EXCLUSIVE: Salma Hayek $2 Million Wedding Bash

Apr. 14 2009, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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Better late than never -- Salma Hayek is finally going to get her fairytale wedding.

The 42 year-old actress-producer married billionaire beau Francois-Henri Pinault in a small civil ceremony at City Hall in Paris on Valentine’s Day.  And now the Mexican beauty is pulling out all the stops and planning a lavish wedding party the last weekend in April.  “At last, Salma is throwing the wedding party of her wildest dreams, and she’s thrilled to death,” said an insider.   “Francois is sparing no expense. Everything will be top flight and lavish. 

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“The final wedding bill will likely top $2 million.  “They’re flying in friends on private jets from all over the world.

“Salma and Francois already ordered up hundreds of cases of the world’s finest wines and champagnes, Four Star Gourmet food and the party will be decorated with roomfuls of bouquets of red and white roses. 

“And this won’t be a typical wedding celebration -- The event will kick off April 24th and go straight through the whole weekend.”

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46-year-old Francois -- who runs the luxury goods firm that owns fashion labels Gucci, Yves St. Laurent and Balenciaga -- has given Salma free reign to select a custom-made gown from his army of designers.

The couple -- who are parents to 18 month old daughter Valentina – briefly called off their engagement in July 2008 before reconciling in the fall.

To make their celebration even more special, Salma and Francois have offered all-expense paid invites to famous friends including Penelope Cruz and her on-again off-again boyfriend Javier Bardem, Salma’s “Frida” costar and close pal Ashley Judd, the cast of “Ugly Betty,” “30 Rock” stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin and director Robert Rodriguez and actress—girlfriend Rose McGowan.

“Extravagant doesn’t begin to describe what Salma is cooking up,” added the insider. “In Salma’s eyes, this marriage is for keeps.

“She swears this will be her first and last wedding so she wants to make memories to last a lifetime.”

(Photo: Splash News)



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