Celebrity Wedding Trends

January 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

From royals to sports stars, celebrities are trendsetters especially when it comes to all things about their weddings. The regal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton inspired new trends in long coat tails for men and hats and fascinators for women. Film actress, Reese Witherspoon and director Sofia Coppola chose colorful wedding gowns of rose hues and lavender instead of the traditional white. Want to add a little celeb glamour to your wedding? Read on to learn more about current celebrity wedding trends.

Big Rocks
Big bling rings seem to be the norm for celebrity engagements and recent trends indicate they keep getting bigger and bigger. Tom Cruise bought Katie Holmes her engagement ring after their first date, a stunning art deco-inspired 5-carat oval-shaped diamond set in platinum and rose gold. Elizabeth Hurley received a 15-carat Asscher-cut diamond set in white gold with pave diamonds from former spouse Arun Nayer. Before they got married, Jay-Z presented Beyonce with an 18-carat emerald cut solitaire diamond ring set in platinum by Lorraine Schwartz and cost $5 million dollars.  The elite of celebrity engagement rings is the 20 Carat Club, reserved for those who received diamond rings of 20 carats or more. Members include Kim Kardashian’s 20.5-carat diamond ring, Christina Aguilera’s 20-carat stunner, Paris Hilton with a 24-carat canary diamond and Elizabeth Taylor’s 30-carat diamond and the Krupp diamond, a 33-carat icon valued at over $10 million dollars.

Unique Wedding Favors
Celebrity couples are presenting guests with distinctive wedding favors that reflect their personal style and shared interests. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban presented guests with Tiffany & Co. desk clocks engraved with a message including the couple’s wedding date and the phase “A Moment in Time.” Music artists Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley gave guests personalized guitar picks inscribed with “Avril picked Deryck” and “Deryck picked Avril”. For wedding favors, Fergie and Josh Duhamel gifted their wedding guests with trendy rubber bracelets embossed with the phrase “Perfect Pair.” At the 2011 royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the royal couple gave away limited-edition Centex scarves to all of their guests.

Secret Weddings
Escaping the paparazzi has risen to an art form by celebrities desiring privacy for their wedding. In 2011, Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo successfully pulled off a secret wedding by sending their guests plane tickets instead of invitations. Actors Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz pulled off the ultimate celebrity coup; they got hitched in 2011 in New York City with nary a paparazzi in sight. Other secret newlywed couples who successfully evaded publicity include Harry Potter author JK Rowling to Neil Murray, tennis superstars Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, famous reality show host Jeff Probst and Lisa Ann Russell and Grammy winner LeAnn Rimes to actor Eddie Cibrian. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen got married in a wedding so secretive that some of the guests thought they were at a christening.

Even a hush-hush wedding requires careful planning, visit the next Great Bridal Expo coming to your area soon for great ideas for your nuptials. For Great Bridal Expo schedule and ticket information, click here.

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