Kate Middleton, Poppy Delevingne, Kim Kardashian - there have been a fair few celebrity weddings in recent years, each with a stunning wedding gown and some equally stunning photos.
From Fearne Cotton and Jesse Wood, who finally tied the knot in a secret ceremony in 2014, Kate Middleton and Prince William’s breathtaking royal wedding in 2011, through Kim and Kanye’s star studded bash, right through to Kate Moss and Jamie Hince with their very cool, country festival-style nuptials – it’s safe to say that we’re obsessed with the A-list’s weddings.
When celebrities get married, we look forward to seeing the splendour, the dress, and all the VIP attendees looking their finest, and we’ve rounded-up all the best pics to get you inspired.
Sure, you may not have Kanye performing a bespoke rap for you, Alexa Chung as a guest, or Lady Gaga showing up in something utterly bonkers, but you can definitely take a few things away from how the A-listers roll when it comes to weddings.
For example, who can forget the Royal wedding in 2011? Duchess Kate had the most amazing gown, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, and the world and his wife tuned in to watch the Royal family arrive to celebrate Prince William and Kate Middleton’s big day. It will definitely go down as one of history’s most famous weddings.
And then there was Kanye and Kim Kardashian’s lavish Italian wedding ceremony, which took place in 2014. The bride wore a gorgeous Haute Couture Givenchy gown for the event, before changing into a pearl encrusted mini dress by Balmain for the evening affair. Their daughter North, who was then 11 months old, apparently couldn’t stop excitedly clapping for her parents (awwww).
From Olympic gold medallists (um, have you seen the below video from Michael Phelps’ wedding?) to world famous supermodels, international Royalty to music moguls, we’ve collected up some of the most gorgeous images of our favourite stars’ big days.
Click through our gallery of celebrity weddings to see the stars’ biggest and best nuptials of all time. We defy you not to be suffering with some serious wedding envy by the end.
The Olympic swimmer and his model wife Nicole Johnson Phelps actually managed to keep their marriage a secret for months. And, the pair didn’t just have one but TWO ceremonies. Their June 13 wedding was in Arizona and their October 29 wedding was in Mexico.
Michael posted this picture, simply captioning it with ‘my best friend…. I love you!’
Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario and Suits actor Patrick J Adams recently tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in a wooded area in southern California. How beautiful is that dress?
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed drinks in front of the sea while the newly married couple walked along the beach. Romantic, right?
This picture of the happy couple at their reception is SO adorable.
After the weekend was over, Troian uploaded this romantic sunset picture with the caption: ‘I can truly say that I have never had a more beautiful or happier three days in my life, but what’s more incredible than that was that right in the middle of it I married my best friend. @halfadams I love you. Always and in all ways. #fortday2016’
Patrick uploaded the same picture, which was taken by Max Wranger, writing: ‘Always forward. Never backward. #fortday2016’.
Adrienne Bailon has been sharing some gorgeous pictures of her Paris wedding to Israel Houghton. Could they have picked anywhere more romantic?
We love this snap of the happy couple under the Eiffel Tower. Adorable!
So happy that they’re quite literally singing in the rain.
Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan tied the knot in a beautiful, intimate ceremony in Hawaii.
Audrina Patridge with her bridesmaids.
How in love do these two look?
With ten Olympic golds between them, Team GB cyclists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny proved that they really are the golden couple when they got married in Cheshire.
Remember when tennis star Ana Ivanovic married Manchester United player Bastian Schweinsteiger in Venice? The couple celebrated with not one, but two wedding ceremonies, in the space of two days. Well you would if you could, wouldn’t you?
Ana and Bastian did a George and Amal Clooney, arriving and leaving their wedding on one of Venice’s iconic boats.
Ana’s main dress featured a feathered sweetheart bodice and full skirt.
For a civil ceremony the day before, Ana chose a budget-friendly dress by contemporary brand Parker, priced at $298.
Princess Alix de Ligne of Belgium married Earl Guillaume de Dampierre in a stunning full-length, vintage-inspired ivory gown. The ceremony took place at her family’s 14th century Belgian chateau, and looked like the perfect fairytale wedding.
Homeland star Rupert Friend shocked the internet after revealing that he and girlfriend, Aimee Mullins, eloped in May 2016. Aimee posted this touching photo describing her big day, writing, ‘Celebrating one beautiful month of being married to my best Friend! The 1st of May was a gorgeous rainy day with (The Most Reverend!) @eatkinsdiet as our Officiant (The Most Divine) @betonyvernon as our Witness…an elopement in the field got moved into the compost shed. Our kind of magical day.’
The Paralympic athlete wrote on this adorable photo, ‘Bliss. Officially.’
Rupert posted his own photos from the small intimate event, writing ‘Today is the one-month anniversary of being happily married to @AimeeMullins! #ilovemywife’
Aimee wore a dress by Olivier Theyskens, explaining ‘Yayyyy for the marital compost shed!! And to having a gorgeous dress sent from the inimitable @oliviertheyskens on basically no notice. #elopement’
Due to the weather, the couple and close friends had to move their ceremony from a field to a compost shed. They took a group photo writing, ‘Our rainy day wedding in a magical hobbit-y compost shed…vintage silk and muddy booties, a bespoke suit for Rupert with a vibrant blue-purple lining, and champagne all around’
TV presenter Rick Edwards got married to former Eastenders star Emer Kenny, in a beautiful ceremony in Kew Gardens. Emer wore a stunning strapless, floor-length ivory gown , while Rick wore a sleek three-piece grey suit. The former T4 presenter celebrated the occasion with this gorgeous wedding photo writing, ‘NO BIG DEAL GUYS (regram from my don @christophergove)’.
Alexa Chung attended the nuptials, posting this adorable Instagram congratulating the new couple, writing ‘Congratulations to these dons!!!! @rickedwards1 @missemerkenny’
Lady Charlotte Wellesley was a blushing bride this weekend as she married her Columbian billionaire fiancé Alejandro Santo Domingo in Illora, Andalusia. The daughter of the Duke of Wellington was all smiles as she walked the streets of Illora in a stunning Emilia Wickstead wedding gown.
Guests included the top names in aristocratic society including The Duchess of Cornwall who wore a tiered skirt and white chiffon top to the ceremony.
Adding to the glamour was Czech supermodel Eva Herzigová who also was one of the attendees.
Charlotte and Alejandro exchanged vows in a Catholic ceremony before a reception attended by more than 200 guests at the Duke’s nearby Spanish estate.
The village of Illora was temporarily transformed into the centre of aristocratic society, as Charlotte made her way to the Church of the Incarnation to say her ‘I dos.’
Former Skins star Kaya Scodelario tied the knot with her The Moon and the Sun co-star Benjamin Walker in 2015, in a lavish ceremony that is so Instagram perfect, it hurts. Posting her photos from the big day, the star captioned her photo, ‘@verawanggang thank you for creating this incredible dress. Jeannine, thank you for creating this incredible man.’
Despite the stunning wedding, it looks like the twosome were married earlier in a civil ceremony in New York.
Looking straight out a movie, Kaya also posted this photo of the couple’s first kiss as husband and wife, confirming that the twosome were actually married in MARCH 2015. ‘Excited to finally share some pictures from the two happiest days of my life with you all. New York City Town Hall, March 2015’
Though their civil ceremony was in New York, the couple actually got married in England, and it looked to be a beautiful party. Kaya wrote, ‘And our amazing wedding day with all our friends and family. Thank you mum for walking me down the aisle. You looked amazing. Thank you @findthewalker for being the love of my life. You looked pretty good too. England, December 2015’
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed shared a previously unseen picture of
their wedding day on his Instagram to celebrate their nine month
anniversary. He wrote: ‘9 months of amazing marriage to this amazing
human. Happy 9 months my one and only human ? I can’t wait for the rest.
So many many many more to come and fill with memories. I love you.’ So
cute – and how beautiful is her dress?
Christine Bleakley and footballer Frank Lampard tied the knot at their pre-Christmas nuptials in London in December 2015. Taking place the weekend before Christmas, the couple who have been engaged for four years, said ‘I do’ in front of a number of famous faces at St. Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge before moving on to their reception at the Dover Street Arts Club.
The happy couple, who had only recently relocated to America, jetted back in for their London nuptials while the bride wore an intricately designed dress by bridal couturier Suzanne Neville.
For her pre-Christmas wedding to Frank Lampard, Christine Bleakley opted for a simple chignon to off-set her dramatic fishtail Suzanne Neville gown.
And while Frank wore a suit by Thom Sweeney, Christine’s Suzanne Neville-designed frock was reported to have cost in the region of £10,000.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy got hitched at an intimate Manhattan ceremony in late November. There were 50 guests in attendance, but no pictures of the dress or party have been released yet (probably because every guest was required to turn in their mobile phone in advance) – all we know is that there were bowls of cigarettes for everyone to help themselves to. How very French.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello tied the knot in front of 400 people in a lavish ceremony in Palm Beach, with celebrities from Reese Witherspoon to Arnold Schwarzenegger in attendance. Sofia looked gorgeous in a custom Zuhair Murad gown.
Chinese superstar Angelababy, an actress, singer and model, celebrated her wedding in serious style, spending a whopping £20 million on her big day at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. The event was live-streamed to millions of viewers, and 2,000 people were invited to attend the big day in person. With a 2.5 metre cake, a whole series of Elie Saab and Dior Couture dresses and goodie bags for guests including a mobile phone, it will take a lot for any other celebrity to recreate such a spectacle.
Actress Bridget Moynahan tied the knot with businessman Andrew Frankel in a classy Hamptons wedding in October, opting for an intimate ceremony with family and friends. Bridget looked gorgeous in a hick-necked, fitted gown and fur stole.
Model Bar Rafaeli and long-time partner Adi Ezra tied the knot in September 2015 in a gorgeous ceremony in their native Israel. The stunning bride – who lest we forget dated a certain Leonardo DiCaprio for some time – wore a gorgeous floaty number by Chloé for the big day.
Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman who shared their beautiful wedding snaps on Instagram. The couple celebrated their big day at celebrity hot spot Babington House in September 2015, and the bride wore an incredible vintage-look lace gown. Bravo Tanya.
Sarah Michelle Gellar wished her husband Freddie Prinze Jr a happy 13th wedding anniversary and in the process shared this adorable pic from their 2002 nuptials on her Instagram account. Given that these two were our teen icon/teen crush respectively, it’s fair to say that there’s a fair bit of excitement in the Marie Claire office at the moment.
Jacqui Ainsley and director
Guy Ritchie tied the knot on the last Thursday of July 2015 in a
festival-themed wedding in Gloucestershire.
Jacqui Ainsley and Guy Ritchie drip-fed us a number of beautiful images from their July nuptials on Instagram.
And the photos are STUNNING…
Director Guy Ritchie also posted this lovely snap of his family, including his three children with wife Jacqui and two children from his marriage to Madonna.
Bride Jacqui shared a number of pictures from the day, and while the bride wore white, her bridesmaids donned an assortment of pastel pink and purple
full-length gowns for the occasion.
The day after the couple’s big day, bride Jacqui shared this adorable snap of the loved-up newlyweds. The couple used the hashtag #jaxguyjuly on Instagram with guests sharing a number of photos from the event.
Whilst the bride wore a custom Philippa Lepley gown with a beautiful veil for the occasion, the event was also attended by a number of the couple’s celebrity friends, too.
Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall, who married in Newcastle on 1st August. Ali chose a sleek Phillipa Lepley ivory gown for the big day.
Nearly a year after their 2014 nuptials, Evan Ross shared a number of photos from his wedding to fellow singer Ashlee Simpson. The two, who are due to welcome their first child together later this year, were married in Evan’s mother’s – Diana Ross – Conneticut home – and the images are STUNNING.
Providing hair inspo for brides the world over, Ashlee Simpson’s curls and loosely plaited braids looked stunning, as did Dianna Ross’ Connecticut home where the ceremony was held.
In the series of Instagram snaps that Evan shared from the couple’s big day, he also included a few from the rehearsal dinner, too.
Hotel heiress and sister to Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, married her longtime beau, Brit aristocrat James Rothschild in Valentino Couture with custom-made Christian Louboutin heels. Attended by a number of socialites and celebrities, the couple’s July 2015 nuptials took place in London’s Kensington Palace, no less.
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell who wore an incredible lace Philippa Lepley gown to marry her F1 beau. Geri kept her bridal accessories classic, opting for some gold platform Jimmy Choo heels, a traditional veil and some simple but beautiful pearl drop earrings.
Fearne Cotton and Jesse Wood tied the knot in an ultra-cool London ‘do, with Fearne wearing a low-key, but oh-so-chic custom Pucci dress.
Poppy Delevingne & James Cook tied the knot in a traditional ceremony, followed by a hell of a party.
These two got married in front of a wall of roses – a wall, people!
Jessica Ennis looked stunning in her textured wedding dress.
And looked like the festival princess she is.
Ceremony over, it was time to the evening celebrations to begin – and for the bride to have a dance with her father.
Hilary Duff’s wedding was something of complete awe.
Reese Witherspoon looked super sweet on her wedding day.
We loved Abbey Clancy’s mermaid tail wedding dress. Simply stunning.
Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert of Monaco literally had a red carpet wedding.
Despite being one of the more typically understated royals, Zara Phillips shone in a cap- sleeved, ivory silk gown designed by one of her grandmother’s favourite couturies, Stewart Parvin. Parvin is one of the Queen’s top British designers and was appointed the Royal Warrent of Appointment in 2007.
Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell had an understated wedding that was absolutely perfect.
Petra Ecclestone went all out for her nuptials.
Michael Buble and Luisa Lopitano greeted fans after their nuptials.
Prince William and Kate Middleton showed us what a real-life fairy tale looks like.
Ed Miliband and Justine Thornton kept things simple and sweet.
Megan Fox looked like a total beach babe at her wedding to Brian Austin Green
And they sealed the deal – just as the three of them.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise went all out with their nuptials.
Salma Hayek’s white rose themed wedding was the thing of dreams.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were the definition of love on their wedding day.
Thinking of a winter wedding? Take note of Courtney Cox’s long-sleeved wedding dress.
We loved Lily Allen’s headpiece and veil.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale rocked out in true grunge style – complete with pink dress.
And it was absolutely perfect for their big day.
Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney looked relaxed and happy on their wedding day.
Liv Tyler looked utterly ethereal on her wedding day.
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field looked super cute on their wedding day.
In the closest thing America has had to a royal wedding, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton married long-term beau, hedge fund manager Marc Mezvinsky, on Saturday 31 July 2010. The couple wed at an ultra-exclusive mansion in Rhinebeck, just north of NYC. And as the only daughter of former president Bill, no expense was spared.
The Royal Wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling was absolutely incredible.
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt finally tied the knot after years of expressing their love on live TV.
Jack Macdonald and Leah Wood were the epitome of 70s style on their wedding day.
Tess Daly and Vernon Kay went for matching white.
Smiling from ear to ear with her new husband Jim Threapleton.
Billie covered up with a long black coat on her wedding day.
Dave Gardner and Davinia Taylor looked classically beautiful on their big day.
And were the picture of happiness all day.
Zoe Ball and Norman Cook’s wedding looked like a ball of laughs.
Tom Chambers and Clare Harding looked as cute as pie at their wedding.
No-one’s wedding quite moved us like Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s.
Jamie Oliver and Juliette Norton looked like the epitome of happiness.
Tamara Beckwith’s tiered wedding dress was the thing of dreams.
Shania Twain found her ‘one’
Shania Twain’s wedding gave us serious holiday envy.
Kate Silverton and Mike Heron couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces on their big day.
Kate Silvertone and Mike Heron were beaming with happiness during their wedding.
Jamelia looked stunning on the arm of her new hubby, Darren Byfield.