From the 70s to today, celebrity weddings have made their way to our timelines and our hearts. Although some of the marriages didn’t stand the tests of time, the memories will last a lifetime.
If you’re looking for inspiration, you’re in the right place. After all, celebrities set the trends and spark the conversations.
Join us for a walk down memory lane to reminisce about the top 10 celebrity weddings of all time.
1. Britney Spears and Kevin Federline (2004)
It’s hard to believe that this cringe-worthy union took place over a decade ago. Britney and K-Fed moved their wedding date up to avoid paparazzi. But that didn’t stop us from seeing the photos of Britney’s short, sheer reception dress.
The best part is seeing her bridesmaids in matching pink velour tracksuits. Though this wedding wasn’t the classiest we’ve seen, we’ll be talking about it for decades.
2. Beyonce and Jay-Z (2008)
Despite their worldwide fame, Bey and Jay kept their 2018 wedding private. However, they share glimpses of their nuptials with us through Instagram posts videos.
From what we can tell, it was stunning. This wedding makes the list because it was intimate, romantic and personable. You can’t go wrong with that.
Arguably, the coolest aspect of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s union is their tattoo wedding bands.
They commonly use the numbers 4/4 to pay homage to their wedding anniversary which took place on April 4, 2008.
3. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (2014)
This union is so talked about because Kimye’s wedding photos broke Instagram records. The infamous photo shows off a lavish flower wall and currently has over 2.4 million likes.
This wasn’t the only time the Kardashians broke the internet, but it’s still impressive. At the wedding, Kim and Kanye both rocked custom Givenchy apparel.
Their elaborate nuptials took place at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. Their wedding is an example of how important the reception venue is to an event.
Serena Williams, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, and Steve McQueen were among the crowd. Did we mention that there was a 7-layer cake?
4. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
Speaking of John and Chrissy, we can’t neglect to add them to this list. This couple always plays on our heartstrings. Their wedding was no exception.
Like many celebrity weddings, their wedding happened in the romantic country of Italy.
Chrissy stole the show with three separate Vera Wang dresses. John serenaded Chrissy during the reception and Chrissy “cry danced” to Beyonce’s “Love on Top”.
Guests saw a performance by the legendary Stevie Wonder and a four-tiered carrot cake.
5. Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi (2008)
We’re not surprised that this wedding was personalized, intimate and simple. The couple announced their engagement the day after California legalized same-sex marriage. Their wedding took place at their Beverly Hills home.
Among the many reasons to love this wedding, one reason is that they took time for each other. Ellen and Portia danced to their favorite love song, Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon in the Sky” in private.
6. Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade (2014)
Actress Gabrielle Union wed NBA star Dwyane Wade, during a black-tie event in Miami. Their wedding took place at the extravagant castle, Chateau Artisan. Some familiar faces were among the crowd gathered in August of 2014.
They look like they’re straight from a magazine thanks to the classy black and white theme. Don’t worry — you don’t have to be a celebrity to get the perfect wedding photos.
7. Victoria “Posh Spice” Adams and David Beckham (1999)
This spice girl and her beau certainly partied like it was 1999! From the $17,000 tiara to the matching purple reception outfit made it unforgettable.
This wedding was royal-themed and the couple certainly wasn’t afraid to splurge on the details. Their wedding was rumored to cost around $1 million, which was unheard of in the 90s.
8. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise (2006)
We’ll never forget the day that Cruise made history on Oprah’s couch when he proclaimed his love for Katie.
One year later, the star married her during a ceremony in Italy. Their reception featured a performance by Andrea Bocelli. The wedding cost about $3 million which included a guest list of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Katie and Tom spent their honeymoon in the Maldives. Even though this couple didn’t last, we’ll never forget this romance straight from the red carpet.
9. John Lennon and Yoko Ono
These two were hipsters before hipsters were even a thing. They didn’t go for tradition, but their union is just as memorable as any other.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono planned to wed on a ferry, but that didn’t work out because of visa issues. Instead, they had a 10-minute ceremony at the British Consulate Office in Gibraltar.
The popular photo of Ono in a min-skirt and retro hat is still Instagram-worthy. They had a peaceful “Bed-In” for a honeymoon.
10. Prince William and Kate Middleton (2011)
We couldn’t make a list of celebrity weddings without mentioning the royals! Prince William and Kate’s wedding goes down in history as one of the most beloved weddings of all time.
When we think of royal weddings, we imagine florals, tiaras, and a handsome prince. This wedding did not disappoint.
It was expectedly over-the-top and lavish down to every detail. It also featured many royal traditions that truly made the event one-of-a-kind.
For example, Princess Kate wears the blue sapphire ring that Princess Diana once wore. Although the antique ring is dreamy, modern anillos de compromiso are equally gorgeous!
Which Celebrity Weddings Were Your Favorites?
Whether the marriages lasted or not, we will always cherish these celebrity weddings.
Looking at celebrity weddings can help you get inspiration for your wedding. But, you don’t have to wear a $17,000 tiara to feel like a princess on your big day.
As long as you put you and your partner’s happiness first, your wedding day will be just as special.
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