Top 10 most expensive weddings of all time
Actors, musicians and members of the British royal family afford all elaborately arranged weddings. Whether the location of the wedding, the flowers or the food: every detail has been carefully matched. See which couples have spared no expense and effort for this unique event in life.
10. ELIZABETH HURLEY AND ARUN NAYAR
After an impressive 2007 wedding celebration at Sudeley Castle (UK), the couple celebrated a traditional wedding at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhur, India. The newlyweds paid 1.75 million euros for their wedding ceremony.
9. AL-MUHTADEE BILLAH AND SARA SALLEH
Sara was just 17 years old, and her husband was well over 30. The age difference was clearly not a problem, and the son of Sultan Brunei and Sara Salleh celebrated their marriage in 2004. There was a traditional wedding together with a royal banquet. The festivities cost in the end 2.3 million euros.
8. PAUL MCCARTNEY AND HEATHER MILLS
Four years after the death of his first wife Linda McCartney, the famous musician Paul McCartney decided to marry again. In 2002 he married ex-model Heather Mills. The couple paid 2.4 million euros.
7. ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND LARRY FORTENSKY
This was her eighth wedding. But this time, Liz Taylor decided to marry her husband on Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. In 1996 she said “Yes, I want” to Larry Fortensky, a construction worker. The extravagant wedding cost her $ 2.7 million.
6. LIZA MINNELLI AND DAVID GEST
In 2002, the versatile woman married for the fourth time. This time, the lucky one was a producer named David Gest. Although the celebrations cost 2.8 million euros, the marriage lasted only one year.
5. CHELSEA CLINTON AND MARC MEZVINSKY
In 2010 Bill Clinton’s daughter married investment banker Marc Mezvinsky. They were childhood friends. The interreligious wedding cost an estimated 3.4 million euros.
4. WAYNE ROONEY AND COLEEN MCLOUGHLIN
The Manchester United striker married his longtime girlfriend in 2008. The celebrations cost more than 5.4 million euros. However, Rooney was able to offset his expenses by making a deal for the wedding photos with the Ok! Magazine for 3.5 million euros completed.
3. PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON
The royal couple married in 2011 in Westminster Abbey. The event saw more than 2 billion people worldwide. The celebrations cost the “modest” amount of 23 million euros. Every fairytale wedding has its price.
2. VANISHA MITTAL AND AMIT BHATIA
In 2004, Lakshmi Mittal, the daughter of one of the richest men in the world, married an investment banker. The wedding took place in the Palace of Versailles in France and lasted a full five days. The hosts rented 12 jets for their guests. They spent over 45 million euros for the celebration.
1. PRINCE CHARLES AND DIANA SPENCER
One of the most memorable weddings of the century took place in 1981. It was the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer, which took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. With a carriage pulled by horses, silk taffeta, a lace dress, diamonds and 3500 guests, the wedding cost over 74 million euros. 600,000 people celebrated the wedding in the streets of London, and 750 million people watched the event live on TV. Her marriage lasted 15 years. Lady Diana died in a car accident, a year after her divorce.