Sunday, December 28, 2014

Celebrity Weddings: 10 Ideas, from Fabulous to Frivolous

Originally Posted by Liza Kendall on Wed, Mar 07, 2012 @ 06:16 PM
It's fun to follow the stars, if not to pick up on style trends then at least to have a good chuckle at all their fanfare.  Some of their stunts can be applied within reason for us real folks, and some are completely over the top! When it comes to celebrity weddings, the sky seems to be the limit. 
So here some highlights of what certain celebs have done for their special days...and just maybe you can steal an idea or two for yours. 
1. Cake or Krispy Kreme?: Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian, Montecito, California
For dessert, the couple stuck with their black-and-white wedding theme and chose a six-foot-tall $10,000 wedding cake with eight octagonal tiers. But the finale of the evening might have been the best part: heart-shaped Krispy Kreme donuts were served to guests as they left at the end of the evening, and gift bags included jeweled flip flops, Voluspa candles and Kim’s proprietary fragrance.
2. Message in a bottle: Brooke Burke and David Charvet, St. Barts
This actually seems kind of sweet, and easily replicable for any ceremony by the sea. Before the end of the evening, this bride and groom put a handwritten message in a bottle and sent it out in the ocean.
3. An aisle of jewels: Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, Boerne, Texas
blake shelton and miranda lambertThe Voice star Blake Shelton and his bride did a little "country couture" - instead of a flower bouquet, Lambert carried a four-pound brooch bouquet made of costume jewelry, wrapped with her mother’s vintage lace kerchief.
And making sure not to leave out the pooches, their three dogs Cher, Delta and Delilah also made their way down the aisle wearing rhinestone encrusted collars. Bow WOW. 
4. That's a lotta carrot! : Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh, New York
No, not carats, as you might expect. For dessert, a 55-inch-tall (that's almost 5 feet!) carrot cake was served.  And in case that wasn't enough, guests also got mini ice cream cones and smoothies! 
5. Bollywood all the way: Russell Brand and Katy Perry, Jaipur, India
Are elephants a popular wedding theme these days? The guests at Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's wedding were greeted by a 47-year-old elephant named Tai, which Richie kept as a symbol of good luck. Well, Russell Brand and Katy Perry's wedding at a luxury resort in India also had a couple of these 'unforgetful' creatures. They had a traditional Indian ceremony which included two elephants who walked a red carpet and a wedding procession, known as the “bharat,” where the groom arrived in a buggy pulled by a white horse. He was escorted to his bride by Rajasthani dancers and camel riders. And to kick off their 5-day wedding celebration, it all started with a Bollywood-style feast featuring snake charmers, fire jugglers and dancers.  Cirque-du-don't-hold-back, right?
6. Family jewels: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushneron, Bedminster, New Jersey
Ivanka wore jewelry from the Ivanka Trump Collection with over 42 carats of diamonds and the hefty price tag of $130,000. The guests didn't fare so badly themselves; parting gifts included custom Havaiana flip flops with the words "Jared and Ivanka" written on the soles. Hey, that's a good idea...and relatively affordable! 
7. From corn dogs to filet: Eddie Van Halen and Janie Liszewski , Studio City, CA
Although the main course featured upscale Niman Ranch Filet Mignon and Mojito-marinated prawns, the snacks just after the vows were mini corn dogs and hamburgers. Rock on!
8. Hey, big spender: Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Malibu
Can you say big celebrity bank roll? Fergie (aka Stacey Ferguson) and Josh's black-tie wedding was rumored to have cost $1 million. Some of the bells and whistles included the couple’s two dachshunds, dressed in bride and groom outfits, walking down the aisle to the “Peanuts” theme, and a 150-pound cake designed to look like a castle, that took four people to carry it!
9. Tattoo of love: Beth Ostrosky and Howard Stern, New York
It's never too late for a marrying credential: officiating the vows for "The King of All Media" and his bride was actor Mark Consuelos (Kelly Ripa‘s husband) who became an ordained minister on the Internet just one day prior. And never being ordinary, Stern opted out of the wedding band and had the letter “B” tattooed on his ring finger, instead.
10. You can dress her up, but...Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock, Saint-Tropez, France
pam anderson & kid rockIt started out pretty classy: the wedding took place aboard a yacht with Pamela fully clothed. But as the yacht headed back to shore, Pamela changed into a skimpy white string bikini and sailor cap, while Kid Rock tore off his shirt and puffed on a cigar. What else would you expect?
What are some of the ideas that strike you?  
Leave a comment to share the silly, the sentimental, and the stupendous! You never know, you might inspire someone else to take a celebrity wedding idea and make it their own.
Best, Liza

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