After stealing everyone’s heart in the 1939 “Gone With the Wind,” Oscar-winning Vivien Leigh stole Laurence Oliver’s heart when the two wedded in Notley Abbey, Buckinghamshire, in 1940. This historical Hollywood love story is remembered as one that was filled with passion, love, backstabbing, and heartbreak. Nonetheless, they enjoyed a gorgeous betrothal at this enchanting wedding venue.
Nestled on the county’s border with Oxfordshire, it is genuinely admirable from the inside out. Couples marrying here have a choice regarding where they want to exchange vows. There is a Monks’ Refectory dated to 1162, a utopian walled garden, and Abbot’s Hall for a more intimate procession, as only 100 guests can be seated here. This Abbey could be your destination wedding venue if you have approximately $25,000 lying around.
Lily Aldrige and Caleb Followill
Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldrige's world got rocked when she married the Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill in the spring of 2011. The two exchanged rings at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. The ranch's story starts in old California, where nostalgia, romance, and legend entangle.
With 550 acres and 16-plus miles of hiking tracks through jasmine, lavender, orange blossoms, and eucalyptus stowed between the cliffs and ocean, San Ysidro Ranch is an oasis of natural beauty, peace, and quiet. It's no wonder that historical figures such as Audrey Hepburn, Winston Churchill, and JFK plus Jackie spent some time here for either a wedding or a honeymoon back in their days.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Before GOOP was born, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay's singer-songwriter Chris Martin pulled off a stunt that most A-list celebs can't handle: a truly private betrothal. The secret ceremony took place at the famous Santa Barbara courthouse in California back in 2003. The historic 1929 Spanish-inspired establishment is one of the most exquisite buildings in America.
It was rumored that no family members attended, not even the bride or groom's parents, so this was indeed a private affair. A marriage license can be obtained for a meager $100 here, so if you are on the lookout for a cheap, private courthouse wedding location, then this could be the perfect place for you!
Simon Huck and Phil Riportella
For us normal folks, weddings are occasions for gathering our closest friends and family to celebrate love. But for celebrities, weddings are opportunities to flaunt their ludicrous amounts of cash and throw the biggest event of the season, and this is no different for Simon Huck and Phil Riportella.
The grooms got hitched in a two-night affair at the Los Angeles Hotel Bel-Air in November 2021. This little 12-acre paradise of elegant enchantment has been delivering luxury since 1946 and has been graced with guests, including Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and the like, over its period of existence.
Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard
What happens when an NFL player marries a supermodel? The most fabulous wedding photos... ever? With just three months to plan, the couple Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard managed to pull off a gorgeous, over-the-top Beverly Hills wedding in 2018.
The nuptials took place in a gorgeous garden ceremony, where everything, as in EVERYTHING, was draped in white. After that, the fete moved to the flower-filled ballroom. This Pink Palace has been so much more than just a home away from home or a wedding venue for the rich and famous. It has also been the movie set for many famous films, such as Beverly Hills Cop.