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John F. Kennedy & Jackie Kennedy
An estimated 700 guests attended the ceremony between beautiful socialite Jackie Onassis and Senator John F. Kennedy in 1953, and 1,200 attended the reception that followed. Always ahead of the times when it comes to fashion, Jackie made a stir with her wedding gown, designed by Ann Lowe, an African American designer. Seven years later, the glamorous couple moved into the White House.
Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier of Monaco
Straight out of a movie, the beautiful Grace Kelly and the Prince of Monaco were engaged just three days after meeting. It reportedly took six weeks and 36 seamstresses to perfect Kelly's dress, which is said to have inspired Kate Middleton's own lace-sleeved wedding dress. Even more impressive? It's rumored the lace used on Grace's dress was 125 years old and purchased from a museum. Sadly, the actress died in an automobile accident in 1982 in Monaco.
Donald Trump & Melania Knauss
No expense is spared when it comes to The Donald. The bride's custom Christian Dior dress alone was worth a reported $100,000. Pricy appetizers of caviar, lobster and truffles fed the star-studded guest list, which included Hillary Clinton, Simon Cowell, Barbara Walters, Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa and Billy Joel.
Prince Charles & Diana Spencer
Prince Charles and Diana Spencer's 1981 ceremony is one of the most watched and remembered weddings in history. And with over 3,500 people in attendance at St. Paul's Cathedral and over 5,000 police officers needed, it's also no surprise that it's one of the biggest. 750 million folks watched the wedding on TV and another 600,000 lined the streets of London when 20-year-old Diana Spencer (donning her infamous 25-foot train) married Prince Charles. Later in the day, the pair inaugurated the Buckingham Palace balcony kiss. Sadly, the marriage didn't last. The couple separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996. Princess Di later perished in a paparazzi-related automobile accident in 1997.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi
Sometimes it doesn't take a lot of money to have a beautiful wedding. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's small and intimate wedding ceremony was much less grand than most celebrity weddings, but was nevertheless just as beautiful, with the couple marrying in a laidback California ceremony at Ellen's home in front of only about 20 people.
Nick Lachey & Jessica Simpson
With an 11-carat headband, Vera Wang gown and a 25-member gospel choir, the marriage between pop stars Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey couldn't have been cheap. A ballroom filled with 30,000 roses, personalized menus and lobster bisque are just a few of the details that surrounded the wedding, which turned out to be doomed. The pair split in late 2005.
Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner
There were over 500 guests in attendance to witness the marriage of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, drawing the likes of Regis Philbin and Barbara Walters, Rupert Murdoch, Rudy Giuliani, Russell Crowe and Natalie Portman. "The Donald"'s daughter married her longtime boyfriend in a lavish ceremony at, where else, Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Copyright St James’s Palace 2011, by photographer Hugo Burnand
Who didn't watch this wedding? Un-arguably the most expensive wedding to date, Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cost is in the estimated $40 million range. Small price to pay for that super sweet balcony kiss seen around the world.
Eva Longoria & Tony Parker
One day was simply not enough for Eva Longoria and San Antonio Spurs basketball star Tony Parker. The couple's three-day celebration was said to cost over a million dollars and Eva's gorgeous gown was an estimated $75,000 alone. The wedding took place in a 17th Century castle on the outskirts of Paris and in true fairy tale fashion, fireworks lit of the sky as they traded matching rings with a French inscription etched onto the inside. But grand weddings are never a guarantee to a happily ever after ending – the couple was officially divorced in January 2011 after allegations of Parker's affair with fellow basketball star Brent Barry's wife surfaced.
Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes married in 2006 after a whirlwind romance that included "Oprah Winfrey Show" couch-jumping and lots of awkward Katie Holmes public appearances. A-list celebrity guests at the over-the-top wedding in the Odescalchi Castle in Italy included David and Victoria Beckham, Brooke Shields and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Fun fact? Katie's lingerie alone was rumored to cost $3,000.
Kate Moss & Jamie Hince
Kate Moss and new husband, rocker Jamie Hince, are snapped as they walk outside the church after getting married on July 1, 2011 in Southrop, England. Moss wore a vintage 1920s-style gown by John Galliano.
Charlene Wittstock & Prince Albert of Monaco
Rhodesian-born Olympian Charlene Wittstock wore a dazzling off-white, silk Duchesse Giorgio Armani Privé dress with a long train and long veil made from off-white silk tulle when she wed Prince Albert of Monaco in a religious ceremony on Saturday July 2, 2011.
Charlene Wittstock & Prince Albert of Monaco
Rhodesian-born Olympian Charlene Wittstock wore a dazzling off-white, silk Duchesse Giorgio Armani Privé dress with a long train and long veil made from off-white silk tulle when she wed Prince Albert of Monaco, son of film legend Grace Kelly, in a religious ceremony on Saturday July 2, 2011. The newlyweds were photographed as they left the palace after their religious ceremony.
Charlene Wittstock & Other Memorable Celebrity Weddings
Although perhaps every little girl dreams of her perfect wedding, everyone knows everything is bigger and better when it comes to celebrities. Check out the most glamorous celebrity weddings of all time, but whether the couples' relationships have stood the test of time is a different story.