The wedding ceremony took place in St. George's Chapel, and Meghan walked down the aisle alone, not accompanied by her father, as tradition dictates. It was perhaps the most unconventional royal wedding ever, because the newlyweds broke a number of canons: the American bishop read a sermon at the ceremony;
Prince Harry wore a wedding ring (which is already strictly prohibited) made of platinum instead of Welsh gold; a cello accompanied the ceremony instead of the organ; and there was a lemon cake instead of fruit cake for dessert.
According to the Express newspaper, $43 million was spent on the gala. The most part of the sum was spent for security of guests and newlyweds, and about 300 thousand dollars - for video broadcasting.
Without a doubt, the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was something to behold. The bride's dress alone, made by Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, cost the royal treasury 400 thousand pounds. The bride saved money on her makeup, rejecting dozens of the best makeup artists in Britain, Kate did it herself.
Ellie Golding sang for two hours at the wedding reception. And among the 300 guests there were not only blue bloods, but also "mere mortals" in the form of British stars of the first magnitude - the Beckhams and Elton John.
Ironically, one of the most expensive wedding ceremonies of the 21st century was Kim Kardashian's with a man whose marriage only lasted 72 days. And as it turned out later, the star had doubts about her chosen one, Kris Humphries, and wanted to elope from her own wedding.
Nevertheless, the ceremony took place in scenic Montecito Canyon, near Santa Barbara - the same spot where Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's 2002 wedding failed. And over the course of the evening, the bride changed three Vera Wang dresses.
The celebration took place at the Italian resort Borgo Egnazia and lasted a week. In general, the wedding ceremony of the couple was a secret, so, except for close friends and relatives of the newlyweds, no one was invited. A total of 80 guests at the wedding. They all arrived on a private plane from New York, and until the last moment did not know where they were being taken.
Hollywood's leading bachelor married lawyer Amal Alamuddin in 2014. Their wedding took place at the Palazzo Papadopoli in Venice, located right on the Grand Canal. The bride entrusted the design of her wedding dress to the legendary couturier Oscar de la Renta.
Thus, the dress consisted of 12 meters of delicate French lace and delicate ivory tulle. And the image was continued by a spectacular veil, decorated at the hem with Chantilly lace and beads and crystal embroidery.
Tom and Kathy's wedding ceremony was held according to the rules of the Church of Scientology, of which the actor is a follower. The ceremony at the medieval castle in Bracciano, near Rome, was attended by many celebrity guests, as well as tourists and the press. But Kathy's parents ignored the invitation, as they themselves were devout Catholics.
Strange rituals did not end there. For example, two U.S. ministers flew in for the ceremony, with the help of which Cruz promised his young wife that he would support her for the rest of her life. "Girls need clothes and food, tender happiness and frills, a pot, a comb, a cat," the vows said.
The secrecy of this wedding was heightened. As one of our editors said, "Then why did we spend so much money if no one even saw the photos? All we know is that the couple organized a banquet for 70 people and ordered a cake for $3,000.
December 22, 2000 Madonna and Guy Ritchie tied the knot in one of the ancient castles in Scotland. Only the closest relatives and friends of the bride and groom - a total of 55 people - were invited to the ceremony. Their wedding was held in an atmosphere of utmost secrecy, and, moreover, a full eight years after the memorable day of the ceremony photos were not released to the Net and the press.
Ironically, the first wedding photo was made public when Guy Ritchie filed for divorce. But believe me, because of the poor quality, it is almost impossible to see anything.
Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman had a lavish wedding in California. The singer's dress alone cost $100,000. However, despite the serious spending, the newlyweds asked their guests not to buy gifts, but instead to make a donation to one of the charities.
The whole world talked about their wedding, but there were practically no pictures of it. It is known that the celebration took place in Malibu, and its budget at the time broke every record in Hollywood. The location was decorated with 50,000 flowers and the fireworks cost the couple $20,000.
Guests said that despite the scale, the ceremony was light and heartfelt. For example, the wedding vows Aniston and Pitt gave satirical. The actress promised to always make his favorite banana shake, and the actor promised to find balance on the thermostat. And after the wedding, the newlyweds left for a trip to the Seychelles.