It’s the dream of most young girls to have a wedding fit for a princess. Perhaps a wedding in a magnificent castle at a picturesque location, wearing a dress that is the envy of all.
While most of us will be happy with a gift of a new coffee maker or set of bed linen on our wedding day, the Hollywood stars will likely be expecting a little more as they unwrap their presents while sipping Kristal Champagne.
Here are three of the most expensive weddings in the history of Hollywood and gifts the couples received.
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Married in 2014, Kim and Kanye, estimates for their two-day wedding celebrations range from $12 million to $30 million! Starting with a glamorous party at the Palace Of Versailles with $6000 bottles of champagne and a spectacular firework display costing over $200,000. The couple and their 600 guests shuttled between Paris and Florence bto be married outdoors at the16th century Forte di Belvedere. Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli serenaded Kanye and Kim wearing her $2 million Givenchy gown.
Their wedding gifts included a pair of gold-plated, Swarovski crystal-encrusted Dr Dre Beats headphones with a price tag of $2,500 and a $60,000 ultra-modern Nottage Design pool table made of toughened glass covered by a transparent surface that has the feel of a traditional cloth-topped version. Little North wasn’t left out either with a gift of a 1936 BMW 328 Children’s Car costing $18,000.
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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes 2006 set them back $2 million. Married at the Odescalchi Castle in Lake Bracciano, the bride wore an Armani gown with an ivory silk train of Valenciennes lace and Swarovski beaded crystal embroidery costing $45.000. Tom’s Armani tuxedo was a comparative bargain at $3,000.
Among their 150 guests were Will Smith, Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez who between them quaffed $180,000 of wine and champagne.
Gifts included 500g of Terra Neva coffee beans a sterling silver sack that costs $5,000 (including a coffee machine). For their daughter Suri, a $1,750 David Linley walnut height chart will save the kitchen door from biro marks.
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss
Married at the start of 2005, Donald and Melania’s marriage at the Mar-a-Lago Estate in Palm Beach, Florida cost $1 million. Melania’s Christian Dior gown cost $125,000 the flowers $500,000 and $18,000 was spent on caviar for guests that included Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Simon Cowell and Barbara Walters.
Gifts for the couple included a diamond-encrusted, solid gold-barrelled pen from Faber-Castell valued at $85,000. Also gifted was the world’s most expensive USB stick studded with diamonds, rubies and sapphires worth $28,000.