He’s behind you… Jessica Chastain was upset by press intrusion at her wedding
Celebrity weddings appear to be everyone’s business, regardless of whether the two people getting married actually want the world to see them tying the knot.
Jessica Chastain, who married earlier this month, had been intent on keeping prying eyes away.
But her ceremony was gatecrashed – by a helicopter and a long lens.
The photographs were widely shared, prompting the Oscar-nominated actress to ask fans to respect her privacy.
She tweeted: “I am going to ask you to please stop sharing the photos. Helicopters disregarded a no-fly zone and took those pics during the ceremony. Every time I see them I’m reminded of the insensitivity of that incident.”
George and Amal Clooney sold photos of their wedding to the press
When George Clooney and his wife Amal married in 2014, they kept the press pack at bay by selling photographs to Hello! and People magazines, reportedly giving the fee to charity.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie did the same when they married a month earlier.
But what if, like Jessica, celebrities would rather not allow the world to see their private, personal day?
Celebrity wedding planner Lisa Vorce, who was behind John Legend and Chrissy Tiegen’s wedding in 2013, says the paparazzi are “ruthless”. She told us how she manages to keep the press where she wants them – at a distance.
Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend, pictured earlier this year, married in 2013
How easy is it for celebrities to keep their wedding arrangements secret?
It’s not easy! You have to be incredibly stealthy about the process and unfortunately you have to operate from a “trust no-one” perspective.
What do you think about measures such as asking guests to hand in their mobile phones and sign non-disclosure agreements on entry – is that necessary?
Unfortunately – yes absolutely. It is very helpful (and necessary).
Guests are usually understanding and willing to do whatever it takes to help the wedding couple celebrate their big day in peace.
It can cause some stress (for example, guests might say, “what if my child needs to reach me?”) but that is easily mitigated by having an emergency contact number (i.e. us) and phones on site for emergency calls out (under security supervision)