" The 32-year-old singer-songwriter was dressed in a traditional veil and a knee-length tulle Gaultier dress.
She walked barefoot down the aisle hand-in-hand with Ogata, who opted for an equally casual vibe with a white jacket, shorts and sneakers.
It's tempting to set up a grand introduction for Beth Ditto on the occasion of her solo debut after disbanding the Gossip, but this native Arkansan can say so much in a few swaggerful lines over a pounding kick drum and bone-rattling bass guitar: "Two sisters, four brothers/Hard worker, like my mother/Not bitter, so sweet/Strawberry ca-ca-canned peach!
" Those lyrics (from the Jacknife Lee cowrite "Oo La La") contain the fundamentals of Ditto's album Fake Sugar: family strength, punky grit, unabashed Southernness and the rural-rags-to-rock-royalty story of our hostess, who here turns strive and strife into music that is honeyed and familiar.
She launched her eponymous plus-sized luxury line with a Jean Paul Gaultier collaboration, posed in an Alexander Wang portrait series, modeled for Marc Jacobs on the runway and in print, and appeared in Tom Ford's Oscar-nominated Nocturnal Animals.
"I don't think about that stuff like, 'This is good for my career.'" says Ditto.
"At long last, now that we have returned home and recovered from all the amazingness and had some time to bask in the afterglow, we are exited to share with you a pic or two from Beth and Kristin's wedding! "So much love and appreciation to all of our family and friends who celebrated with us!
And a huge thank you to Jean Paul Gaultier for the dream-come-true dress! The expatriate returns Stateside in an attempt to swing all fates toward love. You’ll know for sure you've been involved in something special. What better way to celebrate than to witness creator Meg Remy, unaccompanied and raw, survey the wreckage of North America and help you dance beyond it?Where the stripped-down three-piece Gossip play propulsive, garage band blues, Ditto’s own stuff is melancholic, soulful dance music, inspired by “Eighties disco soul jams” that she loves, and the up-tempo pop-R&B of I Wanna Dance With Somebody-era Whitney Houston.“I’ve never been, like: ‘It’s all about the music, man’,” she says, “but this is pretty wild.” She became beloved of the tabloid press largely because of her willingness to slander celebrities (on Victoria Beckham: “Posh Spice is an absolute joke. I didn’t realize that until I had to do it with new people.