Celebrity Wedding: Billy Martin & Linzi Williamson
The Love Story
The couple wed in a March 1, 2008, ceremony at Stone Manor, in Malibu, Calif., officiated by friend (and Good Charlotte sound engineer) Gary Ferenchak. "There hasn't been a single thing in Good Charlotte's history that she hasn't gone through with me," says guitarist Billy Martin, 27, who met Linzi Williamson, 25, at their Maryland high school in 1998. They began officially dating in 2000, but "she's been there since day one."
Wearing a Kirstie Kelly Couture white lace gown with black satin band and buttons topped with a black point d'esprit hairpiece veil with silk flowers, Williamson walked down the aisle to a string quartet performing the main title from Tim Burton's film Corpse Bride.
Wedding planner Kristin Banta and event design firm R. Jack Balthazar created a gothic-chic affair. The celebration progressed through five candle-lit areas of the manor, each outfitted with red and black flowers as well as vintage decor meant to give guests the feeling of stumbling upon an abandoned Victorian estate. Each table was named after one of the pair's beloved pets; the head table was dubbed "Dracula" for their black Pomeranian.
The Celebrity Guests
The newlyweds posed with guests Nicole Ritchie and Joel Madden.
Steal This Idea!
Passionate about color? Go monochrome! Florist Niki Delacueva created this striking arrangement using Black Magic roses, Black Baccara roses and kangaroo paw, as well as red ti leaves, red anthurium and James Stori orchids.
Florist Niki Delacueva from R. Jack Balthazar collected vintage birdcages, chandeliers and candelabras for the event.
Cake Divas in Culver City, Calif., created an ornate four-tier red velvet and chocolate fudge cake.