In the enchanting world of celebrity weddings, nothing is off limits. Sure, the averaging tying-of-the-knot makes for a beautiful affair to remember—but when some of the globe’s most notable personalities are involved, the ceremony gets heightened to epic proportions. Over the years, Vogue has covered its fair share of spectacular ceremonies, taking a behind-the-scenes look at everything from scouting the perfect location to searching for the ideal wedding gown.
No location is out of reach for the world's stars. The Vogue wedding archives hold a bevy of fairytale settings, from supermodel Kate Upton’s whirlwind wedding weekend in Tuscany to a more rustic, intimate affair, such as Girls actress Zosia Mamet’s wedding to Evan Jonigkeit at the Cedar Lakes Estate. Even more splendid? All of the bridal fashion, of course. The world collectively swooned when Amal and George Clooney tied the knot in 2014, and Amal was photographed during a final fitting with the late designer Oscar de la Renta. Or who could forget Kanye and Kim Kardashian West’s wedding that same year, when Kardashian West searched for the perfect bridal gown—Lanvin and Alexander McQueen included—in Vogue’s April issue.
Below, a look at more of the best celebrity weddings to appear in Vogue.
Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki and former Gold State Warriors star David Lee have a shared love of sports. So it was no surprise they kicked off their Tuscan wedding with some feats of athleticism: the Friday before the ceremony, guests ran obstacle courses, and participated in a game of tug-of-war. The rehearsal dinner took place among the castle ruins at Castiglion del Bosco, where guests ate cuisines from four food carts offering dishes from different regions of Italy.
For the big day, the bride wore custom Oscar de la Renta. Dinner was served on one long table, set under a canopy of greens and strung with lights as well as hanging candles. Then it was onto "Club Caro," a tent by the pool with suspended disco balls, for quite the party.
Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry
Miles Teller wed model Keleigh Sperry in Maui, Hawaii, over Labor Day weekend. The bride wore Monique Lhuillier, and the groom donned a custom Celine tuxedo designed by Hedi Slimane. The vibe of the wedding, held at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua Hotel, was "traditional Hawaiian chic." Tables were adorned with arrangements of palm fronds in chinoiserie vases, and pink flowers abounded. The affair went late into the night: the after-party, which was jungle-themed, was held in one of the property's smaller ballrooms.
DJ Tiësto and Annika Backes
DJ Tiësto married model Annika Backes at the Amangiri in Utah. The ceremony took place amidst the resort’s futuristic architectural design and stunning desert landscape. “We love the silence and the scenery that makes you feel like you are on another planet,” Backes told Vogue of their venue choice.
Justin and Hailey Bieber
For their second wedding, Justin and Hailey Bieber wed at the Montage Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina. Hailey took Vogue inside her final fitting for her Off-White by Virgil Abloh dress. “From day one, I said I wanted Virgil,” she told Vogue. “I didn’t want somebody who was a wedding dress designer. I just feel like my style and my street style is such a part of who I am, and Virgil has always been in my corner since the beginning.”
Miguel and Nazanin Mandi
Miguel married his longtime love Nazanin Mandi—a model, actress, and artist—in November. The couple held their under-the-radar ceremony at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch outside of Los Angeles. “Our wedding planner, Myra Harbour, from Celebrate Flowers and Invitations, had a huge hand in picking our venue,” Naz, who wore a Monique Lhuillier gown, told Vogue. “We described to her what we were looking for—a Spanish-style estate that we could book out for the entire weekend—and the Hummingbird Nest Ranch immediately came to mind. We saw the location and knew right away.” After the ceremony, guests were treated to a dinner of traditional Mexican food with a twist by chef Eduardo Ruiz. Followed by some tequila and dancing, courtesy of DJ Mick, an In-N-Out Burger truck then pulled up to satiate any late-night cravings.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
In November last year, tennis superstar Serena Williams wed Internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans, just two months after welcoming their first child together, daughter Alexis “Olympia” Ohanian, Jr. “Alexis really wanted to do New Orleans,” Williams told Vogue. “It’s his favorite city besides Brooklyn. It’s got a heavy European influence; it’s fun and has amazing food. He just loves the vibe. The venue—the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans—was a decision we both made. Painting and art is something I’m really passionate about, so it just felt natural and different to do it at a contemporary art museum.” She wore an Alexander McQueen gown designed by Sarah Burton.
Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney
Ahead of her 2014 wedding to Hollywood A-lister George Clooney, human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin was photographed by Vogue during a final dress fitting with the late designer Oscar de la Renta, who designed her ivory beaded-tulle dress. "George and I wanted a wedding that was romantic and elegant, and I can’t imagine anyone more able than Oscar to capture this mood in a dress," she said. “Meeting him made the design process all the more magical, as he is so warm and such a gentleman.”
Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson
Though the couple has since split, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese and rock singer Marilyn Manson’s 2005 wedding was well documented by Vogue, in the March 2006 issue. Forgoing white, Von Teese wore a purple Vivienne Westwood gown, as shot by Steven Klein.
Zosia Mamet and Evan Jonigkeit
In November of 2016, Girls actress Zosia Mamet and actor Evan Jonigkeit chose a rustic location for their wedding. The couple got married at the Cedar Lakes Estate in Port Jervis, New York, where their ceremony was held in an old theatre and, afterwards, guests rallied to "The Treehouse" and cuddled near fire pits for s’mores and and moonshine.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
It was the wedding seen round the world: Before reality TV star and beauty mogul Kim Kardashian wed rapper Kanye West in Italy in 2014—their rehearsal dinner was held at Versailles in Paris beforehand, naturally—the couple graced the April issue of Vogue, where Kardashian embarked on a search for the perfect wedding gown, trying on dazzling designs by Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, and more.
Shanina Shaik and Gregory Andrews
Australian model Shanina Shaik wed Gregory Andrews (aka DJ Ruckus) on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. She wore a bridal design by Ralph & Russo.
Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe
Late night talk show host Seth Meyers wed Alexi Ashe, a human rights lawyer, in Martha’s Vineyard. Comedian and Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney documented the affair for Vogue, where Ashe wore Carolina Herrera.
Pusha T and Virginia Williams
Just last week, rapper Pusha T wed his longtime girlfriend Virginia Williams in their hometown of Virginia Beach. Pusha wore a Dior dinner jacket and tuxedo pants, designed by Kim Jones.
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander
Last year, model Kate Upton wed Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander in a whirlwind wedding weekend in Tuscany. “I had such a great time creating the fashion story for my wedding weekend!” Upton told Vogue. “For my ceremony dress, I had the pleasure of collaborating with the fantastic team at Valentino. They are the best at creating delicate, beautiful lace and details, and their Italian heritage kept the fashion and feel authentic to our venue.”
Lauren Bush and David Lauren
In 2011, Lauren Bush and David Lauren tied the knot over the Labor Day weekend at his family’s 17,000-acre Double RL ranch in Ridgway, Colorado. Around 200 guests attended the affair and the couple, of course, both wore Ralph Lauren.
Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard
Before model Chanel Iman walked down the aisle with New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard in Beverly Hills, Vogue documented Iman's final dress fitting. She wore a lace creation by Zuhair Murad. “His pieces always fit and complement my body, and his beadwork is exquisite,” said the bride.
Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber
Supermodel Cindy Crawford wed Rande Gerber in May of 1998. The bride wore a simple John Galliano slip dress, and the coupled walked the aisle barefoot (as pictured in Vogue's December 2004 issue).
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