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Most Expensive Weddings of all Time

By: Jessica Shanahan - Updated: 19 Mar 2010 | comments*Discuss
Wedding Cost Guests Million Married

You might be worrying about going over your budget for your wedding but I bet you are a way off spending what these couples did.

Amit Bhatia and Vanisha Mittal

The wedding took place over four days and cost around £30 million. The engagement party was rumoured to be the only public function to ever be held at the Palace of Versailles.

Wayne Rooney and Colleen McLaughlin

The couple flew their guests to Portofino and the 16th century castle that was the venue of their wedding. They were married overlooking the Italian Riviera. Colleen's dress by Marchesa is believed to have cost £200,000.

Liza Minnelli and David Gest

Although they divorced only a year later it is rumoured they spend $3.5 million on their wedding. Their guest list was full of celebrities including best man Michael Jackson.

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

Another now divorced couple, they were rumoured to have spent $3 million on their wedding in 2002. The ceremony took place at Castle Leslie in Ireland, which was filled with flowers of various types. Heather designed her own dress and carried a bouquet of roses named after Paul.

Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar

The pair got married in front of a star studded guest list including Elton John, Kate Moss and Hugh Grant. The wedding consisted of six days of traditional Indian festivities and culminated at a maharajah's palace. The wedding cost $2 million

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Another Italian wedding in the beautiful Odescalchi Castle. The usual $50,000 for the hire of the venue was waived yet the wedding was still estimated to cost more than $2 million. Allegedly Katie spent $3000 on lacy underwear for the special day. Their evening ceremony was performed by a Scientology minister.

Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky

Elizabeth's seventh wedding, she was walked down the aisle by Michael Jackson. The guest list of 160 watched Elizabeth walk down the aisle to a man twenty years her junior in a stunning pale yellow gown. The wedding had a 100 man security force and took place at Michael Jackson's California ranch. The wedding was estimated to cost around $2 million

Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman

Dressed in a custom Lacroix wedding dress with elaborate train, Christian Louboutin shoes and a vintage rosary, Christina walked down the aisle to choir song. A snowy, winter themed reception too place. Birch trees lined the walls, glitter dipped flowers acted as centrepieces and faux-fur lined silk cloth covered the tables. The wedding and reception totalled around $2 million

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas

The couple married in New York's famous Plaza hotel. Crowds of fans and photographers lined the streets and waved the couple into the Plaza ballroom. Wales met Hollywood with the Welsh dragon and America stars and strips fluttering above the door to the hotel. Private photographs were banned and guests had to show their holographic invitations to get in. The wedding was said to cost $1.5 million.

Donald Trump and Melania Knauss

With a wedding costing £900,000 the couple got married in Palm Beach, Florida. Guests to the wedding included Oprah Winfrey, Arnold Schwarzenegger and David Letterman. Melania's dress had a 13 foot train and cost more than $100,000. It was covered in 1500 rhinestones and pearls. Their wedding cake was a five foot high, seven tiered cake covered in roses made from white icing.

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