Jay-Z and Beyonce have been the “it” couple for decades now, and their 2008 wedding really kicked things off. They were each already moguls at the time, so tying the knot only secured their place at the top. Their wedding was undeniably lavish, and there is a rumor — though we can’t confirm — that the flowers alone cost $8 million.
We don’t even know how that’s possible, but most of them were Beyonce’s favorite white dendrobium orchids shipped from Thailand. Romantic, we guess. More than a decade later, the King and Queen Bey are stronger than ever, and they’ve even thrown a few kids into the mix.
The Princess of Jordan Gets the Royal Treatment
The wedding of Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan was mind-boggling, and while his sister's wedding didn't live up to that standard, it was still pretty flamboyant. Princess Iman married businessman Jameel Alexander Thermiotis in March 2023, just ahead of her big brother's wedding.
It was clearly a busy year for the King and Queen of Jordan, but they were only too happy to see their precious children married off. Jameel is actually from a Greek family but primarily lives in New York, where presumably the two will settle down. The US is no unchartered territory for Princess Iman, who completed most of her schooling there.
A Bubbly Blond Wedding
Jessica Simpson married fellow blondie, Eric Johnson, in a four-day wedding extravaganza in 2014. And hey, entertaining and feeding 275 guests for four days is no cheap ordeal. In fact, the whole shebang came to $1.4 million.
The singer and American football star tied the knot at the San Ysidro Ranch in California, which in general is expensive, and the Johnson-Simpson wedding happened over the 4th of July weekend, so you can just imagine how that upped the costs. Then came the wedding dress which was custom Carolina Herrera, and Simpson was a vision. All in all, two kids down the line, Jessica and Eric don't seem to have any regrets about their big day.
Mariah's Second Time Down the Aisle
Mariah Carey isn't known for her subtlety. She likes things big and lavish, and her first wedding was exactly that. But after that marriage fizzled out, she was ready to fall in love again. And that she did with Nick Cannon, and the two had a crazy lavish affair that came with a price tag of $4 million.
The couple tied the knot in the Bahamas in 2008, and despite the price being tremendous, it was a relatively secret bash. In 2011, they welcomed their twins, but sadly in 2014, they parted ways. 2008 was a long time ago, but the memories of their lavish wedding certainly live on.
An Indian Getaway
Katy Perry and Russell Brand were only married for 14 months, and they were engaged after three months of dating. So, pretty much a whirlwind romance if you ask us. Still, this rollercoaster relationship didn't come cheap, and the couple got married in India in style.
For around $2 million, they flew out 80 of their nearest and dearest to a tiger sanctuary in Northern India, where everyone was pampered for a full week. Sadly, the union was not meant to be, and while both parties have moved on, we're sure their wedding guests will never forget the wild ride they had to celebrate the couple's nuptials.