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12 Celebrity Weddings That Caught Everyone’s Attention

Celebrities never cease to amaze us. And when it comes to weddings, they leave us with our jaws dropped, as many of them choose to get married in ways that are as strange as they are striking. Whether it’s because of their long duration, the theme, or fancy gowns, celebrity weddings have managed to stand out and linger in the memories of their admirers, no matter how much time goes by.

Bright Side chose 12 celebrity couples that made history for their flamboyant, extravagant, and very original ways of carrying out the most important day of their lives.

1. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

The couple was married according to the rites of Scientology. Therefore, as a sign of his love and fidelity, Tom Cruise vowed the bride a comb, a pan, and a cat. In addition, the wedding took place in a fancy Italian castle.

2. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

The bride, an icon in women’s fashion, chose a black dress to get married in, contrary to the tradition of wearing white. Years later, she seems to have regretted it. The dress suited her beautifully though.

3. Nicole Richie and Joel Madden

Just like in any high-end wedding, there’s a bit of room for eccentricities. Nicole Richie had 3 outfit changes, one for each moment of the event. But the most striking thing was that a trained elephant named Tai walked the bride down the aisle to bring them good luck. Another highlight of the event was when the bride and groom were married by rapper Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, who officiated during the ceremony.

4. Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock

The actress married the musician aboard a luxury yacht in Saint-Tropez. But that wasn’t the end of it: the ceremony continued in 3 other cities in the United States. The bride and groom wore nothing but swimsuits and sailor hats.

5. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

The country star got married wearing her mother’s dress along with silver Texas boots. For dinner, a dish made of venison was served to all the guests. Little did they know, the singer herself hunted the meat!

6. Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz

This pair had such a romantic wedding! The venue was decorated with 10,000 black roses. The groom’s dog was in charge of carrying the rings to the altar and the bride’s father officiated the ceremony.

7. Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar

The couple spared no expense when it came to getting married. They had a huge wedding, fairy-tale style. First, they got married according to the Anglican tradition. Then, the party lasted 6 days, according to the Indian tradition. At the end of the party, they had a Hindu wedding.

8. Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky

For her eighth wedding, Michael Jackson lent his Neverland Ranch to the actress. He even walked her down the aisle. The wedding was a huge success with lots of high-profile guests. It attracted hundreds of reporters and photographers. Several helicopters flew over the ranch with the hope of obtaining exclusive images — even a photographer dared to parachute in while the wedding was still taking place.

9. Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra

The NBA star always leaves everyone with their jaws hanging, and not only because of his talent on the basketball court. He married actress Carmen Electra in a Las Vegas chapel, only to file for annulment papers ten days later.

10. Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

The couple had only met 3 months earlier, which is why the marriage was so unexpected. When the guests arrived at what they thought was an engagement party, they received a card that said, “Surprise! Today is our wedding.”

11. Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett

The couple got married at the Playboy Mansion. Hugh Hefner himself gave her away after he learned they were engaged. Of course, he attended with his 3 girlfriends at the time. Maybe this is not as crazy as the fact that Hefner and Wilkinson were a couple before that.

12. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

At first, when they got married, they already had made it big. But when they renewed their vows, they decided to do things Disney-style with the castle of Sleeping Beauty as their backdrop. They celebrated their years of marriage amidst fairy-tale magic. She dressed in a pompous dress and he looked like prince charming. Their children dressed just like their parents.

What wedding did you find most flamboyant? If you were to get married, would you have an unusual wedding? Feel free to tell us about it in the comment section!

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