About 300 guests will attend the service at a church filled with pink flowers ? her favorite color ? and a well-known but as-yet undisclosed singer will perform, Simpson said. Simpson’s partner, Pol Atteu, who designed more than a dozen dresses for Smith, created the custom gown in which she will be buried in a “very elegant” casket, Simpson added.
Simpson, a Beverly Hills-based model talent scout, said the three parties who had battled over custody of Smith’s body ? Howard K. Stern, Larry Birkhead and her mother, Virgie Arthur ? each had to submit a guest list of up to 100 people. Only about 30 people will attend the more private burial at Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums, he said.