Marry Me, Martha! 11 Predictions for Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney’s Wedding
They met, auspiciously, when he played her love interest in her video for “Yoü and I” in 2011. And by the time Taylor Kinney proposed to Lady Gaga with a colossal heart-shaped Lorraine Schwartz diamond on Valentine’s Day in 2015, the two were firmly among the ranks of America’s most charming celebrity couples. Though not media-shy when it comes to gushing about their relationship—Gaga recently told Howard Stern that her actor beau “is the right guy. How do we know? It’s this feeling”—the duo have been relatively mum about their wedding plans. That’s where we step in. Keeping their backgrounds, hobbies, and personalities in mind, here’s how we see their big day going down.
The Ceremony Venue
She’s entertained all over the world, but Lady Gaga is an East Coast girl at heart. Raised on New York City’s Upper East Side, the “Born This Way” singer has said, “I bleed for my hometown.” She’s also addressed her spirituality, telling Larry King in 2010, “I’m very religious.” A traditional church ceremony could be in the cards for Gaga, who attended an all-girls Catholic school growing up. We suggest Manhattan’s towering St. Patrick’s Cathedral—the city’s most famous house of worship for one of its most famous natives.
Two prominent figures in the singer’s life will surely make an appearance on the aisle: One is her beloved father, of whom she’s said, “I’m married to my dad … I just wanted to have him walk me down the aisle and hold my babies.” The other is her oft-photographed French bulldog, Miss Asia Kinney, who might be outfitted with a flower-adorned collar for her role as doggie ring bearer.
The Color Palette
Like any fashion-obsessed New Yorker worth her salt, Gaga prefers wearing black because, as she told Teen Vogue in 2012, “You can be yourself and be creative in the color.” That year she also launched Fame Eau de Parfum, the world’s first ebony-colored scent. A black-and-white wedding, accented with flashes of gold, would suit Gaga’s proclivity for graphic contrasts.
An avid gardener, Gaga takes particular pride in her rose garden and has Instagrammed a red-rose bouquet she received from Kinney. Suffice it to say, the ultimate floral symbol of love could figure prominently in her big day.
She’s as known as much for what she wears as for her music, so you can bet Gaga will be looking to make a capital-B big statement on the aisle. She’s also a huge supporter of her fashion-designer younger sister, Natali Germanotta, who has created several of Gaga’s outfits for high-profile events. Recently, the pop star has been photographed in more classically elegant pieces, though her sartorial choices still lean toward sharp lines and sculptural tailoring. We can see her in this architecturally draped Angel Sanchez A-line gown.
The Reception Venue
After saying their I do’s in midtown Manhattan, the couple might opt for a grand outdoor space that provides fresh air, lush botanical gardens, and sweeping views, yet is still within the five boroughs. We suggest Wave Hill, a 28-acre estate overlooking the New Jersey Palisades, for its romantic—and private—setting.
Last year, Gaga and singer Tony Bennett recorded an album of jazz standards, sparking a deep friendship in the process. For her first spin on the dance floor as Mrs. Kinney, Gaga might tap the veteran performer to sing the jazz standard “Cheek to Cheek,” which is also the title of their collection of duets.
The Cocktail Hour
She’s on the record as saying “cheap gin” is one of her guilty pleasures. For her wedding day, Gaga will dial it up a notch, spotlighting a nice gin in a signature cocktail. We suggest a classic Negroni Swizzle, garnished with citrus peel from fruit plucked from the trees in her garden.
Meatballs, pasta, eggplant Parm—if it’s Italian, Gaga (birth name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) loves it. Lucky for her, her parents own the NYC eatery Joanne Trattoria, a casual spot serving Southern Italian fare. Count on the restaurant to provide the catering, with mini pizzas on the menu for cocktail hour and plenty of pastas to share, family-style, at dinner.
When a hotel surprised Gaga by filling her entire suite with doughnuts, she raved about it on Instagram. She might get similar pleasure at her reception when the catering staff rolls out dozens of the sugary snacks for a late-night refuel on the dance floor.
Before he landed parts on The Vampire Diaries and, currently, Chicago Fire, Kinney was kicking it in Hawaii, where he worked as a carpenter and developed a love of surfing. Gaga, too, has lots of love for the beach, regularly sharing bikini pics on sandy shores with her fans. The two might hole up on Kauai, which sees far less tourists than other Hawaiian islands, to enjoy the top-notch service at the St. Regis Princeville, a waterfront resort with jaw-dropping views of Hanalei Bay.