Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: Married in Italy in 2014, we saw the wedding of two of the most famous celebrities of the current era. Their glamorous wedding was only attended by close friends and family but looked like a spectacular affair for all who were involved
Prince William and Kate Middleton: Back in 2011, Prince William, of the British Royal Family, married Catherine ‘Kate’ Middleton, the daughter of flight attendants turned businesspeople Michael and Carole Middleton. This was one of the most famous weddings of the past decade, broadcast live on television across the world.
David and Victoria Beckham: In 1999, the two were married at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. Beckham’s soccer teammate Gary Neville was his best man and the wedding attracted press coverage from all over the world.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono: On March 20, 1969, John Lennon, known for his involvement in The Beatles, married Japanese artist and activist Yoko Ono. After being denied the chance to get married on a cross-channel ferry to France due to Ono’s nationality, the two decided to head to Gibraltar, a British colony near Spain, in order to get married!
Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly: On the 19th of April 1956, world famous actress Grace Kelly married into the Monaco royal family, marrying Prince Rainier. The press dubbed the wedding as the ‘Wedding of the Century’ and marked the effective retirement of the beautiful actress from acting for good.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi: Back in August 2008, talk show host and actress Ellen DeGeneres married Australian actress and model Portia de Rossi in front of a small group in Beverly Hills. The wedding received a lot of press attention due to being one of the most high-profile same-sex marriages of all time!
Elvis and Priscilla Presley: On May 1st 1967, Elvis Presley, the ‘King of Rock and Roll’, married Priscilla Beaulieu, whom he had met in West Germany 8 years prior. However, the marriage was short lived, with the couple divorcing six years later in 1973.
Kate Moss and Jamie Hince: On the 11th of July 2011, British supermodel Kate Moss married guitarists and songwriter Jamie Hince. However, like many of the weddings on this list, it didn’t last long, with the couple separating four years later in 2015.
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor: In Montreal in 1964, acting giants Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor married in a small ceremony in front of just nine people. The bride wore a striking yellow gown, whilst Burton donned an expensive suit.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise: The only Scientology wedding in this list, Hollywood stars Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise married in November 2006. The ceremony took place in a castle in Italy but the marriage didn’t last long, with the couple separating in 2012.
Brigitte Bardot and Jacques Charrier: Back in the Summer of 1959, Brigitte Bardot, French model and actress, married Jacques Charrier, a French actor and artists. The wedding was one of Bardot’s four weddings but was definitely the most lavish and memorable.
Sonny and Cher: At the end of the 1960’s, despite their relationship beginning to unravel, Sonny Bono and Cher married after the birth of Chastity Bono. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t work out and they divorce in 1975, with Cher marrying Gregg Allman just days after the divorce was finalised.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston: On July 29, 2000, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston married in what was, at the time, one of the biggest celebrity weddings of the past ten years. They rented a five-acre estate from Marcy Casey, a television executive, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The luxurious, multi-million dollar wedding didn’t help much though, with the couple later divorcing.
Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston: In 1992, Bobby Brown, American singer and actor, married pop superstar Whitney Houston. In a marriage that would last fifteen years until their divorce in 2007, this lavish affair was celebrated with mass media coverage.
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio: On the 14th of January 1954, Marilyn Monroe married world famous baseball player Joe DiMaggio. Their marriage didn’t last long at all, with a divorce coming just 274 days after they were wedded. Dubbed the ultimate ‘American Wedding’, this was one of the most famous post-war weddings in America.
Prince Charles and Diana Spencer: In July 1981, at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, Charles, Prince of Wales, was wed to Lady Diana Spencer in one of the most famous entries on this list. It was dubbed the “wedding of the century” by many and was watched by an estimated global audience of 750 million on TV.
John and Jackie Kennedy: In September 1953, in Newport, Rhode Island, Jacqueline Bouvier married future president John F. Kennedy in front of over eight hundred guests. The reception was held on the 300 acre Auchincloss estate for over twelve-hundred guests.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: Despite their recent split, the wedding of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt is still one of the most famous of the 21st century. They finally married in 2014 in front of an intimate crowd of just 22 guests, including their six children. The children seem to have had quite some fun drawing on her veil too!!
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer: In 1954, Audrey Hepburn, world famous actress, married actor and director Mel Ferrer. Unfortunately, the wedding was short lived and Ferrer was seen as being unaffectionate towards Hepburn and as having used her “crush on him to rule her with an iron fist.”
Mick and Bianca Jagger: In 1971, Rolling Stones star Mick Jagger married first wife Bianca Perez-Mora Macias. The day before, Jagger had chartered a plane to fly 75 of his friends over to France, where the Stones had relocated to due to Britain’s high tax rates. The ceremony was impressive and the reception is said to have been a great party.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin: In Venice, on the 27th of September 2016, George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin, a Lebanese-British human rights lawyer. The wedding was attended by a host of Hollywood stars, as well as Alamuddin’s friends and family.