Justin Timberlake made his wedding day extra special for now-wife Jessica Biel, by singing her a brand new tune.
“Justin performed one song at the wedding,” a source told reporters. “It’s a new one that he hasn’t released yet. He dedicated it to Jessica.”
However, there’s one question remained: did the erstwhile boy-bander sing on the big day? The etiquette of performing at one’s own wedding is clearly a divisive matter, writes The Huffington Post.
“He should absolutely not perform,” Carrie Keagan, host of VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz,” told reporters last week. “No singer should perform at their own wedding. It’s tacky”
VH1’s Janell Snowden disagreed, saying, “I attended Usher’s wedding, and he performed. He was great, and it was very romantic.”
The Time star and his longtime girlfriend Jessica Biel tied the knot in a private ceremony at Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia, Italy, last Friday, and now the two assure that the event was picture-perfect.
“It was magical,” Timberlake, 31, said of the wedding day. He added: “It was an unforgettable evening.” Biel, 31, agreed, saying: “It was a fantasy.”
“It’s great to be married,” the newlyweds said in a statement on Friday. “The ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends.”
In front of family and close friends, including Jimmy Fallon, Timbaland, Andy Samberg, N*SYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick and Biel’s “7th Heaven” co-star Beverley Mitchell, the couple celebrated their nuptials, which took place after series of pre-wedding parties.
Even Timberlake, who wasn’t feeling particularly well in the days prior to walking down the aisle, looked like he had a great time, an insider said.
“They shut the place down! They had a big night at the bar where everyone went crazy – but Justin wasn’t feeling great,” a source reported. “Justin was in a good mood. He had fun.”
But missing from the guest list were Timberlake’s former bandmates Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone.
A source revealed, “The band were not invited and are pretty upset about it. But the wedding guests were mainly close family and friends.”
Onlookers exclusively told reporters that the ceremony itself was a ‘beautiful affair and the venue was adorned with white floral arrangements’.
“Even balconies facing the main courtyard were dressed with white blooms,” the pal said. “Small white heart-shaped petals fell on the couple as they left the chapel.”
By the way, it seems like the highly anticipated photos from the celebrity wedding will soon be released as recent reports claim that the happy couple have sold their pictures to PEOPLE Magazine for €230,000.
According to the New York Post, the newlyweds have arranged for the magazine to run images from their big day.
“[They] have sold their wedding pictures to People for an estimated $300,000 (€230,000). The usually publicity-shy couple have also struck a deal with OK! to sell the pictures of their nuptials in Europe,” the publication reports.
“The celebrity market is in a recession too, and A-list stars are no longer getting millions for wedding pictures,” one weekly magazine editor explained.
“In this market, $300,000 is a good price. Plus, that is only for U.S. rights, so they will also make money from selling them to other countries,” he added.