The upcoming Chelsea Clinton nuptials have provoked endless speculation – from whether she’ll opt for an Oscar de la Renta or a Vera Wang dress, to whether the former First Daughter will be serving anything other than vegan food to her guests.
The Clinton wedding is quite possibly the highest profile wedding of the decade.
Will the former First Daughter’s nuptuials top all those that have come before her? Only time will tell. One thing’s for sure, she’s got some pretty stiff competition.
Here’s a round-up of ten of the most memorable celebrity weddings of all time.
1. Diana Spencer and Prince Charles
Married in a dress designed by David and Elizabeth Emmanuel, Princess Diana’s gown featured a 25 foot train and 10,000 hand sewn pearls and sequins.
2. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
After Cruise declared his love for the much younger Holmes on Oprah’s couch, the duo got hitched in an Italian castle. Among the A-list guests who attended the $2 million wedding were Victoria and David Beckham, and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett. Holmes wore Armani.
3. Melania Knauss and Donald Trump
Their $1 million wedding took place at Bethesda by the Sea Episcopalian Church in Palm Beach, Florida. Knauss’ Christian Dior dress cost $125,000, and was made from 300 feet of satin, beaded with 1,500 crystals.
4. Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar
Among the couple’s 300 guests were Sir Elton John, Kate Moss, and Hugh Grant. The bride wore a chiffon gown by Donatella Versace. A second Hindu ceremony was then held in Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India, for a total cost of $2.5 million.
5. Heather Mills and Sir Paul McCartney
Hitched at Castle Leslie in Monaghan, Ireland, in a ceremony that cost upward of $3 million, $40,000 was spend on the wedding gown alone.
6. Liza Minnelli and David Gest
Minnelli went all out for wedding #4. Estimated to have cost a whopping $3.5 million, Michael Jackson was the best man, and among the attendees were such legends as Lauren Bacall, Mia Farrow, Dionne Warwick, Tony Bennett, and Stevie Wonder. $700,000 was spent on flowers (of course that’s nothing compared to the $10 million Gest sued Minnelli for when the couple divorced…).
7. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco
The style icon wore a gorgeous silk and lace dress designed by MGM’s Helen Rose, ushering in the trend of full, feminie wedding dresses.
8. Jackie Kennedy and JFK
Arguably the most stylish First Lady of all time, Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress – designed by Anne Lowe – has become the most photographed in American history.
9. Victoria Adams and David Beckham
Married at Luttrellstown Castle near Dublin, Posh Spice wore a silk ivory Vera Wang gown with a 20-foot train, accessorized with a gold diamond-encrusted crown.
10.Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky
Taylor’s eigth marriage was held at Michael Jackson’s 2,700-acre Neverland Ranch. Taylor wore Valentino when she wed Fortensky, 20 years her junior.