With the eyes of the world on them, and the photos set to be splashed across Pinterest for years to come, each celebrity couple seeks to find a new way to personalise their wedding and make their day special.
Country, rustic and boho weddings are becoming increasingly popular among the glitterati, with high-paid planners going to great lengths to make the day perfect. You can give your wedding a celebrity touch with these top celeb-wedding inspired ideas.
1. Prioritise Your Values
When Natalie Portman married Benjamin Millepied the wedding breakfast was exclusively vegan to reflect the eating habits of the bride. And in deference to their eco-friendly ways, the bride's bouquet was arranged from wildflowers, native to the Big Sur coast where the wedding took place. Whatever your values, find a way to incorporate them into your wedding day. Perhaps you could ask for donations to a favourite charity in lieu of gifts, use locally sourced produce for your wedding breakfast, or bring a little of the outdoors in with our rustic shrub name place setting. Little touches will personalise your day and help your guests get to know you better.
2. Inject Some Personality
Add splashes of your personality into the day. To reflect Benjamin Millepied's French nationality, the cake at his wedding to Natalie Portman was made up of a tower of French macaroons, and the party favours were inscribed with the message 'Merci'. Reflect your heritage in your selection of food and drink for the day, or with culturally-inspired decorations.
3. Pick A Theme
If a splash of personality isn't enough for you, go totally overboard and adopt a theme for your wedding day. Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz had an Alice In Wonderland wedding, complete with a jumbo pocket watch cake.
4. Celebrate With A Select Few
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher wanted a laid back wedding with their nearest and dearest so they hired the Georgia's Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation resort for the weekend. This maybe a little out of the price range of a humble non-celeb, but a wedding weekend is possible if you only invite a select few. Traditionally weddings involve a guest list of dozens, possibly hundreds of aunts, uncles, cousins and other long lost relatives who you only see once in a blue moon, at weddings and funerals. Hiring a venue for the weekend, and spending a couple of days with your closest family and friends is a relaxing alternative to the frenzied few hours spent socializing at a busy reception.
5. Do What You Like
It's your wedding, you're footing the bill, so forget what everyone else wants and concentrate on what you will enjoy the most. This was the principle upon which Fergie and Josh Duhamel's wedding was planned, and the result was a rather unusual wedding cake: a replica of the Disney Cinderella castle.
And it's not just quirky cakes making a statement about a celebs very distinct style. When Gwen Stefani married Gavin Rossdale, her custom made Dior dress was a traditional cream top, with a vibrant pink at the bottom, and ombre in between, perfectly complimenting Stefani's typical colourful yet feminine sense of style.
Throughout your wedding planning, break away from what's 'normal' and add your own sense of fun and style for a truly unique, personal wedding day.