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It’s the most important date in a person’s life. But for celebrities, their wedding day is more than just making a commitment to someone they are — or think — they’re in love with. It’s a chance to break out the finest in bridal fashion and strut their stuff. So as your Facebook becomes cluttered with summer wedding photos and engagement announcements, we decided to add to the pile with our favorite celebrity wedding looks.
Love was in the air this past weekend…as were walls of flowers. Chic, right?
We told you that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tied the knot on Saturday in Florence, Italy in a ceremony that cost a cool $2.8 million according to E! Online. And that estimation makes sense considering that around 200 guests for the wedding were flown from France to Italy on private jets, they were able to get designer Valentino Garavani to host their pre-wedding brunch, they partied at the Palace of Versailles before the wedding, had a 7-tier wedding cake, and both the bride and groom wore custom Givenchy (did we mention they had walls made out of flowers too? We did? Okay, just checking).
And you can see all the lavish-ness of the ceremony in the first photos from the wedding, which were released to E! Online. In them, the couple are snapped sharing their first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. after reading their vows, and baby North is spotted in the cut looking adorable in white while being held by Kris Jenner.
And who needs a fancy schmancy luxury car with recycled cans to pull off in, when in true Kanye style, you can just customize some leather jackets to show the world that you’re “Just Married”?
Say what you want about these two, but they looked very nice on their big day, and definitely very happy. Check out all the rest of the exclusive images over at E Online of Mr. and Mrs. West, and share your thoughts.
It’s only a matter of time before news breaks that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are married. Whether or not you believe their union will last, one can only imagine the costs associated with their “I dos.” You know it’s going to be over the top! In honor of those who spend an unthinkable amount on a ceremony we wanted to take a look at some of the most expensive celebrity weddings.
Would you ever want something this lavish, or are you into the simple life?
Perhaps predicting the consequences that a massive, media-heavy wedding could have (a-la Kim Kardashian’s first wedding), these couples decided to keep things simple when they tied the knot.
It appears that Kelly Rowland may officially be a married woman. According to the Tico Times, the former Destiny’s Child singer may have exchanged vows with fiance, Tim Witherspoon, in Costa Rica over the weekend.
Costa Rica’s Immigration Administration reportedly confirmed that Kelly’s DC3 sisters Beyoncé and Michelle Williams also flew down for the ceremony. There has been no word regarding specifics of the ceremony and nothing has been confirmed by Kelly’s reps. But over the weekend, Bey did share a bridesmaid-esque photo of herself with Instagram followers.
If reports are correct, then Kelly must have experienced a major change of heart since first discussing her wedding plans. Initially, she revealed that she didn’t plan to invite anyone to the ceremony outside of her mother, Tim’s parents and the pastor.
“I think we just really want it to be us and our pastor. That’s it. I mean, we are the only two that’s going to be in the marriage,” said the “Dirty Laundry” singer last December. “You have to pay for food for everyone and I’m not down with that. Everyone is there just to be nosy and see who I’m wearing, you know. I’m okay.”
Just a few months later, Kelly expressed similar sentiments.
“I just wanted it to be a nice peaceful day with just me, him and our mothers,” she said. Nope [no bridesmaids]. And they’re not happy about that.”
Well if the rumors are true, congrats Kelly!
The National Enquirer recently reported that Kandi Burruss’ wedding this past weekend was completely ruined by an inappropriate, drunken speech given by fellow singer and bridesmaid Fantasia Barrino.
“Kandi was horrified!” an eyewitness exclaimed to the magazine. “She and Fantasia are close, but this may ruin their friendship.”
The sources adds that Tasia’s speech was riddled with profanity and totally infuriated Kandi’s new husband, Tood.
“Fantasia started by saying, ‘Kandi, you are my m*therf**kin’ friend and I love you,’” the snitch continued. “Then she called Kandi the ‘realest b*tch I know’ and rambled on about her big butt. Todd was furious, and the other bridesmaids got Fantasia to sit down. Thank goodness!”
Reps for Kandi recently commented on Tasia’s wild wedding speech to TMZ and according to the rep, Kandi found it to be hilarious. Apparently the ladies go way back so there’s not much Tasia can do (or say) to offend the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star.
There are lots of rumors floating around about what will be going down on the day that Kim Kardashian becomes Kim Kardashian-West. It’s difficult to draw the line regarding which stories are believable and which ones aren’t so believable, especially since Kanye once claimed that he wanted fighter jets to be incorporated into the ceremony. However, one rumor that seems like it could totally happen is baby North joining mama Kim as she walks down the aisle to meet Kanye at the altar!
“Kim is planning to carry North down the aisle at her wedding,” a friend of the Kardashians recently told Life&Style.
Since Kim’s father, Rob Kardashian Sr., is deceased, it was believed that her stepfather, Bruce Jenner, would be giving her away at the ceremony. But now that her little girl might be joining her on the wedding stroll, the insider claims that Bruce is no longer needed.
“She doesn’t think she’s going to have Bruce walk her anymore,” the source added.
It would be nice for Kanye and Kim to incorporate their baby girl in the ceremony. But we won’t know what’s really going down until the big event unfolds.
Speaking of beautiful brides-to-be, Kelly Rowland recently discussed plans for her upcoming wedding to longtime boyfriend and manager, Tim Witherspoon. And it turns out that she’s following through with her original plans of having a very small, intimate ceremony.
“I just wanted it to be a nice peaceful day with just me, him and our mothers,” the “Dirty Laundry” singer told Hello Beautiful. “That’s it.”
As for an actual wedding party, Kelly says there won’t be one. No bridesmaids. No groomsmen. No muss. No fuss. And while the former Destiny’s Child singer seems extremely pleased with this decision, she admits that those close to her, who were looking to partake in her special day, are not.
“Nope [no bridesmaids]. And they’re not happy about that.”
The news definitely isn’t shocking to fans of the soon-to-be-married singer. After confirming her engagement just a few months ago, Kelly revealed that an extravagant wedding with a super long guest list wasn’t an ideal situation for her.
“I think we just really want it to be us and our pastor. That’s it,” she told People last December. “I mean, we are the only two that’s going to be in the marriage.”
As long as Kelly and her fiancé are happy on their big day, that’s all that really matters.
Catch a clip from her interview on the next page.
Gabrielle Union Says Dwyane Wade Took The Lead On Planning Their Wedding: ‘Secretly, This Is His Princess Moment’
Considering that she didn’t have the time to participate in the planning of her first wedding, you’d think that Gabrielle Union would jump at the opportunity to plan the wedding of her dreams the second time around. But according to the “Being Mary Jane” actress, her fiancé, Dwyane Wade, is the one having all of the fun planning their wedding.
“I’m out doing wine tastings, secretly this is like his princess moment he has waited for for a long time, he’s been hoarding bridal magazines, he’s very ready,” she joked during an appearance on “The Ellen Show.”
The 41-year-old bride-to-be adds that her Miami Heat-playing boo is involved in the tiniest details of what their special day will look like.
“He’s into aspects I didn’t even know went into wedding planning. He is on. To have a centerpiece, to not have a centerpiece—he has very strong opinions. [He says] no centerpieces. Who cares? Um, he does! He’s very particular about the music and the guest list.”
She went on to reiterate that not many people will be invited to the wedding.
“I think people are thinking [the guest list] is a lot bigger than it is. They’ll find out when [they're not invited].”
Ellen also probed about the couple’s 9-year age difference, which Gabby says is most prevalent during bedtime and when it comes to their musical preferences.
“The biggest is like for music. Like I want the O’Jays to play at our wedding. He wants Young Jeezy. You know, I’m like, ‘Ooh, Patti Labelle,’and he’s like, ‘Ariana Grande.’ It’s night and day.”
“If we’re watching ‘Nashville,’ which is one of our favorite shows, I might drift off. That’s one of the downsides of dating an older gal—we drift off.”
While she’s speaking a little more freely about their wedding plans, she remains tight lipped about the actual wedding date.
Check out Gabby’s interview on the next page.
We’ve known for a while now that “Single Ladies” lead star Denise Vasi is no longer a single lady in real life. The 30-year-old actress jumped the broom with 40-year-old video director and photographer Anthony Mandler in October, but she’s only know giving us a glimpse into her big day with a Bridal Bliss Exclusive on Essence.com.
We live for Essence’s engagement and wedding photos and Denise’s wedding day photo gallery is no different. Set in a vineyard in Santa Ynez, California, Denise and Anthony’s album includes a mix of sentimental poses and fun candids, all with the Latina star glowing in her beautiful Kleinfeld Bridal dress. Check out the pics below and head over to Essence.com for a few more shots. What do you think?