Most Extravagant Celebrity Weddings

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding was a landmark in British history; the day itself was even made a public holiday. As is tradition, the royal ceremony took place at Westminster Abbey and was attended by an array of diplomats, foreign royalty and the couple’s closest friends. The Duchess famously wore Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, which was live-streamed around the globe to over 70 million people. The Queen hosted a reception for the newlyweds at Buckingham Palace, where the pair had their momentous kiss on the balcony. Over 5,000 street parties were held around the UK in celebration. The overall price for the occasion was reportedly £20 millionCredit PA Photos

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David and Victoria Beckham

It seems like a lifetime ago that Posh & Becks tied the knot. In a pre-social media age, the pair were married at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland, a 560-acre estate located just outside of Dublin. Notable features of the 1999 soirée included flower girls dressed as angels, his and hers gold thrones, a wedding cake that was cut with a sword, matching outfits (involving a very questionable purple suit) and nearly 500 staff. The former spice girl turned designer opted for a Vera Wang gown for the ceremony, complete with a 20ft train and a custom-made 18-carat tiara by Irish jewellery designer Slim Barrett.Credit Victoria Beckham/Twitter

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

If any celebrity pairing is known for their modesty, it's hardly Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Despite much speculation about getting hitched in Paris, the couple hoodwinked the media by hosting a pre-wedding bash in the Palace of Versailles, where guests were treated to a performance by Lana Del Rey, only to hop off the next morning to Florence where the pair were wed in front of a towering flower wall at a 16th century castle. Andrea Bocelli sang as Kim sauntered down the aisle in Givenchy couture whilst John Legend rang in the newlyweds' first dance. The famous duo marked the festivities over on Instagram in coordinating 'Just Married' leather jackets, naturally.Credit Kim Kardashian/Instagram

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Giovanna Battaglia and Oscar Englebert

Fashion editor and street style extraordinaire Giovanna Battaglia certainly didn’t hold back when she married Swedish retail magnate Oscar Englebert in 2016. The picturesque Capri coast was the perfect backdrop for the stream of snaps that inundated Instagram under the pair's personalised hashtag, #gioandbat. Over the course of the three-day-long bash, Giovanna donned three bespoke designer gowns; opting for Alexander McQueen for the ceremony, Giambattista Valli for the reception and Alaïa for the rehearsal dinner. Famous faces in attendance included Anna Dello Russo, Peter Dundas and Sabine Getty.Credit alicja_glamour/Instagram

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Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild

When an American heiress marries into one of Britain’s oldest financial dynasties, it’s kind of a big deal. Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild wed at Kensington Palace in 2015 and, unlike Hilton’s short-lived marriage to Todd Meister in Las Vegas, it was quite the prolonged event. The three-day affair kicked off with a party at Spencer House and was followed by a ceremony at The Orangery with lunch provided there the next day. Paris Hilton’s younger sister arrived at the Palace in a Bentley and walked down the aisle in custom Valentino couture. VIP guests included Chelsea Clinton, Vera Wang and Naomi Campbell.

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Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt

The wedding between Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone and successful businessman James Stunt was far from thrifty. Guests were flown to Odescalchi Castle near Rome for the ceremony, where the bride arrived with her father Bernie Ecclestone in a vintage Rolls Royce wearing Vera Wang. The musical line-up for the occasion read like a palatial music festival, with performances by The Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, David Guetta, Andrea Bocelli and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The entire state of affairs was rumoured to cost £12 million.

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Donald and Melania Trump

It should come as no surprise that the nuptials between president Trump and his Russian-born, model Melania were far from understated. The pair said 'I do' back in 2005 at Trump’s lavish Palm Springs home, where FLOTUS wore a custom-made Dior gown, consisting of 300ft of duchess satin and a 16ft veil - the decadent garment took over 550 hours to make and cost approximately £80,000. At the glitzy reception, Billy Joel serenaded guests with a personalised rendition of "The Lady is a Tramp". A-list attendees included Heidi Klum, P. Diddy, Barbara Walters, Simon Cowell and yes, even the Clintons.

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Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney

Largely hailed as 'the wedding of the year', the high profile union between George Clooney and human rights lawyer Amal was the subject of a media storm. The couple arrived for the ceremony at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande hotel, where they led guests through the famous Venetian canals on a flotilla of boats. In addition to the bespoke, hand-embroidered Oscar de la Renta gown that Amal wore for the occasion, the bride also donned designs by Alexander McQueen, Giambattista Valli and Stella McCartney over the course of the four-day celebration. A post-wedding party was held at Danesfield House Hotel & Spa in Buckinghamshire, just six miles away from the couple’s rumoured home. The couple were joined by Cindy Crawford, Anna Wintour, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Bill Murray and Bono.

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