If you’re in need of some inspiration for your upcoming nuptials, look no further than celebrity weddings. Who can forget George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s glamorous, star-studded wedding celebration in Italy? Or Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s surprise Las Vegas ceremony after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards? Indeed, fame and fortune can get you a memorable wedding, but you don’t need to be an A-lister or have a celebrity bank account to get the wedding of your dreams. From unique engagement rings to unconventional locations, here are some of the best celebrity wedding ideas for your special day.
Choose a gemstone for your engagement ring
Celebrity engagement rings have always made headlines, and while most celebs have chosen a traditional diamond ring, some of the most talked-about engagement rings are those that feature colored gems. Sapphire is one of the most popular gemstones for unique engagement rings– think about the Duchess of Cambridge’s sapphire engagement ring, Penelope Cruz’s oval sapphire set in a diamond halo, or Elizabeth Hurley’s 9-carat stunner. Rubies are also a big favorite, as Orlando Jones proposed to Katy Perry with an oval-shaped ruby ring surrounded by natural white diamonds, while Eric Johnson proposed to Jessica Simpson with a 5-carat ruby ring flanked by a diamond on each side. For a modern, romantic take on the gemstone engagement ring, pick one that has a light-colored stone, such as aquamarine, which has a clear blue hue, or morganite, which comes in a delicate, peachy pink color.
Have your wedding in nature
Instead of getting married indoors, why not have your wedding out in nature? Be inspired by John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s waterside ceremony at Lake Cuomo, or Hilary Swank’s wedding which was held in a redwood grove at the Saint Lucia Preserve in California. A ranch can also be an ideal place for a wedding celebration– just ask Allison Williams, who tied the knot with Ricky Van Veen at the Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming. For a lowkey option, consider having a backyard wedding, which is what Olympian Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson did back in 2016.
Say your vows in an unconventional fashion
Some of the most memorable celebrity weddings involve unusual venues and surprise celebrations. Take for instance Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s wedding. The couple invited about 100 guests to a cocktail party at an NYC synagogue, only to reveal later on that they were actually getting married that day. There’s also Olivia Wilde and Tao Ruspoli, who tied the knot in an abandoned school bus, while Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock got married in their swimwear on a yacht in Saint-Tropez. Saying your vows in an unconventional fashion will make your wedding day distinctly you, and it may even be more fun than a traditional celebration.
Consider these celebrity wedding ideas to tie the knot. It’s the best way to add a touch of glitz and fun to your wedding, making it a celebration that your loved ones will never forget.