Celebrity weddings are known for being over the top, filled with extravagance and glamour beyond what many can imagine. 2013 was a year filled with opulent celebrity weddings, from Michael Jordan’s Palm Beach wedding celebration to Holly Madison’s fairytale wedding inside the happiest place on earth. The year also held a trend of celebs toning down their weddings as Kristin Bell and Dax Shepard said “I do” at a courthouse and Keira Knightley celebrated her nuptials with less than 20 guests. Big or small, there’s something quite fascinating about celebrity weddings. Here’s a list of the top 20 celebrity weddings of 2013.
20. Keira Knightley & James Righton
Actress Keira Knightley and James Righton tied the knot on May 4, 2013 in an intimate wedding ceremony in southern France. Knightley wore a powder pink Chanel Couture prom like dress with matching Chanel heels. Despite having such a small ceremony, the guest list still included big names such as Karl Lagerfeld and Sienna Miller.
19. Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock
Singer Kelly Clarkson and her talent manager Brandon Blackstock exchanged vows on October 20, 2013 at the picturesque Blackberry Farms in Tennessee. Clarkson wore a romantic, lacey, Temperley London wedding gown with a beautiful Swarovski crystal headband designed by Maria Elena. This is Clarkson’s first marriage and Blackstock’s second. Clarkson’s new mother-in-law is Reba McEntire, as she is Blackstock’s stepmom.
18. Rose McGowan & Davey Detail
Charmed actress Rose McGowan tied the knot with artist Davey Detail on October 12, 2013 at The Paramour Mansion in Silverlake, California. McGowan walked down the aisle in a strapless Monique Lhuillier gown that featured a corset top along with a chapel-length veil. This is McGowan’s first marriage as she has been previously linked to director, Robert Rodriguez and musician, Marilyn Manson.
17. Hugh Hefner & Crystal Harris
Playboy tycoon, Hugh Hefner married his on-again-off-again fiancée, Crystal Harris on December 31, 2013 at the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles. The ceremony was ultra-low key which was a dramatic change from what the couple had been planning for their wedding back in 2011. Hefner and Harris had their event fully planned out until Harris ran off five days before the wedding was to take place, luckily for Harris, Hefner believes in second chances.
16. Danielle Fishel & Tim Belusko
Actress Danielle Fishel, famously known for her role as Topanga on Boy Meets World, married her fiancé Tim Belusko on October 19, 2013 at L.A.’s Vabiana, which was the city’s very first cathedral. Fishel wore a glamorous, fitted Enzoani strapless gown that slightly flared at the bottom. Her guest list included an array of child stars that included long-time friends, Ben Savage and Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Fishel and her husband ended the night with an In-N-Out post wedding feast.
15. Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard
Actress Kristen Bell and actor Dax Shepard have coined themselves as have the world’s worst wedding when they exchanged vows on October 17, 2013 at the Beverly Hills County Clerk’s office. Bell and Shepard had been engaged for three years waiting for the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. The couple has since joked how their big day added up to a whopping total of $142 dollars and that was including gas.
14. Aaron Paul & Lauren Parsekian
Breaking Bad actor, Aaron Paul married his activist fiancée, Lauren Parsekian on May 26, 2013 at the Cottage Pavilion at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California. Paul showed up in a Burberry tux to his Parisian-themed wedding that featured magic being performed by David Blaine and live music by John Mayer and Foster the People. It is not surprising that Paul’s Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston acted as one of his groomsmen.
13. Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez
Halle Berry married French actor Olivier Martinez in a very intimate ceremony on July 13, 2013 at Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France. The wedding was very low-key and private with a guest list of around 60 people. Berry was around six months pregnant at the time with the couple’s first child.
12. John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
The Grammy-award winning singer, John Legend married Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen on September 14, 2013 at Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy. Teigen sported three Vera Wang gowns throughout the evening that included a V-neck ball gown that she walked down the aisle in. Guests of the grand event included Kanye West, Brooklyn Decker and Stevie Wonder.
11. Christina Ricci & James Heerdegen
Actress Christina Ricci married her fiancé, James Heerdegen on October 26, 2013 on the Upper East Side of New York City. The Addams Family actress walked down the aisle in a custom made Givenchy wedding dress that featured a mini pearl embellished top with lace sleeves that had cutouts at the shoulder. Ricci tried to remain hush hush about her nuptials, but could no longer retain her excitement about her beautiful custom-made gown.
10. Pharrel Williams & Helen Lasichanh
Grammy-award winner, Pharrel Williams said “I do” to his fiancée, Helen Lasichanh on October 12, 2013 at the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Coconut Grove, Florida. The couple ditched the traditional wedding attire and showed up in printed fabrics. They had a pre-wedding bash aboard a yacht called Never Say Never that reportedly costs around $19,000 per day to rent.
9. Kate Bosworth & Michael Polish
Actress Kate Bosworth tied the knot with her film director fiancé, Michael Polish on August 31, 2013 at The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana. Bosworth wore two custom Oscar de la Renta dresses while the groom showed up in a Brooks Brothers tux. The western-themed outdoor wedding was inspired by Bosworth’s love for horses and the great outdoors.
8. Tina Turner & Erwin Bach
After being together for 27 years, Tina Turner finally tied the knot with her German music producer fiancé, Erwin Bach on July 21, 2013 at her estate on Lake Zurich in Switzerland. Turner went for the untraditional look, wearing a green taffeta and black silk tulle dress with Swarovski crystals all over, designed by Giorgio Armani. Celebs including Oprah Winfrey and David Bowie were among the 120 guests that attended the celebration.
7. Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger
Avril Lavigne married her rocker fiancé, Chad Kroeger on July 1, 2013 at the Chateau de la Napoule on the French Riviera. Lavigne and Kroeger went for an over-the-top weekend with their 50 guests that included fireworks over the Mediterranean. Inspired by their French Goth theme, Lavigne walked down the aisle in a black Monique Lhuillier gown with a jeweled flower headpiece.
6. Patrick Stewart & Sunny Ozell
Patrick Stewart married his singer-songwriter fiancée, Sunny Ozell on September 7, 2013 on the banks of Lake Tahoe in Nevada. Stewart’s best-friend Sir Ian McKellan officiated the private ceremony that included 100 guests. Ozell said “I do” in a beautiful lace dress by Temperley London. Stewart and Ozell met at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2008.
5. Elisha Cuthbert & Dion Phaneuf
Happy Endings actress, Elisha Cuthbert married her Toronto Maple Leafs fiancé, Dion Dion Phaneuf on July 6, 2013 in Summerfield, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Cuthbert looked stunning going for the traditional look with a long sleeved with lace top and tulle skirt dress. The ceremony also remained very traditional taking place at St. James Catholic Church, a small white chapel upon a hill.
4. Holly Madison & Pasquale Rotella
Playboy Playmate, Holly Madison tied the knot with her Insomniac Events founder fiancé, Pasquale Rotella on September 10, 2013 at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Madison and her fiancé closed down the happiest place on earth for the evening to throw their fairytale wedding. The couple exchanged vows in front of Sleeping Beauty’s castle with Madison wearing a custom-designed, long sleeved, lace gown by Greg Barnes paired with a $500,000 diamond tiara by Alan Friedman.
3. Seth Meyers & Alexi Ashe
SNL comedian, Seth Meyers married his lawyer fiancée, Alexi Ashe on September 1, 2013 in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Despite being sick with food poisoning a few days before, Ashe looked radiant in her Carolina Herrera custom-made, cap-sleeve lace gown while Meyers opted for a navy blue suit. The weekend long event included a large guest list that was filled with celebs that included Jimmy Fallon, Jake Gyllenhaal and Kristin Wiig.
2. Jimmy Kimmel & Molly McNearney
Late-night TV host, Jimmy Kimmel wed his co-head writer fiancée, Molly McNearney on July 13, 2013 at the Ojai Valley Inn in Ojai, California. The wedding was a star studded event with over 300 guests that included Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia De Rossi, Jennifer Aniston and fiancé Justin Theroux, Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner and Matt Damon and wife Luciana. The weekend long affair was filled with laughter and dancing making it a weekend to remember.
1. Michael Jordan & Yvette Prieto
Michael Jordan married his model fiancée, Yvette Prieto on April 27, 2013, in Palm Beach, Florida. The large and lavish celebration included a 300 person guest list that consisted of famous athletes such as Tiger Woods, Scottie Pippin and Patrick Ewing. The reception took place under a 40,000 square foot tent that was decorated with elegant flowers and crystal brooches. The over-the-top wedding was estimated to cost around $10 million.