Quite a number of high-profile celebrity weddings have been held in 2010, making for a wedding season that seems to have lasted all year. Pulling out all the stops to make their special day memorable, these celebrity couples set the trend for future brides and grooms to follow. Many celebrities are planning smaller, intimate ceremonies making for a more special day. Let’s take a look at the following four celebrity weddings of 2010: Carrie Underwood’s wedding to hockey player, Mike Fisher; actress Emily Blunt’s wedding to “The Office” star John Krasinski; Hilary Duff’s nuptials with hockey player Mike Comrie; and the wedding of singer Alicia Keys and music producer Swizz Beatz.
Former American Idol winner Carrie Underwood exchanged vows with Canadian pro hockey player, Mike Fisher on July 10th, 2010 at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia. Underwood and Fisher kept their relationship relatively quite while they were dating. Mike Fisher proposed to Underwood at his home in December 2009 with a 12-carat engagement ring estimated to be worth more than $1 million. On her wedding day, the gorgeous Underwood donned a Monique Lhuillier gown made of Chantilly lace and silk organza. Sporting an exquisite diamond tiara (made by Johnathon Arndt), Underwood was the picture-perfect beautiful bride. The diamond tiara, a gift from her soon-to-be-husband, was over 40-carats set in 18-carat white gold with diamond flowers and vines. A unique piece that Underwood hopes to pass down to future brides in the family. Underwood’s dog was also touched by the wedding fashion bug. Ace, a 4-year old rat terrier, wore a pink tuxedo that featured Swarovski crystals. Ace played a very important role in the ceremony — he was the official ring bearer. After the elaborate wedding, Underwood changed into a short, flirty “party” gown for the wedding reception. Underwood told People magazine that she wanted to “get my boogie on, so I had to change.” Prior to the wedding, Underwood treated her 200 guests to the wonderful spa facilities at the resort.
Another wedding that occurred on July 10th was between British actress, Emily Blunt, and actor John Krasinski best known for his role on The Office television series. The engaging couple tied the knot in a private outdoor ceremony in Como, Italy. Blunt wore a beautiful Marchesa gown for the intimate affair. The dress was a custom creme colored chiffon wedding gown with sweetheart draping. Embroidered detailing highlighted the gown, creating a delicate elegance. The happy couple celebrated with friends and family after the ceremony aboard the Concordia yacht in Lake Como. Krasinski proposed to Blunt in August 2009 with a three-carat Edwardian diamond ring designed by Neil Lane and rumored to have cost $100,000.
Wearing a strapless Vera Wang dress, actress Hilary Duff married hockey player, Mike Comrie, in an intimate sunset wedding at a Southern California estate located near San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. The ceremony took place on August 14, 2010. The 22-year old bride was escorted down the aisle by her mother. The bride’s sister, Hayley, was her maid of honor. In comparison to most large celebrity weddings, only a hundred of the bride and groom’s closest friends and family were in attendance at the magical event. The happy couple have been together for three years leading up to their blissful day. Comrie proposed to Duff in February with a stunning 14-carat, radiant-cut diamond ring said to have cost a whopping $1 million.
Songstress Alicia Keys and music producer Swizz Beatz (real name Kasseem Dean) entered into their blessed union on July 31, 2010 in an intimate wedding that took place at a private residence in Corsica overlooking the Meditterranian. The beautiful bride wore an ivory silk Vera Wang gown with georgette draping and jewel detail on the back shoulder. Finishing off the outfit were Christian Louboutin shoes. Though six months pregnant, Keys was still a stunning bride and glowed with happiness as she was escorted down the aisle by both of her parents. Deepak Chopra was the officiant of the ceremony.
Four celebrity weddings, all very different. From opulent and elaborate to quiet and intimate, celebrity wedding styles are a reflection of who they are. Newly engaged brides will be tearing out the pages of celebrity magazines to replicate the trends each one has set forth hoping their day will be just as special.
Roman Grinev is a Baltimore Wedding Photographer, who has over 10 years experience photographing weddings in Maryland. They have three offices in Annapolis, Baltimore, and Maryland.