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July 9, 2007
A charmed life

Associated Press

Well, I sweated out the weekend with hours and hours of Live Earth performances, switching channels periodically to see if anything was moving on Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's fab wedding in Gay Paree. Alas, all any of us got - I think - were shots of Eva's "Desperate Housewives" co-stars and their comings and goings from the hotel to the church and then off to the reception.

That would include actress Brenda Strong (pictured above), who "plays" the voice of Mary Alice Young, the hit show's narrator.

My hunch is - and it's entirely speculation - that a periodical, a la People magazine, has scooped everyone and will have the "rare, exclusive" photos of the wedding/reception in its next issue. That means the rest of us will have to wait to see Eva's wedding gown, which I'm assuming was oh-so-beautiful.

According to the Associated Press, Eva wore a silk, scoop-back mermaid gown embroidered with silver metallic, complete with a 5-foot-long train and designed by Angel Sanchez.

bracelet.jpgWhile we're all waiting to see the photos, here's a bit of news you can - maybe - use: Eva and Tony reportedly treated all their female guests to a Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra bracelet (shown right). The bracelet is based on the French designer's iconic design and is 18K yellow gold with a miniature mother-of-pearl clover charm.

The Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra collection will be available in the United States beginning in October. So, if you didn't get to the wedding, here's your chance to grab (kinda) a little piece of it; start saving now!

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