By Jenn Berman
Thirty minutes before Saturday’s royal wedding, I was at the historic Brooklyn Eagle Hotel, where 1600 Penn’s Lindsey Buckingham was taping his wedding ceremony to model Lindsay Ellingson.
What a day. Lindsey and Lindsay walked up the stairs to their wedding reception, which was held in the basement of the Eagle.
For the most part, it was a private affair. But it wasn’t too private, of course.
Lindsey is such a legend that he snuck the groom and groom’s parents into the wedding reception. Lindsey walked up to the nearest couple and introduced them to his band. Then, Lindsay’s mom got up and walked across the room to a table.
The bride and groom’s family was then introduced to Lindsey and Lindsay’s band. The bride’s family in turn walked back up the stairs to the basement.
But there was another level of exclusivity. Lindsay and his wife Julie were apparently invited to a very exclusive club.
Julie’s uncle was Queen Elizabeth.
I asked Brett Buckingham why it was only the couple’s immediate family was invited, and he shrugged it off.
“We had a few people that are close to us, that are excited that they’re tying the knot. So we thought it would be a fun thing to do to throw them a wedding reception.”
He explained that the members of Buckingham’s family have a tradition of throwing receptions for their close friends before they marry. And he expects, like his grandfather before him, he and Lindsay will continue the tradition.