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Sofia Coppola's First Wedding

According to Sofia Coppola's Twitter account (unverified), she plans to release news about her wedding dress soon! Our lovely editor-at-large in Los Angeles, Dara Block, is here to help dull the pain of waiting by reporting on the details of Sofia's first wedding in 1999 to director Spike Jonze. Thank you so much, Dara, for this intriguing look at the past while we await news of Sofia's future dress...

Next month, in August, Sofia Coppola will be marrying her longtime rocker beau Thomas Mars (lead singer of Phoenix) at her family's villa in Bernalda, Italy. The fashion buzz is that Sofia will be wearing Azzedine Alaïa on her big day. I am thinking this could be true, after all she was seen with her daughter, Romy, at the recent Azzedine Alaïa Fall 2011 couture collection. In light of her upcoming nuptials, I thought it would be appropriate to flashback to Sofia's first wedding to director Spike Jonze. Their wedding was actually featured in the September 1999 issue of Vogue US in the "Talking Fashion" section. I believe this is the only publication that actually had an opportunity to publish a sneak peek from her wedding. I know Sofia and Spike are no longer married, but I always thought they made such a cute couple.

For her wedding to Jonze in 1999, Sofia chose to wear a gown made especially for her by fashion designer John Galliano. I thought she made such a beautiful bride and I so love that sleek silhouette... the look is classic, clean, refined, but most importantly she looks totally like herself in this dress... the way a proper bride should dress on her big day!

As for the wedding itself, it actually took place at the winery of Sofia's father, Francis Ford Coppola, in Napa Valley. The bridesmaids included Gia Coppola wearing Marc Jacobs and Natalie Stone, Ann Ross, Julia Spiegal, and Jacqui de la Fontaine in dresses by Phare. Among the guests were close friends Zoe and Xan Cassavetes, Anna Sui, Ione Sky, Donovan Leitch and his supermodel wife Kirsty Hume, and of course, Sofia's fashion soulmate and favorite designer of choice, Marc Jacobs... I am sure there were many more fabulous guests, but these are just some of the people Vogue mentioned in the magazine.

Since the wedding took place at her family's winery, her father thought it would be appropriate to serve wine from 1971, the year Sofia was born and he took the time to introduce the various wines to guests at their tables throughout the evening, a special touch. Also served at the wedding: Blanc de Blancs, Sofia's very own champagne named after her.

At the time of their wedding, Sofia and Spike had recently completed their first feature films... Sofia had just wrapped The Virgin Suicides and Spike had just finished Being John Malkovich, so naturally, they would be taking a glamorous honeymoon in Bora Bora, Tahiti... far from a director's chair. Sofia and Spike's wedding was definitely so stylish in every aspect... from the dress to the ceremony, even the honeymoon. Leave it to Vogue to chronicle every little detail about Sofia's Napa Valley wedding and I am hoping they will do the same for her August wedding. I assume her marriage to Monsieur Mars will be as equally elegant. Until then, I guess we will just have to wait and see!

Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze wedding photographs © 1999 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.

Reader Comments (17)

that was a great wedding! ESPECIALLY WHEN THE WINE IS UNLIMITED ;)
19 juillet 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbernie
Ha ha! Always thinking, Bernie! ;-)
19 juillet 2011 | Registered Commenterkellina
This looks perfect.
19 juillet 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMolly
Sure does, Molly! Although I have a feeling that somehow the next one will be even better... ;-)
19 juillet 2011 | Registered Commenterkellina
I don't know... you should at least credit the websites from where you get the scans. People put a lot of effort on scanning and sharing the images with everyone, and you just publish them with no thanks.
19 juillet 2011 | Unregistered CommenterUnfair
Its Dara and Kellina is the one who scanned it by themselves so they don't need to credit anyone
19 juillet 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbernie
Unfair, people publish images that I spend time scanning, enhancing, creating, or posting all the time. I think the important thing is to credit the creator of the image, or the holder of the copyright if different, which is my policy on the site. Anyone can scan and post an image frankly. Thank you for voicing your opinion.
19 juillet 2011 | Registered Commenterkellina
nice flashback, i sure the next wedding will be grand
19 juillet 2011 | Unregistered Commentererika
Thanks very much, Erika! I think you are right on both counts! Can't wait to see the details...
19 juillet 2011 | Registered Commenterkellina
She always has good taste--even down to the bridesmaid's dresses.
20 juillet 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate
I agree, Kate, a refined taste. Elegant in all she does, a true inspiration.
21 juillet 2011 | Registered Commenterkellina
Sofia can do no wrong in my eyes. She is always elegant and beautiful. Thanks for these!
21 juillet 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrandi
Bravo on the shout out in the story about Sofia's wedding in http://www.graziadaily.co.uk!
25 août 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike
Thank you, Michael! You are sweet.
25 août 2011 | Registered Commenterkellina
hey, it'd just make me feel better if someone can verify that that scan is indeed not off tfs. i did post the very same image, and it looks identical in scanning quality to my scan. i ask cuz my awful scanner tends to wash out details and over saturates images...and i've had issues with people not crediting my scans. thanks.

" Anyone can scan and post an image frankly " but not anyone and most people online do not. at least in regards to vintage fashion magazines esp 90s ones. i've been an avid collector and there are few good blogs out there who scan/publish images from their personal collection.

let's give credit where credits due.
28 août 2011 | Unregistered Commentersam
Sam, the scan is indeed not off tfs. Feel better.
31 août 2011 | Registered Commenterkellina
Does anyone have a photo of the giant fireworks heart that was shot on the knoll? It said Sofia & Spike inside it.
25 octobre 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJim

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