With weddings that are extravagant enough to make heads spin, celebrity weddings have always attracted quite a lot of attraction. Because of the lavish media attention that these weddings always seem to inspire, people very often base their own dresses, tuxes, cake and overall decoration on the wedding of their favorite celeb. While the rich and famous tend to split up very often, there is no denying the glam factor that goes hand in hand with their lavish ceremonies and even more lavish reception.
Indeed, who can forget Kate Middleton’s all-nigh wedding reception which included two wedding dresses? Or Kim Kardashian’s short-lived albeit over the top 72-day wedding to Kris Humphries? The common denominator between these weddings is of course, the glamor and the ability to spend millions of dollars on the ceremonies and receptions. Still, it would be unfair to paint everyone with the same brush. Some celebrities prefer to adopt a more toned-down and classy approach, not unlike Keira Knightley in her short wedding dress with her simple civil wedding. Here are some of the popular celebrity weddings that have marked 2015:
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
While several fans were heartbroken when he split with Demi Moore, no one can deny what a perfect match Ashton and Mila are for each other. The two of them had a toned down ceremony and did not even disclose the details until Mila started referring to Ashton as her “husband” in an interview. In fact, according to the popular E! Online magazine, the bride was dressed in a flowing strapless dress and wore her hair pulled back. The couple share a daughter named Wyatt who attended the ceremony in a white dress.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Legions of fans from all over the world were devastated when Brad Pitt ditched his then-wife, Jennifer, for the foxy Angelina Jolie. Jennifer Aniston evoked quite a lot of sympathy from all around the globe when she started attending evens unaccompanied. While she and Brad were once dubbed Hollywood’s golden couple, there she was, all alone and forlorn, while Brad and Angelina started their own family. Which is exactly why several people were excited by the heartwarming news that Jennifer had finally found love again in Justin Theroux. The couple got hitched in a private- and highly secretive- ceremony in Bel Air. Most of the guests thought that they were showing up for a birthday party.
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed
Both are blessed with near-perfect features. Both played the roles of vampires, albeit in two different movies. So when Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed tied the knot after a short engagement, even the tabloids could not deny what a perfect pair the two of them made. They had an exceptionally romantic wedding where the bride wore a flowing lace dress. When posing for pictures, the groom- dapper in his black tux- even carried her through a muddy path so she wouldn’t ruin her dress.
British weddings are renowned for being exceptionally elegant and refined. A destination wedding in Great Britain will undoubtedly enable you to benefit from the majestic settings and age-old romanticism. After all, let’s not forget that Great Britain is the land of Shakespeare and several other writers who evoked passion and romance in the heart of various people from all over the globe. Couples will be glad to learn that the wedding venues in England are available in different price ranges, hence enabling you to find something that fits both your budget and personal preferences.
A British buffet
If you’re planning a British wedding, the one thing to keep in mind is your buffet should be a reflection of the country. Indeed, it would be a shame to carefully plan a destination wedding in Britain and then distract your guests from the theme with food from all over the world. If you’re having an afternoon wedding ceremony, why don’t you go for a typical English tea-time spread with crumpets and cream, tea, cucumber sandwiches and an assortment of tea cakes and cookies? Don’t hesitate to go for the traditional cake stand that can be found in just about any English tea shop. If you’re planning on serving a lunch or dinner buffet, focus on the traditional English roast, Yorkshire pudding and other such delicacies.
Great Britain is dotted with a plethora of venues that you can rent for your wedding. Chatworth House, for example, is one of the most luxurious wedding venues. With a majestic building and lush, green gardens, this is also the ancestral home to the Duke of Devonshire. While it is undoubtedly on the more expensive side, this particular venue will certainly provide a variety of memories to last for a lifetime.
If you want to enjoy a fairytale-like atmosphere, you really can’t go wrong with Chiddingstone Castle. Located in Kent, this particular castle was built in the Tudor era and oozes charm and elegance. Couples who want to get married in a chapel will be glad to learn that England does provide a variety of venues with on-site chapels. A few notable examples include Stanbrook Abbey, St Audries Park, Latimer Place and Kent Life.
Colors and Attires
Don’t hesitate to dress up the reception table in the typical colors of the union flag. Alternatively, you can also get your bridesmaids to don classical English dress from the Victorian era. If the weather is too hot for full, multi-layered dresses, you can opt for long, flowery gowns that will bring a pronounced British charm to the day. For an extra-special twist, you can also add some traditionally British ornaments all over the place, like a miniature replica of the Big Ben. In fact, if you’re having an indoors reception, why not hang up portraits of popular places in England to add some extra charm to the reception? Don’t neglect your choice of music as well: hire a British band or ensure that your playlist comes with some of the best British hit songs.