Biography
November 1, 2005
Marilyn Manson marries Dita Von Teese at Helnwein's castle in Ireland.
Gottfried Helnwein is best man and Hamish Bowles reports exclusively about this event in VOGUE, March 2006.
THE BRIDE WORE PURPLE
Vogue
March, 2006
Text by Hamish Bowles
Portraits by Steven Klein
Los Angeles
..Their house's dining area, high-ceilinged and nave-shaped, seems well suited for tonight's ceremonial purpose. The couple will wed beneath a brace of stuffed peacocks and a giant 1930s-style portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Gottfried Helnwein, the German artist who will host the Irish wedding ceremony at his Gothic castle in Tipperary.
Stately Manners
Dita Von Teese, wearing Dior's peacock jersey dress and a thirties tremblant brooch, dances with Manson to Max Raabe and his orchestra in the Great Hall of Gottfried Helnwein's Irish castle.
In the double-height Great Hall, a baronial table covered with Swarovski ruby-colored crystals bear some of the 4,000 black and crimson roses that florist Hayley Newstead has arranged in great volcanic eruptions. Black and gold skull-shaped candles gutter, and a roaring log fire crackles in the hearth. In the dining room, the newly-weds will sit together between two long banqueting tables, lit by the candlelight from towering candelabras spilling with the garnet fronds of love-lies-bleeding, roses and clusters of dark-burgundy grapes...
The tablecloths and napkins have been custom woven in crisp black Irish linen; the napkins are monogrammed black on black with the couple's elaborate Victorian initials. This motif also decorates the Wedgwood side plates and is woven into the black lace curtains that hang at the high windows of the principal reception rooms and invest them with a disquieting, Edgar Allan Poe air of mystery...
Wedding ceremony, Dita and Manson at Castles De la Poer 2005
2005
The Wedding
2005
The Wedding at Helnwein's Irish castle
2005
The Wedding, Dita Von Teese descending the stairs of the Great Hall
2005
Lisa Marie Presley, Michael Lockwood and Gottfried Helnwein in the library
2005
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