Celebrity weddings are pure fantasy. Maybe you don’t have millions to drop on your big day—but you can still get divine inspiration from your favorite stars. Scope these 7 celebrity wedding trends we love and how to get them.
George Clooney & Amal: Flower Power
A dream wedding in Venice, Italy, complete with celebrity friends and every luxury imaginable is not complete without gorgeous flowers. Amal’s vision was white flowers overflowing from every area. Work with your wedding florist to create a fragrant, floral landscape for your own big day.
Tina Knowles & Richard Lawson: Unique Venue
Beyonce’s mom has style. Her wedding party was dressed in white as they partied the day away. The nuptials and reception were aboard a massive yacht in Newport Beach, California. Even if Jay Z isn’t coming to your wedding, you can find a unique location to host your event. Scope out venue rentals in your area and be sure to coordinate with a logistics crew or wedding planner so all the details (sound, lighting, appropriate seating) are covered and you don’t sweat the small stuff on your wedding day.
Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux: Backyard Luxe
J & J could have been married on the moon, but they opted for backyard intimacy. Although you probably don’t have to hide from paparazzi, you’ll love the perks of this backyard luxe style. It’s perfect for a romantic floral vibe or rustic wedding—and you’ll save a bundle by skipping a venue rental fee. Hire a decorator to transform your backyard into your dream wedding wonderland. Look to Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, then find a local pro who can deliver you the magic.
Johnny Depp & Amber Heard: Triple Party
What’s not to love about having three wedding celebrations? They married in a private civil ceremony, flew to Depp’s Bahama island for a romantic wedding with catered dinner on the beach, then hosted a massive party in LA with a wider group of friends. Granted, not everyone owns an island, but having tiered celebrations is perfect if your dream location can’t fit your entire guest list, or you can’t afford the level of grandeur you crave if you invite everybody. Invest in a wedding planner who will take the reins to create the smaller scale wedding of your dreams while still having a kickass party so no one is left out.
Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher: Glamour Camping
These laid-back lovers hosted a bohemian camping wedding at The Secret Garden at Parrish Ranch, in Oak Glen, CA. The gorgeous park setting was decorated with luxurious tents for their guests to party in. Get the effect by renting teepees and creating lounge zones at your wedding site, or taking over a park to perform your nuptials outdoors with the help of a decoration specialist.
Baby Spice & Christian Horner: Fancy Cars
A Spice Girl marrying a Formula 1 boss certainly will go all out. Geri Halliwell had a lavish church wedding complete with celebrities, paparazzi, a vintage Rolls Royce, and a couture gown worth over $38,000. If you don’t want to bother with all that hoopla—but love the idea of arriving in a car fit for royalty—hire a chauffeur service for the day. Live your princess dream with a vintage luxury car rental complete with white-gloved driver.
Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild: Fantasy Dress
Nicky Hilton’s wedding was the stuff of girlhood fantasy. Flowers for days, exquisite table settings, a ceremony inside Kensington Palace—no expense was spared. Best of all was her $75,000 custom-made gown and veil. If you’re not in the mood to triple your wedding budget, work with a wedding designer to create a beautiful and unique veil that lives up to every wedding fantasy you’ve ever had. Fun fact: even at the year’s most glamorous wedding, they had a photo booth for the reception!