12 Most Expensive Weddings of All Times
Marriage is a once in a lifetime experience. Everyone wants to make it special and memorable that could be remembered for years to come. Some people make it special by wearing a beautiful dress the others by choosing an exclusive venue.
The ones that do both the things and spend great money in their wedding make news. The ten best of them have been listed here.
12Catherine Zeta-Michael Douglas
Starting with the one that secures the tenth number is the actress of ‘Zorro’ fame, Catherine Zeta-Jones and the talented actor Michael Douglas.
The celebs spent a total of $1.5 million in their wedding. Their wedding ceremony took place in Hotel Plaza in New York with a security cover of 50 guards
11Christina Aguilera-Jordan Bratman
Next comes the trendy pop star Christina Aguilera who spent a total of $ 2 million in their wedding. Their guest list counted over 150 at the venue Staglin Family Vineyar at Napa Valley.
10Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes
Hollywood’s heart throb Tom Cruise wed the beautiful Katie Holmes at Odescalchi Castle in Rome spending $ 2 million. The air fare and the luxurious accommodation of all guests were paid for costing about $ 900,000.
9Arun Nayar -Elizabeth Hurley
Standing firm at the seventh position are the Vice president of Tyco, Arun Nayar and the supermodel turned actress, Elizabeth Hurley, better known as Liz Hurley.Their wedding ceremony totaled to $ 2.5 million as the cost. Their wedding venues were Gloucestershire’s Suderly Castle first and later the grand Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur, India.
8Elizabeth Taylor-Larry Fortensky
Elizabeth Taylor, the well renowned movie star wed a construction worker Larry Fortensky at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch for a total $ 2.5 million.The guest list included the likes of Eddie Murphy and Nancy Reagan.
7Heather Mills-Paul Mc Cartney
With $ 3 million as the total wedding cost come fifth the former model Heather Mills and the songwriter Paul Mc Cartney. The $ 150,000 worth fireworks completed the grand ceremony at Monaghan in St. Salvador Church.
6Liza Minelli-David Gest
Liza Minelli, the pop star wed the music producer David Gest in a ceremony costing them $ 3.5 million. The 60 piece orchestra entertained the guests and the wedding cake was worth $ 40,000.
The wedding where $40,000 just on the cake , took place at Regent Hotel in New York , with 850 guests including the biggest names in show business like Michael Jackson.
- The couple separated in just 18 months , and what all we heard were , allegations of assault, drunken rages etc!
5Chelsea Clinton-Marc Mezvinsky
Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of the former president of the U.S, Bill Clinton, married the investment banker Marc Mezvinsky in a $ 5 million ceremony. The guest list went up to a total of 500 people.
- Chelsea is a proud mother of a baby girl - Charlotte !
4Wayne Rooney-Mc Loughlin
With an $ 8 million ceremony, the Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney wed his childhood sweetheart Coleen Mc Loughlin at a villa in Portofino.Coleen met Wayne at the age of 12 and their relationship flourished after the secondary school at the age of 16.
In the 22-year's old footballer and his fiance's marriage , 64 guests were flown from the UK using five private jets.
- Their relationship is intact and getting stronger even after the controversy that earlier , Wayne used to visit prostitutes.
3Vanisha Mittal - Amit Bhatia
Standing at the first pedestal are the Indian Entrepreneur Lakshmi Niwas Mittal’s aka Steel King's daughter Vanisha Mittal and the owner of Swordfish Investments, Amit Bhatia with a wedding ceremony costing a whooping $ 60 million!The engagement ceremony of the steel tycoon's daughter took place at the Palace of Versailles in France. The ceremonies lasted for a total of five days.
The guests of the wedding were leading entrepreneurs, many globally recognized movie stars and friends and relatives. They had set a big example to the world of what a big fat Indian wedding is!
- Sadly, things did not get down well and the couple separated in 2013
2Shristi Mittal - Gulraj Behl
Pramod Mittal's daughter Shristi Mittal's wedding with Gulraj Behl is now included in the list most expensive wedding with estimated cost of 50 million pounds.Pramod Mittal is the brother of steel tycoon Lakshmi Niwas Mittal.The wedding held at National Museum of Catalan Art in Spain.It is reported that 200 butlers, cooks and secretaries were flown into the marriage venue from India and Thailand to take care of 500 high profile guests.
- There was a dedicated helicopter just for taking the wedding photos.
1Brahmani and Rajeev Reddy
Brahmani's super expensive 74 million dollar wedding with Rajeev Reddy is the latest in the series of big fat Indian weddings.The father of the bride , G.Janardhan Reddy , is a former minister and a mining baron.
The wedding took place at Palace Grounds in Bangalore.
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- In the media restricted wedding large display screens, free wi-fi hotspots, jimmy jib cameras, drone cameras were used to magnify the impression.