This year has given us everything we could have wished for in terms of celebrity marriages. We’ve had weddings of all shapes and sizes; royal, secret and even live-streamed. With beautiful, hand crafted dresses, amazing decorations and star-studded guest lists, it’s not surprising that these weddings were so eagerly anticipated, reported and longed after by the Zankyou team!
So, seeing as though the year is coming to a cool end, we’ve put together a countdown of all the top 10 celebrity weddings of the year. Tune in each week to see which ones have made the list – you won’t want to miss out!
At Number 10…
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander
This November, supermodel Kate Upton and the Houston Astros pitcher tied the knot in a ceremony in Italy! After dating on and off for several years, Verlander proposed to Upton before the 2016 baseball season, however didn’t announce the news until the Met Gala in May later that year, when Upton wore her huge engagement ring on full display.
The couple wed in an intimate setting at the Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco resort in the province of Siena, Tuscany. The wedding ceremony came just a few days after Justin’s team won the 2017 World Series, so there was plenty to celebrate all-round for the happy couple. Upton’s dress was the demure long sleeve, lace Valentino dress with a floor-length tulle veil that tumbled behind her while her bridesmaids added a touch of colour in blush hue gowns by Needle and Thread.
But, whilst Upton and Verlander’s wedding was beautiful, there was another couple who pulled out all of the stops… and we mean ALL of the stops.
Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir
This year saw rapper Radric Davis, otherwise known as Gucci Mane, and his model girlfriend Keyshia Ka’oir, tying the knot in a wedding fit for a princess on October 17. The couple have been dating since 2010 and engaged in November 2016 during a “Kiss Cam” moment at an Atlanta Hawks game.
The couple spent a cool $1.7million on the diamond-themed occasion, at the lavish Four Seasons in Miami. Even broadcast live on BET as well as recorded for their reality TV show, Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir: The Mane Event, the couple enjoyed their no-expense-spared affair. Needing a sword to cut into their $75,000 wedding cake, a feat which required 3 months of planning, 3 days of baking, 8,000 handmade sugar flowers as well as 2,500 Swarovski crystals, the couple were dripping in diamonds.
Keyshia stunned in a custom Charbel Zoe Couture gown, with beaded long-sleeves and a sheer skirt with embroidery and feathers. She finished the ensemble with a crystal headpiece and blingy drop earrings and a bouquet of diamonds – clearly, Keyshia spared no expense on her outfit.
At Number 8…
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black
Medal-winning Olympic Diver Tom Daley married his partner, Dustin Lance Black, after four years of dating on 6th May this year. Marrying at the picturesque Bovey Castle, near Plymouth, Devon, the couple married in the Cathedral Room of the stately home before celebrating at the after party, hosted in the Dartmoor Suite ballroom, where guests danced the night away.
After a night of dancing, food and champagne, the ceremony then ended with a bang as the pair put on an extravagant firework display at 10pm for their guests. A source told the Plymouth Herald: ‘It was a beautiful ceremony; their vows were so brilliant and heartfelt. Tom and Lance organised the wedding themselves and it had their personalities stamped on every detail‘. Sounds perfect to us! Tom looked dashing in a burgundy two-piece suit by Burberry, sharing photos of the ceremony as he walks down the aisle, hand-in-hand with his new husband, also wearing Burberry.
At Number 7…
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
The Orange Is The New Black star, Samira Wiley, and the show’s writer tied the knot in a March after getting engaged in Palm Springs, California in October last year. The couple enjoyed a ‘Funfetti cake’ themed wedding. Reportedly, the newlyweds left their wedding ceremony to “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan, and entered their reception to the tune of Justin Bieber’s “Baby” – these girls know how to have a good time!
Opting for an off-the-shoulder white gown, Samira tied the knot with her stunning bride, Lauren, who dressed in an amazing caped jumpsuit, both designed by Christian Siriano. It goes without saying, the couple looked seriously glamourous.
At Number 6…
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander married after meeting three years ago on the set of The Light Between Oceans. Michael is best known for Shame and Assassin’s Creed while Alicia is an Academy Award winner for her portrayal Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl.
Many details are still unknown about their wedding as the couple kept the occasion as secretive and private as possible. What we do know is that the showbiz stars married in Ibiza at La Granja farmstead resort, according to People, and celebrated at a boat party until 6am – what a great way to celebrate! As no pictures were allowed to be taken at the bash, we can only imagine how lovely Vikander’s floral Acne dress looked on their big day.
At Number 5…
Idina Menzel and Aaron Lohr
Idina, vocal star of Frozen and Wicked, and her 41-year-old partner announced their engagement in September 2016. The couple have been together for three years, however met back in 2005 when they both starred in the film adaptation of Rent. Revealing her wedding news on Instagram after the weekend celebration, Menzel wrote: ‘Wanted to let you know… Married the love of my life Aaron Lohr this weekend‘
Menzel and Lohr married in a private ceremony in the backyard of their shared LA home, in front of close family and friends. Kept under wraps, the singer and actress announced their nuptials on twitter in the weeks following the celebration, thanking everyone who attended for making her day so special. Menzel lets us know that she was walked down the aisle by her father and her son, commenting that it was “magical” – we wish we could have been there too!
The beauty with the golden voice opted for a bridal gown designed by Carolina Herrera. Lace complete with off-the-shoulder sleeves, maroon ribbon detailing and a dramatic train. She paired the dress with a rhinestone headband, flowing veil and Jimmy Choo heels. Lohr, meanwhile, wore a suit from John Varvatos.
At Number 4…
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews
The couple, who have been friends for years, briefly dated in 2012, however reignited their romance in 2014. Matthews proposed with a rare stone – an Ascher-cut, octagon shaped diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds – while visiting the Lake District. The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge tied the knot with financer, James Matthews, in May, and in tow were an ensemble of adorable bridesmaids and pageboys that included Prince George and Princess Charlotte. And Kate wasn’t far behind to help her sister with the train!
The society wedding of the year, the event took place close to the Middleton family home in St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. And Pippa looked stunning in a Giles Deacon gown with high neck, cap sleeve and a heart-shaped cut out detail at the back. The lace provided a striking resemblance to her sister’s dress when she married Prince William. Royally gorgeous!
At Number 3…
Tomeeka Robyn and Stevie Wonder
Musical legend Stevie Wonder married his girlfriend, Tomeeka, on 14th July this year. Already having two children together, the pair have been together for five years, and tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Los Angeles.
In front of a crowd studded with stars, including singers John Legend, Usher and Pharrell Williams to name a few, the bride and groom declared their vows at the Hotel Bel-Air as hundreds of butterflies were released from a box. It sounds amazing!
At Number 2…
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel and Snapchat co-founder married in May this year after getting engaged in July 2016. Spiegal proposed with a 2.5 carat diamond ring, which Kerr shared on her social media. Classy and understated, the circular diamond is set in platinum, with diamond baguettes either side.
Marrying under a canopy in the garden of their LA home, the couple enjoyed a small ceremony surrounded by their closest friends and family. Kerr confessed to crying throughout her vows, despite beginning the day with a yoga sessions with her husband-to-be in order to calm any pre-nuptial nerves! Although there were no bridesmaids for Kerr, her six-year-old son, Flynn, performed his duties as the ring bearer and later joined the couple in their first dance as husband and wife. Flynn, like Spiegel himself, was dressed in a Dior three-piece suit.
Kerr wed her husband in a custom-made Haute Couture Christian Dior white gown. Kerr took inspiration from the iconic gown worn by Grace Kelly at her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco. Satin skirt appliquéd with lilies of the valley with high neck and long sleeves, Kerr looked like a fairy-tale vision, and this whole process sounds like every girl’s fantasy!
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Just last weekend Serena Williams, the best tennis player of all time, added something more to her lifetime achievements. Her spectacular wedding to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social network Reddit, has become one of the events of the year. After welcoming their first child, Serena and Alexis confirmed their relationship at The Contemporary Arts Centre in New Orleans.
She wore three different looks: the first was a Sarah Burton dress for Alexander McQueen, while the second was a feathery, Versace number which became a short, cocktail dress for her fairground-themed evening. And her sister, fellow tennis superstar Venus Williams, looked amazing in a custom dress by Galia Lahav.