For her Italian wedding to rapper Kanye West, Kim Kardashian chose a fairly conservative floor-length gown. She looked stunni
After meeting on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, a whirlwind romance fighting tabloid rumors and the paparazzi, and adopting several children, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt finally tied the knot at Chateau Miraval in France after nine years of dating. The ceremony was held in front of an intimate crowd of just 22 of the couple’s closest friends and family. Angelina’s dress featured illustrations by all of her children and was a uniquely beautiful homage to her family.
It was the Wedding of The Century, and for good reason. Nearly 2.5 billion people tuned in to watch the heir to the British throne, Prince William of Wales, wed his longtime love, Kate Middleton. The two met as young students in university, and the subsequent media frenzy made life tough for the couple. But at the end of the day, love prevailed, and the two wed at Westminster Abbey with the bride in a gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress.
For her wedding to songbird and piano player John Legend, former Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition model Chrissy Tiegen wore not one, not two, but a grand total of THREE separate Vera Wang gowns. Bearing in mind that the iconic wedding dress designer’s frocks range from $8K to $23K, it’s safe to say that Chrissy spent more than a pretty penny on her wedding looks. We especially love the drama of this particular dress. She looks like a princess!
R&B songstress Ciara and her husband, Seattle Seahawks football player Russell Wilson, indulged every little girl’s fairytale wedding fantasy when they held their nuptials at the medieval Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, United Kingdom. The pair flew in 100 of their closest family members and friends along with Pastor Judah Smith to perform the ceremony. The bride wore a stunning custom gown with gorgeous lace accents by Roberto Cavalli Couture. Ciara’s son, Future Zahir, even served as the ring bearer for the lovebirds.
Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr found the man of her dreams in Snapchat founder and CEO Evan Spiegel. The bride wore a custom gown by famed French design house Dior Haute Couture. It was the second trip down the aisle for Miranda, who had previously been wed to actor Orlando Bloom. The couple had a low-key affair at their home in Los Angeles in front of 45 of their closest friends and family members. The couple shares one child.
Ashley Tisdale is an actress and singer whose big break came when she starred in the Disney Channel original movie High School Musical. She’s also a modern-day pinup, having ranked on the Maxim‘ Hot 100 list of sexiest women and hottest celebrities multiple times. So it’s only appropriate that for her wedding to musician Christopher French, Ashley had her High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens as one of her six bridesmaids! The pair wed at a private residence in Santa Barbara.
When you’re marrying Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor (who has been the pursuit of actresses for decades), you better look stunning on your wedding day – and that’s exactly what Amal Alamuddin did! The celebrated Lebanon-born, London-based human rights lawyer made it clear exactly why George Clooney decided to finally settle down. The bride looked like a fairytale princess in a custom gown by Oscar De La Renta. For the reception, she switched into a cascading red Dolce & Gabanna gown.
When the daughter of a billionaire and the son of a huge real estate mogul get married, what’s the highlight? “The cake was amazing and just beautiful. It was 70 inches on the table with about 13 layers,” Sylvia Weinstock, who baked the cake, said in an interview with People magazine. “Each layer was ringed with flowers. We had lisianthus, roses, peonies, Lilies of the Valley, baby’s breath – all in the coloring of whites, creams, pinks ivory, and flush tones.”
When Salma Hayek married the famous French financier François-Henri Pinault, the wedding was just as star-studded as you’d expect for Hollywood royalty like her. Bono, Penelope Cruz and Woody Harrelson were all in attendance. The wedding cost a whopping $3.5 million – which is pocket change if you’re Francois-Henri Pinault (he is a billionaire, after all). The wedding itself was held in Venice’s renowned opera house, Teatro La Fenice. The Mexican-born beauty now shares one child, named Valentina, with her husband.
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and football quarterback Tom Brady are one of the power couples of the century. It’s hard to believe the dynamic duo have already been married for ten years, and have a daughter, Vivian, and a son, Benjamin. Recently, to mark their anniversary on Instagram, Gisele posted: “I love learning and growing with you. Happy anniversary love of my life! Te amo muito!” The last part of her message, in her native Portuguese, means “I love you very much.”
Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard got married at the Beverly Hills Hotel just three short months after getting engaged. The star-studded crowd is exactly what you would expect for one of the world’s most in-demand supermodels and the New York Giants’ wide receiver – Chrissy Teigen, Gabrielle Union, Odell Beckham Jr., Tiffany Haddish, and Shanina Shaik all attended! Chanel chose a Zuhair Murad gown: “I feel very lucky to have gotten married in one of his gorgeous creations.”
Sofia Vergara looked absolutely stunning in a bridal gown by Zuhair Murad, a top choice for many of the celebrity brides on this list. The Colombian born actress, who rose to fame on the sitcom Modern Family, had a fairytale wedding to Magic Mike beefcake Joe Manganiello. No expense was spared for the big day, which brought the total cost of the wedding up to a whopping $3 million. The ceremony was held at Breakers Palm Beach resort in Florida.
When talking about her wedding, reality TV star Whitney Port said, “We wrote our own vows and had members of our family marry us, we didn’t do a sit down dinner because we are way more casual than that and wanted everyone to have little bites of everything, including all of our favorite things like a bread bar! We named cocktails after our nicknames for each other, we choose all the music by making a playlist for the 2two years we were engaged.”
California native Lauren Conrad rose to fame on Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and its spin-off, The Hills. Lauren had a staggering ten -that’s right, ten – bridesmaids by her side on her special day. Why such a large number? Isn’t it improper wedding etiquette? “It’s really a personal choice,” she said. “I think as long as the number doesn’t distract from the nuptials, you’re fine. Also if you have a large group, having them sit during the ceremony works well,” she added.
The bride, whose known for her fierce sense of style, kept her distinct edge with a custom pink and white wedding gown by Dior during her wedding to British rocker Gavin Rossdale. The couple has since split, but her ex-husband says: “We had 20 years together and that in itself is pretty incredible. It’s a lifetime. I still think she’s incredible. It was a lovely 20 years and we have three amazing children. There were a lot of positives.”
Hey, Victoria and David Beckham, the 1990’s called, and they want their…everything back! The couple married back in 1998 Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland. The Bishop of Cork conducted the ceremony, which cost millions of dollars. All jokes aside, the power couple, consisting of one of the most highly paid soccer players in the world and the singer-turned-fashion icon formerly known as Posh Spice, is still going strong more than two decades later. The couple has four children together.
Top tennis player Serena Williams married tech entrepreneur and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans, Louisiana. Their infant daughter was in attendance. On Instagram, her husband posted: “You are the greatest of all time, not just in sport–I’m talking about as a mother and as a wife. I am so excited to write so many more chapters of our fairy tale together. And my whole life I didn’t even realize it, but I was waiting for this moment.”
Yes, this is Kim Kardashian’s second appearance on the list. Though we strongly prefer her iconic look in a Vera Wang gown during her wedding to rap superstar Kanye West, we can’t forget her first wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries. The marriage only lasted for 72 days, but Kim still went all out on the special day – the ceremony cost upwards of $10 million. Kris gave Kim a 20-carat, $2 million engagement ring that had to be transported via an armored truck.
Reality stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt shocked fans when they eloped in Mexico in 2008. But, as expected for these two fame-hungry pop culture personalities, they had a second, televised wedding (which was shown on The Hills) in Pasadena a few months later. Lauren Conrad, Heidi’s former best friend and co-star, attended the wedding amid speculation that she wouldn’t show up, since she famously didn’t get along with Spencer. Lauren allegedly “had a fit” at her friend’s nuptials.
Back before Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian married NBA player Lamar Odom just one month after the couple met. Keeping Up With The Kardashians and the E! TV network paid for the wedding, which was estimated to have cost more than $1 million – chump change for a Kardashian. The couple made $300,000 by selling the exclusive rights to their wedding photos to OK! Magazine. Khloe rocked a tiered strapless Vera Wang gown with purple tints that showed off her hourglass figure.
Reality TV star Audrina Patridge married longtime beau Corey Bonahan in Hawaii, just a few months after giving birth to their daughter. Her wedding dress designer was based in Australia and explained, “It was just by luck that we were going to New York for Bridal Week that we were able to take the dress with us…for the final check…We popped it on her and did a few adjustments. Audrina loved it. She was just delighted and over the moon.”
Actress Jessica Biel opened up to Elle magazine about her wedding dress: “I wanted the dress to be very romantic and feminine and a shape that I very rarely wear. I have never been crazy about all-white wedding dresses, for me at least. [Giambattista Valli] had created that same fabric in a fuchsia-and-pink combination for a dress in a previous collection, and I asked him if he could create that same pattern in a white combination, and he suggested pink.”
Britney Spears shocked the world when she married her back-up dancer Kevin Federline. But you may not know that she was the one who actually proposed! “Then all of a sudden I said, ‘What if you want to get married?’ And I kind of went from there to asking him if he would marry me. I asked him… He said no because he thought it wasn’t the right way to do it.” A week later, Kevin bought Britney a ring.
Snooki – real name Nicole Polizzi – married her husband in front of 500 guests. Of her big day, she said, “I had the worst jitters. I was nervous, I had to have a little vodka. I was like, ‘Where’s my vodka? I need my nerves to calm down.”‘ She added, ‘It was honestly the best day of my life. I want to renew my vows next year just so I can have a wedding again and relive that experience because it was so amazing.”
Grammy award-winning songstress Christina Aguilera married her manager Jordan Bratman at the age of 24. However, things didn’t last for the couple after their $3 million Santa Barbara ceremony. In an interview about the breakup with People Magazine, Christina explained “I’ve grown as a woman and he’s grown as a person. We were both looking for different things. We just weren’t right for each other. I couldn’t face living another five years together and feeling that I wasted that time being unhappy.”
Amy Schumer discussed good pal Jennifer Lawrence’s speech at her wedding to chef Chris Fischer, the brother of her personal assistant. “We just joke around so much, but to hear her say, ‘You’re the matriarch now and it’s a role you’ll be so good at and I know you love fiercely,’” Schumer said in a radio interview with shock jock Howard Stern. “Then she also said, ‘I wish for you patience, which you don’t have.’ So, she also roasted me!”