Insanely Expensive Celebrity Weddings

Little girls everywhere dream of having a luxurious wedding fit for a Princess; in a magnificent
castle, at a breathtaking location, wearing a dress that would make even Cinderella envious. These little girls grow up into beautiful young women who plan beautiful weddings both large and small from destination ceremonies to simple backyard gatherings. To each their own during this very special time.

Fairy-tales have long told us that if we marry our true love, we will get our happily ever after.
Millions of people around the world gathered around the television for Princess Diana’s and
Prince Charles’ wedding, then again for Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton. Most of us
love seeing when “dreams really do come true”. It give us hope that someday, we might get our
happy ending too.

Weddings are wonderful and splendid. So, there’s no wonder why there are people who give a
lot of effort and resources to make their wedding as grand, memorable, and splendid as
possible.

From bridal gowns, wedding cakes, flowers to venues, we’ve found 10 of the most luxurious
weddings that set the bride and groom back more than $3 million each. With lavish amenities
and exquisite ceremonies, in this list, you will be blown away by the insanely expensive celebrity
weddings. Will this rather expensive weddings result to a happily ever after?

13. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston – (£605,000)

Despite being Hollywood’s most famous couple at the time, the cost of Brad and Jen’s wedding
was relatively tame. Most of the expense went on her dress, flowers – 50,000 of them to be
precise – and a fireworks display at the end of the night.

They split five years later.

12. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom – £605,000

This pair planned their wedding in just nine days, marrying within a month of meeting. But their
wedding was still pretty extravagant, held in Beverly Hills with Khloe wearing a custom-made
Vera Wang gown.

She filed for divorce in December last year.

11. Madonna and Guy Ritchie – £908,000

Most of the budget went on Madonna’s $80,000 Stella McCartney dress, as well as the booking
of an entire Scottish castle for the nuptials.

They split eight years later.

10. Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman – £1.2 million

The pair hired a private vineyard and a 14-piece orchestra for the ceremony, with Christina in a
designer gown and Christian Louboutin heels. The reception went on until 5.00 a.m.

They split five years later.

9. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes – £1.8 million

TomKat hired out a 15th century Italian castle for their nuptials and invited serious A-Listers
including Will and Jada Smith, David and Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez.
Katie wore a custom-designed Giorgio Armani wedding dress and guests were treated to an
expensive fireworks display.

They split five years later.

8. Liza Minnelli and David Gest – £2.5 million

Probably the most star-studded wedding of all time, Michael Jackson was Best Man and
Elizabeth Taylor was Maid of Honour at David and Liza’s nuptials.
Almost 1,000 guests attended the ceremony which included a 50-piece orchestra and 12 tier
wedding cake.

The pair split a year later.

7. Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky – £2.9 million

The actual amount hasn’t been officially confirmed, but experts say it’d be in the region of $2-5
million. The happy couple forked out $750,000 for catering, $11,000 for the cake, $250,000 in
jewellery, $600,000 for air-conditioned tents and $500,000 in flowers.

6. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel – £3.9 million

Justin and Jessica booked an entire Italian hotel for their friends and family and paid to close
down the surrounding buildings in a bid to avoid the paparazzi.

5. Wayne and Coleen Rooney – £5 million

Wayne and Coleen flew their family and friends out to Italy for four days of celebrations which
cost over $1.5 million alone, including a party on a $120 million yacht.
Coleen spent $300,000 on her dress and $140,000 on trips to New York for fittings. They also
spent $660,000 for a performance from Coleen’s favourite band, Westlife.

4. Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto – £6 million

300 guests watched Michael and Yvette marry, before being entertained by Robin Thicke and
Usher.

The pair chose a seven-layer, crystal encrusted rum wedding cake, and her designer dress was
made with handmade silk lace created especially for her.

3. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries – £6 million

The pair blew $10,000 on invitations, $6,000 on cake, $2 million on flowers, $2.5 million on
Kim’s diamond head-dress and invited 500 guests.
Kim also wore three Vera Wang dresses on the day, which was filmed for a two-part, four-hour
reality TV special.

Kim ended the marriage 72 days later.

2. Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt – £12 million

The pair married in a Medieval town in Italy which was closed down for the big day. A castle
was hired for the occasion, costing $512,000. Petra wore a Vera Wang dress costing $1.3
million. Guests were treated to $6,000 a bottle champagne, an acrobatic display, $165,000
worth of fireworks as well as performances from Black Eyed Peas and David Guetta, who were
paid $2.5 million and $800,000 respectively.

1. Prince William and Kate Middleton – £20.6 million

It’s estimated that security on the day cost $32 million, with the rest of the money being spent on
flowers ($800,000) food ($150,000) and champagne ($60,000).
Kate’s Welsh gold wedding ring cost a rumoured $11,000.

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