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A Look at the Most Expensive Celebrity Weddings

Due to their high level of fame, long list of friends, and unlimited cash supply, many celebrities choose to have wedding celebrations that cost a small fortune. With multiple events around the world, the use of expensive vintage cars and huge guest lists the price tag for these weddings can quickly skyrocket. For the curious, here is a look at some of the most expensive celebrity weddings. 

Liza Minnelli and David Gest

The wedding of this celebrity couple proved to be as fantastic and over-the-top as the bride. The guest list contained over 500 names, many of whom were entertainment professionals and major celebrities themselves. The audience was serenaded by a 60-piece orchestra, the wedding cake contained 12 tiers, and attendees received party favors wrapped in satin. The entire event cost the couple $3.5 million.

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

This former Beatle and his new wife did it up right with a wedding that cost over $3 million. McCartney actually wrote a specific song for the event, and his bride-to-be walked to the altar as it was played in the background. The guest list contained over 300 different names, including Elton John, Ringo Starr, and Eric Clapton. The wedding had an Indian theme, and the event ended with an elaborate fireworks display.

Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar

This celebrity couple certainly spared no expense when they decided to share their love with the rest of the world. They planned a double ceremony with festivities that actually lasted a full eight days. This pair also had an Indian theme at their wedding, and Nayar attended the event wearing a suit that cost over $10,000 a day. The entire wedding had a price tag of over $2.5 million.

Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky

While Taylor was known for her many trips to the altar, this one truly caught the eye of the media with its bizarre nature and high price tag. The pair swapped vows at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, with Jackson himself giving away Taylor as the bride. Over 150 guests attended, including Eddie Murphy and former first lady Nancy Reagan, and the entire event was swarmed by media personnel hoping to get a snapshot. The whole thing cost $3.8 million.

Prince Charles and Lady Diana

Entertainment professionals are not the only ones that enjoy lavish weddings that cost a fortune. This royal pair shared one of the most expensive wedding celebrations in history, with the entire event costing over $115 million. It was held in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, with over $600,000 spent just on security. The cake was five feet tall, and cost at least $40,000, and Princess Diana’s engagement ring had a price tag of over $60,000. Even though the pair split after 15 years, this still remains one of the most lavish nuptial celebrations ever.

Sharing Love in the Spotlight

Being a celebrity in love means that you can prove your love by throwing a wedding that costs a fortune. This list contains just a few of the most lavish, outrageous, and expensive celebrity weddings.

About the Author

Douglas Samson is a freelance writer who normally focuses on wedding gowns, prom outfits, fashion & design and other related topics; curious readers who’d like to learn more should take a peek at Terry Costa.

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