Justin Timberlake’s engagement to Jessica Biel was the talk of the town in 2012. Since the two stars were typically so low-key, they kind of shocked everyone when they decided to have an over-the-top wedding. The couple invited friends and family to join them in Puglia, Italy, for a luxurious $6.5 million celebration.
Celebrity friends like Andy Samberg and Timbaland were in attendance, and director Bill Purple officiated the nuptials. Jessica’s “little sister” from 7th heaven, Beverly Mitchell, also came to show her support. Justin serenaded her in a Tom Ford tux as she walked down the aisle in a custom-made Giambattista Valli dress.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
George Clooney was, at one point, the man of every woman’s dreams. But Clooney decided to tie the knot with his lawyer and activist girlfriend, Amal Clooney, in 2014. The couple paid for friends and family to fly out to Venice for the occasion, which cost them over $4.5 million in total.
George and Amal, along with all of the guests, stayed at the Aman Hotel, which cost nearly $5,000 per night for each room. Amal wore a gorgeous dress made by Oscar de la Renta that was worth about $380,000, while Clooney opted for a less expensive Armani tuxedo that he reportedly only spent $5,000 on. The guest list was full of other celebrities, including Bono and Cindy Crawford, whose husband was rumored to have played the role of best man.
Heiress Petra Ecclestone’s Marriage
Petra Ecclestone, daughter of Formula One legend Bernie Ecclestone, got married to businessman James Stunt in an over-the-top celebration in 2011. The ceremony, which included A-list guests like Paris Hilton, took place in the Odescalschi Castle in Rome. Ecclestone paid The Black Eyed Peas $1.5 million to perform at the reception.
DJ David Guetta also performed at the event, pulling in half a million dollars himself. Petra even arrived at the ceremony being driven by ex-race car driver, Jean Alesi.
Heiress Delphine Arnault’s Wedding
Heiress apparent to the Louis Vuitton fashion house, Delphine Arnault, got married in the wedding of her dreams to Italian wine mogul Alessandro Vallarino Gancia in what has been called one of the most expensive weddings that France has ever seen. Would you expect anything less from the princess of the fashion world? The entire event cost the families over $7 million in 2005.
Delphine made her way down the aisle in a beautiful custom-made Dior gown by John Galliano. The reception took place at a vineyard in Bordeaux, which had been decorated with an impressive 5,000 roses. A Moscow choir provided dreamlike music during the festivities. Guests in attendance include Karl Lagerfeld and members of the Rothschild clan.
Brunei’s Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah
Brunei’s Crown Prince, Al-Muhtadee Billah, gave his parents quite the surprise when he decided to marry an ordinary citizen, but that wasn’t the only thing that was a bit out of the ordinary for the prince. That citizen just happened to be 17-year-old Sarah Salleh, who went from living an average life, to getting married in what has been called one of the most expensive wedding ceremonies to date – coming in at an estimated $6 million.
2,000 guests showed up at the sultan’s palace for the lavish affair, including the Duke of Gloucester and Prince Richard. A fleet of 100 limos chauffeured the political leaders around the area, while the couple sat atop their golden thrones in the palace. The Prince and Princess wore matching blue outfits that were embellished with different types of jewels. At the end of the night, attendees were treated to a 15-minute-long fireworks display.