We absolutely love a celebrity wedding, and 2018 has hosted some huge A-list shindigs!
From Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, it’s been a great year for famous faces tying the knot, so we couldn’t resist rounding up some of our favourites for you to scroll through.
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We’ve got a funfair-themed reception, many firework displays and helicopter arrivals… oh, and the guest lists aren’t half bad either. Read on for all the big celebrity weddings from 2018!
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk
After meeting on the set of Glee in 2010, actress and business woman Gwyneth Paltrow married TV producer Brad Falchuk on Saturday 29th September. The pair announced their engagement in the January issue of Gwyneth’s Goop magazine, but details of the wedding day were kept well under wraps.
The ceremony, which took place in the Hamptons, was a small affair attended by only their closest family members and friends. It is reported that a couple of famous faces, including Cameron Diaz and Steven Spielberg, were in attendance.
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Greg James and Bella Mackie
BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Greg married journalist girlfriend Bella in a small and intimate celebration at Tavistock House, Camden, on 23rd September. The celebrations followed Bella’s proposal to her DJ beau back in February.
Sharing the news of their big day on social media, Greg revealed: “Bella and I got married and it was the most incredible day of my life. I think it was up there for her too.”
Bella looked effortlessly chic in a floor length yellow gown by Jacquemus, and the pair finished the day with a 4am hunt for McDonald’s. Sounds like our kind of wedding!
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Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen
2016 Love Island winners Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen were the reality show’s first couple to get Hitched. After getting engaged in New York in early 2017, just months after meeting in the Majorcan villa, the pair became Mr and Mrs Bowen on 15th September.
The lavish celebrations took place at Gosfield Hall in Olivia’s home county of Essex, and the day kicked off when groom Alex arrived via helicopter.
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The pair admitted they both felt extremely emotional when they saw each other. Olivia told OK! Magazine: “When we saw each other we just burst into tears. I was really trying to hold it together and compose myself”.
The tears didn’t last too long, though, as the pair partied the night away with their 200 guests, enjoying an eight-tier wedding cake and even a guest appearance from a certain former X Factor contestant… we’d expect nothing less!
Chiara Ferragni and Fedez
The marriage of model and super-influencer Chiara Ferragni to Italian singer Fedez was big news from the moment they got engaged on stage in Verona last year. Their wedding, which was dubbed the royal wedding of Italy, took place on 1st September in Sicily.
The ceremony was open air and the pair read out vows they had written themselves. The reception was Coachella inspired, complete with fireworks, a stage, live musicians and a funfair. The bride wore a total of four dresses throughout the day, and the wedding was followed by a three-day celebration at the Dimora delle Balze – a boutique hotel with 62 acres of private gardens. Talk about a lavish do!
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Felicity Jones and Charles Guard
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The Theory of Everything actress Felicity Jones married her boyfriend of three years Charles Guard in a star-studded wedding in Sudeley Castle in Glouchestershire in June. Among the guests were her on-screen husband Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah, and A-list pal Tom Hanks.
Felicity wore a Victoriana-style full-sleeved white dress with a sheer neckline and a frilled collar, while her movie director partner went classic in a three-piece suit.
The Rogue One star did ditch tradition in one way, by reportedly giving a bride’s speech (following in fellow 2018 bride Meghan Markle’s shoes perhaps…). The couple have kept schtum on any other details of the wedding yet.
Kayley Cuoco and Karl Cook
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco tied the knot in June with her fiance Karl Cook in a horse-themed day at a ranch in San Diego. The couple had everything from a horseshoe-shaped altar made of flowers to their own horses on hand in the stables, which Kaley posed up a storm with.
She wore a beautiful Reem Acra white lace dress with a floor-length cape for the ceremony, followed by a gorgeous white Tadashi Shoji jumpsuit for the reception. The morning after the couple even posteda photo to Instagram wearing matching ‘KC’ denim jackets – now that’s a cute trend we’d like to see continue!
Kaley’s sister Briana got ordained online and conducted the ceremony, with her Big Bang Theory co-stars Johnny Galecki and Mayim Bialik (Leonard and Amy) watching on.
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie
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Turns out Jon Snow does know something – how to throw a good wedding! Game of Thrones actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who play Jon and on-screen lover Ygritte, married in June in a ceremony at Rayne Church in Inverurie. It was only a short hop in a tin can-covered old Land Rover to their reception at Rose’s childhood home of Wardhill Castle, Aberdeenshire.
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Their glam guest list included castmates Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Emilia Clarke, while band Mumford and Sons played a live set. Rose looked stunning in a vintage-style Elie Saab dress with a sweetheart neckline and long lace sleeves.
Finally a happy ending for a Game of Thrones couple!
Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor
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Former Made in Chelsea co-stars Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor also chose a family home to host their wedding. The couple actually tied the knot in an intimate legal ceremony at Chelsea Town Hall with just close friends and family. But three days later, they hosted a big star-studded bash at Whithurst Park in West Sussex, a mansion belonging to Hugo’s uncle.
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Despite Millie and Hugo being loved-up all over Instagram, social media was banned at the wedding. Made in Chelsea co-star Jamie Laing ignored the rule but only teased us with the inside of the men’s loos (they looked posh though). Other guests included Oliver Proudlock and his girlfriend Emma Connolly, Rosie and Lily Fortescue and Spencer Matthews and pregnant wife Vogue Williams.
Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams
Just weeks before co-star Millie walked down the aisle, Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams married in a secret ceremony in Scotland in early June. The couple met on reality show The Jump last year and revealed that they were expecting their first child, a boy, in March. They exchanged vows on Spencer’s family’s Glen Affric estate, with his brother James acting as best man. James Middleton, the brother of Spencer’s sister-in-law Pippa, also took a leading role by giving one of the three readings.
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Despite being just three months off giving birth, Vogue looked effortlessly glamorous in an off-white silk dress by Paul Costello. Spencer wore a three-piece midnight blue morning suit. There’s been no pictures from the wedding released yet, so fingers crossed for a glimpse of the big day once their baby is born.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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No other wedding in 2018 could match up to the occasion of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal one. In fact, Meghan Markle’s rumoured dress designer alone probably filled up as many column inches as every other celebrity wedding combined. The Suits actress chose a stunning dress design by Givenchy’s creative director Claire Waight Keller of white silk with a bateau neckline and an intricate veil featuring flowers from all 53 of the Commonwealth countries.
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St George’s Chapel in Windsor played host to a guest list worthy of the Oscars, with Oprah, The Beckhams, George and Amal Clooney, and Idris Elba invited. The day was full of cute moments like Prince Harry whispering, “You look amazing. I’m so lucky,” to his new bride, and Princess Charlotte’s excited wave to the crowd. And how could we forget the Bishop’s speech?!
Matthew Lewis and Angela Jones
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Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis proved his transformation from Neville Longbottom to leading man was complete when he tied the knot with his girlfriend Angela. He revealed the news in a funny Twitter post, sharing a picture of him and his new wife with the caption, “Not only did I miss @ArcticMonkeys in LA but they were performing in Italy at the same time we were there and my wife made me get married instead. Fuming.”
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The couple married in a beautiful garden ceremony in Portofino in Italy after meeting at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, where Angela was an event planner. Matt looked suave in a tuxedo, while Angela chose a lace two-piece dress. They stole a quiet moment after exchanging vows in a ‘Just Married’ boat that took them to their reception.
Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein
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It looked like Hugh Grant might keep his bachelor status forever but he finally got Hitched at the age of 57. Notting Hill actor Hugh married Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein at Chelsea Registry Office in a low-key ceremony in May. It must have been Love, Actually!
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Anna, who shares three children with Hugh, ditched a dress in favour of a white miniskirt and fitted blouse. There was such little fanfare that Hugh even took the bus to his venue in his suit. But the main topic of conversation was Hugh’s ring – the actor chose an eye-catching gold ring inset with three red gemstones that took up almost half his ring finger.
Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer
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Comedian Amy Schumer surprised everyone with her marriage to chef and author Chris Fischer in Malibu in February. The couple said ‘I do’ in front of friends including Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal and Larry David, but managed to hide their star-studded nuptials from the press.
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Amy announced the news on Instagram with enough pictures to satisfy curious fans, including her Monique Lhuillier dress (which she picked only days before the wedding!), the couple’s dogs walking down the aisle and J-Law boogie-ing on the dancefloor.
Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard
Their was one thing everyone was talking about at model Emily Ratajkowski’s City Hall wedding: her amazing Zara suit. The Gone Girl actress posed with her husband Sebastian at New York City Hall in an amazing burnt yellow ensemble costing just £120 from the high street store, topped off with a black hat and veil.
The couple had only been dating for a few months and she broke the news to shocked fans through an Instagram Story that read, “So I have a surprise, I got married today.” Emily’s pet pug was among the wedding’s tiny number of attendees, which also included Instagram personality The Fat Jew, better known as Josh Ostrovsky, as a witness.
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If you want to know what other celeb weddings to expect this year, check out our round-up of the most romantic celeb engagements of 2017. For other A-list inspiration, check out these celeb iconic celebrity wedding dresses.