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The biggest celebrity weddings of 2012

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From Blake and Ryan to Natalie Portman

Everyone is buzzing about the wedding of the year: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. But these two lovebirds aren’t the only A-listers who tied the knot this year. We’re counting down the biggest celebrity weddings of 2012.

This year brought not only a ton of big engagements announcements — you can finally dismiss any hope that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston will get back together — but it also welcomed a ton of huge celebrity weddings.

While everyone is currently buzzing about Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's big day, we're looking back at the best weddings of the year so far. From the location to the designer labels, we’re dishing out all the deets.

Top Celebrity Weddings of 2012

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

From Blake and Ryan to Natalie Portman

These two already have two adorable kids together, and they decided to make it official on June 9th during a sunset ceremony at their Malibu home.

Celebrity guests included Reese Witherspoon, Kenny Chesney and Woody Harrelson.

Alves sported a stunning beaded gown by Brazilian designer Ducarmo Castelo Blanco, while McConaughey looked dapper in a three-piece Dolce & Gabbana tux.

Their children Levi and Vida served as the ringbearer and flower girl.

In true McConaughey fashion, the groom kept it causal, serving beer with personalized cozies.

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman

From Blake and Ryan to Natalie Portman

Just a few weeks before Matt and Camilla, the pregnant Drew Barrymore tied the knot on June 2nd with fiancé Will Kopelman at her home in Montecito, California.

Reese Witherspoon was also in attendance at this fabulous wedding, along with Drew’s besty Cameron Diaz and funnyman Jimmy Fallon.

An '80s cover band kept the crowd rocking well into the evening while wine from Drew’s label, Barrymore Wines, was served.

Keeping a casual cool vibe, Drew had food from Escuela Taqueria and the Burger Bus to nosh on during the festivities.

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

From Blake and Ryan to Natalie Portman

Just last month the Princess Diaries star got her happily ever after when she wed fellow actor Adam Shulman on September 29th in Big Sur, CA.

Dressed in a custom Valentino gown with an elaborate veil, the two exchnaged vows at sunset on a cliff overlooking the ocean.

Reports now say Anne will soon be selling her wedding photos to raise money for a pro-gay marriage campaign, Freedom to Marry.

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied

From Blake and Ryan to Natalie Portman

Mom Natalie Portman married her baby daddy Benjamin Millepied in a private ceremony in Big Sur, California on August 4th.

The secret celebration took place on a cliff overlooking the ocean, and was performed in Jewish tradition under a chuppah made of twigs.

Portman wore a demure A-line dress by Rodarte and a halo of wildflowers in her hair.

Unlike the previous celeb weddings, Portman choose to have an entirely vegan menu.

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth

From Blake and Ryan to Natalie Portman

Like many of her A-list pals, Reese Witherspoon chose to get married near California wine country. Her ceremony took place in the Ojai Valley near Santa Barbara, on March 26th.

Witherspoon and her 11-year-old daughter Ava, who served as the maid of honor, both wore custom Monique Lhuillier dresses.

The rustic, farm-style celebration was attended by celeb guests like Matt and Camila, Renee Zellweger, Sean Penn, Isla Fisher, Sacha Baron Cohen, Robert Downey Jr., Tobey Maguire and Scarlett Johansson.

In addition to an elaborate wedding cake and dessert table, the wedding even had a s'mores lounge!

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

From Blake and Ryan to Natalie Portman

The biggest (and most surprising) wedding of the year though, was Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.

The couple, who had been dating for about a year, tied the knot during a top-secret ceremony on September 9th in Charleston, South Carolina.

Big-time guests like Bette Midler were in attendance, along with Martha Stewart, who loaned Blake her wedding planner.

Lively looked stunning in a custom Marchesa gown and Christian Louboutin heels, while Reynolds sported a Burberry suit.

Lively even treated all her bridesmaids to their own Marchesa gowns and Louboutins!

The reception featured a performance by Lively’s friend Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, along with a reportedly $3,000 wedding cake.

Once the pictures hit People magazine next week, we'll be able to see how Justin and Jessica's recent nuptials measure up! In the meantime, check out their road to the alter...

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake's road to the alter >>

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