Midway through 2017, many celebrity couples have already tied the knot. Some ceremonies were lavish; some couples quietly said “I do” out of the public spotlight. Here is a brief round-up of all the 2017 celebrity weddings that have taken place in 2017 so far.
2017 Celebrity Weddings
Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski
Just six months after announcing their engagement, Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski tied the knot in a secret ceremony. Appearing on The Late Late Show in March, Thomas referred to the Mean Girls actress as his wife. He also admitted on the late night talk show that he and Seyfried “eloped. We just took off into the country with an officiant and just the two of us, and we did out thing.” Seyfried is pregnant with the couple’s first child.
Dave Franco and Alison Brie
On March 13th of this year, it was revealed that Dave Franco of Now You See MeMad Men fame) had wed in a private ceremony. The pair met in 2011 in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.
Ali Fedotowsky and Kevin Manno
She’s off the market! Former Bachelorette star married her fiance’ Kevin Manno on March 3, 2017. Their beautiful beachside wedding took place at the Terranea Resort in Los Angeles. While the wedding was not a huge event, some huge names were present at the nuptials: Kaley Cuoco, Haylie Duff, Lacey Chabert, and Andi Dorfman, to name a few. Daughter Molly served as the flower girl.
Chris Chalk and Kimberley Dalton Mitchell
A Southern wedding with Southern flair was the order of the day for the nuptials of Chris Chalk and his bride Kimberley Dalton Mitchell. The Gotham star married his fiance’ at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, North Carolina – Chalk’s hometown. The 135 guests were invited to party afterward with the newlyweds. Yellow school buses were employed to cart the guests to and from the reception held at the Grand Bohemian Hotel near the wedding site. Chalk ordered the DJ to make the playlist reflect what would be played at a club. Guests were served traditional Southern food such as shrimp fried grits, and a bacon and waffle bar was also available.
Julie Johnston and Zach Ertz
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team member Julie Johnston wed Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz said “I do” on March 26, in Santa Barbara, California. The two were married in a lavish ceremony at the Bacara Resort. The couple’s first dance was to Sam Smith’s Latch, a song from Ertz and Johnston’s dating days.
Nicky Whelan and Kerry Rhodes
Australian actress Nickey Whelan and former NFL player Kerry Rhodes wed on April 15, 2017, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The star-studded guest list included Brenda Song and AnnaLynne McCord; their cake was made by a personal friend Cake Boss Buddy Valastro. Storming the Internet is a video of their first dance, Keith Urban’s The Fighter, in which the bride and groom can be seen in casual clothes with the bride mouthing the words to the song.
Frankie Ballard and Christina Murphy
March 12, 2017 was the wedding date for country singer Frankie Ballard and Christian Murphy, owner of Old Smokey Boots in Nashville. Married at the Star Hill Ranch in Bee Cave, Texas, Ballard and Murphy chose the wedding locale in order for her family to be present at the wedding. Murphy’s father, who recently passed away, was honored at the wedding as Murphy carried a handkerchief made from one of her father’s shirts.
David Henrie and Maria Cahill
Former Wizards of Waverly Place star David Henrie married Maria Cahill, one-time Miss Delaware on April 21 in front of a crowd of 170 guests. Close friends Selena Gomez and the rest of the “Wizards” cast attended the traditional wedding. The couple’s first dance was Michael Buble’s Hold On. The bride and groom were escorted to the ceremony in a Rolls Royce, where guests were served a multi-course meal.
Tyrese and Samantha Lee Gibson
Fast and Furious star Tyrese wed New Jersey native Samantha Lee Gibson in a secret ceremony on Valentine’s day.
Dan Smyers and Abby Law
Dan Smyers of the country music duo Dan + Shay wed longtime partner Abby Law at sunset on May 13, 2017. The ceremony, set in Nashville, was attended by Dan’s musical partner Shay Mooney as well as the couple’s three dogs, who were decked out in doggie tuxes and dresses.
Omarosa Manigault and John Allen Newman
Former Apprentice winner and current Trump presidential staffer Omarosa Manigault wed John Allen Newman at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on April 8.
Celebrity Weddings 2017 – Pippa Middleton and More
On May 20, Pippa Middleton said “I do” to her sweetheart James Matthews at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The Princess of Wales’ younger sister wowed guests in a custom Giles Deacon gown, a simple, yet beautiful high-necked lace gown. A simple veil dotted with pearls along with a glittering tiara and Manolo Blahnik satin pumps completed the look, which, of course, is reminiscent of her sister Kate’s wedding attire.
St. Mark’s Church was filled with pale pink and white roses filled the windows and sat atop pillars while white blooms lined the aisle of the church. A reception was held following the ceremony at Carole and Michael Middleton’s Georgian property in nearby Bucklebury. The bride herself carried a small bouquet of white flowers adorned with simple greenery.
The ceremony, which lasted almost an hour, included readings by members of the wedding party. Pippa’s brother James read Love is an Adventure by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Spencer Matthews, the brother of the groom, read a passage from The Alchemist.
The bride’s royal niece and nephew looked adorable as they played the role of young bridesmaid and page boy, respectively.
While 2017 is halfway over, there are still plenty of celebrity weddings to look forward to!
Kate Upton is scheduled to marry fiance Justin Verlander sometime in 2017. While there is not a definitive date set, we do know that Kate will ask her sisters to serve as co-maids of honor and that the couple plans to party at the reception afterward (Upton told Sports Illustrated that there will be tequila). There is also the possibility of “tons of flowers” and multiple wedding gowns.
Fast and Furious 7 actor Jason Statham and his fiance Rosie Huntington-Whiteley announced their engagement last year. Statham presented Rosie with a five-carat diamond ring reportedly worth $350,000. The couple is expecting their first child together.
Although it has been rumored before, gossip columns are hinting at a definite ceremony for Miley Cyrus and beau Liam Hemsworth. Her engagement ring recently came out of retirement!
Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr and Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, engaged since summer 2016, tied the knot in May. The couple wed at their home in Brentwood. Fifty close friends attended the nuptials, including Kerr’s son Flynn. Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat performed at the ceremony. Kerr herself sang a rendition of Shania Twain’s Still the One.
Tennis phenom Serena Williams, pregnant with her first child, is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. While the couple has been very secretive about the wedding date, we do know there was a wedding shower in May. Perhaps the couple will do as they did with the engagement announcement and post it to Reddit.
Julianne Hough keeps teasing gossip columnists about her upcoming nuptials. She recently posted pics of her bachelorette party held in Cabo San Lucas in March, and she told Entertainment Tonight that the wedding was “happening… not necessarily soon-soon, but it is coming up.”
Keep your eyes and ears open – more celeb weddings are coming up!
The wedding world stands on its own. New trends and concepts are always on the horizon. To stay in the know, gain some insight into how the top celebrity wedding planners work their magic!
1. Preston Bailey
Preston Bailey creates innovative experiences for his clients. Bailey is known for his floral masterpieces, which are nothing short of spectacular. His philosophy involves bringing the outside world to indoor space. At one wedding, he built a stunning floating butterfly centerpiece for the dessert table. Bailey also loves to integrate images of trees in his designs. During a ceremony, he used lighting & projection technology to depict trees on walls. Once the couple said their “I dos,” the trees lit up and blossomed.
Marcy Blum, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, is recognized as the foodie-wedding planner. She executes her plans with a bang, whether it’s a gondola ride in Aspen or a wheeled burrata cart served with an assortment of toppings, her events are memorable. When it comes to party favors, Blum suggests giving items guests will actually use. A favorite of Blum’s, bloody mary mix and coffee cake for post wedding breakfast.
Imagine a wedding designed to heighten your five senses. This is Colin Cowie’s famed method. He takes vision, sound, touch, taste, and smell through a unique experience. A Tuscan wedding under the sun, an enchanted themed wedding in the Midwest, and a romantic style wedding in an urban city are just a few of the events he has created. Cowie views weddings like a story. They have a start and finish with equally important pieces in between. The final chapter usually ends with a wow factor leaving guests wanting more.
Headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, and New York, Rebecca Gardner is one of the top wedding planners in the world. She likes to add surprises here and there to keep guests engaged. Her style is traditional and inventive rather than flashy. Gardner’s talent lies in lighting design and uses candles to break up a classic look. She often tells the bride and groom to add their own individual touches to make it one of a kind.
English celebrity planner, Sarah Hayward, works with the most elite and affluent citizens of the world. Since her clients have a generous budget, every aspect of the event is crème de la crème. Her weddings are tasteful and luxurious. After all, the Dutch and Duchess of Cambridge requested Hayward’s expertise for their royal wedding. Hayward’s book, Wedding Bible, gives us ordinary folks a peek at her lavish style as well as ideas for a small budget.
Remember the wedding coordinator, Frank Eggelhoffer, in Father of the Bride, who brought in swans to roam around the tulip bed for the big day? The character was actually inspired by the SoCal-based wedding designer, Kevin Lee. His love and passion for event planning shine through in his work. Lee’s portfolio consists of Drew Barrymore, Wolfgang Puck, and Liz Taylor. He has also thrown parties for both the Oscars and Emmys. Lee’s overall approach is traditional with his own imaginative twists. Lee has also been seen on several episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Wedding master, Yifat Oren, based in Los Angeles, is known for bringing ideas to life and the high quality of her work. Oren “breaks the rules” and embraces imperfections to give events a little spice. She is fond of an all white attire wedding, especially in the summer. Oren recommends hiring a lighting designer to create the perfect ambiance. Visually, her weddings exude elegance and charm. About half of her weddings are destination, which has led Oren to form strong working relationships around the world. She also helps the world by supporting a charity annually.
Clients of Los Angeles wedding planner, Mindy Weiss, are drawn to her composure. She maintains cool and calm throughout the wedding process. Weiss can also make dreams come true. At one of her weddings, the bride and groom climbed a ladder to cut their oversized cake. She also arranged for an elephant to greet the guests at Nicole Richie’s wedding. Did I mention the Hydration IV trucks at Sophia Vergara’s wedding? Weiss ensures her client’s personality is well represented throughout the day.
Wedding designer and trendsetter, Sasha Souza, raised in San Francisco Bay Area, has planned events around the world and numerous weddings in the Napa and Sonoma regions. Her experience as a stage manager has given her that extra leverage to execute events flawlessly. Souza incorporates fun and originality. One of her brides walked down the aisle with a gospel choir. She also likes the idea of additional space for guests to relax and hang out during the reception. Souza managed to transform a barn into a cozy lounge space for guests, a perfect place to take a dance break.
You may recognize David Tutera from his reality hit show, My Fair Wedding, now on its sixth season! In addition to his TV show, Tutera has a bridal line for Mon Cheri and a jewelry line at Sears. Talk about celebrity status! He appeared on Shannen Doherty’s show to assist with her wedding in Malibu. Tutera has a skill for introducing vintage pieces to a classic or modern style. He used antique birdcages for one event. Tutera will use flowers and petals to line serving platters, an inviting touch.
If you are in the process of planning a wedding or helping a friend or family member prepare for their big day, borrow a couple tips from the celebrity planners who helped revolutionize the wedding industry.
Celebrity weddings are where countless couples the world over draw inspiration when planning their own nuptials and 2015 was a year that offered a plethora of inspiration. From lavish, elegant affairs to low-key beachside ceremonies, here are the twenty best celebrity weddings of 2015.
Celebrity Weddings of 2015
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Ever since her famous split from Brad Pitt, the world has been waiting for Friends alum Jennifer Aniston to walk down the aisle again. In August, Jennifer finally got her happy ending when she tied the knot with writer and actor Justin Thereaux in Bel Air.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis already had a baby girl together before tying the knot on the Fourth of July. The couple, who’ve kept their relationship notoriously private, first met when they co-starred on That 70’s Show together.
Matt Dallas and Blue Hamilton
Love won when TV star Matt Dallas tied the knot with his longtime boyfriend Blue Hamilton, a singer and songwriter. The couple tied the knot in July, shortly after same-sex marriage was made legal nationwide.
Billy Joel and Alexis Roderick
Billy Joel wed his expecting girlfriend, Alexis Roderick, in a Fourth of July ceremony on Long Island. The couple opted for a surprise affair, with their guests arriving under the assumption that they were simply attending a July 4th bash.
Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
Darren Le Gallo and Man of Steel star Amy Adams had been engaged for a whopping seven years before they finally made it official in May. The couple cited Amy’s packed filming schedule as the reason behind the long wait.
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed
The Vampire Diaries and Twilight Saga stars married in August in an outdoor ceremony after a much-publicized courtship. The couple, who are both huge social media users, graced their fans with tons of pics on Instagram and Twitter.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
Female hearts were breaking all over the world when the much-loved Sherlock star wed his longtime girlfriend, stage director and playwright Sophie Hunter. The couple kept photos of their February wedding, which took place on a small English island, out of the papers.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
After a much-publicized and dramatic love affair, superstar Johnny Depp made it official with Amber Heard in February. The couple opted to wed on a beach, with Amber wearing a stunning, flowing ivory gown.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy
The kooky Full House alum married Olivier Sarkozy, half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, in November. The New York ceremony followed with a reception which reportedly featured bowls of cigarettes that guests were encouraged to smoke while they celebrated the new couple.
Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried
Most reality show love affairs don’t result in a real-life happy ending. However, this can’t be said for Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried. The former Bachelorette broke the mold and actually married her suitor of choice in January.
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
The Bad Teacher star finally settled down when she married the Good Charlotte rocker in January. Cameron made no apologies for waiting until she was 43 to wed for the first time, stating, “I waited because I didn’t want to settle.”
Allison Williams and Ricky Van Veen
On the hit HBO series Girls, Allison Williams plays a girl who’s chronically unlucky in love. However, life doesn’t always imitate art. Allison showed that she was nothing like her TV counterpart when she married her longtime boyfriend in September. She was walked down the aisle by her father, newscaster Brian Williams.
Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner
The gossip sites were abuzz when Geri Halliwell wed businessman Christian Horner in a lavish ceremony in May, as none of her fellow Spice Girls were in attendance. Geri maintains that their absence was due to conflicting schedules, rather than a feud.
Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild
Socialite Nicki Hilton married businessman James Rothschild in July in London. Naturally, big sister Paris was her maid-of-honor, donning a Pippa Middleton-inspired white gown.
Heather Morris and Taylor Hubbell
Everyone was saying “aww” when Glee star and former Beyonce back-up dancer Heather Morris chose to marry her high school sweetheart instead of a fellow celeb. The couple had a low-key May wedding, with their infant son, Elijah, in attendance.
Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik
New Girl star Zooey Deschanel was pregnant when she wed longtime boyfriend Jacob Pechenik. The wedding came just in the nick of time, as she gave birth to the couple’s first child, Elsie, shortly after.
Vanessa Williams and Jim Skrip
Fourth of July weddings were all the rage for celebrities in 2015. Ugly Betty star and singer Vanessa Williams was no exception. She chose the Fourth as the perfect day to marry her fiance Jim Skrip. The couple chose an Egyptian theme for their reception, with Vanessa changing into a sparkly gold gown.
Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover
Nothing can stand in the way of love if it’s really meant to be. After recovering from a harrowing bus accident that nearly cost him his life, 30 Rock star and SNL alum Tracy Morgan wed his girlfriend in what was reported to be an extremely emotional ceremony.
Bryan Greenberg and Jamie Chung
Real World star turned actress Jamie Chung wed How To Make It In America star Bryan Greenberg in October. Although the wedding took place on Halloween, there was nothing spooky about their elegant beach ceremony.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
The Modern Family bombshell married the Magic Mike hunk in Florida after a year-long engagement. It was a lavish affair, which Sofia would go on to jokingly tease Ellen DeGeneres for missing on her talk show.
With the recent divorce announcements of celebrity couples Miranda Lambert/Blake Shelton and Jennifer Garner/Ben Affleck, my heart breaks for them. Being a celebrity and having your life under a microscope by paparazzi photo seekers, media, and the powerful public opinion MUST be extremely difficult.
Needless to say, I would not want to switch places from my unknown life with that of a celebrity and their constant attention. However, whether a celebrity likes it or not, they are role models to the many people of the world. Yes, it is understood that we all have our faults, as a result, we must all work through them.
The current divorce rate in America is between 40-50%. However, the divorce rate percentage increases as individuals re-marry in their second and third marriages. The good news is that in recent years the divorce rate is decreasing. The one fact of reality is that same-sex marriages are not included in these statistics. It will be very interesting to see how the statistics change over the next few years now that same-sex marriages are legal nationwide.
What Marriage Should Be
As to the main point of this article, what marriage should be? Let us discuss this further. When couples enter into a marriage, they are in love and think the marriage will last forever. Why else get married if it is not forever? But do people really put 200% into their marriages? Yes, 200%! 100% from each spouse.
Lets set aside moral reasoning as we do not want to judge others on morality such as infidelity, abuse, and addictions. Each spouse must look within and decide for themselves if each wants to or is able to forgive, heal and change. On the other side, I would like to speak of the other, non-moral reasons for divorce.
No one said life would be easy. Each and every day has its own struggles whether at work, at home, with the kids, etc. Couples must work together as a team and communicate your thoughts and feelings in order to have a forever bond with each other and enjoy the good times and work through the bad times. Love can conquer all as a couple no matter how “bad” things may seem. God does not give you anything you cannot handle.
So, as celebrity marriages progress through time, I hope they are able to work through their issues and stay together until death do they part. We only wish the best for celebrity couples like Beyonce/Jay-Z and Faith Hill/Tim McGraw as they continue to be marriage role models for the masses.
Here is a list of the most talked about 2014 Celebrity Weddings.
2014 Celebrity Weddings
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Wedding
Wedding Date: May 24, 2014
Kim is a TV actress from the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She is also a model and social media personality. Kanye West is a Hip Hop star with hits like Gold Digger, Stronger and Heartless.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Wedding
Wedding Date: September 27, 2014
George Clooney is an American actor starring in films such as Three Kings, Ocean’s Eleven, Syriana and The Descendants. He is a TV star in the TV show ER. George is also a film director/producer including Argo. Amal is a lawyer and author.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Wedding
Wedding Date: August 23, 2014
Angelina Jolie released her first film as a director, Unbroken at the end of 2014. She also has starred in films such as Wanted, Salt and Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Brad Pitt has made a name for himself as an actor is such films as Fight Club, Legends of the Fall, Troy and Moneybag. Brad and Angelina also acted in a film together, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, released in 2005.
Jill Duggar and Derrick Dillard Wedding
Wedding Date: June 21, 2014
Viewers of the TLC TV show 19 Kids and Counting watched Jill grow up as the fourth child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. The buzz around the wedding reception centered around their mass amounts of cupcake, cookies and root beer floats.
Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker Wedding
Wedding Date: April 4, 2014
Kandi Burruss is a former member of the R&B group Xscape. She also starred in the TV show The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Todd Tucker is a TV producer for shows like Run’s House and The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Lauren Conrad and William Tell Wedding
Wedding Date: September 13, 2014
Lauren Conrad is a reality TV star from the show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. William Tell is most notably is a former member of the rock band Something Corporate.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Wedding
Wedding Date: July 19, 2014
Adam Levine is the lead singer of the rock band Maroon 5. Being a guest judge on TV show The Voice has also propelled his stardom. Behati Prinsloo is a model and became a Victoria Secret Angel in 2009.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson Wedding
Wedding Date: July 5, 2014
Jessica Simpson is a pop artist with hits including I Wanna Love You Forever, I Think I’m in Love with You, and Where You Are. Jessica also has a TV and Film acting repertoire including That ’70s Show and The Dukes of Hazard. Eric Johnson is a former NFL tight end for the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints.
Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson Wedding
Wedding Date: November 16, 2014
Solange Knowles is the sister of Beyonce Knowles. Solange is an R&B artist with solo albums. She also has had acting roles in films such as Bring It On: All or Nothing. Alan Ferguson is a video music director.
Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting Wedding
Wedding Date: December 31, 2013
Kaley Cuoco is an actress on the mega hit TV show The Big Bang Theory as Penny. Ryan Sweeting is a professional tennis player.
Wedding movies have created many moments of laughter and tears throughout the years. They invoke many emotions as weddings are thought to convey an eternal love between two people. “Hollywood” has created many wedding themed movies through the years. In addition, many people have created a list of the best wedding all-time movies. However, we are taking a different twist to our list of wedding movies.
In order to be included in our list of top 10 wedding movies of all-time, the title of the movie must contain the word “wedding”. Disclaimer: If you click on the video covers below, you will be taken to Amazon.com to make a DVD purchase. If you do, it will help us to put a few dollars in our pocket to keep the our blog posts going. So, without further ado, let’s get started.
All-Time Wedding Movies
Released in 2005 as Comedy/Romance
Featured actors Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Rachel McAdams.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Released in 2002 as Comedy/Romance
Featured actors Nia Vardalos and John Corbett.
The Wedding Singer
Released in 1998 as Comedy/Romance
Featured actors Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Released in 1997 as Comedy/Romance
Featured actors Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, and Cameron Diaz.
Released in 2003 as Comedy/Romance
Featured actors Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan and Seann William Scott.
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Released in 1994 as Comedy/Romance
Featured actors Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell.
The Wedding Planner
Released in 2001 as Comedy/Romance
Featured actors Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey.
Our Family Wedding
Released in 2010 as Comedy/Romance.
Featured actors America Ferrera, Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia and Regina King.
The Wedding Date
Released in 2005 as Comedy/Romance.
Featured actors Dermot Mulroney, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport and Amy Adams.
Released in 1994 as Comedy/Romance.
Featured actors Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter and Sophie Lee.
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