Wedding in Saint-Tropez, Staud and Ari
In the aftermath of the Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel, CEO of Endeavor and stylist Sarah “Staud” Staudinger joined in marriage with a three-day party that took the French Riviera by storm. The ceremony, officiated by comedian Larry David, took place in Saint-Tropez, a place that has a special place in the bride’s heart and which, coincidentally, was the setting for the couple’s first date.
Staud and Ari met in 2018, thanks to a business partner, and dated for three years before getting engaged: “When he asked me to marry him we were at home and I was in the pool reading a book,” he recalls. Staud. “Ari and my cousin created the ring together, the ring of my dreams.”
Since they met, the couple travels to St. Tropez every summer, which they have chosen as a location for their wedding. The goal was to respect the traditional style of the town, and to do something informal. “I used to go there as a child with my father, and the city is full of childhood memories and family atmospheres that I love,” says Staud.
The first night of the party was a reconstruction of the couple’s first date in Sénéquier. “She couldn’t be more iconic,” says the bride. For dinner, Staud wanted something that winked at the 90s: she wore a Staud column dress and Tiffany accessories from the Elsa Peretti collection.
On the second day, guests flocked to Saint-Tropez’s iconic Gigi beach club: “It was the perfect setting, so there wasn’t much to do but add little touches, like games,” explains Staud, ” backgammon in the pool and traditional Saint-Tropez tourist things, like bracelets “. The creative director of the event, committed to realizing the bride’s vision, is Daphne Lanternier, who collaborates with Staud for the fashion shows. “She is very talented”, says Staud, “Her her sister lives in St. Tropez, so she knows the places very well, and their style”.
For some outfits of the event, Staud turned to Alaïa. She traveled to Paris, home of her house, which created a two-piece ivory lace ensemble for her. The team hinted that they were preparing to launch a new swimwear line. “They brought out all these archival pieces created by Azzedina Alaïa, so I ended up wearing one for our day at the beach,” says Staud. “I think I forced them to launch their swimwear collection sooner than they wanted!”.
The bride’s dress
On the morning of the wedding, wearing a La Perla slip, she entrusted herself to the skilled hands of the beauty team: Renato Campora took care of the hairstyle, while Romy Soleimani took care of the make-up. The wedding dress, of course, was a custom creation by Staud. “I knew exactly how I wanted the line of my wedding dress to be, so we took some duct tape and fixed it on the body, to figure out where exactly the seams would fall: we marked the bust line, the dropped waist that I wanted so much – I wanted a dramatic low V-waist and a fitted bodice with a simple neckline that left the back uncovered, supported by straps as thin as possible. “