Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reportedly settle on New Orleans wedding
POSTED: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 4:04pm
NATIONAL NEWS (CNN) — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly lined up the florist and caterers for a summer wedding in New Orleans.
Tourism experts say it's a ceremony that will again put the city on the global stage.
It's one of the most anticipated unions of the decade.
Now according to online reports, actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are getting ready to tie the knot in New Orleans.
"I think that's an excellent location and they picked a good place," said tourist Sherry Kuykendall.
Word is already spreading in town at the couple's favorite deli.
"What better place to have it," said Verti Marte employee Rickie Hill. "New Orleans is great. They obviously love it here and we love them so I could not think of a better place."
When buzz about a summer wedding first surfaced, many thought the couple might choose their home in France, a place in Hawaii, or their home in England.
Instead, unnamed sources say plans are underway for a private ceremony in the courtyard of their French Quarter home.
"I saw their home today on a tour, Kuykendall said."
"I think it's advertising that we could never afford," tourism leader Mark Romig said.
Tourism big wig mark Romig says not only will the wedding be good for new Orleans; he says the entire production will likely have local, national and International appeal.
"Because it not only will be the day of the wedding, but all the events leading up to it, and then you have all the celebrities coming into town," Romig said.
The nuptial will be exclusive to close family members and friends; including Hollywood a-listers like George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino.
The French Quarter home is in close proximity to plenty of star-worthy hotels.
The wedding is expected to boost to the local economy and the city's ego.
"I think it's a point of pride for the people of New Orleans to see, "you know what, they chose to have their wedding in our city," Romig said.
The couple confirmed their engagement back in April.
So far, no exact wedding date has been announced.
Online reports only say sometime in August.