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June 14, 2004

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Krista Smith founder of Visible Theater married Michael Quattrone in the New York Times featured wedding this week. The inside story is that she unknowingly struck it rich by loving him for all the right reasons, and he found the girl of his dreams without having to worry that she was only after him for his money. He is a Rockefeller. She is a trooper, a camper, a tequila and tea drinker, a reader and movie fan with a psychic cat and zen tendencies. A girl after our own hearts, in spite of the fact that she is a knockout.

Suggestion to other multimillionaires who are wondering whether a woman is attracted to you or your money; take a poor paying, but artistically gratifying job in a place that is swarming with beautiful women and see who falls in love with the real you. Michael seems like a good guy since his trusted chauffeur, who buckled him into his carseat as a baby, was a groomsman in his wedding. He seems to be a supporter of Web Sites That Suck". as well, though I can't be sure.

Krista's family and friends are entirely missing from the article, though someone gorgeous, who looks like she might be Krista's sister, is seen tossing something large and white, underhand as you would a frisbee, at the bride, who is pictured emerging from a church filled with stained windows by Paul Chagall, donated by the Rockefellers. The absence of the bride's family is probably because Lois Smith Brady was so taken with the spectacular surroundings and lavish wedding gifts from the groom's side, like a carriage house in a great zip code from her mother-in-law.

The bride, if we read carefully, is ten years older than the groom , who didn't think he had a snowball's chance in hell with her, she was so stunning. This is quite an age difference, especially at 27 and 37, but everybody's doing it . If one is cynical, one wonders about the groom's attachment to his mother . Due to the lavish wedding present, the newlyweds will, no doubt, be living in her neighborhood.

In any case Visible Theater, a most worthy project, will have received a big shot in the arm financially.

Elsewhere in the Section: Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat of Stamberg Aferiat Architecture are pictured in their fishing hats and country striped/checkered shirts, (you just know that the colors are primary and joyful) a real attention grabber. However, cynicism again, it left me wondering if one or both are bald.

Commentary on the Section that makes me want to stop writing about it; but I can't help myself and besides I have been taking so many "weddingy" photos that I have enough to last until 2008.

David Brooks on the Wedding Page

Timothy Noah at Slate on the Wedding Pages

Posted by Dakota at June 14, 2004 03:02 PM