With the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton coming up on the 29th of April this year, it is only natural to think back to some of the biggest celebrity weddings of recent times. Here is a list of the 7 biggest celebrity weddings that combines style, panache and big spending.
1. Liza Minnelli and David Gest
This wedding ceremony that took place in March 2002 at Manhattan's Collegiate Church was certainly one of the biggest celebrity weddings of recent times. The Best Man was Michael Jackson and Maid of Honor was Elizabeth Taylor. The wedding featured a 6-foot, 12-tier wedding cake that cost a whopping $40,00. Total estimated cost was $3.5 million.
2. Paul McCartney & Heather Mills
Considering that Paul McCartney proposed with a with a 21 carat sapphire and diamond ring, the wedding was certainly expected to be big, and it was. It took place on June 2002 at St. Salvador's Church in Monaghan, Ireland and cost the couple an estimated $3 million.
3. Elizabeth Hurley & Arun Nayar
This was certainly one of the biggest celebrity weddings and the most exceptional. It took place over 8 days, in two places across two continents. The first ceremony was held March 2nd in the medieval Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire. The second ceremony was a traditional Hindu ceremony held in Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India. Total estimated cost was upward of $2.5 million.
4. Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
The couple, dressed in Armani, wed in November in Italy's 15th-century Odescalchi Castle outside Rome. A five-tiered white chocolate wedding cake and approximately 300 bottles of wine were consumed. Total estimated cost was $2 million, exactly double of what Tom Cruise spent on his first wedding with Nicole Kidman.
5. Elizabeth Taylor & Larry Fortensky
This was Taylors’ 7th husband and the biggest wedding ceremony. They married on October 6, 1991 at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. Taylor’s gown itself cost about $30,000. Total estimated cost of the event was $2 million.
6. Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman
It was not easy for this couple to create the perfect wedding scenario considering they had to top the extremely romantic proposal that happened on Valentine’s Day in Carmel. Firstly, they spent a lot on bachelor and bachelorette parties and then created a winter-themed wedding in a tent, filled with white roses, silver drapery, and dangling crystals and the bride walked down the aisle with a single real rose and a single diamond rose. Total estimated cost was $2 million.
7. Elton John & David Furnish
This is the only same sex couple to make it to this list of biggest celebrity weddings. The couple wed in Windsor's Guildhall and feasted on caviar and pink champagne. The total estimated cost of the wedding was $1.5 million.
As you can see from this list of 7 biggest celebrity weddings, these celebrities didn’t pinch pennies to create the most magical weddings. However, it is unfortunate that most of the weddings on this list didn’t survive for very long.
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