Event planner Colin Cowie: 6 ways to plan your own celebrity dream wedding

By Jordi Lippe


While most people can only dream of holding über-lavish nuptials like the stars, there are some surprisingly simple ways to incorporate A-list elements into your own special day. As we await Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist's spectacular royal wedding this weekend, HELLO! asked wedding planner and partner of the Hard Rock All Inclusive Collection Colin Cowie to give us six key ways to make your wedding feel like a celebrity's big day.


As you check out Colin's great advice, remember there are plenty of stars who can provide inspiration, from George Clooney's luxurious Venetian affair when he married Amal Alamuddin, to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's TV-worthy fairytale nuptials.

George exchanged vows with Amal at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande hotel in Venice, Italy on September 27. The bride wore a stunning custom Oscar de la Renta gown and said "I do" under a an arch of imported roses in front of celebrity pals like John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cindy Crawford and Bono.

Kim and Kanye spent $100,000 on flowers for their wedding Photo: Getty Images

Kim and Kanye spent $100,000 on the flowers alone for their wedding at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy and rented out the Palace of Versailles for their rehearsal dinner. Not to mention, the power couple had classical tenor Andrea Bocelli sing "Con te Partiró" as the bride walked down the aisle and John Legend serenade them at the reception.

So, are you ready to start dreaming of your own fantasy nuptials? Click on the images for Colin's tips along with a look at how six celebrity couples made their wedding days even more special.

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Colin Cowie has planned some of Hollywood's biggest weddings Photo: Getty Images

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