Marriages are said to be formed in paradise. True, yet many individuals are willing to spend a fortune on this once-in-a-lifetime event. While only a few people can afford such a luxurious wedding in retrospect, there are those public figures for whom the sky is the limit.So, in the blog below, we’ll look at some of the celebrities that have had the most lavish weddings to date.
10. Wayne Rooney and Coleen Mcloughlin
$8 million in total costsWayne Rooney of Manchester United and Coleen Mcloughlin are the last two people on our list. The couple married in a beautiful ceremony at Villa Durazzo. The wedding ceremony cost $8 million in total, with five private jets used to transport guests and other arrangements.At the age of 12, she met Wayne Rooney, her future husband, in the Liverpool suburb of Croxteth. They started dating when they were 16 and had graduated from high school. Wayne’s mother, Jeanette, worked part-time as a cleaner at St. John Bosco Arts College, where Coleen was a student.On June 12, 2008, the couple married in Portofino, Italy, and Britain’s OK! magazine paid them £2.5 million for exclusive wedding information and photos.Wayleen, the newlyweds, moved into a new £1.3 million property in Formby. They currently reside in a £4 million Neo-Georgian giant mansion in Prestbury, Cheshire.
9. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
$10 million in total costWhen Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma decided to marry, many hearts were broken. The couple decided to have a private wedding in Tuscany, with only their closest friends and family present. Both of them were dressed to the nines, with the entire ceremony costing over $10 million.On December 11, 2017, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli married in a dreamy ceremony in Italy. The couple kept all of the facts regarding their wedding under wraps, which has become a popular technique among celebrities. However, if Kohli had been in charge, all the details would have been revealed in just three days, according to the cricketer. He also claimed that he never proposed to his ladylove since they knew they were destined to be together.Kohli admitted that he never formally proposed to Anushka during an interview with footballer Sunil Chetri. “When you’re in love, every day can feel like Valentine’s Day, and every day can be memorable.” We never felt compelled to proceed in this manner. We’ve always known.
8. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
$12 million in total costKim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding is an extravaganza-filled affair. From the $500,000 Givenchy gown to the opulent location and décor, the event is said to have cost between $12 and $20 million.Kardashian married Damon Thomas, a music producer, in 2000 when she was 19 years old. In 2003, Thomas filed for divorce. Kardashian later blamed their breakup on his physical and mental abuse claiming she was high on ecstasy at the time. Kardashian began dating musician Ray J shortly after her divorce was finalized.Kardashian got engaged to NBA player Kris Humphries, who was then with the New Jersey Nets, in May 2011. They had been dating since October 2010.On August 20, they were married in a wedding ceremony in Montecito, California.She had introduced her “wedding fragrance,” “Kim Kardashian Love,” earlier that month, to coincide with her own wedding. In early October 2011, E! aired a two-part TV special about the wedding preparations and the actual wedding, as part of what The Washington Post called a “media blitz” surrounding the event. She filed for divorce from Humphries on October 31 after 72 days of marriage, alleging irreconcilable differences. Several news agencies speculated that Kardashian’s marriage to Humphries was largely a publicity hoax designed to boost the Kardashian family’s brand and subsequent television projects. Jonathan Jaxson, a man claiming to be her former publicist, also stated that her short-lived marriage was manufactured and a ruse to make money. Kardashian filed a lawsuit against Jaxson, alleging that he cheated on her.While still legally married to Humphries, Kardashian began dating rapper and longtime friend Kanye West in April 2012. On June 3, 2013, her divorce was finalized. Kardashian and West were engaged on Kardashian’s 33rd birthday, October 21,, and married on May 24, 2014, at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. Her wedding gown was designed by Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, while several of her guests wore designs by Michael Costello. The couple’s high profile and various jobs have resulted in extensive media coverage of their relationship; The New York Times dubbed their union “a historic blizzard of celebrity.”CNN reported in January 2021 that the pair was considering divorce, and Kardashian filed for divorce on February 19, 2021. April 20, 2021
7. Prince William and Kate Middleton
$34 million in total costAnother royal wedding that has made it onto our list. Many notable celebrities attended Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding ceremony at Westminister Abbey in 2011. A total of 24 million dollars was spent on security measures, with the remaining 4 million dollars going toward flowers.In 2001, Prince William and Kate Middleton met for the first time. Their engagement, which took place on October 20, 2010, was announced on November 16, 2010. The wedding’s build-up and the event itself drew a lot of media interest, and it was compared to William’s parents’ 1981 wedding in many aspects. The occasion was a UK public holiday with several ceremonial elements, including the usage of state carriages and roles for the Foot Guards and Household Cavalry. To commemorate the wedding, organizations and hotels across Canada held events, over 5,000 street celebrations were held across the United Kingdom, and one million people lined the road between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Tens of millions of people watched the ceremony live.
6. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
$40 million in total costPriyanka Chopra, the former Miss World, married American singer-songwriter Nick Jonas in 2018. The entire event, according to reports, took place at Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace and cost over $40 million in extravagant arrangements.Priyanka reassembled her girl gang for another amazing bachelorette weekend in Amsterdam a week after her bridal shower. Joe Jonas’ now-wife, actress Sophie Turner, was also present to celebrate with the bride.Their three-day wedding included both Christian and Hindu wedding rites, culminating in a ceremony at a legitimate palace in Jodhpur. The ceremony was overseen by Nick’s father, and Priyanka wore a Ralph Lauren gown with a 75-foot veil and long sleeves.The couple had thrown a puga, Mehendi ceremony, and Sangeet the day before, which included a dancing battle between the two families!
After the new year, the couple flew to the Caribbean for a genuine honeymoon, which Nick organized all on his own! He uploaded gorgeous images of his wife posing on their private balcony and relaxing on a seashore rope swing. The tropical honeymoon seemed like a dream, complete with ocean vistas and a private infinity pool.With affectionate Instagram photos, the pair marked two years of marriage. The singer captioned two never-before-seen photographs of their lavish wedding, ” “I’ve been married to the most amazing, inspiring, and beautiful woman for two years. @priyankachopra, happy anniversary! I’m in love with you.”
5. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
$45.8 million in net costWhen Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, people all around the world wanted to be a part of the celebration. The wedding, like his parents’, became one of the most sought-after events of the decade, with a large sum spent for security measures.Unlike Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day was not proclaimed a public holiday. The wedding fell on the same day as the FA Cup Final, which Prince Harry’s brother William usually attends in his capacity as FA President. The royal wedding being held on a weekend is a departure from the royal practice of holding nuptials on weekdays. The ceremony is set to begin at 12:00 p.m. BST on February 12, 2018, according to Kensington Palace.The royal family stated that they would cover the cost of the wedding. The cake, florist, and food expenditures were predicted to be £50,000, £110,000, and £286,000, respectively, with the total cost expected to be over £32 million. The security expenditures were predicted to be lower than those of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011. The security expenditures were anticipated to be “between £2 million and £4 million” by the end of May. If the expenditures were to surpass 1% of the Thames Valley Police force’s annual budget, the police and crime commissioner may seek for special financing, although the cost was “far below the £4 million required to lodge a claim” at the time.
4. Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia
$55 million in total costVanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia’s wedding is another that will be remembered for years to come. The party was so extravagant that it was inscribed in the “Guinness Book of World Records.” The 6-day celebration at the Palace of Versailles covered everything from cuisines to arrangements and decorations.Lakshmi Mittal, a worldwide known steel industrialist and high-profile billionaire, is no stranger to gaining attention and receiving awards. He was the first Indian to make Forbes’ renowned list of the world’s ten wealthiest people in 2005. He was named the richest Asian in Europe two years later, and then the 57th most powerful person in the planet in 2015. (also by Forbes). It’s certainly no surprise that the “King of Steel” went all out for his daughter Vanisha’s ultra-extravagant 2004 nuptials – an elaborate set of celebrations apparently costing around US$60 million and dubbed the “mother of all weddings” at the time.
3. Sushanto Roy and Seemanto Roy
$75 million in total costSubrato Roy, Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar, married his sons in a joint wedding in 2004. The wedding was a spectacle in its own right, with 11,000 guests in attendance and meals delivered to around 1,50,000 homeless individuals.Subrata Roy, the infamous chairman of Sahara India Pariwar, arranged a double wedding for his sons Sushanto and Seemanto in 2004.
Subrata Roy left no stone unturned in making the double wedding a memorable and opulent affair, from transporting his guests on private aircraft to marrying 101 impoverished girls to offering over 100 cuisines to his 11,000 guests.
2. Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal
$100 million in total costIsha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s wedding is regarded as one of the most lavish Indian weddings of all time. The private Beyonce concert took the cake, despite the presence of many renowned celebrities and political people at the wedding. Food was also supplied by the Ambanis to feed 5,100 individuals, which is a remarkable feat in today’s weddings.
When the bride and groom’s surnames are Ambani and Piramal, two of India’s most well-known and celebrated families, it’s almost a given that the wedding festivities will be so lavish that they will garner worldwide media attention and cost a multimillion dollar fortune. So began the opulent ceremonies honoring the marriage of Anand Piramal, the son of Indian billionaire businessman Ajay Piramal, and Isha Ambani, the daughter of Mukesh Ambani, rumored to be Asia’s richest man and, as of August 2020, Forbes’ 6th richest man on the planet.The elaborate ceremonies and activities, which spanned many days and numerous metropolitan locations and were believed suited for the fairy-tale union of the heir and heiress to two Indian megafortunes, are said to have cost almost US$100 million.
1. Prince Charles and Lady Diana
$137 million in total costEverything about Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s wedding, dubbed the “Wedding of the Century,” was perfect. This royal wedding will never be duplicated, from her famous gown that made a statement for years to an estimated guest list of 3,500 individuals.Diana first met the Queen’s eldest son and heir apparent, Charles, Prince of Wales, when she was 16 years old in November 1977. He was 29 at the time and dating Sarah, her older sister. During the summer of 1980, Charles and Diana were guests at a country weekend where she saw him play polo and he expressed genuine interest in her as a future wife. When he invited her to join him on the royal yacht Britannia for a sailing weekend in Cowes, the relationship evolved. Following that, in November 1980, he was invited to see his family at Balmoral Castle (the royal family’s Scottish retreat). The Queen, the Queen Mother, and the Duke of Edinburgh all greeted her warmly. Following that, Charles courted Diana in London.On February 24, 1981, their engagement became official. Diana chose her engagement ring on her own. After the engagement, she abandoned her job as a nursery teacher’s assistant and moved to Clarence House, the Queen Mother’s residence, for a brief time. She then remained at Buckingham Palace until the wedding, where she endured in excruciating loneliness, according to author Ingrid Seward. Since Anne Hyde married the future James II over 300 years ago, Diana was the first Englishwoman to marry the first in line to the throne, and she was also the first royal bride to have a paying employment prior to her engagement. In March 1981, she made her first public appearance with Prince Charles at a charity ball at Goldsmiths’ Hall.