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Over-the-top celebrity weddings

#1/49: Salma Hayek & Francois-Henri Pinault (2008)
#1/49: Salma Hayek & Francois-Henri Pinault (2008)
Here we see Salma Hayek and her fiance Francois-Henri Pinault out and about in Manhattan in 2008. The couple were married in a three-day event held in Venice, which set them back about $3.5 million. Image: WENN
#2/49: Donald Trump & Melania Knauss (2005)
#2/49: Donald Trump & Melania Knauss (2005)
Donald Trump married his third wife at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida. Their son, Barron, was baptized at the same church. Image: WENN
#3/49: Paul McCartney & Heather Mills (2003)
#3/49: Paul McCartney & Heather Mills (2003)
With a price tag of over $3 million, Paul McCartney's wedding to Heather Mills was definitely over-the-top. Image: WENN
#4/49: Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott (2006)
#4/49: Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott (2006)
Tori Spelling and her first husband, Charlie Shanian, were married in a $1 million wedding with a Great Gatsby theme and divorced less than two years later. Here we see Spelling with her second husband, Dean McDermott. Image: WENN
#5/49: Elton John & David Furnish (2010)
#5/49: Elton John & David Furnish (2010)
Here we see Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish shopping at Dolce & Gabbana in Beverly Hills. Image: WENN
#6/49: Tori Spelling & Charlie Shanian (2005)
#6/49: Tori Spelling & Charlie Shanian (2005)
Despite their elaborate wedding, Tori Spelling and her first husband, Charlie Shanian, split after just 15 months of marriage. Image: WENN
#7/49: Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman (2010)
#7/49: Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman (2010)
With an estimated cost of about $2 million, their wedding was one of the more expensive celebrity affairs in recent years. However, the marriage ended in divorce in 2011. Image: WENN
#8/49: Eva Longoria & Tony Parker (2009)
#8/49: Eva Longoria & Tony Parker (2009)
After an over-the-top wedding in France, the couple tried to survive a long-distance relationship -- him in San Antonio and her in Los Angeles filming Desperate Housewives. Image: WENN
#9/49: Eva Longoria & Tony Parker (2008)
#9/49: Eva Longoria & Tony Parker (2008)
The couple met in the locker room after a San Antonio Spurs game and they were married in an elaborate wedding on July 7, 2007. Image: WENN
#10/49: David and Victoria Beckham (2012)
#10/49: David and Victoria Beckham (2012)
They aren't the first athlete and celebrity to hook up, but the Beckham marriage has withstood the test of time. They're still going strong! Image: WENN
#11/49: Salma Hayek & Francois-Henri Pinault (2010)
#11/49: Salma Hayek & Francois-Henri Pinault (2010)
Salma Hayek broke up a couple of times with the French billionaire before their elaborate wedding, but now they seem to be happy. Image: WENN
#12/49: Madonna & Guy Ritchie (2008)
#12/49: Madonna & Guy Ritchie (2008)
In 2008, Madonna and Guy Ritchie reached a divorce settlement that granted him nearly $76 million. Image: WENN
#13/49: Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise (2011)
#13/49: Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise (2011)
We all know Tom Cruise is a little (lot) nuts, but his marriage to Katie Holmes is still going strong -- unlike many of the other celebrity couples who had elaborate weddings. Image: WENN
#14/49: Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas (2011)
#14/49: Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas (2011)
These two lovebirds have stayed strong over the years -- even through the ordeal of Douglas' advanced throat cancer. Image: WENN
#15/49: Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas (2007)
#15/49: Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas (2007)
Despite their 25-year age difference, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas seem to be happy and thriving in their marriage. Image: WENN
#16/49: Elizabeth Hurley & Arun Nayar divorce
#16/49: Elizabeth Hurley & Arun Nayar divorce
Elizabeth Hurley's star-studded wedding in 2007 was highlighted by Elton John giving her away. But all the money didn't stop this couple from splitting up -- they were divorced in 2011. Image: WENN
#17/49: Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise (2006)
#17/49: Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise (2006)
Here we see a much younger Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise back in 2006, before their wedding took place at the Castello Odescalchi. Image: WENN
#18/49: Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise with Suri
#18/49: Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise with Suri
Here we see Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise ready to celebrate Katie's birthday. Tom beams with joy as he carries their daughter, Suri. Image: WENN
#19/49: Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas (1999)
#19/49: Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas (1999)
Here we see the power couple in the early years -- prior to their extravagant wedding. Image: WENN
#20/49: Elizabeth Hurley & Arun Nayar (2007)
#20/49: Elizabeth Hurley & Arun Nayar (2007)
Elizabeth Hurley began dating Arun Nayar back in 1998 and they were married in an over-the-top wedding in 2007. Image: WENN
#21/49: Elizabeth Hurley & Arun Nayar (2010)
#21/49: Elizabeth Hurley & Arun Nayar (2010)
During their marriage, the couple resided on a 400-acre organic farm in Gloucestershire. Here we see them heading to Elton John's Tiara Ball in 2010. Image: WENN
#22/49: Madonna & Guy Ritchie (2001)
#22/49: Madonna & Guy Ritchie (2001)
Madonna met Guy Ritchie in 1999 and the two were married in December 2000 -- just a few months after the birth of their son, Rocco. Image: WENN
#23/49: Madonna & Guy Ritchie (2006)
#23/49: Madonna & Guy Ritchie (2006)
Madonna and Guy Ritchie were married in an exclusive ceremony in Scotland in 2000. Image: WENN
#24/49: Salma Hayek & Francois-Henri Pinault (2012)
#24/49: Salma Hayek & Francois-Henri Pinault (2012)
Unlike some of the other celebrity couples who were married in over-the-top weddings, these two are still going strong. Image: WENN
#25/49: Donald Trump & Melania Knauss (2010)
#25/49: Donald Trump & Melania Knauss (2010)
Donald Trump's third wife, Melania Knauss, is a Slovenian former model. At their wedding, she wore a $200,000 Christian Dior gown. Image: WENN
#26/49: Donald Trump & Melania Knauss (2011)
#26/49: Donald Trump & Melania Knauss (2011)
Despite a "traditional" wedding ceremony at a church in 2005, Donald Trump and Melania Knauss' reception at Trump's Mar-A-Lago estate was over-the-top. Image: WENN
#27/49: Beyonce Knowles & Jay-Z (2010)
#27/49: Beyonce Knowles & Jay-Z (2010)
Despite all the paparazzi following them around, this music power couple usually keeps their lives very private. Image: WENN
#28/49: Beyonce Knowles (2011)
#28/49: Beyonce Knowles (2011)
Beyonce announced her pregnancy and showed off her baby bump at the 2011 VMAs. Image: WENN
#29/49: Beyonce Knowles & Jay-Z (2012)
#29/49: Beyonce Knowles & Jay-Z (2012)
One of the most talked about celebrity pregnancies was that of Beyonce. Beyonce and her hubby Jay-Z welcomed Blue Ivy Carter in January 2012. Image: WENN
#30/49: Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt (1999)
#30/49: Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt (1999)
Long before Brangelina, it was Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt who were Hollywood's hottest couple. Image: WENN
#31/49: Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt (2002)
#31/49: Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt (2002)
Despite their elaborate wedding, this celebrity couple's marriage didn't last. Image: WENN
#32/49: Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt (2004)
#32/49: Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt (2004)
After their divorce, fans rallied around Jennifer Aniston, making Brad Pitt out to be the bad guy. Image: WENN
#33/49: Elton John & David Furnish (2008)
#33/49: Elton John & David Furnish (2008)
With a guest list of 700 and a $1.75 million budget, Sir Elton John's wedding to David Furnish back in 2005 was a two-day extravaganza. Image: WENN
#34/49: Elton John & David Furnish (2012)
#34/49: Elton John & David Furnish (2012)
Sir Elton John and David Furnish at the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party in February 2012. Image: WENN
#35/49: Kate Middleton & Prince William (2010)
#35/49: Kate Middleton & Prince William (2010)
A smiling Kate Middleton flashes her engagement ring in one of the couple's official engagement photos. Image: WENN
#36/49: Kate Middleton & Prince William (2011)
#36/49: Kate Middleton & Prince William (2011)
Kate Middleton's wedding to Prince William was all we'd expect from royalty and more. Image: WENN
#37/49: Kate Middleton & Prince William (2012)
#37/49: Kate Middleton & Prince William (2012)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, formerly Kate Middleton, visit homeless charity Centrepoint in Camberwell. Image: WENN
#38/49: Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries (August 2011)
#38/49: Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries (August 2011)
We all knew it wouldn't last, but odds were they'd make it at least six months. However, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries only lasted 72 days. Image: WENN
#39/49: Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries (September 2011)
#39/49: Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries (September 2011)
After a $6 million wedding and reality TV event, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' marriage didn't even last three months. Image: WENN
#41/49: Paul McCartney & Heather Mills (2005)
#41/49: Paul McCartney & Heather Mills (2005)
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills were married in an Irish castle in 2002. Image: WENN
#43/49: David and Victoria Beckham (1998)
#43/49: David and Victoria Beckham (1998)
Soccer star David Beckham married Posh Spice (Victoria Adams) in a castle in Dublin in 1999. Image: WENN
#44/49: David and Victoria Beckham (2009)
#44/49: David and Victoria Beckham (2009)
Posh had a posh wedding. Elton John provided the entertainment for the black and white affair, and the newlyweds sat on velvet thrones. Image: WENN
#45/49: Eva Longoria & Tony Parker (2010)
#45/49: Eva Longoria & Tony Parker (2010)
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker were officially divorced in January 2011 after less than four years of marriage. Image: WENN
#46/49: Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman (2006)
#46/49: Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman (2006)
Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman were married in a $2 million California wedding in 2005, but divorced in 2011. Image: WENN
#47/49: Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman (2008)
#47/49: Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman (2008)
Christina Aguilera and ex-husband Jordan Bratman back in 2008, when Aguilera was pregnant with their son, Max. Image: WENN
#48/49: Tori Spelling (2006)
#48/49: Tori Spelling (2006)
Tori Spelling split with first husband Charlie Shanian after 15 months of marriage and entered a whirlwind romance with Dean McDermott. Image: WENN
#49/49: Michael Jordan & Yvette Prieto (2013)
#49/49: Michael Jordan & Yvette Prieto (2013)
Michael Jordan's wedding to former model Yvette Prieto cost close to $10 million. The couple married on Saturday in Palm Beach, Fla., at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea and then celebrated their nuptials at the Bear's Club in Jupiter. There were approximately 500 guests for the ceremony, with 1,500 more joining them for the reception.
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