Ever since Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel got engaged in December, the notoriously private couple have remained mum on the wedding, going to great lengths to keep it a secret.
In fact, an insider reveals, “Jessica has claimed she’s been too busy to plan a wedding to throw people off, but she actually has been very involved in all the details, like every bride.”
As it turns out, the superstar twosome will get hitched in Italy in October, Star has learned, and they are expected to drop an estimated $5 million on the big day! From the historic Southern Italian location to the celeb-studded guest list, every romantic detail promises a wedding straight out of a fairy tale.
It's happening at Palazzo Margherita, a 19th-century boutique hotel owned by filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, who will host the event. Residing in the quaint town of Bernalda — an off-the- beaten-path hilltop destination near the Ionian Sea — the palazzo was also the site of Sofia Coppola’s 2011 wedding to Thomas Mars.
Wedding planner Diana Sorenson, owner of Sugokuii Events, planned a fête at Palazzo Margherita in June and learned exclusive details about Justin and Jessica’s upcoming nuptials, which she shared with Star.
"The wedding will be intimate, in the palm tree-lined outdoor garden area, just aside from the stunning black-bottom pool and giant pergola," she reveals. “There will be flowers galore, and it will be extremely elegant — the most stunning the palazzo has seen yet."
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