Eva Longoria and Tony Parker Marry in a French Church
Plus: An exclusive look at Eva's glamorous Angel Sanchez wedding gown.
The Desperate Housewives actress and the basketball star married Saturday in front of about 250 guests in a religious ceremony at the historic Church of Saint Germain l’Auxerrois, located in the 1st Arrondissement opposite the Louvre museum.
Longoria wore a couture Angel Sanchez mermaid gown made of silk wool, with silk gazar metallic embroidery, a scoop back and a long train. (See a sketch below.)
Teri Hatcher waved to the throng of photographers as she entered the church, which was decorated with 1,000 flowers for the ceremony officiated by Father Dominic Schubert.
Other guests ducked behind a large screen placed to shield them from the press. Their cellphones and cameras were sealed in plastic bags before they entered the church.
After the ceremony, the couple and their celebrity guests headed for a reception at the Chateau of Vaux le Vicomte, a 17th century castle outside Paris.
Earlier, Sheryl Crow, Jessica Alba and Longoria’s Desperate Housewives co-stars Nicollette Sheridan and Felicity Huffman – with husband William H. Macy – were all spotted at the tony Park Hyatt Paris, along with Mario Lopez and Ryan Seacrest. Sheridan was seen carrying a Christian Louboutin shopping bag into the hotel.
French-raised Parker, 25, a point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, and Longoria, 32, got engaged last November. After two wedding ceremonies, they are now not short on presents. Gifts from guests included personalized Oceanaut watches ($2,895 and $3,295) engraved with “Eva & Tony 07-07-07.” And another friend bought the two Fendi Casa travel pillows ($200 each) for the long flight back.
Longoria’s bridesmaids received Rafe Swarovski snakeskin clutches ($395) to match their dresses. Female guests also got a custom shade of L’Oreal Paris lipstick called Pink Romance.
Saturday’s celebrations capped off a week of partying, shopping and socializing – including a his-and-her bachelor parties in St. Tropez. Many of the guests are staying in the same hotel as the couple, who have an $11,000-a-night suite at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome.
• Reporting by COURTNEY RUBIN, PETE NORMAN AND PETER MIKELBANK