The general public continues to be fascinated with the way the famous and wealthy get married, despite the fact that several superstar marriages last significantly less than an average loan. In 2013, you can find five high-profile partners set to marry and the whole world is watching to observe how the marriages may occur. You definitely do not want to miss the weddings of these five high-profile couples.
After a long time of being in a relationship and 6 kiddies, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are set to be set for life. The pair is thought to marry in 2013, following a brief engagement. Rumors abound of where it will take place but one thing’s for certain: Jolie’s bright lip and unique hairstyle. She'll probably use a stylish dress or something totally unique and surround herself with her several children on her big day.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Strangely enough, the Jen versus Angelina fight will ultimately be solved in 2013. Both girls are set to marry a brand new man- Jennifer to Justin Theroux. Justin suggested in 2012 on her behalf 41st birthday. The pair will most likely not wait long to tie the knot. The wedding will most likely feature Jennifer's relaxed, yet sophisticated design and a gentle hair that has her character and natural splendor.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Brown
There's no telling how her wedding will go, even though Jessica Simpson has been committed before. The pair became involved in 2011, but terminated their 2012 wedding, while she was pregnant with their 2nd son. It is probable that Jessica and Eric will wed in 2013. The marriage will be the talk of the town and will feature elaborate designs, witch match Jessica's large Texas type.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Even though Miley is just 20 in 2013, she's fixed to wed Liam Hemsworth some time in 2013. The singer and her beau have been engaged since May, 2012, and will likely not wait long before tying the knot in 2013. The wedding will likely be an easy event, surrounded by family and friends of the pair. Miley will probably showcase her stylish, however edgy design with a non-traditional costume and makeup that will go well with her new hairstyle.
This impossible pair has been involved since October, 2011. The Australian player proposed to Elizabeth in late 2011, however the pair has yet to declare any wedding plans. It's likely that the couple may marry sometime in 2013- most likely summer time. The marriage will be both sophisticated and huge and will display the well-known characteristics of both the bride and the groom. As Elizabeth is more of a traditional woman, she's prone to use a fairly traditional gown, but she might shock us in the end with something totally out of this world.
These five partners and marriages are the ones we can expect in 2013. You can be sure that the popular press will be all about the glamour of these fantastic events in-between rumors and paparazzi photos of course. You can also expect a large number of knock-off marriages to occur this season. Understandable if you think about it, the stars have always been a great inspiration for everyone.
Just like any wedding, all eyes will be on the beautiful wedding dresses these women select, which will set the tone for the rest of the day.
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The hottest new trend in wedding planning is using Pinterest. Professional wedding planners from across the country are using the online board to coordinate with their clients and vendors. The best use of the popular website is to establish a board that the wedding planner and bride having pinning privileges to during their initial meeting. The site works equally well for planners with brides that purchase pre-made decorations as well as the brides that are avid do-it-yourselfers. If the idea is pinned directly from the website that sells the item, the bride is only a few clicks away from purchasing making it very fast and easy to assemble all the decor needed for the big day. And some pins may have links to tutorials. For this article, a board for a “winter wonderland” wedding will be used as an example.
How To Use Pinterest Properly
When using Pinterest, it is important to manage the pins. The wedding board is there to help planners and brides effectively and easily convey their ideas. The result will be many great collaborations however there will also be a number of ideas that are rejected. The winter wonderland couple had 24 pins for different place card ideas that ranged from expensive snowflake themed holders to almost free do-it-yourself pine cones. The wedding planner was able to filter through the ideas to narrow down the selection. They converted some shiny Christmas ornaments, as the wedding was in December, into stylish place card holders that fit into the couples’ theme and color scheme. Removing those from the board or moving them to another board labeled “archived ideas” will eliminate having to scroll through dozens of pins before the wedding planner and bride finds the one they are looking for. The groom in the winter wonderland couple hand-made the centerpieces out of paper mache into a tree shape inspired by a pin on Manzanita branches draped with crystals.
The couple’s wedding planner was instrumental in bringing together a cohesive design from all the elements in the wedding. She recommended keeping most of the decorations white and silver. The tree centerpieces were hand-painted with three shades of brown for a realistic look. The table decor was all based on ideas from Pinterest. Acorns painted with chrome spray paint were scattered among snow-covered candles and yarn balls – all tutorials the bride used from Pinterest. The bride took a cue from another pin using rock candy on strings to adorn the tree. Another idea from the site was to paint the bride and grooms initials into their trees which gave the event a unique personal touch.
Coordinating Is Everything
The wedding planner also used Pinterest to help coordinate the vendors. Wedding Music Connecticut assisted the couple in choosing fantastic music to fit their theme. Once the DJ saw all the shiny chrome and found out the couple was a fan of big band music, he suggested songs by Frank Sinatra and other famous big band era musicians. The reception went off without a hitch and was a true winter wonderland.
Derek enjoys blogging about technology and social media. When he is not blogging, he enjoys doing the social media for a company outside of New York City. The article above is for Wedding Music Connecticut.
For most of us, it is hard to hear that the average wedding costs over $25,000. It is a fortune, to be sure. But for some celebrities, $25,000 is a drop in the bucket. It may cover the cake! What would you do with a multi-million dollar wedding budget? Let’s take a look at the ideas the rich and famous have come up to spend that money with a look at the most expensive celebrity weddings.
Imagine an intimate wedding, with 1,900 of your dearest friends and family members, an $80,000 cake, and a $400,000 dress. Kate Middleton and Prince William’s brandy-soaked fruitcake could fund three or four weddings alone! No expense was spared, as you can tell by the $800,000 floral displays, the $600,000 luncheon, the lavish wedding decorations, and the upscale $550/night hotel accommodations for guests. The wedding cost about $34 million – but the British public picked up most of the $33 million security price tag.
Prince William’s parents also threw a wedding to remember. Prince Charles and Lady Diana outdid their son with 27 wedding cakes and a four-foot “main” cake (with backups), a massive 25-foot train of taffeta and antique lace, and 3,500 guests. The newlyweds capped off their wedding with a Mediterranean cruise aboard Her Majesty’s yacht. Diana did cut the budget by choosing a relatively “cheap” engagement ring that cost only $65,000. She passed the savings on to Kate, who wore the ring also. At the time, the wedding cost $48 million; adjusted for inflation, that is a whopping $110 million.
You don’t have to be royalty to have a lavish wedding; you just have to be the daughter of a steel magnate. Vanisha Mittal married Amit Bhatia in 2004. On their expense checklist was 12 Boeing jets for the guests, 45 chefs, 10,000 flowers, 1,000 wedding invitations in silver boxes that included a plane ticket and accommodations in a 5-star Paris hotel, a massive wedding cake, and luxurious gifts for all of the female guests. The wedding and events lasted five days and cost $66 million. That’s only $13.2 million per day; a bargain!
While Rooney said he would gladly run away to Vegas for a “quickie” wedding, he did agree with his bride to up the budget for things like an entire wedding wardrobe for his mother, three wedding dresses, and crystal-encrusted Christian Louboutin shoes. It is likely that if Colleen had it all over to do again, she wouldn’t change a thing – except the groom.
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former U.S President Bill Clinton, married Marc Mezvinsky, an investment banker, in 2011.
The $5 million budget covered Chelsea’s gorgeous Vera Wang gown, $750,000 for the caterers, $11,000 for the cake, $250,000 for bridal jewelry, $600,000 for air-conditioned tents, and a half million for flowers, among other expenses.
A diva has to have the perfect wedding; Michael Jackson as a best man, Elizabeth Taylor as the maid of honor, a 60-piece orchestra featuring Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, and Stevie Wonder, a $40,000 cake, $700,000 in flowers, lavish gifts for 1,000 guests. When Liza Minnelli married David Gest in 1994, it was reported that even jaded celebrities were in awe of the spectacle. It cost $3.2 million, which, adjusted for inflation, is $4.2 million today. Planning for this affair certainly took a lot longer than the one year the couple stayed married.
Could our list be complete with mentioning Kim Kardashian? The reality star’s wedding cost a reported $10 million, but with business savvy, the Kardashians managed to get many expenses crossed off the list free of charge, including a $6,000 cake, $10,000 in invitations, a big discount on Kim’s $2 million engagement ring, and three Vera Wang gowns priced at $20,000 each. It is estimated that Kim and her husband of 72 days made $18 million from the wedding.
For the rest of us, there are sales and knock-offs of designer gowns – and we can still make magic with comparatively little - right?
Not long ago, choosing white bridesmaids’ dresses would have been unthinkable. White was reserved for the bride, or perhaps an adorable little flower girl. But after Pippa Middleton stunned at her sister’s wedding in a white bridesmaid’s dress, a hot trend was born. Or rather white was freed from years of restrictions! If you want your special ladies wearing white on the big day, feel free. Here are some tips for getting the perfect look for your wedding.
While the taboo of wearing white to a wedding seems as old as marriage, it’s really relatively recent. In ancient Rome, attendants wore the same color gowns as the bride to confuse evil spirits that may wish to harm the happy bride. Later, wearing white was seen as trying to compete with the bride. A woman who did so would have drawn attention to herself when it was supposed to be the bride’s big day. Pippa did draw her share of attention, but she did not overshadow big sister Kate because of the choice of the dress.
- According to USA Today, Pippa’s Alexander McQueen was “clean and modern” and helped create a more thematic look. The bridesmaids all wore white, as did flower girls. It creates a very simple, yet stunning, effect.
- The bridesmaid’s dress should not be elaborate. It can contain some detailing that ties it to the wedding gown, like subtle beading, but it should not overpower. Stay away from trains, bustles, and big embellishments, like mermaid-style skirts. It's not hard to pick out the bride however, as she's usually the one with the wedding veil.
- Differentiate the bridesmaids’ dresses by adding color wedding accessories. This is a great way to incorporate your wedding colors into the ceremony. Sashes, scarves, belts, shoes, or other accessories add a nice splash of color and distinguish these ladies as your attendants.
- White works very well on bridesmaids if the bride is wearing a different color. Blush pinks are popular, but we are starting to see a wider range of shades in wedding gowns. Turn convention on its head and take color back! The bridesmaids could also wear sashes or scarves that match your dress to tie it all together beautifully.
- Consider different lengths. A cocktail or tea length bridesmaid’s dress may provide great contrast with the bride’s longer gown.
- Mix it up. Say your main color is eggplant and you have four bridesmaids; you can have two wear an eggplant dress with a white sash, and the other two white with an eggplant sash.
- Flowers can also make sure the bride shines just that much more brightly. She should carry the best, most elaborate bouquet; bridesmaids should carry a small, bright bouquet, perhaps in contrasting colors. If you go too far with the white theme, your photos can look washed-out. Do add color, whether in the flowers or the accessories.
- Think about the type of wedding you are going to have. White works very well with formal weddings, as with Kim Kardashian’s black tie affair. It can also be a great look for sunny, simple country weddings. It all depends on the style of the dress and the material.
- Before the wedding, ask your girls if they would wear nude colored underwear that fit well. You don’t want bright pink panties showing up in your wedding photos.
The trend in bridesmaids’ dresses for 2012 is simple, timeless, and practical. When you choose well, white dresses can meet all of these requirements and more! You don’t need an Alexander McQueen or Vera Wang to pull of the white bridesmaid look; more and more bridal retail shops are offering a variety of cream, ivory, and white dresses.
Now that it is “acceptable” for bridesmaids to wear white, what about female guests? That tradition still clings. Unless requested by the bride and groom, it is generally not a great idea to wear an all-white dress. You can wear a white dress with a design (such as a floral print) or a dress with a white bodice and colored skirt. Brides still want to steal the show!
This weekend was sure buzzing with wedding bells but it wasn't the Royal Wedding this time! Instead it was the Royal Wedding 2.0 that revolved around Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. The gorgeous reality star's wedding was much anticipated by many of her fans. But I'll tell you first hand, we're proud here in Minnesota of our Minneapolis-grown boy, Kris Humphries who formerly lead a successful basketball career for the Minnesota Gophers. But enough of the background, let's get to the juicy wedding details!!
What would a lavish wedding be without lavish wedding stationery? The bride decided to use the same invitation designer as her sister Khloe, and had Lehr & Black whip them up. The black and white wedding invitations each came in their own silver box and featured hundreds of 'jet black hematite crystals' says People.com. Notice the double K monogram at the top of the invite for Kim and Kris. So clever! And very cute.
The invitations were rumored to cost around $250 each. Yowza!
For starters, the wedding was held at a private estate in Montecito, California where the couple was surrounded by 450 of their closest friends and family members. Some of the celebrities in the crowd that you might recognize included Ryan Seacrest, Ciara, Mario Lopez, Serena Williams, Eva Longoria, Brody Jenner and Avril Lavigne, Lindsay Lohan, Carmelo Anthony, Kathy Lee Gifford and obviously many more. It was rumored that Kim had to cut 50 guests before the wedding came on Saturday because there simply wasn't room for everyone.
The Bridal Party
Of course among the bridesmaids were Kim's sisters, Khloe and Kourtney who donned white Vera Wang bridesmaid gowns. Continuing the trend that was seen in the Royal Wedding with Pippa Middleton wearing her white bridesmaid dress. Could we be seeing more of this trend in the near future? Likely. I'm keeping my eyes open for it. On the groom's side, we saw Rob Kardashian and Lamar Odom sporting black Zegna tuxes. Along with Bruce Jenner and Kris' father, William Humphries. But the cutest man there of course was little Mason, Kim's nephew. He filled the ring bearer role and stole the crowd's hearts, naturally.
Kim kept everyone waiting with her dress reveal, but it was known early that it would be designed by Vera Wang. Though elaborate photos haven't been released yet, there have been a few that give a sneak peak of the dress which shows a gorgeous, strapless, ivory gown with a basque waist and lace details, with a stunning train. One of the details Kim added to her outfit for the day was less trendy and more 'her'. She wore a jeweled headpiece that draped elegantly over her forehead. We haven't seen too much of this before, but it may become one of the wedding accessories to watch for in upcoming nuptials for sure!
Side note, she also lined up two reception dresses to change into, that were also designed by Vera Wang.
Simple, elegant and classy, Kim kept her theme to black and white. Starting with the invitations and ending with her big day. With the beautiful black and white aisle runner, white bridesmaid dresses, and black tuxes, it was a simply regal theme.
The star couple's 6 foot tall wedding cake featured 10 layers of chocolate and vanilla swirl deliciousness covered in decadent frosting (yum!) The cake cost somewhere between $15,000-$20,000 - no big deal.
The cost for this extravagant wedding is said to be in the ballpark of around $20 million. But the thing about it is that they will likely be coming out on top for all the free exposure for all the brands that helped them build their big day. Freebies include the cake, a hefty discount on the wedding rings, all 3 of Kim's wedding gowns (at $20,000 each), wedding invitations plus lots more. Not to mention, the couple sold the exclusive rights of wedding photos to People for $1.5 million. There will also be an E! wedding special that the celeb duo was paid $15 million for.
The wedding was set to go until early hours of the morning on Sunday (August 21st) but it seems the neighbors phoned the police to come in and quiet down the party. The cops showed up and the music was shut down at midnight. But that didn't seem to phase the party, as guests hung around until 2am before heading home for the night. Kim seemed okay with it, probably because there are reportedly plans to have a second reception to follow on August 31 in New York City.
What do you think? Did you enjoy any special details of her wedding? Did anything surprise you?