A wedding is a fabulous affair in itself and when it comes to a celebrity wedding, you know that most of them will go that extra step to make sure that their wedding is remembered forever. Here are the 25 most expensive celebrity weddings that tinsel town has ever seen. In a strapless Christian Dior gown, Melania Knauss married Donald Trump in January of 2005. Her gown was made from 300 feet of satin beaded with 1,500 crystals! Can you imagine the #weight of this dress? Just the 13-foot train weighed 50 pounds! This 400-guest affair was topped off with a 36-piece orchestra! This wedding cost $1 million!
Don’t you just love Hollywood weddings? The price tags on these occasions can really be quite staggering to any normal person’s mind. Celebrities, after all, are far from the typical individual. They do have loads of money to spend for the best in everything. The same can be said for Christina Aguilera, who quickly rose to fame after several album releases and Billboard chart-topping hits. She’s then went on to be a judge for the reality TV contest, “The Voice”, but her fame has definitely not diminished over time.
Now, on to the wedding itself… Aguilera and long time lover Jordan Bratman tied the knot back in 2005, with the ceremony costing 2 million dollars. This was definitely a special occasion, and so much of the budget was spent on only the best stuff, especially with a winter theme. That actually meant having white roses, crystal décor and silver draperies. Aguilera also wore a wedding dress that was to behold --- a Christian Lacroix-made Spanish style gown. She eventually changed for the reception into a mini-dress made from satin, which is definitely not an affordable fabric, mind you.
However, like a lot of Hollywood weddings, the story does not have a fairy tale ending. Aguilera and Bratman are now separated as they are both in the midst of a pending divorce settlement. Nonetheless, we’re pretty sure they’ll be living much happier lives from hereon in. We also had a crush on Christina back then, so maybe this divorce just might increase our chances from a million to 1, right down to a hundred to 1.
Paul McCartney had a prolific career as a member of the Beatles, who eventually went on his own separate way to form the band Wings during the late 70s and early 80s. Despite this, his name will always be remembered as legendary for having made such a massive contribution to the music industry and changing the face of rock and roll forever along with his former bandmates John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. You’d think that life would be nothing but peaches and cream for him, right?
However, he got married back in 2002 to Heather Mills. This was something that was headed for disaster apparently. First of all, the wedding was actually one of the most expensive ones ever documented. Truth be told, 3 million dollars was actually spent on the entire ceremony, which included McCartney himself singing the bridal entrance song. Not to mention, Indian dancers were also hired to provide entertainment during the wedding reception. It sure does sound like a dream wedding, yet it all turned around for the worse.
They eventually divorced, with Mills getting a huge settlement payment, leaving McCartney with a less-than-full bank account. It’s not exactly the greatest memory we’ll ever have of dear old Paul being in the headlines, but he’s a legend in the rock and roll world. He’s already gotten back on track with brand new music, including a collaboration with the highly notorious Kanye West. Again, not a bright spot for us dedicated Beatles fans, but hey, more power to you, Paul.
Elizabeth Taylor is one of the greatest screen legends. A fine actress in many ways, she was truly captivating during her heyday in the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema. She is most famous for having portrayed the Egyptian queen Cleopatra in the movie of the same name, alongside her one-time beau Richard Burton. Of course, many years have passed since she’s been away from the limelight, but she continued to make headlines even then, with her being a constant topic among gossip circles well into her twilight years.
Of course, since she’s had her fair share of loves and losses, we’d like to focus on the one that had a pretty huge billing statement with regard to wedding ceremonies. Her wedding to construction worker Larry Fortensky cost a whopping 2 million dollars. Having it held at the Neverland Ranch, owned by one of her closest friends, the late Michael Jackson, was also another reason for the huge price tag. It was Michael himself who gave the bride away during the ceremony as she wore a Valentino-made wedding dress in a pale yellow color.
Because the wedding was such big news at the time, there were swarms of reporters and helicopters in the sky trying to get a closer look at the ceremony that went on. Because of this, it was hard for both the bride and groom to understand each other as they were exchanging their wedding vows. They both divorced, but are said to be in contact with each other from time to time as friends.
Luttrellstown Castle near Dublin in July of 1999 was the chosen location for the elegant wedding David and Victoria Beckham had. They even had velvet-covered thrones to sit on for the day! A 20-foot long train and a gold, diamond encrusted crown were among the outfit worn by Victoria, and all 250 guests were instructed to wear only black or white. This elegant occasion cost the Beckhams an estimated $800,000.
Okay, so we know that there are a lot of people out there who may not have a lot of good things about Tom Cruise as a person. He certainly is one of the most polarizing figures in Hollywood, and to think it all started with that incident on Oprah’s TV show, continuing on even further with stuff he said to Matt Lauer about anti-depressants and the sort. Granted, it wasn’t a good publicity move for his religion, Scientology, but he sure knows how to make good movies. You may not like him as a person, but he’s a damn good actor.
With the name that he’s built for himself over the years as one of Hollywood’s biggest box office draws, you’d immediately think he can get any woman he wants. The woman in this case was Katie Holmes, who professed to having a crush on Tom ever since she was a little girl. Of course, things worked out for both of them as lovers, leading to a wedding that actually cost around 2 million dollars. Holmes’ wedding dress was an off-shoulder silk bridal gown which was actually designed by Giorgio Armani himself. Just when you thought that things couldn’t get any better, Cruise himself serenaded her with “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling.”
However, Katie divorced Tom back in 2012 with reports of them developing a huge dislike for each other. They have a daughter, Suri, who hasn’t spent time with her dad for a good amount of time since he went to film Mission Impossible 4.