Celebrity Weddings of 2021
Every year, a new crop of notable names say "I do," and we simply can't wait to see the photos and get all of the wedding day details! And while some of the vows are truly over-the-top, more often than not, you'll see that celebrities can be just like us when it comes to pulling off their big day. After all, whether you have 20 guests or 1,000, everyone wants a beautiful day where they celebrate their love with family and friends.
Iconic Celebrity Weddings
Through the years, there have been celebrity weddings that people still talk about and use as inspiration when planning their own big day, including:
Prince Charles and Princess Diana. This couple's vows were watched by 750 million people in 1981. Diana's wedding gown is still one of the most revered in the history of wedding fashion.
John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette, who were one of the first celebrity couples to pull off a secret wedding.
Beyonce and Jay Z were the first stars to have their wedding guests hand in their phones before the ceremony.
Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani. Admit it, you're still coveting that pink dipped dress.
Prince William and Kate Middleton. After eight years of dating, royal watchers were thrilled when Wills and Kate finally tied the knot.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett had a New Year’s Eve wedding with both bride and groom in white.
David and Victoria Beckham said I do in front of a handful of guests before partying the night away (in matching purple outfits!) with 260 of their nearest and dearest.
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres got married in a backyard ceremony that managed to be both simple and elegant.
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier. The Oscar winner became a real-life princess--and had the gown to match. In fact, it was the inspiration for Kate Middleton's gown.
And Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. The couple's wedding photo is one of the most-liked photos on Instagram ever, with fans swooning over her Givenchy gown and that breathtaking flower wall.
Top Celebrity Weddings of 2021
Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton
The singers, who met as judges on "The Voice," tied the knot on July 3 on the grounds of Shelton's Oklahoma ranch. The singers exchanged vows in front of 40 guests—including officiant Carson Daly—in a chapel Shelton had built for the occasion. The bride wore two strapless, custom-made Vera Wang dresses: a traditional gown with a train and fitted bodice for the ceremony, and a mini dress for the reception. And her chapel-length veil was hand-embroidered with the names of her newly blended family: "Blake, Gwen, Kingston, Zuma, Apollo,” along with two white roses on each side of the inscription.
Lily Collins & Charlie McDowell
Lily Collins and Charlie McDowell got married on September 4 in Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado, in front of a few guests, including their famous parents (her dad is musician Phil Collins, while he is the son of actors is the son of Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen). The “Emily in Paris” star wore a lace Ralph Lauren gown boasting long lace sleeves, an embroidered mock neck and a lace train. The cottagecore event featured handpicked flowers, as well as vintage and antique furniture, china, glassware, and suitcases.
Issa Rae & Louis Diame
Issa Rae has kept her private life so under wraps, fans were shocked to find out she had married longtime love Louis Diame in an intimate ceremony in the South of France. Rae walked down the aisle in a custom Vera Wang gown, while the groom—a businessman—wore a red Dolce & Gabbana suit. "It was just a beautiful experience," the actress told Tamron Hall. "People tell you that it goes by fast, and they're right. But my thing was, it was a party. At the end of the day, it was just a big party. And it was a lot of fun."
Ariana Grande & Dalton Gomez
The singer said I do to her real estate agent love during a simple, at-home affair with less than 20 guests in attendance. Grande wore a strapless, floor-length gown with a corset-style bodice and a dipped, open back, completed by a custom veil featuring a bow. The couple exchanged vows in front of Grande's fireplace, which was surrounded by candles on black tabletops and hanging florals.
Caila Quinn & Nick Burello
The couple exchanged handwritten vows on May 29 at the historic John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. The bride chose her strapless ballgown during an episode of TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress," while the groom wore a custom tuxedo by Balani. During the ceremony, Quinn, who starred on season 20 of "The Bachelor," honored her Filipino heritage and surprised her husband with a Broadway-style performance of “Can't Take My Eyes Off of You” by Frankie Valli. There were also several nods to the Hugh Jackman film “The Greatest Showmen,” which was the first movie the couple saw together when they started dating.
Jesse McCartney & Katie Peterson
The 90s heartthrob married his longtime girlfriend on October 23 at the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California. McCartney wore a tuxedo by Brioni and the bride donned a Galia Lahav wedding dress and Jimmy Choos shoes. Their dog, Bailey, was their flower girl!
Adam DeVine & Chloe Bridges
The couple—who had to postpone their original wedding plans due to Covid-19—wed on October 9 during a destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. DeVine’s “Workaholic” costars, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson, were in attendance. And before the nuptials, Bridges shared some of the dresses she didn’t choose—all long-sleeved—on her Instagram page.
Jeannie Mai & Jeezy
While they originally wanted a European wedding, like many couples, Mai and Jeezy had to change plans due to the pandemic. "We were really looking forward to having all of our friends and family there to celebrate," Mai said. "But we had to change all of our wedding plans due to COVID. After Jeezy's mother unexpectedly passed, we quickly learned that life is too short.” The result was a breathtaking at-home wedding, where Mai worked with her stylist Lisa Cera and the Galia Lahav Atelier to custom design her dress. Jeezy partnered with tailor Teofilo Flor on his champagne blush suit. During the ceremony, the couple exchanged personalized vows and participated in a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony led by Mai's brother.
Molly Bernard & Hannah Lieberman
No one would have guessed that Bernard and Lieberman planned their wedding in just a few months. Bernard, who starred on “Younger,” wed Lieberman, a criminal defense attorney, on September 23 at the Boathouse in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Wray Serna designed Bernard’s strapless wedding gown with a pleated skirt, while Lieberman wore a three-piece suit by Bindle and Keep. At the end of the ceremony, the skies opened up and it started pouring, so the newlyweds sprinted up the aisle after being pronounced married.
Ally Love & Andrew Haynes
One day wasn’t enough for the Peloton instructor and her longtime boyfriend so they decided to have a five day celebration in August at the Rosewood Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya, where they got engaged. When it came to choosing a wedding gown, her style inspiration was none other than Princess Diana. "I remember feeling something inside as a little girl seeing Princess Diana's dress," Love said. She found a dress with a mock neck and lace sleeves, and then paired it with an Ersa Atelier Fulla overskirt on top of the dress. “I was like, 'This is it. This is the unexpected dress that no one would have thought Ally Love would walk down the aisle in.'" During the five days, the couple also hosted a Miami-themed white party and a Trinidad and Tobago Carnival party,
Paris Hilton & Carter Reum
The couple got married on November 11 at the former estate of the bride's late grandfather, Barron Hilton, in Bel-Air. The bride wore a couture gown by Oscar de la Renta and Kim Petras performed as she walked down the aisle. At the reception, Hilton changed into two different outfits, including an off-the-shoulder princess gown with a sweetheart neckline by Galia Lahay that she wore for the couple's first dance.
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