Turning the clock back, we’re reflecting on the stunning San Fransisco City Hall wedding of blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. The lovebirds were wedded in a small secret ceremony inside Judge Charles S. Peery’s City Hall chambers, away from the spotlight. At the time, the imminent nuptials were the topic of discussion pretty much everywhere in America.
This venue is a Beaux-Arts relic that embodies the American Renaissance of the 1880s. The Rotunda floor (where most weddings occur) features an intricate layout composed of Tennessee pink marble. Also, a popular venue for weddings is the captivating Grand Staircase, which is accentuated with gilded bronze railings, pillars, and arches. An absolute gem of a wedding venue!
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
It's been a long time since 2005 when the actor Matt Damon married the then-bartender Luciana Barroso. Yes, it was many moons ago, but one can't help but reminisce about this special day. The nuptials took place in Sugar Beach resort on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.
Surrounded by the serenity and beauty of nature, the island is bordered by rainforest and used to be the heart of an 18th-century sugar plantation. But alas, this did not come cheap, as it was reported that the actor splurged around $1 million to rent out the full resort for the weekend. This could also be your destination wedding if you have a million bucks to spare!
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
After a long dry spell, the handsome actor George Clooney decided it was time to finally tie the knot with Amal Alamuddin (now Clooney). The pair exchanged rings in 2014 at the historic Palazzo Papadopoli, the Aman Canal Grande luxury resort in Venice, Italy. They wanted to have a wedding that roared romance and elegance, and that's exactly what they got.
The duo sailed into their venue in class aboard a taxi boat. Roses, lilies, and a seemingly endless supply of candelabras embellished the halls of the seven-star resort. Their ceremony was really more of a red carpet event, having been attended by dozens of celebrities.
Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
American sweetheart Anne Hathaway married jewelry designer Adam Shulman in 2012 at a private estate on the rugged coastline just south of San Fransisco. A relatively small affair, with only about 100 guests, surrounded by wilderness in Big Sur, California (Fun fact: Natalie Portman also got married in the Big Sur region).
Red carpet fans and movie lovers may have assumed that she would wear Prada, but in fact, it was a vintage-inspired Valentino gown, after all. The decor of the outdoor ceremony was inspired by nature and featured plenty of branches and outdoorsy ornaments. Not only is Big Sur revered for its captivating coastlines but also for its idyllic surrounding natural scenery.
Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish
Need some inspiration for a ranch wedding? Then let's refer you to Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish's 2013 ranch wedding in Montana. Their four-day fete transpired at the Rock Creek ranch, located in a vast private land that roars 'the great outdoors.'
With rolling hills, meadows, mountains, rivers, and wildflowers, of course, this venue pretty much ticks every box if you are seeking an outdoor betrothal. The only thing missing is cell phone reception, but we think this makes it even more ideal. Guests also got a chance to do horse riding, fishing, hiking, and take the bow and arrow for a spin with some archery. If that doesn't scream ranch, then we don't know what will!