Platinum weddings abound this summer as Hollywood continues to heat up in the love department and we raise our champagne glass to toast the following love stories.
Famous for: The R&B hit “One Thing”
Married to: Long time fiancée and manager, Lenny Nicholson (we just might be related…lol)
Where: Viceroy Hotel in Anguilla
What she wore: A Monique Lhuillier gown complete with a cathedral train, baby blue Yves Saint Laurent Tribute sandals, and jewelry by Rafaello & Co.
Cute Wedding Fact: Amerie’s “something blue” was her Yves Saint Laurent sandals and Essie nail polish
Famous for: Ugly Betty, Real Women Have Curves, Our Family Wedding…shall I go on?
Married to: College sweetheart, Ryan Piers Williams
Where: Vanessa Williams’ estate in Chappaqua, NY in front of approximately 100 guests and family.
On The Guest List: America’s ‘Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants’ co-stars Blake Lively (without rumored beau Leonardo DiCaprio), Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel alongside “Ugly Betty” pals Mark Indelicato, and Rebecca Romijn (with her husband Jerry O’Connell)
What she wore: An ivory strapless dress called “J’Adore” from Amsale’s Christos line. The gorgeous gown beautifully featured a dropped waist, six-tiers of tulle skirting and was embellished with French corded lace. (Check out the “J’Adore” style from Christos’ fall 2011 collection here.)
Cute Wedding Fact: Judith Light, who played Claire Meade on the hit series “Ugly Betty”, officiated the ceremony
ROYAL WEDDING ALERT
JUST MARRIED: Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock (Prince and Princess of Monaco)
Famous For: She’s a one-time Olympic swimmer from South Africa and he’s…well, a Prince!
Where: Palace of Monaco
On The Guest List: James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, bohemian designer Roberto Cavalli, British model Naomi Campbell, Czech supermodel Karolina Kurkova , Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld; Royal guests included the kings of Sweden and Belgium and Denmark’s crown princess; Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslims, Empress Farah Pahlavi, and former French first lady Bernadette Chirac
What she wore: (Friday’s civil ceremony) A blue Chanel suit with billowy pants and pearly earrings; (Ceremony) A custom designed Armani gown which took 40,000 Swarovski crystals, 30,000 golden stones, 20,000 mother of pearl tear drops, and 2,500 hours to create and topped it off with a 16-foot silk train; (Reception) A stunning Armani Prive evening gown for which featured sheer, shimmering white fabric and a four-tiered ruffled skirt
Cute wedding fact: Charlene’s name is now officially written with an accent to give it a more French resonance
Famous For: Supermodel
Married to: Guitarist of the rock band The Kills, Jamie Hince
Where: St. Peter’s Church in Little Farringdon, Gloucestershire
On The Guest List: Jude Law, Naomi Campbell, Jade Jagger, The Rolling Stones, The McCartneys, Vivienne Westwood, Iggy Pop, Beth Ditto, Snoop Dogg, John Galliano, James Brown, Bobby Gillespie, and Sadie Frost
What she wore: (Shown: For the ceremony) A rhinestone studded gown by John Galliano and Manolo Blahnik shoes; (For her first dance as Mrs) Stella McCartney oyster silk chiffon dress; (For the after party) a micro-mini bodycon dress; (For her honeymoon departure) a three-piece off-white wool Stella McCartney suit
What he wore: A light blue Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent suit and signature shades
Cute Wedding Fact: Hince’s bandmate, Alison Mosshart, served as the groom’s bestwoman
Famous for: Selling more than 20 million records worldwide including The Boy is Mine
The First Time Around: Monica and Shannon were married on November 22nd, 2011 in a private home ceremony with only two witnesses present. They had only met a month prior on the set of her “Love All Over Me” video
Married to: LA Lakers star, Shannon Brown
Where: Vibiana, a renovated 19th century cathedral in downtown Los Angeles
On The Guest List: Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher, Kandi Burress, Jermaine Dupri, Lala Vazquez and Carmelo Anthony, Khloe Kardashian, Ashanti and Nelly, Cee-lo Green, Toya and Memphitz, Nene Leakes
What she wore: A haute couture gown by Stephan Rolland
Lady Antebellum’s, Hillary Scott is engaged to her love Chris Tyrell. No info yet on when they will be exchanging vows.
Though they proposed to each other 5 years ago, Harris and long-term partner David Burtka have now publically announced their engagement to one another and are making plans to legally wed now that the bill supporting marriage equality in NY has passed.
Congratulations to all of the Newlyweds and Nearlyweds!!