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Most Expensive Weddings

Most expensive weddings - opulent, gorgeous, majestic weddings that spared no expense.
For rich people, money is no object. They spend millions of dollars to show their love to the entire world.
Here are some of the most expensive weddings ever recorded.

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas


November 18, 2000
Cost: $1.5 million

The couple sent wedding invitations featuring invisible ink and holograms to guests including Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Goldie Hawn, Meg Ryan, Michael Caine.
The ceremony at New York's Plaza Hotel was guarded by over 50 rent-a-cops. The bride's diamond tiara cost $300,000 and her ivory-beaded satin sheath Christian Lacroix gown cost $140,000.

Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes


November 18, 2006
Cost: $2 million

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' wedding took place at Italy's 15th-century Odescalchi Castle.
The bridal party attire was designed by Giorgio Armani. Andrea Boccelli performed at the ceremony.
Costs included $900,000 for guest airfare and accomodations, and $180,000 for 300 bottles of wine.
A castle wedding is one of the most romantic wedding venues.

Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar


March 2, 2007
Cost: $2.5 million

Actress Elizabeth Hurley and Indian textile heir Arun Nayar had an eight-day wedding celebration spanning Europe and Asia.
The couple was married in Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, Britain for Hurley's family and friends, then again in Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, India for Nayar's people.
They paid $300,000 for private jets and over $100,000 for accomodations, including the $10,000-a-night bridal suite in India.

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills


June 11, 2002
Cost: $3 million

Their wedding took place at St. Salvador's church in Monaghan, Ireland, featuring Indian dancers, a vegetarian feast, $145,000 worth of flowers, and $150,000 fireworks.
The party took place at a rented castle for $40,000.
The couple spent their wedding night on a $20 million yacht.

Liza Minelli and David Gest


March 16, 2002
Cost: $3.5 million

Over 850 guests attended the wedding, including Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, and Natalie Cole (who sang "Unforgettable"). The 6 foot tall, 12 tier cakes was spectacular, at a cost of $40,000. More than $700,000 was spent on flowers alone.
Sadly, the wedding didn't last more than a year.

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky


July 31, 2010
Cost: $5 million

The daughter of former president Clinton and the investment banker Marc Mezvinski took place in Rhinebeck, NY.
Among other things, they spent $600,000 air-conditioned tents, $11,000 on wedding cake, a beautiful Vera Wang wedding gown ...

Delphine Arnault and Alessandro Vallarino Gancia


September 24, 2005
Cost: $7 million

Delphine Arnault, the daughter of French businessman Bernard Arnault, married Alessandro Vallarino Gancia, of the Gancia wine dynasty, in 2005 at the Cote d'Azur, France.
Her wedding dress was created by famed fashion designer John Galliano.

Wayne Rooney and Colleen McLaughlin


June 12, 2008
Cost: $15 million

The wedding of television presenter Colleen McLaughlin and Manchester United football star Wayne Rooney took place in Portofino, Italy.
Expenses included a chartered flight for 65 Brits to fly to Genoa for a masked ball on a $120-million yacht.
Guests divided several days between the expensive yacht and a five-star hotel.
The wedding took place at a 17th century villa and reception at a medieval abbey high above Portofino.

Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdev


February 18, 2006
Cost: $20 million

The son of a New York hotelier, Vikram Chatwal married model/actress Priya Sachdev during a 10-day celebration spread across three Indian cities (Mumbai, Udaipur, and Delhi).
Six hundred guests from 26 countries attended the nuptials, and were flown in on private chartered jets. Guests included Bill Clinton, Naomi Campbell, and P. Diddy.

Aleksandra Kokotovic and Andrei Melnichenko


September 3, 2005
Cost: $30 million

Russian billionaire and founder of MDM Bank Andrei Melnichenko tied the knot with former Miss Yugoslavia and Serbian model Aleksandra Kokotovich at Cote D'Azur, France.
Their wedding ceremony included performances by Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston, both of whom were flown in on private jets and given an estimated $3.6 million each to perform.

Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia


November 18, 2006
Cost: $78 million

The most expensive wedding to date is the nuptials of Vanisha Mittal (daughter of billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, the richest man in India and fifth worldwide) and investment banker Amit Bhatia.
The wedding took place at Vaux le Vicomte, a 17th-century chateau in France.
The elaborate, outrageously expensive wedding has been honored by Forbes' Magazine as one of the most expensive weddings, and currently ranks in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most expensive wedding ever recorded, with $78 million spent.
The wedding went on for five days, and included extravagances such as invitations sent out in a 20 page silver book, 100 different dishes prepared by a top Calcutta chef, a wine tab of $1.5 million, and 1000 guests on hand to witness the world's most expensive wedding ceremony ever.

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