TOP 5 EXTRAVAGANT CELEBRITY WEDDINGS
High end extravagant weddings set the gossip columns ablaze and masses of people take in every detail of the event. Outrageous spending seems to attract favorable attention because celebrities are involved and even in challenging economic times a fairy tale wedding still takes the rags to riches Cinderella approach that magical things can happen and be enjoyed. Today we’ve TOP 5 Extravagant Celebrity Weddings
#1. Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011 was an enormous hit with the public worldwide. There was a definite element of celebrating the good news and throwing off the gloom caste by hard times. The bride’s lace dress was the ultimate fashion statement. The overall cost was $34 million, far less than some other weddings. The ring cost $136,000 and the wedding dress cost $70,000, $800,000 on flowers and $600,000 for the wedding reception, hotel rooms for guests averaged $550 a night and an undisclosed amount for security and police protection. Even three years on it is still regarded as the high society event of the decade.
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#2. Amit Bhatia and Vanisha Mittal
Amit Bhatia and Vanisha Mittal ‘s wedding in 2004 was an awesome event costing $78 million. The Grand Versailles in Beruit Lebanon was hired for a six day event and 1,000 guests were flown in on specially hired Boeing jets.45 chefs were hired and women guests received luxurious gifts and night clubs were hired out for events each night. Steel magnet Lakshmi Mittal ensured that his daughter had the perfect wedding to investor Amit Bhatia. It was a real dynastic family affair. It was a real dynastic family affair. Sadly the current violence and security crisis in Lebanon means that we will be unlikely to see such an extravaganza in Beruit for awhile.
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#3. Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s wedding on 24 May 2014 cost a jaw dropping $12 million. This included her Givenchy wedding gown at $400,000. Her Balmain reception dress cost $40,000. Her bachelorette party dress cost $20,000. The venue the Fort Belvedere cost $409,000 and the 230-foot Calacatta Vaticano marble table at the reception cost $478,000. The Steinway piano, which John Leonard performed on cost $450,000. Guests drank red wine at $90 a bottle. Andrea Bocelli was paid $409,000 singing as the bride and groom walked down the aisle .Altar flowers were $136,000 and guest accommodation $500,000 and vehicles cost $70,000.Incredible.
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#4. Lisa Minnelli and David Guest
Lisa Minnelli and David Guest’s wedding in 2002 cost just $4.3 million. This was a grand Hollywood occasion with Michael Jackson as best man and Elizabeth Taylor was Maid of Honor. The wedding took place at Marble collegiate church in New York City. Natalie Cole and Tony Bennett and a 60 piece orchestra serenaded the guests and there was a 12 floor wedding cake said to cost $40,000. Flowers were $700,000. There were said to be 1,000 guests attended by 500 staff . Guests included Lauren Bacall, Diana Ross and Mia Farrow. The couple divorced in 2007.
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#5. Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky
Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky were married on July 31, 2010 in new York City at Astor Court in Rhinebeck and the wedding cost $4.8 million. Fashion designer Vera Wang designed the bride’s dress. It was a white strapless chiffon gown with rhine stone and silver belt which cost $25,000. The wedding cake cost $11,000 and flowers cost $500,000. There were 400 family and guests. But no celebrities. Former President Bill Clinton walked his daughter down the aisle. It was seen to be a feel good moment for the nation after years of recession and gloom.
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