Celebrity Weddings

Celebrity Weddings, News

Alex Reid and Chantelle Houghton get engaged live on TV

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 10th, 2011

This actually made us feel slightly sick when we heard about it. We of course love weddings here at Bridalwave, but upon hearing the news that Katie Price’s former guy Alex Reid and Jordan wannabe Chantelle Houghton have got engaged – and TV – we just couldn’t help thinking that it’s all a part of the fame game…

The 36-year-old cage fighter – who isn’t officially divorced from Katie Price – popped the question to his girlfriend of seven months on Saturday 8th October while appearing on Irish TV show ‘The Saturday Night Show’.

While appearing on the show Alex said: “We’re in Dublin, I haven’t got a ring, but you know what, I’m going to do it. Seriously, nobody tell anyone! Will you marry me?” Are you for real Alex? If can’t propose on TV and ask people not to tell anyone… Despite the couple claiming their love is real we can’t help feel that this is more of a marriage (and relationship for that matter) of convenience to help the two z-listers stay in the public eye.

Prepare for more reality TV bites as we’re sure Chantelle and Alex will soon sign up for their own show about their wedding a la Katie Price and Peter Andre. We wonder if Chantelle will go all Gypsy wedding on us or pink princess like Alex Reid’s soon to be ex Katie?

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Meet the new Lady McCartney! Sir Paul marries for the third time

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 10th, 2011

Sir Paul McCartney and his new wife, Nancy Shevell

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Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and his wife American heiress Nancy Shevell wave to members of the media as they leave Marylebone Registry Office, following their wedding in central London, Sunday Oct. 9, 2011. Shevell, 51, is McCartney's third wife.The couple met in the Hamptons in Long Island, New York, shortly after the singer's divorce from Heather Mills in 2008 and they were engaged earlier this year. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

We really hope third time will be the lucky one for Sir Paul McCartney. The 69-year-old Beatles singer married American heiress Nancy Shevell in The Old Marylebone Town Hall, London, on Sunday in front of just 30 guests – and several fans that had set up camp outside to catch a glimpse of the former Beatle.

Having said ‘I do’ the newlyweds celebrated with family and celebrity friends – including ex-band mate Ringo Starr and supermodel Kate Moss – at the reception at Sir Paul’s north London home in St John’s Wood, not far away from Abbey Road studios and the now iconic zebra crossing outside the studios which was featured on the group’s ‘Abbey Road’ album.

The bride wore a gorgeous ivory knee-length wedding dress designed by Stella McCartney, one of Sir Paul’s daughters from his marriage to late Linda McCartney, that had a button detail down the front and on the sleeves. The dress was accompanied with a simple bouquet of coloured roses while the groom looked great in a navy suit and light blue tie.

Celebrity Weddings

Love Me Do. Paul McCartney marries third wife Nancy Shevell. Pictures

By shinychris on October 9th, 2011

Paul McCartney marries Nancy Shevell

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Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell leave Old Marylebone Town Hall register office after they get married.


Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has married third wife, American heiress Nancy Shevell, 51, at a ceremony in London.

The couple posed for pictures outside Old Marylebone Town Hall register office after being showered with confetti by wedding guests.

Ms Shevell from New York, is an heiress to a haulage fortune.

She is Sir Paul’s third wife after Linda McCartney died in 1998 and he split from second wife Heather Mills during an acrimonious divorce in 2008.

Ms Shevell wore a white, long-sleeved dress and held a bouquet of roses, while Sir Paul , 69, wore a dark suit with a white shirt and pale blue tie for the occasion.

Asked how  he felt after tying the knot for a third time, Sir Paul told waiting reporters: “Terrific, thank you. I feel married,” adding, “I feel absolutely wonderful.”

Earlier this month Ms Shevell moved in with Sir Paul at his St John’s Wood home. Ms Shevell, who was married for 20 years to American lawyer and political candidate Bruce Blakeman, engaged Sir Paul in May.

Among the guests at the wedding was McCartney’s only surviving band-mate Ringo Starr and George Harrison’s widow, Olivia.



Celebrity Weddings

KISS rocker Gene Simmons’ Playboy Playmate wife had wedding shoes for ten years

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 6th, 2011

Shannon finally got her rocker man down the aisle

Not sure if you’ve had something picked out for your wedding day for years, but it will take something to beat KISS rocker Gene Simmon’s new wife, former Playboy Playmate Shannon Tweed. She apparently found her wedding shoes TEN years ago!

The couple – who have been together for 28 years – got married on Saturday 1st October 2011, and the new bride admitted to buying her ivory Rene Caovilla heels in a boutique in Santa Monica a decade before walking down the aisle.

Speaking to People magazine, Shannon revealed that when she saw the shoes in 2001 she thought: “I am going to get married in those some day!”

There you have it. If you see something you like, make sure you get it! You never know when – or if – you’ll find it again. This goes for dresses, shoes and most importantly love.

Photo: Press Association

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Big wedding or eloping? What would you choose if you could do it all again?

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 5th, 2011

Might be shooting ourselves in the foot by writing about this topic as without all you lovely brides looking for inspiration we wouldn’t have anyone to write for.

A big wedding as you know requires a wedding dress, a guest list, a wedding cake, the best man and a maid of honour among many, many things. Eloping on the other hand requires… well a bride and a groom. No need for a big dress (unless you really want one), no nightmares about who is sitting next to whom, who cares about the cake as you’re the only one there…

But with news that Kim Kardashian would elope if she could have her wedding again we have to ask: what would you choose if you could do it all again?

The 30-year-old socialite – who famously went all out when she married basketball star Kris Humphries in a lavish ceremony in August – has admitted she found her nuptials “so stressful” that she would actually run off to another country to tie the knot without any guests if she had the chance to do it again.

So, is planning a wedding the most nerve-racking thing you have done – or are doing – or are you finding it a breeze? And what would you do differently if you could?


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Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne engaged

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 4th, 2011

via dailymail.co.uk

Actress Elizabeth Hurley and former Australian cricketer Shane Warne have gotten engaged. The happy news was confirmed by the couple through Twitter, Reuters reported.

Hurley was seen this weekend flashing a massive Sapphire and diamond engagement ring after accepting Shane’s proposal. The couple have been dating since late 2012 after Hurley separated from her husband of four years, businessman Arun Nayar. The divorce as finalised in June.

Hurley, who is now starring in popular TV show Gossip Girl, also famously dated actor Hugh Grant for ten years.

Here’s a preview picture of the ‘kiss’…

Credit: Press Association


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Jessica Simpson postpones wedding – Is it wedding nerves or pregnancy?

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on September 29th, 2011

US singer Jessica Simpson has reportedly postponed her November wedding to former NFL player Eric Johnson because she doesn’t know what kind of day she wants. Or isn’t that the real reason…

We think it is more believable that the bride-to-be has found herself a mummy-to-be and have decided that she doesn’t want to look ‘big’ in her wedding photos. The once previously married pop star has been seen out and about looking heavier that normally, which has sparked rumours that a new addition to the family might be on its way.

Also you wouldn’t want the stress of planning a wedding while pregnant with your first child, would you?

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Britney Spears to marry for the third time?

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on September 13th, 2011

Photo: AP Photo/Matt Sayles

Rumour has it that Britney’s boyfriend agent Jason Trawick – who has been dating the singer for the past two years – is set to propose. And he’s apparently designing the engagement ring himself!

A source says Jason has visited exclusive Los Angeles jeweller Mouawad to help create the perfect ring for Britney. They are said to have discussed diamonds from the Mouawad private collection. Oooh how exclusive.

As we all know Britney has two marriages behind her: the 24 hour Las Vegas mistake Jason Alexander and fit-gone-fat dancer Kevin Federline who she has two kids with.

It is believed the 29-year-old is keen to get married a third time and have babies with Jason. Good luck with that Jason!

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Mark Ronson marries Josephine De La Baume

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on September 6th, 2011

In the midst of splitting up and broken engagements it is great to know that some make it down the aisle. Music producer Mark Ronson wed underwear model Josephine De La Baume in a star-studded ceremony in Aix-en-Provence, France on Saturday 3 September.

Both pictures from The Daily Mail

The groom wore a candy-striped three-piece suit and a white shirt while the bride wore an ivory, off-the-shoulder Zac Posen wedding dress that was embellished with pearls and a cropped veil.

Among the attendees were Mark’s sister and fashion designer Charlotte Ronson, model Irina Lazareanu, Sean Lennon, Kate Moss and Lily Allen. One person who was notably missing from Mark’s wedding was his late friend and collaborator Amy Winehouse who sadly passed away in July. Mark raised a toast to Amy, who according to a guest would have sung at the event had she still been alive.

The guests were seen sipping champagne in the cobbled square of the town before the lunch-time reception.

Mark proposed to Josephine with a ring he had designed himself, a yellow diamond. Aww, there is definitely something in dating creative men girls! And we love the suit Mark!

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Photos: Kim Kardashian’s reality TV proposal and that $2 million engagement ring!

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on September 6th, 2011

By now we all know how it ended, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries got married and they lived happily ever… for now.

However, thanks to E! we can now continue to marvel about Kim’s ‘perfect’ life for a little longer and see how it all began: with the proposal. The season finale of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ sees Kris get down on one knee and ask for Kim’s hand in marriage. Kim is surprised by Kris when she arrives home to find him having waiting in the bedroom surrounded by rose petals that spell out ‘Will you marry me?’. Who cares about the X Factor when the Kardashian’s have the cheese factor. Of course it was planned. Down to the very tiniest detail! After all it makes for excellent entertainment on the telly box. To think that Kim knew nothing about it is like saying The Hills is completely unscripted… I think not!

But for the Kim and Kris fans out there, check out the images of the moment when Kris presents Kim with that gigantic $2million diamond engagement ring. Kim’s answer was ‘Oh my God, yes.’


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WHAT? Sarah Harding splits from fiancé

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on September 6th, 2011

Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Jessie Wallace over the weekend, and now Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding and her fiancé DJ Tom Crane have reportedly split. I didn’t see this coming; what is up with the British celebs not making it all the way down the aisle??

The couple – who were due to marry next year after getting engaged last New Year’s Eve after Tom popped the question while on holiday in the Maldives – are said to have called off their wedding plans after having a series of heated arguments. Over what you ask? Over Tom working in Ibiza over the summer while Sarah has been in the UK. Isn’t that just the nature of your relationship guys? You both work in industries that unfortunately will cause you to be apart from time to time.

An insider told The Sun (or was it just a phone hacking job?): “Sarah and Tom had a huge bust-up and told each other the wedding is off. Although they’ve always managed to patch things up in the past, it’s worse than anything they’ve gone through before. They’ve been fighting like cat and dog. Their relationship has been strained because he’s been in Ibiza for the summer and Sarah was working in Britain.”

The two have been dating since 2007 and Sarah is said to have flown out to the party island last week in a last attempt to rescue the relationship after the rows. Since the split the 29-year-old pop star has been seen partying for three days, refusing to answer her phone. That’s the best way to get over heartbreak really, just party the night away.

Will love win? We’re waiting patiently to see what comes next for Sarah and Tom.

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Petra Ecclestone marries in Italy and Will.i.am performs

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on August 30th, 2011

When it was announced that Petra, the daughter of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, was to get married we all knew it would be a marvellous, no-expenses-spared shindig.

Petra married businessman James Stunt this weekend in an Italian castle in front of wedding guests that included Paris Hilton and Britain’s own princesses, Beatrice and Eugenie.

The f1 heiress looked like a picture perfect bride as she arrived to the Odescalchi castle, Bracciano lake, Italy in a white Rolls Royce to match her traditional white wedding dress.

Guests and onlookers were treated to a stunning firework display that lit up the Italian night sky to celebrate the nuptials and the newlyweds. But that wasn’t the end for those lucky enough to have been invited to the £5 million wedding; according to Dailymail.co.uk guests were also treated to an ‘elaborate performance which saw acrobats fly into the air to perform, hoisted up high by hot air balloons’ and a performance by Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas!

Image: PA Wire/Press Association

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Sofia Coppola marries Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars in lavender Alaïa

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on August 30th, 2011

We love when brides just look effortlessly stylish, which Sofia Coppola did when she wed rocker beau Thomas Mars in her father’s newly renovated Italian palace.

The filmmaker daughter of director Francis Ford Coppola wore a knee-length soft lavender and white silk Azzedine Alaïa dress – Sofia and Alaïa are close friends and she was front row at his latest fashion show – that gathered at the neck and cinched at the waist.

The civil ceremony took place at her family’s historical villa, Palazzo Margherita, in the Southern Italian hamlet of Bernalda, hometown of Coppola’s grandparents. We’re getting a total Cinema Paradiso feel here.

Francis Ford Coppola walked his daughter down the aisle in front of the 80 guests, which included director George Lucas.

The wedding meal consisted of cheeses, figs, salads, pasta, fish and pork that were paired with wine from the family estate.

(Source: People)

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Kim Kardashian’s official wedding photos

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on August 26th, 2011

The official photos of Kim Kardashian have finally appeared in print! We’ve given you a preview Kim and Kris’ celebrity wedding, and here are the official wedding photographs that appear in this week’s People magazine.

Kim actually had no less than THREE wedding gowns designed by Vera Wang for her big day and her hair was inspired by Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor.

When Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries in a lavish wedding ceremony last weekend she wore her hair in a classic chignon.

Her hair stylist Peter Savic has now revealed he wanted Kim to look like a glamorous film star of yesteryear – well it certainly went very well with the Old Hollywood wedding reception theme.

Savic said: “We wanted to make her an amazing movie star from the 40s, 50s or 60s like Sophia Loren or Ava Gardner or Elizabeth Taylor. She looked very polished. It was classic and tasteful yet exotic.”

Kim’s intricate chignon was also a one off and he had just created it that day. What, Kim had not tried the hairstyle before her actual wedding day?! And she didn’t go all Bridezilla on your ass? Impressive.

The reality TV star’s bridal look was completed by make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic who gave her a fresh-faced look for the evening wedding.

I guess Kim wanted to look like her photoshopped photos…

(Images via here)

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Kate Moss and Jamie Hince official wedding photos by Mario Testino

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on August 26th, 2011

Supermodel Kate Moss and Jamie Hince make a fantastic couple and look amazing in their official wedding photos, taken by photographer Mario Testino.

The pictures appear in the September issue of American Vogue and see Kate and Jamie recreate Mick and Bianca Jagger’s famous 1971 backseat wedding portrait, Kate wearing a Tom Ford velvet and fur coat while Jamie is in a red velvet jacket by the same designer.

And the picture of the newlyweds in the English forest is absolutely stunning: the colours, the setting… just everything.

Kate’s daughter Lila Grace is also a couple of the photos.

Photos by ©Mario Testino

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