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was confirmed earlier this Summer that Sofia Coppola planned to wed her longtime boyfriend, Phoenix's Thomas Mars, this month — but now, there's an exact date: Saturday, Aug. 27. The couple plan to hold an "intimate family wedding" in Bernalda — the hometown of Coppola's great-grandparents — with the civil ceremony celebrated in the garden of Palazzo Margherita, a 19th-century southern Italian villa her father Francis Ford Coppola has been renovating. “The ceremony will mark the end of renovations at the palace, which will soon be inaugurated as a resort, open to the public,” said Coppola pere’s great-nephew Gaetano Russo who, on the day of the wedding, plans to screen scenes from both Sofia and Francis Ford's movies on the facades of about 10 buildings in the village.

There still hasn't been any wedding dress designer confirmation — Marc Jacobs, Coppola's close friend and the most likely candidate for the job, seemed unsure while denying that he was doing the honors back in June, and after Coppola attended Azzedine Alaia's couture show last month, rumors circulated that Alaia may be the dress's designer.