The Most Expensive Celebrity Weddings of All Time
A wedding offers an opportunity to the bride and the bridegroom to celebrate their love for each other with friends and family members. Many celebrity brides and bridegrooms have made the most of this opportunity by spending lavishly on their wedding.
Here is a brief overview of some outrageously expensive celebrity weddings.
Liza Minnelli and David Gest
American actress and singer Liza May Minnelli married famous American concert promoter and media personality David Alan Gest in the US. The wedding was held in New York City's Marble Collegiate Church in the year 2002. This wedding cost a whopping $3.5 million dollars. Michael Jackson was the Best Man and Elizabeth Taylor was the Maid of Honor. A 12-tier wedding cake was offered to the guests. Unfortunately, the couple divorced the next year.
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills
Famous English musician, singer, song-writer and composer Sir James Paul McCartney married English charity campaigner Heather Anne Mills in June 2002 at St. Salvador's Church in Monaghan, Ireland. Eric Clapton and Elton John were among around 300 guests who attended the wedding. The couple separated in 2006 and finalized their divorce in 2008.
Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar
English actress Elizabeth Jane Hurley married Indian businessman Arun Nayar in March 2007. The estimated cost of the wedding was $2.5 million. This extravagant double ceremony spanned eight days. Unfortunately, the wedding ended in a divorce. The divorce was granted on June 15 2011.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Famous American film actor and producer Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, popularly known as Tom Cruise, married American actress Kate Noelle "Katie" Holmes in Italy. The wedding was held in November 2006 in the 15th-century Odescalchi Castle outside Rome. The estimated cost of the wedding was $2 million. Celebrity guests like David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Will Smith and Jennifer Lopez were present on the occasion. A 5-tier white chocolate wedding cake covered with marzipan roses was offered to the guests.
Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky
Famous British-American actress Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor married construction worker Larry Fortensky in October 1991. He was twenty years younger than Liz Taylor. It was her eighth wedding. Michael Jackson gave away the bride. The wedding cost around $2 million. Unfortunately, the couple divorced five years later.
Should weddings be extravagant?
After reading about the above-mentioned celebrity weddings, one can easily conclude that it takes more than money and good looks to make a marriage work.
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The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.— Barbara de Angelis