Celebrity wedding announcements
Alec Baldwin & Hilaria Thomas
Alec Baldwin is a marrying man -- again! The 30 Rock star, 54, and his girlfriend, yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, 27, exchanged vows at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in Manhattan on June 30. Dressed in a tuxedo by Tom Ford, the multiple Emmy winner and his love (who has already changed her name to Baldwin on Twitter), who wore a silk and crystal Amsale gown, said their "I dos" in front of their friends and family, starting with the groom's mother Carol Baldwin and actor brothers Stephen and Billy Baldwin. Celebrity guests in attendance included costar Tina Fey, director Woody Allen, actress Mariska Hargitay, environmental activist Robert Kennedy Jr. and Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. The newly minted Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin celebrated their nuptials with a reception atop New York University's Kimmel Center. The social media-savvy husband and wife shared photos of their wedding rings, with Hilaria proclaiming Sunday morning: "I'm so happy"
the picturesque Italian village of Taormina before 80 guests assembled from around the world on 28 June.
While Kate is, as always looking picture-perfect ahead of her big day, Luke, her ex-NRL playing groom has apparently shed 12kg in preparation for his wedding.
Kate tweeted this picture of herself and Luke in Milan before the wedding
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves
After more than five years and two children together, Matthew McConaughey and Brazilian model Camila Alves got married on Saturday evening at their home in Austin, Tex. Engaged since McConaughey's Christmas Day proposal, the happy couple exchanged vows in front of close friends and family, including their young kids Levi, 3, and daughter Vida, 2. McConaughey and his new bride set their guests up in luxury tents erected on their property for the weekend full of wedding festivities. The Magic Mike actor's rep confirmed to People that Alves is taking her husband's name and is now officially Camila McConaughey. And although McConaughey is renowned for being shirtless, he married in a custom Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo. "Matthew looked so handsome, like an Old Hollywood movie star," a guest told People. "And Camila was just glowing and beautiful!"
Bobby Brown & Alicia Etheredge
Bobby Brown has tied the knot -- again! The R&B star, who was married to the late Whitney Houston from 1992 to 2007, married fiancee Alicia Etheredge on June 18. The couple said "I do" in front of friends and family, including Brown's children -- Landon, 23, La'Princia, 22, and Bobby Jr., 19, as well as Brown and Etheredge's only child together, Cassius, 3. However Bobbi Kristina, Brown's 19-year-old daughter with Houston, was noticeably absent from the nuptials. Bobby Jr. posted a photo of the festivities, which shows the bride glowing in white and the groom rocking a red suit and white sneakers.
Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman
Third time's a charm for Drew Barrymore! The pregnant actress tied the knot on June 2, with her fiance, art consultant Will Kopelman, at her Montecito, Calif. estate. Clad in a custom white Chanel gown and coat (her groom's father is the former CEO of Chanel), Barrymore, 37, and Kopelman exchanged vows under a chuppah in a traditional Jewish ceremony officiated by the Kopelman family's rabbi. The nuptials were attended by Barrymore's many celebrity friends, including Cameron Diaz, Jimmy Fallon and his wife (and the bride's producing partner) Nancy Juvonen, Reese Witherspoon and her husband, agent Jim Toth. According to her friends, Barrymore, who has been married twice before, is happier than ever with Kopelman. "She's telling people that she's finally ready for a quieter, more family-oriented life," an insider tells People.
Cynthia Nixon & Christine Marinoni
Cynthia Nixon is a married woman! The Sex and the City star wed her longtime partner Christine Marinoni on May 27 in New York City. The couple, who've been together since 2004, waited to exchange vows until it was legal for same-sex partners in New York state to do so. "I'm enjoying being engaged very much," Nixon told People in 2010. "I don't mind a long engagement, which this one is surely turning out to be." Nixon (who wore a custom Carolina Herrera gown) and Marinoni have a 1-year-old son together, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni, in addition to Nixon's two older children from her 15-year relationship with photographer Danny Mozes: a daughter born in 1996 and a son born in 2002.
Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan
Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has changed his profile status to "married" on May 19. In a life-changing week, he turned 28 on May 14, and then became worth $19 billion as his social networking site went public four days later. To top off the banner week, Zuckerberg pulled off a surprise wedding to his girlfriend of nine years, Priscilla Chan, whom he met at Harvard before he founded Facebook. Fewer than 100 guests gathered at Zuckerberg's Palo Alto, Calif., backyard thinking they were about to celebrate Chan's graduation from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, but instead wedding bells were ringing for the college sweethearts! The surprised guests enjoyed food catered from the couple's favorite local eateries: Palo Alto Sol and Fuki Sushi. For dessert, the newlyweds gave everyone Burdick Chocolate "mice," which the couple had on their first date in Cambridge, Mass.
Carey Mulligan & Marcus Mumford
Carey Mulligan is now married to her childhood pen pal, singer Marcus Mumford. The Shame star, 26, and the Mumford & Sons frontman, 25, exchanged vows on a working farm on April 21 in Somerset, England in front of 200 guests, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller, Academy Award winner Colin Firth and Mumford's band mates. The couple, who were married by Mumford's father John, a vicar, met as kids in London and reconnected as famous adults. They became engaged last August after a five-month relationship but are rarely spotted together at public events.
Neil Diamond & Katie McNeil
At 71, Neil Diamond has still got it! The "Sweet Caroline" singer took his third trip down the aisle on April 21, when he married his manager Katie McNeil, 42, in L.A. His rep confirmed to People that the ceremony took place in front of "family and close friends" and the crooner himself spread the good news via Twitter. "Katie and I got married last night, we wish you all could've been there. It was magical! Love, Neil," he wrote on April 22.
Dave Haywood & Kelli Cashiola
Lady Antebellum is now a trio of married singers. Dave Haywood was the last member of the Grammy-winning country group to tie the knot, when he wed girlfriend Kelli Cashiola on April 14 at a private farm outside of Nashville, Tenn. According to People, 29-year-old Haywood, who popped the question in December, exchanged vows in a sunset ceremony with his bandmates -- Charles Kelley and newlywed Hillary Scott -- in attendance. Haywood and his bride, 30, have known each other for six years, but they only revealed their romance in November, one month before their engagement.
Chris Noth & Tara Wilson
Mr. Big is officially off the market! Sex and the City star Chris Noth (who currently stars on The Good Wife) tied the knot with fiancee Tara Wilson on the Hawaiian island of Maui on April 6. The longtime couple, who are parents to 4-year-old son Orion, became engaged in 2009.
Ricki Lake & Christian Evans
Go Ricki! Former talk-show host Ricki Lake eloped with fiance Christian Evans on April 8, People reports. The couple, who announced their engagement last summer, got hitched in a secret ceremony in southern California. "It was a beautiful moment I will never forget," the former Dancing with the Stars contestant told People. "I wasn't anxious or nervous. I was really relaxed and excited." Two days later, the bride shared a photo of her big day (right) via Twitter. "Yup. This is me," she wrote. "Sadie Sadie married lady." Lake was previously married to Rob Sussman, whom she divorced in 2005, and they have two children -- Milo, 15, and Owen, 10.
Josh Lucas & Jessica
It's been an eventful year, so far, for actor Josh Lucas! The star of NBC's new legal drama The Firm revealed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Jan. 6 that he was engaged. And on March 19, his rep confirmed to People that Lucas and his fiancee Jessica (whose last name is unknown) had quietly tied the knot a week earlier. To add to their excitement, Us Weekly is reporting that the newlyweds are a expecting a baby together (though they've yet to confirm the pregnancy). Congrats!
Dick Van Dyke & Arlene Silver
Dick Van Dyke has a new wife -- and she's less than half his age! The 86-year-old actor married 40-year-old makeup artist Arlene Silver on Feb. 29, reports RumorFix.com. "The last couple of years we kind of fell in love," Van Dyke told the website. "She keeps up with me." But the couple's nuptials weren't exactly a well-planned event. "It was on the spur of the moment, we just decided Leap Day would be the best time to do it." Van Dyke has four children from his first marriage.
Bryan Ferry & Amanda Shepperd
Bryan Ferry has a blushing young bride! The British rocker, 66, took a second trip down the aisle recently when he married his girlfriend of two years, 29-year-old Amanda Shepperd. The Daily Mail reports that the former Roxy Music singer and his new wife exchanged vows in a beachfront ceremony at a luxury resort in the Turks and Caicos on Jan. 4. Shepperd, who is 36 years younger than her groom, is also the ex-girlfriend of Ferry's son, Isaac. A spokesman for Ferry, who was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire last November, said it was a "simple, private ceremony."
Hillary Scott & Chris Tyrrell
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott is now a married woman! The country star exchanged vows with her fiance, drummer Chris Tyrrell, in an intimate ceremony Jan. 7 in upstate New York. Although her bandmates Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood weren't able to attend the nuptials, the newlyweds did have Contemporary Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman on hand to sing during their first dance, People reports. The Grammy-winning frontwoman, 25, and her new groom, 24, announced the news in a video message on Lady A.'s official website. "We got married!" Scott says as she flashes a wedding ring. "We love you. We're so excited to be starting our life together and we just had to let you in on the exciting news."
Alan Cumming & Grant Shaffer
Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer have made their union legal! The Good Wife actor and his partner became civil partners in London in 2007 -- and five years later, on Jan. 7, they tied the knot with an official marriage ceremony in New York City. The next day, Cumming twittered a photo from their big day with the caption, "Just married." This is the second marriage for Cumming, who was married to Hilary Lyon for eight years until 1993.
Eva Amurri & Kyle Martino
Susan Sarandon is a mother of the bride! The Oscar winner's daughter, Californication actress Eva Amurri, married her fiancé, ESPN soccer commentator (and former player) Kyle Martino on Saturday Oct. 29. The couple's nuptials were a weekend-long celebration in historic Charleston, S.C. hosted by Sarandon and her former partner of 21 years, Tim Robbins. Sister Helen Prejean, whom Sarandon famously portrayed in Robbins' Dead Man Walking, officiated the ceremony. The bride, 26, wore a gown custom-made by designer Lela Rose (who also outfitted Sarandon), while the groom, 30, wore a Brioni tuxedo. "Tim and Susan seemed very happy to celebrate [Eva's] big day together," an insider tells Us. "It was a very fun affair."
Mario Cantone & Jerry Dixon
Mario Cantone is finally a married man! The Sex and the City actor, 51, exchanged vows with his partner of more than 20 years, Jerry Dixon, on Oct. 5, he told The View. In a rooftop ceremony officiated by New York City minister Jamie Bakker, son of the late evangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Cantone and Dixon said their "I Dos" in front of an intimate group of siblings and close friends. According to E! News, the grooms both wore Calvin Klein tuxedos and walked down the aisle to "their" song, Rufus' "In Love We Grow." "I got married for the same reasons you did," the comedian told Joy Behar, who also recently married. "We're older, we've been together for 20 years. After 20 years you're like, 'Thanks for the anticlimactic honeymoon, government!'"
Robin Williams & Susan Schneider
Will the third time be the charm for Robin Williams? The twice-divorced comedian, 60, tied the knot with graphic designer Susan Schneider at Meadowood Resort in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, Calif., on Oct. 23. Rumored guests at the lavish nuptials included Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Billy Crystal, as well as Williams' three children from previous marriages -- Zachary, Zelda and Cody. Before her big day, the bride-to-be told the San Francisco Chronicle that she was "so excited and so thrilled" for the wedding.
Danny Masterson & Bijou Phillips
After eight years together, Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips have made it official! The That '70s Show star married the actress on Oct. 18 in the Irish countryside. A small group of family and friends watched as they held a formal ceremony at a private castle, and Phillips walked down the aisle in an elegant Zac Posen gown, People reports. Masterson popped the question in March 2009.
Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald
As Twilight fans prepare for a big onscreen wedding, Nikki Reed had her own fairytale day. The 23-year-old actress said "I do" to former American Idol contestant Paul McDonald, 27, on Sunday, Oct. 16. The wedding took place at a private ranch in Malibu, with 100 family and friends in attendance. The newlyweds, who met at a film premiere in March and announced their engagement in June, told Us about their happy day, gushing: "We couldn't be happier! (We were) surrounded by our family and friends. We're so glad this day has come!" And the day after the ceremony, the Twilight star took to Twitter to share her excitement: "Yesterday was the most magical day of my life," she wrote.
Shannen Doherty & Kurt Iswarienko
Third time's the charm for Shannen Doherty, who married her beau Kurt Iswarienko on Saturday, Oct. 15. The former 90210 star, 40, exchanged vows with the celebrity photographer in front of 170 guests during a sunset ceremony at a friend's private estate in Malibu, Calif. The black-tie nuptials mark the start of Doherty's third marriage; she was previously married to Ashley Hamilton (1993-1994) and Rick Salomon (2003-2004). The wedding will reportedly air as the season finale on Doherty and Iswarienko's upcoming reality series, which premieres in January 2012 on WEtv.
Paul McCartney & Nancy Shevell
All they needed was love! After weeks of speculation about the time and place of their nuptials, Paul McCartney and New York businesswoman Nancy Shevell wed in London on Sunday, Oct. 9, after four years of dating. The legendary musician, 69, and his heiress bride, 51, exchanged vows at the Old Marylebone Town Hall wearing ensembles designed by the groom's daughter, Stella McCartney. All of the couple's children were in attendance, including McCartney's 7-year-old daughter Beatrice, who served as a flower girl. Guests included the only other surviving member of the Beatles, Ringo Starr, the late George Harrison's widow Olivia, as well as news icon Barbara Walters, who's Shevell's older cousin. Even John Lennon's presence was felt, as the couple's wedding day is also his birthday (he would have turned 71). As the newlyweds exited the Hall, McCartney told the crowd: "It was terrific -- thank you!"
Seth Rogen & Lauren Miller
It was a big weekend for Seth Rogen -- to say the least! His latest movie 50/50 hit theaters on Friday, and he got married two days later. The funnyman tied the knot with Lauren Miller in Sonoma, Calif, on Oct. 2. Guests included Rogen's pals and frequent costars Jonah Hill, Adam Sandler and Paul Rudd. But even though the actor is married man, don't expect a baby Rogen anytime soon. He told iVillage just last month that he's nowhere near being ready for fatherhood!
Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed
After 28 years together, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed finally entered into wedded bliss on Oct. 1. The legendary KISS bassist, 62, and the former Playboy model, 52, exchanged vows in front of more than 400 family and friends -- including their two children: Nick, 22, and Sophie, 19 -- on the lawn of the Beverly Hills Hotel, their rep confirmed to People. The bride wore a Priscilla of Boston gown and held a bouquet of matching ivory roses. The wedding guests included Hugh Hefner, Bill Maher, and Simmons' KISS band-mates. Despite what fans might think, the newlyweds did not share a first dance to a KISS classic; they slow danced to Etta James' "At Last," sung by their daughter Sophie.
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