Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley got married to his doula/musician wife, Domino Kirke, for a surprising second time. Yet, this time around, instead of marrying in a courthouse, the couple chose a more organic setting: outdoors in a tent amidst a beautiful natural area. The couple also went all out with a celebrity-filled party afterward!
Based on two different photos, it looks like the bride wore two beautiful gowns. The first, was a short dress with a long lace train, and headpiece, that she attributes to New York Vintage Inc.
In an Instagram photo taken by her friend, Domino wore a vintage-inspired cream lace dress, which appears to be her party dress. She wore a glittery headpiece with celestial objects, including a sliver of the moon and stars. Is it possible that she got this from her mom Lorraine’s vintage-inspired West Village shop Greminola?
The groom looked incredibly handsome. On Domino’s Instagram page, she posted a photo of Penn looking dapper, dressed up in a dark vest and dress pants, light dress shirt, and shiny tie. The doula posted a loving tribute to the man she loved so much that she married him twice.
“You only get married twice, once”????????I love you @pennbadgley“
At this second wedding ceremony, there appeared to be many more guests attending, including Mariska Hargitay, her husband Peter Hermann, Debra Messing, and two Project Runway judges, supermodel Heidi Klum and designer Zac Posen. Based on the social media posts, the guests appeared to be having an absolute blast, bestowing their words of sincere happiness for the young and beautiful couple.
According to a video post by Lola Kirke, the bride’s younger sister, the Shirelles performed that evening, with both Penn and Domino singing along and clearly having a fabulous time.
Penn and Domino’s first wedding was at a Brooklyn courthouse on February 27 of this year. The couple married in front of family and friends, including Kirke’s 8-year-old son Cassius and her two actress sisters, Girls star Jemima and Mozart in the Jungle star Lola.
After the first wedding, Jemima tweeted congratulations to the newly married couple and welcomed Penn into the family by calling him “little bro.”
This photo gives us a peek at Domino’s short, white lace wedding dress under her beige coat and a newly-shorn Badgley wearing a smart blue suit and mysterious sunglasses. Cassius avoided being photographed, hiding his head behind his mom, but was later photographed with all three gorgeous Kirke sisters — his mom and two aunts. Lola posted the photo with a warm and funny summation of the day.
“When someone gets married in a courthouse, it’s really an open invitation to everyone but the beautiful bride to explore all that fashion has to offer. Here, I try a look simply called ‘Pants,’ as Cassius goes for ‘That Dude from #incubus’ and Jemima experiments with ‘Off to Therapy!’ Congratulations @dominokirke. We love you.”
At the first wedding, there was a beautiful gluten-free “naked” vegan cake, with kumquats, blackberries, and figs adorning the rustic treat created by Brooklyn-based Lael Cakes. Each cake uses gluten-free flour, no dairy, sugar nor saturated fat. The vibrant cake colors are extracted from the pigments of fruits and vegetables. Gorgeous!
At the most recent wedding, it appears that guests may have enjoyed a vegan meal based on the food on Mariska Hargitay’s plate. It appears to be raw vegetables artfully arranged on her plate.
While there was no real explanation as to why there was a second wedding, it didn’t diminish the fun that the guests clearly had or the love between the couple. Every photo showed a lot of happiness and love everywhere.
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