The world can’t seem to get enough of a blockbuster wedding, can it? Nope! And it was no different when Justin Bieber and Hailey Balwin wedded in 2019. The two did an initial private ceremony in a courthouse in Manhattan the previous year, but it was the lavish Montage Palmetto Bluff hotel ceremony in South Carolina that had everyone talking for weeks!
The nuptials ensued in the Somerset Chapel, followed by the reception in the Wilson Ballroom. It was important for both lovers to get married in a religious church ceremony, as they are both Christians. The venue is centered on a nature preserve overlooking the May River — an astounding setting for any wedding!
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
It was a fairytale affair when the tennis star Serena Williams wedded Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Serena didn't use Reddit, and Alexis wasn't really into tennis, but we think it's safe to say this is a star combo. The two met in Rome while lodging at the same hotel and got engaged a year later at that very hotel.
A year after that, the two wed in New Orleans in 2017 at the Contemporary Art Centre. The wedding reception was more of a ball, in the Beauty and the Beast-themed hall. The space was bedecked with chandeliers, abundant flowers, long tables draped in lamé fabric, trophy-type place cards, and of course, royal throne-like seating for the newlywed couple.
John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette
In the summer of 1996, Cumberland Island had a mysterious little secret. They hosted the highly classified wedding of John F Kennedy Jr. and his partner Carolyn Bessette in a private ceremony (of only 35 guests) in the First African Baptist Church.
The humble church must have stirred up a storm as it was built by slave labor in 1893. It contains only eight timber pews, and no aircon, which was all key to planning such an isolated and remote betrothal. They just wanted some privacy from the constant press that had been bombarding them from the time that they met in 1994 to the time that they both sadly passed away in a plane crash in 1999.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello were in seventh heaven when they wedded in 2017. The exquisite day took place with 350 loved ones at the monumental Breakers Palm Beach resort in Florida. The altar was laced with luxurious strings of white flowers flowing down from the ceiling.
The reception was held at the resort's Venetian-style ballroom where luxury was spelled out with bombarding red floral arrangements and crystal chandeliers. The couple opened with a dance to Frank Sinatra's "The Way You Look Tonight." With a price tag of over $3 million, it's no wonder this was such a lavish event. Sadly, though, it wasn't a forever match as the two announced separation in 2023.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
In the summer of 2018, the world was blessed with pics of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' multi-day wedding extravaganza that took place in New Delhi, India. Attended by more than 220 guests, the duo incorporated both a Western-style wedding ceremony and a customary Indian-style ceremony, in Jodhpur at the famed Umaid Bhawan Palace.
This venue is a magnificent exhibit of Rajasthan's heritage and was regarded as one of the most prominent royal quarters in the world when it opened in 1943. The wedding festivities kicked off with a Mehedi ceremony whereby intricate henna designs are applied to the couple's hands, followed by a giant party with dances and performances in honor of the couple.