Jennifer Lawrence’s Wedding Sounds Like a Ball (and a Mega Feast)
A clambake, a food truck, fish and beef cooked al fresco on an open fire ...
In case you haven’t heard, Jennifer Lawrence got hitched over the weekend. The 29-year-old actress wed 34-year-old New York City art dealer Cooke Maroney Saturday in a ceremony at the Belcourt of Newport mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. While Lawrence herself has famously eschewed social media, and Maroney’s Insta is private (238 posts; 1,955 followers; 890 following, if you’re keeping score), so you can’t look to Instagram or Twitter for info and images straight from the source, the gossip press has been diligent about collecting all the details, including what J.Law, her new spouse and their guests ate at the reception and the events surrounding it.
Here are some things we have learned about the food:
The rehearsal dinner: On Friday before the nuptials, the couple hosted 140 guests, including (rumor has it) Kris Jenner, Adele, Bradley Cooper, Nicole Richie and her husband Joel Madden, for a clambake on a private island in Narragansett Bay – Rose Island – accessible only by boat. (The groom grew up on a farm in Vermont, so the couple has a fair claim to the New England party vibe.)
People called the dinner, which took place under a big tent "lavish" and "extravagant." Yet some wedding guests -- including Jenner, Adele, Richie, Madden and his bro/Good Charlotte bandmate Benji Madden, Benji’s wife Cameron Diaz, and Ashley Olsen and beau Louis Eisner – must have left hungry. “Spies” told Page Six that on Friday night Jenner arranged for them to have their own dinner in a private room at the restaurant at the hotel Gurney’s Newport, where some wedding guests were staying. The group dined on a variety of pasta dishes and crudo, downed bottles of Barolo, and enjoyed burgers and margaritas at the restaurant, Scarpetta, staying until 12:30 in the morning on Saturday, J.Law’s wedding day.
The reception: Food for Saturday’s wedding reception was prepped outside on the grounds Belcourt mansion (sometimes referred to as Belcourt Castle, so you know it’s historic and posh), on a dedicated area of the estate’s gravel driveway, People reports. "Set out on large rectangular tables were rows of squash and carrots, and there were also tons of smoked fish and beef being cooked on open fire spits," reveals the celeb mag.
Ahead of the wedding, TMZ reported that the "extravagant" menu would include hors d’oeuvres such as "sweet potato flat cakes," "brussels sprouts with cured egg yolk," "smoked pork belly with pickled apple" and "salt cod beignet"; main-course choices of "wood-roasted fish with herbs and lemon-infused butter" and "5-week-aged leg of beef with forager's sauce"; and vegetable sides such as "heirloom roasted carrots," "smoked new potatoes" and "whey braised cabbage." The to-die-for lineup of desserts was tipped to include "fire-baked sourdough bread pudding with chocolate," "salted caramel and fresh apple," "cauldron fritters with bourbon cream and cinnamon sugar" and "house-made marshmallow s'mores." The specialty cocktails on offer included "bourbon old-fashioneds" and "gin cucumber lavender champagne."
In keeping with the wedding’s fall theme, E! reports, the décor included dark-hued flowers and baskets of apples. "Guests were greeted on a lawn with cocktails served in copper mugs," one person on the scene told E! The meal was served indoors, family style, and eaten around long tables.
The after-party: The feasting extended into the wee hours of Sunday, with a food truck -- Boston’s Baddest Burger & Sandwich Co. -- rolling up to the front of the mansion at about 11 p.m. on Saturday night and serving burgers, chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers and hot dogs to the assembled guests until shortly before 4 a.m. – way past the originally scheduled end time of 1 a.m.
Kevin Tortorella, the truck’s proprietor, told the Boston Globe he had been contacted a few days before the wedding through a third-party booking agency and had no idea the client was famous until he arrived and saw "paparazzi everywhere." At about 12:30 a.m., he said, wedding guests (elsewhere reported to have enjoyed a great deal of DJ-fueled dancing) began to emerge from the mansion. "I was kind of getting the feeling they wanted food," he told the Globe. "A lot of them wanted to be outside and get a breath of fresh air, which makes sense, since they had been partying all day." Eventually, the limos took them away into the dawning day.
"It was an all night party," E!’s eyewitness said. The bride and groom, who both wore Dior, "didn't leave Belcourt until 5:30 a.m. They were the last guests to leave. The looked very happy but tired."
Probably (and this is just a guess) pretty full, too.