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Most expensive celebrity weddings of all times

Every one wants to make their marriage a memorable event and goes to any extent in order to make it a perfect day. The Hollywood celebrities are one step ahead. They make it an occasion to splurge their wealth and engage in unnecessary expenditure. Their budget goes up to $3 million on an average. They book the most expensive suits or have it in exotic locations, the gowns are designed for the bride and make the whole event very memorable for the guests. Here is a list of top 10 most expensive celebrity weddings.

Liza Minnelli and David Gest

Wedding Cost:$3.5 million

This extravagant wedding was held at Marble Collegiate Church in New York. The best man and the maid of honor were Micheal Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor. The guests invited to the reception were around 500 and included Mia Farrow, Lauren Bacall and Diana Ross. The cake was 12-tiered and the entertainment for the night was Tony Bennett. The reception was backed by a 16-piece orchestra. Every guest received a satin candy box which had “Liza and David 4 ever” embossed on it. The estimated cost was around $3.5 million.

Heather Mills and Paul McCartney

Wedding Cost:$3 million

This wedding was held at St. Salvador’s Church at Monagham in 2002. When the bride ascended the alter, the song “Heather” was in the background. Paul penned this especially for his bride. The guests were around 300 members and included Eric Clapton, Elton John and Ringo Starr. The theme for the reception was Indian and all the dancers were in authentic Indian dresses and the feast was strictly vegetarian. There were fireworks that filled the night sky. The estimated cost was around $3 million.

Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar

Wedding Cost:$2.5 million

This is the most expensive marriage of an Indian businessman. Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar married in 2007 over a period of 8 days engaging in all extravaganza. The 300 guests invited were present for the first ceremony at the medieval Sudeley Castle at Gloucestershire. The guests list also included designer Valentino and Elton John. The bride was in a traditional chiffon gown designed by Donatella Versace. In the second ceremony, the traditional ceremonies were held at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur (India). Here, the maharani suit costs upto $10000 every night. The estimated cost was $2.5 million.

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise

Wedding Cost:$2 million

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise got married at the 15th century Odescalchi castle, outside Rome in 2006. The guests list included many superstars like David Beckham and his wife Victoria, Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett. The bride wore a gown by Giorgio Armani which was off-shoulder and ivory in color. The cake that was made for the occasion was 5-tiered covered with maripan roses and made of white chocolate. The estimated cost was $2 million.

Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky

Wedding Cost:$2 million

Elizabeth got married to a construction worker, Larry Fortensky who is 20 years younger to her in October 1991. Although it was her eighth marriage, the estimated cost was around $2 million. This event was at Micheal Jackson’s Neverland ranch (2700 acre). The bride dressed in a Valentino yellow gown was given away by Micheal Jackson and best man of the groom was Liz’s hair dresser, Jose Eber. The guest list was small, only 150 members and included former first lady, Nancy Reagan, Eddie Murphy and Liza Minneli.

Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman

Wedding Cost:$2 million

Pop star Christina Aguilera married Jordon Bratman, the music executive at Napa valley in 2005. It was at the Staglin Family’s vineyard. The couple spent their night on a cottage at Auberge du Soleil spending $3500 a night, where the suite had a fire place and an outdoor hot tub. Christina wore a Christian Lacroix for the ceremony and changed into a satin mini dress for the reception that was attended by 150 guests and included Sharon Stone. The reception was in a tent, which was themed on winter. So as decorations, it had white roses, dangling crystals and silver drapes. The wedding cost was estimated at around $2 million.

David Furnish and Elton John

Wedding Cost:$1.5 million

The famous film maker David Furnish married the pop legend Elton John in 2005, just after the civil unions were legalized in Britain. The wedding was at the same place where Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles, the Windsor’s Guildhall and hundreds of paparazzi witnessed the wedding. There were around 600 guests for the reception which was at John’s Windsor country mansion. The guests had an entertaining evening by drinking vintage pink champagne while listening to John serenade’s “Your Song”. The cost estimated for the wedding was $1.5 million.

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas

Wedding Cost:$1.5 million

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas got married at the end of 2000. Their wedding was at the New York’s finest Plaza Hotel. They had around 200 guests and in order to avoid gate crashers, all of them including Micheal Caine, Jack Nicholson and Sean Connary had to present their invitations that were embedded with hologram. Zeta-Jones was dressed in a Christian Lacroix gown which was accessorized with a tiara and antique Chantilly lace. For the entertainment, the performance was by Bonnie Tyler and Mick Hucknall. The estimated cost of the wedding was $1.5 million.

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

Wedding Cost:$1.5 million

Golf champion Tiger Woods married Elin Nordegren in October 2004. Their wedding was a very secret ceremony in Barbados at the Sandy Lane Resort. The entire hotel was rented and the island’s only helicopter charter company was there to ensure privacy. They had around 120 guests and the list included Charles Barkely and Micheal Jordan. The reception entertainment was featured by Hootie and the Blowfish. There was a huge firework display in the night and the married couple spent their night on Woods’ yacht. The wedding cost was estimated at around $1.5 million.

Nichole Mitchell and Eddie Murphy

Wedding Cost:$1.5 million

Eddie Murphy married the model Nichole Mitchell in March of 1993 at the famous Plaza Hotel in front of 500 guests that included Prince, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. The Grand Ballroom at the Plaza was re-carpeted in white and filled with a lot of flowers. The bride was elegantly dressed in a white gown which was off the shoulder. The gown had the French Lace and replete with a long train for 12 feet. The dinner was at the Palm Court before moving back into the Grand Ballroom, which in the meanwhile was converted into a disco. After the ceremony, Murphy donated all those flowers to a hospital in the area. The wedding cost was estimated to around $1.5 million.

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