bryant’s big day
For a wedding that was planned more quickly than it takes most women to pick out an engagement ring—about four weeks—actress Joy Bryant‘s nuptials to stuntman Dave Pope, which took place in a friend’s backyard in Amangassett, were shockingly chic. (And just in case anybody was wondering about the rush, Pope’s been booked for a significant part as both actor and stuntman in the upcoming “Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time,” with Jake Gyllenhaal, with production starting in Morocco on Tuesday and not wrapping till the fall.) The bride, who met Pope on the set of this year’s “Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins,” wore a specially made cream Missoni wedding gown—which will debut exclusively in a fall issue of Bazaar—and the groom wore a custom-made gray Calvin Klein suit. Guests at the 60-person affair included Karolina Kurkova, Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein, Stella Schnabel, and models Leilani Bishop and Deborah Shaw. Bryant’s new father-in-law made a touching speech and fielded questions about his Washington State-based outreach program, which the bride and groom asked people to donate to in lieu of gifts. There was a break-dancing competition among the children on the dance floor, which was about as intense as the weekend festivities got (if you don’t count when Kurkova forgot to save Weinstein and agent Jason Weinberg’s seats when they hit the buffet, prompting the producer to smile and jab, “We’ll see if you’re in any of my movies, Kurkova”). “This is exactly what I wanted,” Bryant said at dinner. “My family, my good friends, and a fantastic day. But it does feel weird to say I’m married!” By the end of the night, however, after she’d shimmied into the Missoni number seen above, she got more used to the idea. At least it seemed that way when she kept chanting it from the dance floor.
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