Angie and Brad...renting a cruise ship for their nuptials? By now we've heard nearly every imaginable variant of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wedding report. (The pair are set to marry at their French chateau in front of topiary elephants and Shetland ponies. The pair are set to marry over Christmas at Donna Karan's Turks and Caicos estate. The pair are set to marry while parachuting out of a plane into a field of kittens, pancakes, and wildflowers hand-planted by their six children. Etc.) The rumors are so exhaustive and frequent that we at the Hollywood Blog have vowed to report about said topic only when it turns out that the duo were in fact married by a Shetland pony officiant and/or a rumor tops itself in ridiculousness.
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The Sun presents us with the latter today via a report that Maddox, the couple's 11-year-old son and apparent wedding planner, has convinced his parents to host their nuptials on a cruise ship. Luckily, not the disaster-prone cruise ships of yore/this year, but the Hebridean Princess-a cruise ship (née car ferry) built in 1964 for Scotland's Secretary of State, which has since been chartered by the Queen of England twice and the Pitt-Jolie family at least once.
A source possibly/probably affiliated with Hebridean Princess P.R. stage-whispers to The Sun:
It was Maddox who came up with the idea of the ship. He came across it after looking back at photos of the Carnell Estate in Ayrshire, where they stayed and all loved.
So now they've made enquiries into booking the whole vessel.
But wait: How many people can this cruise ship fit? Where does it sail? And why? The source/publicist continues:
It can hold up to 50 of their friends and family and serve as a traditional, romantic setting-all totally private.
Or they could always sail to a secluded bay off the Orkney or Shetland islands and have the ceremony there. The kids are all hooked on old British voyages, so they would love it. The fact that Maddox found it makes it more special.
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Fueling the fire, Ken Charleson, chief operating officer of the ship's owners, Hebridean Island Cruises, coyly commented: "I can't confirm whether they have been making enquiries or not."
The Sun suggests that the vessel would cost around £300,000-more than $450,000-but we are willing to wager that if Maddox opens his negotiations by discussing how much great publicity the wedding would bring the disaster-prone cruise-ship industry, he can get them down to less than $400,000. For that money, guests will get to explore the Tiree Lounge, library, Look-Out Lounge, the gym, the Princess Shop, and multiple restaurants staffed by cheerful men in kilts.
We giddily welcome this fan-fiction scenario.
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