her Academy Awards fashion faux-pas, so I think Angie will show her a little love back when it comes to her bridal registry. DVF's 'Powerstone' vases are the perfect complement to Brad and Angie's preference for clean lines and a modern aesthetic." $50-$75, available at Bloomingdale's —Arielle Shipper

Music: Caribbean and Jazz
"I know from watching 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' that Brad and Angie can dance. But I doubt they'd put on that kind of show at their wedding. More likely is a music-filled party ideal for mingling: Carib tunes during cocktails, maybe led by their buddy Wyclef Jean and his pals; all kinds of Jazz during dinner (because doesn't Brad strike you as a Miles Davis kind of guy?), and a DJ for dancing after cake—a brief set, mainly for the kids who probably won't get to bed before 6 a.m." —Denise Penny Shepard

—Phillip B. Crook

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