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The Biggest Celebrity Weddings of the Past Five Years, Part I

celebrity weddingsIt’s no secret that our culture is obsessed with celebrities, and when two celebrities marry each other, that obsession intensifies. People scour the internet for photos to find out what designer the bride wore down the aisle, or even what other celebrities were in attendance. In honor of the ongoing wedding season, I decided it would be fun to look at the biggest celebrity weddings of the past decade.

1. Prince William and Kate Middleton

Is there really any better place to start than with the recent royal wedding? You could argue that Prince William and Kate are not technically “celebrities,” but, regardless, their wedding was widely anticipated and universally covered. The ceremony and the procession leading up to it were broadcast live all over the world, and millions held their breath as Kate exited the car, and the world was able to see her in her wedding dress (designer: Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen) for the first time. You can even relive the excitement by watching the wedding all over again! The wedding took place at Westminster Abby, which has served as the traditional location for coronations and has been the venue for most royal weddings for the past century. Kate’s sister, Pippa, was her maid of honor, and Prince William’s brother, Prince Harry, was his best man.

2. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Longtime couple Ellen and Portia swapped matching wedding bands in August of 2008 at their LA home. Portia’s dress and Ellen’s suit were both made by designer Zac Posen. Luckily for all those celebrity wedding and Ellen fans out there, Ellen released intimate videos and pictures that were taken on her wedding day to the public. In addition, Portia and Ellen did an interview with PEOPLE Magazine about their wedding. As if two celebrities marrying each other didn’t bring their wedding enough attention, the wedding also garnered attention because the on-going debate about same-sex marriage in this country. Ellen and Portia married after California’s high court found the Prop 8 ban on gay marriage to be unconstitutional.

3. Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Beyoncé and Jay-Z were married in April of 2008, and, in fact, they celebrated their five-year anniversary in Cuba earlier this year. The fact that two celebrities and musicians of their caliber married each other alone makes this one of the biggest celebrity weddings, but what makes this wedding even more intriguing is that these two very-high-profile musicians were able to marry privately. There were more than 200 guests in attendance, but all of them managed not to spill the beans. The wedding was speculated in the press but not confirmed until weeks afterward. Beyoncé’s own mother designed her dress, and then only glimpse we've seen of it in the past five years was a photo released during a photo montage at one of her concerts. 

If I missed your favorite celebrity wedding of the past five years, don’t worry! We have another post highlighting a few more memorable weddings coming up soon. 

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