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It’s common practice for brides to thank their bridesmaids with a gift, but for Eva Longoria, who wed her beau Tony Parker in an elegant ceremony on July 7 in Paris, she couldn’t thank them enough.’These girls are like sisters to me,’ Eva tells OK! of the nine close friends she selected to follow her down the aisle, ‘sisters of the heart.’ And when it came to showing her gratitude for her friends, Eva truly went all out. From the practical – a $9 Phaidon travel guide to Paris so the guests could enjoy their weekend, and cameras from Casio so they’d all have great photos of the event – to the extravagant – $2,600 in jewelry from Lia Sophia, including a $1,500 clear crystal baguette bracelet – the Desperate Housewives star spared no expense.Among the pricier gifts included in the basket were a pair of earrings from H. Stern, valued at $1,000 and personalized diamond pendants with each bridesmaid’s initials from Kacey K Designs worth $1,050. ‘We really wanted to create an experience for our guests,’ Eva explains to OK!. ‘The wedding was all about them having fun.’The theme was ‘Eva’s Favorite Things’, explains Eva’s good friend and stylist Robert Verdi, who helped the brunette beauty put the packages together. Originally, all the products were going to be red – just like the bridesmaids’ dresses. However, that plan soon expanded to include gifts that were white in color and made elsewhere. Eva is always game for something interesting, Robert tells OK!. She was very excited by the whole process of putting these gifts together for her nearest and dearest friends.The gifts were presented to Eva’s bridesmaids the night before the wedding at a slumber party in Eva’s hotel room. Three of the girls started crying, Robert tells OK!. It was like being on one of Oprah’s ‘Favorite Things’ episodes!The complete list:Assorted Mints from Altoids $10.00Baccarat Crystal Heart Bracelet $225.00Casio Cameras $300.00Chic In Paris: Style Secrets & Best Addresses by Susan Tabak

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