Top 10 Celebrity Weddings!
Prepare to be dazzled as we count down the top 10 star weddings of a lifetime! (expert advice)
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
When it comes to bling, you can't beat mega-star Tom Cruise! With A-listers Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Posh and Becks, and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith present, he married lady love Katie Holmes in 2006 in a 15th-century Italian castle. Katie's off-the-shoulder ivory gown was made by their fave designer, Giorgio Armani, along with 7-month-old daughter Suri's dress. More than 300 bottles of wine and bubbly were popped as the two cut into a five-tiered cake and Tom sang "You've Lost that Loving Feeling."
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
Flash back to 2000 when Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston said their home-made vows atop a Malibu, CA bluff. He pledged to "split the difference on the thermostat" and she promised to always make his "favorite banana milk shake." TV's fave "friend" looked stunning in a silk-and-satin, low-backed gown by Lawrence Steele. The two reportedly sported matching blonde highlights (!) and treated guests Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry to traditional Greek music, a slide show and fireworks to music by Radiohead.
David and Victoria Beckham
Like everything else in their world, Posh and Becks' nuptials at an Irish castle in 1999 were over the top! The impossibly thin pop star wore a satin, corseted gown by Vera Wang with a 20-foot train. On her head? An 18-carat golden crown. The couple sat on gilded thrones and then changed into matching, hot purple outfits. An orchestra played hits by the Spice Girls, all of whom attended except for Gerri Halliwell, because the two were feuding!
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Not to be outdone by her famous ex, Nicole Kidman pulled off her own fairy-tale wedding to country singer Keith Urban in their Aussie homeland. The famous fashion plate wore an ivory, empire-waisted gown by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga. Their "passion"-themed reception included flowers and songs by her "Australia" co-star Hugh Jackman, as well as her award-winning hubby.
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley
When she prepared to marry rocker Josh Kelley in December of 2003, "Grey's Anatomy" cutie Katherine Heigl wanted a holiday-themed ceremony. Her white wedding vision came true in the ski town of Park City, Utah, at a snowy lodge decorated with white flowers and white candles. While she wore a custom-made, ivory silk Oscar de la Renta gown, her bridesmaids were decked out in holiday red.
Beyonce and Jay-Z
It's the wedding that wasn't, according to the bride and groom, but something was up on April 4 as candelabras, a tent and 70,000 white orchids were delivered to rapper Jay-Z's New York penthouse. The next day, Mary J. Blige, declared "Congratulations to my man, Jay-Z, and my girl, B," on-stage at their concert.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles
Of course, a real fairy-tale wedding took place on July 29, 1981 at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, England. Two million spectators lined the streets to get a glimpse of Lady Diana Spencer as she rode in a glass coach wearing a puffy-sleeved, silk taffeta gown with lace, embroidery, sequins, 10,000 pearls and a 25-foot train. A record 750 million TV viewers tuned in to watch!
John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette
America got its own royal wedding in 1996, when hunky Kennedy heir John F. Kennedy Jr. married Calvin Klein publicist Carolyn Bessette in a secret ceremony. The two snuck off to tiny Cumberland island off the coast of Georgia, where they exchanged vows in a historic church, once built by slaves, with only 40 high-profile guests. When photos of the bride, in her simple, slip-style gown were released, they caused a frenzy as brides rushed to copy it.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
When No Doubt's Gwen Stefani wed Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale in 2002, they were determined to turn heads. At St. Paul's church in London, the Hollaback Girl strutted down the aisle in a smashing, two-toned wedding dress that changed from white to pink at the hem! Gavin's escort? His sheepdog, Winston.
Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson
Pop rockers Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz treated guests to a Gothic Alice in Wonderland-themed reception in 2008 complete with black chandeliers and roses, and a cake shaped like a top hat with a stopwatch and flowers. Ashlee's sister Jessica was maid of honor and Pete's English bulldog was the ring-bearer. Guests included Jessica's boyfriend, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden.