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The most lavish celebrity weddings of all time

31 July 2016
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From Princess Diana to Kim Kardashian, weddings seem to get grander as time goes on. For our #weddinginspo, our eyes are on these brides and their extravagant weddings. Here's a look at the most lavish royal and celebrity weddings from the past couple of years...
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Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming Estimated cost: $30 million
Talk about triple threat! Angelababy, Chinese actress, model and singer married longtime boyfriend Huang Xiaoming. They technically had two weddings - one private ceremony and one that was attended by 2,000 guests and live-streamed online.
The actress - dubbed the 'China's Kim Kardashian' - commissioned a Dior wedding dress, which took approximately five months to create. The Chaumet diamond wedding band is valued at $1.4 million dollars.
Before the wedding festivities, the duo flew to France to take official pictures. Angelababy chose designer Elie Saab to design the pre-wedding look.
Photo: Instagram/@dior
Prince William and Kate Middleton Estimated cost: Over $32 million
An estimated two billion fans all over the world watched as William and Kate's whirlwind romance led up to what was deemed the wedding of the decade. The Duchess stunned in a Sarah Burton design, valued at over $400,000, from powerhouse Alexander McQueen.
At the wedding reception, Prince Charles gifted the couple with two cakes - a fruit cake and chocolate biscuit cake - which were valued at around $73,000. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles provided the flower arrangements, an estimated $765,000.
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Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky Estimated cost: $5.1 million in 2010
As the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Chelsea's wedding was quaint and sweet - though it did cost a pretty penny.
Her ivory strapless gown was designed by none other than designer Vera Wang. She chose to wear an embellished belt from the same designer.
While the couple chose to keep their wedding in New York, they settled on Rhinebeck, a small village 100 miles north of New York City. They were very adamant about security - no Blackberries (remember those?!) and a no-fly zone over the wedding site.
They invested in $582,000 air-conditioned tents, a $10,000 wedding cake and top-notch security for guests like gallery_5_3Prince Charles and the late Princess DianaEstimated cost: $110 millionThe lavish wedding took place at St. Paul's Cathedral as per tradition. With two million spectators and 750 million TV viewers, the union can be considered one of the most watched weddings.Pre-wedding celebrations are valued at $94,000. Meanwhile, Diana's famous diamond and sapphire ring is valued at an estimated $58,000. The  Prince Charles and the late Princess DianaEstimated cost: $110 million
The lavish wedding took place at St. Paul's Cathedral as per tradition. With two million spectators and 750 million TV viewers, the union can be considered one of the most watched weddings.
Pre-wedding celebrations are valued at $94,000. Meanwhile, Diana's famous diamond and sapphire ring is valued at an estimated $58,000. The
ring was later gives to the Duchess of Cambridge by Prince William, in honor of his late mother.
The Princess wore a puff ball meringue wedding dress with a 25-foot long train of ivory taffeta and antique lace from designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel.
During the reception, the impressive 5 feet wedding cake took supposedly 14 weeks to complete, valued at $36,000. It should come as no surprise that a duplicate was made in case of any accidents.
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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Estimated cost: $6.5 million
The sweet duo, who recently welcomed their son Silas to the world, decided on a destination wedding in Fasano, Italy in 2012. The bride wore a gown designed by Italian designer Giambattista Valli while Justin donned a Tom Ford tux - and the beautiful pictures from their special day appeared in HELLO! magazine.Justin's gift to his bride on her special day was priceless, however - he serenaded her as she walked down the aisle. "Grown men were weeping. Hopefully it’s because I didn't sound bad," he said of the moment.
Xenia Deli and Ossama Fathi Rabah Al-Sharif Estimated cost: $1.05 million
Model and dancer Xenia Deli, who found fame appearing in one of Justin Bieber's music videos, married Egyptian millionaire Ossama Fathi Rabah Al-Sharif in an incredible wedding on the Greek island of Santorini.The bride stunned in a show-stopping gown designed by Lebanese creative Zuhair Murad, and for the evening reception slipped into a slinkier dress that perfectly flaunted the Moldovan beauty's svelte figure.In keeping with the extravagance of the celebration, the bride and groom had a five-tiered wedding cake that was elaborately decorated with meringues and rose-shaped frosting.Photo: Getty/Instagram
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Estimated cost: $30 million
Kimye broke the Internet with their multinational wedding celebration bonanza.
For pre-wedding celebration, the couple took to Paris with their guests. Italian designer Valentino graciously hosted a pre-wedding brunch at his house outside of the city. Afterwards, the pre-wedding party was hosted at none other than the Palace of Versailles. The guests themselves were treated like royalty with bodyguards and other amenities according to reports.
Not to be outdone by any other guest, the trio from Kanye West to North West donned designer Givenchy outfits. Unsurisingly, Kim wore a variety of dresses over the weekend, including a $17,000 Balmain dress, a $71,000 Valentino gown and a $436,000 Givenchy wedding gown.
Photo: Instagram/@kimkardashian
Sargis Karapetyan and Salome Kintsurashvili Estimated cost: $2 million
Son of an Armenian billionaire Samvel Karapetyan, Sargis Karapetyan, married his blushing bride Salome Kintsurashvili in a lavish Russian ceremony hosted at the famous Moscow restaurant Safisa.The extravagant affair saw Salome wear not just one but three wedding dresses, including an embellished Elie Saab couture gown accessorized with $200,000 worth of Tiffany and Co jewelry. At the ceremony the guests were treated to a performance from Adam Levine and his band Maroon 5. Then the 500 guests were offered a piece of the couple’s nine tier wedding cake.Photo: Instagram/@kintsurashvili_salome
Khadija Uzhakhovs and Said Gutseriev Estimated cost: $1 billion
In what was one of the most lavish weddings of the decade, oil tycoon heir Said Gutseriev married 20 year old Khadija Uzhakhovs last month.
The bride wore an Elie Saab custom creation. Fun fact: the dress was so heavy from all the intricate design and decoration that she needed assistance walking! In terms of decoration, walls and ceilings were covered in flowers. The massive cake towered over all the guests, almost touching the ceiling.
If you're still not impressed, here was the all-star wedding band: J. Lo, Enrique Iglesias and Sting.
Photo: Instagram/@svadby_miira_lux

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