Brooklyn Beckham's father in law suing wedding planners for £100,000

Nelson Peltz has slammed the organisers of the simchah for their poor handling of the wedding


English model Brooklyn Beckham and his wife US actress Nicola Peltz arrive for the 2022 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2022, in New York. - The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. The Gala's 2022 theme is "In America: An Anthology of Fashion". (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Perhaps it should be the 2023 version of the old adage money doesn’t buy you happiness; it appears a £3 million three-day star-studded wedding is no guarantee of family bliss.

The Peltz-Beckham wedding, uniting the families of American Jewish billionaire Nelson Peltz with that of British footballing legend David Beckham (who is proudly one quarter Jewish) and former Spice Girl-turned-designer Victoria, were the showbiz Jew-ish nuptials of last year complete with a rabbi, chuppah and hora dancing.

But while actress Nicola Peltz and her photographer/ chef/ stylist new husband Brooklyn Beckham still seem deeply in love, the fall-out from the April wedding continues.

First there is the alleged broigus with the in-laws. There’s been sniping from Nicola about why she didn’t wear one of her mother-in-law’s dresses for the wedding – apparently Victoria said she didn’t have time.

She revealed: ‘We connected to start designing the dress and then a few days went by and I didn’t hear anything. Victoria called my mom and said her atelier couldn’t make it.’ She added: ‘No family is perfect’.

Brooklyn, 23, added fuel to the fire by saying Nicola, 27, is his ‘number one priority’ saying they had ‘each other’s back 100 per cent.’

While there was a much-hyped reunion at the end of last year, when Brooklyn and Nicola attended one of Victoria’s fashion shows, it is clear the problems continue. Over the Christmas/ Chanukah break the families allegedly did not see each other with David and Victoria complaining on Instagram- while posing in matching pyjamas - how much they loved and missed their boy.

And now we have been given another glimpse at the immense stress caused by hosting such a huge event thanks to legal action Nelson, 80, is taking against the second (out of three) wedding planners hired to take responsibility for the wedding which included guests Gordon Ramsay, the Williams sisters, Spice Girls Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm, and actress Eva Longoria.

He is demanding his £132,000 deposit back from Plan Design Events organisers Nicole Braghin and Arianna Grijalba over alleged mistakes. The pair were hired just six weeks before the April nuptials, after the first planner, Preston Bailey who planned Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s wedding, was fired. They lasted two weeks.

Text messages released by Nelson between Nicola – described in the lawsuit as a ‘world famous actress’ -  and the planners shows her berating them for having down racing driver Lewis Hamilton as a guest when he’d declined his invitation. She adds she is ‘tired of catching’ their mistakes.

The lawsuit claims the planners couldn’t handle the expectations of the VIP guestlist which included ‘more than 500 people, including numerous celebrities, athletes, dignatories and other influential individuals who travelled from all around the globe.’

It continued: ‘Peltz had presented them with the opportunity of a lifetime – to have their names associated with the wedding of two world-famous celebrities, which would undoubtedly propel PDE into wedding planning stardom. In reality, however, it later became clear that PDE viewed this as an opportunity to take advantage of Peltz by making material misrepresentations on both their website and in person regarding their experience, expertise, and capability of planning the wedding.’

Plan Design Events dispute the allegations against them and have called the lawsuit ‘frivolous’ and designed to ruin their reputations.

After they were fired a third planner, Michella Rago, was hired, charging much more than her usual rate because of the tight time frame. While the wedding – which was featured in Vogue – certainly looked fantastic from the outside, the continuing issues shows that however rich and beautiful you are, no one is immune from simcha stress.

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