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The 20 Most Expensive Celebrity Weddings


10. Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell

Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images

Wedding Date: March 18, 1993

Total Cost: $1.5 million

Location: The Plaza Hotel in NYC

Gown: Silk Satin = $40,000

Cake: $25,000

Security: $2,000 per hour

Star Guests: Donald Trump, Marla Maples, Heavy D, David Alan Grier, Charles Dutton, and Sheryl Lee Ralph.

  • Divorced in 2006

9. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Wedding Date: October 5, 2004

Total Cost: $1.5 million

Location: Sandy Lane Beach Resort in Barbados

Food: Caviar and Scottish salmon

Fireworks: $50,000

Accommodations: $200,000

Star Guests: Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill Gates.

8. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo: Bruce Glikas/Getty Images

Wedding Date: November 18, 2000

Total Cost: $1.5 million

Location: The Plaza Hotel in NYC

Gown: Christian Lacroix = $140,000

Favors: Godiva Chocolates = $100,000

Jewelry: Fred Leighton = $300,000

Star Guests: Goldie Hawn, Oliver Stone, Jack Nicholson, Meg Ryan, and Martha Stewart.

7. Elton John and David Furnish

Photo: F. M. Brown/Getty Images

Wedding Date: December 22, 2005

Total Cost: $1.5 million

Location: The Windsor Guildhall in England

Tuxedos: Two at $5,000 each = $10,000

Jewelry: Chopard Diamonds= $240,000

Champagne: $120,000

Caviar: $10,000

Star Guests: Ringo Starr, Victoria Beckham, Liz Hurley, Cilla Black and Lulu.

6. Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman

Photo: Peter Kramer/Getty Images

Wedding Date: November 19, 2005

Total Cost: $2 million

Location: Staglin Vineyard in Napa, California

Gown: Christian Lacroix = $30,000

Tuxedo: $5,000

Jewelry: Diamond Rosary = $10,000

Hotel Suite: $3,500 per night

Star Guests: Justin Timberlake, Carmen Electra, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Pink.

5. Liz Taylor and Larry Fortensky

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Wedding Date: October 6, 1991

Total Cost: $2 million

Location: Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in California

Gown: Valentino = $30,000

Food and Wine: $500,000

Star Guests: Eddie Murphy, Liza Minnelli, Brooke Shields, Nancy Reagan, and Quincy Jones.

4. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Photo: Handout/Getty Images

Wedding Date: November 18, 2006

Total Cost: $2 million

Location: Odescalchi Castle in Lake Bracciano, Italy

Gown: Armani = $45,000

Tuxedo: Armani = $3,000

Wine/Champagne: $180,000

Accommodations: $750,000

Star Guests: Will and Jada Smith, Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy, and Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.

3. Liza Minnelli and David Gest

Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Wedding Date: March 16, 2002

Total Cost: $3.5 million

Location: Regent Wall Street Hotel in NYC

Event Staff: $150,000

Gown: Two Bob Mackie designs = $45,000

Flowers: $700,000

Cake: $40,000

Star Guests: Mia Farrow, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, and Lauren Bacall.

  • Divorced in 2007

2. Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Wedding Dates: March 2, 2007 - March 9, 2007

Total Cost: $2.5 million

Locations: Sudeley Castle in England and Jodhpur, India

Gowns: Liz was rumored to have worn 13 different dresses

Private Jets: $300,000

Jewelry: Custom by Chopard = $250,000

Hotel Rooms: $300,000

Star Guests: Elton John, Kate Moss, Donatella Versace, and Elle Macpherson.

1. Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

Photo: Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images

Wedding Date: June 11, 2002

Total Cost: $3 million

Location: The Castle Leslie in Ireland

Gown: Eavis & Brown = $40,000

Flowers: $145,000

Fireworks: $150,000

Cake: $4,500

Star Guests: Ringo Star, Sir Elton John, David Gilmour, Steve Buscemi, and Eric Clapton.

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