Celebrity Weddings In NYC
The city of dreams, New York, is the perfect place for couples in love to have their fairy tale wedding. New York City offers countless wedding locations, from churches to parks and hundreds of rental places. Most of these venues are quite expensive, and celebrity weddings are known to be costly. But how are celebrity weddings like? Here are the top celebrity weddings held in NYC over the decades.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Sarah Jessica Parker is known for her iconic Sex and the City character, but her marriage to Matthew Broderick really got the town talking. The couple made it official in 1997, and like many celebrity couples before and since, they had a surprise in store for their 100 guests. The two invited guests to a party and did not reveal their plans until later in the evening. To the guests' surprise, Jessica and Matthew exchanged the vows at the end of the party.
Sarah Jessica had won a black dress for her wedding to avoid attracting any media attention. Broderick, on the other hand, wore an off-the-rack suit, which was unexpected for a prominent actor. While most people argue that the wedding was not formal enough, the couple's ability to keep things simple and fun has helped them keep things going two decades later.
Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola
Songstress Mariah Carey wedded her now ex-husband Tommy Mottola in a fairy tale wedding. The events that transpired that day remain vivid in the minds of those who were in attendance as well as the general public. Mariah stepped out like a princess to wed her longtime mentor and record manager, Tommy. She was dressed in a Vera Wang wedding dress with a 27-foot train and a diamond-filled tiara. She also had 50 flower girls standing in the aisle.
The couple held their wedding at St. Thomas Church, and a choir was hired to sing as Mariah walked down the aisle. The wedding budget was $500,000.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones got married in 2000 at the Plaza Hotel. Theirs could be compared to a royal wedding. The event was colorful, with a 40-member Welsh choir that filled the room with sweet music. The bride stole the day with her ivory beaded satin sheath gown by designer Christian Lacroix and a stunning tiara by Fred Leighton. The couple's son, Dylan Douglas, was dressed in a baby-blue sailor suit. The wedding reception was held at the Plaza Grand Ballroom, where the couple had their first dance.
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin
Comedian and actor Alec Baldwin married his wife Hilaria Thomas at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral New York City in 2012. The nuptial readings contained both English and Spanish, and Hilaria included several elements of Spanish culture in her wedding. She dressed in a long white veil with lace embroidering her crown to resemble a mantilla, a customary Spanish lace scarf worn over the head. The couple exchanged wedding rings with the inscription "Sono un Buen Equipo." Translated, it means, "We are a good team." The wedding reception was at the NYU Kimmel Center.
David Gest and Liza Minelli
David Gest, a music promoter, tied the knot with Liza Minelli in 2002 in a very extravagant ceremony. The couple exchanged their vows at Marble Collegiate Church.
The reception was at the Regent Hotel and featured a bridal party of 36 members. The party included two maids of honor (Marisa Berenson and Elizabeth Taylor), two best men (Michael Jackson and Tito Jackson), 13 bridesmaids, 13 groomsmen, two flower girls, and two flower boys, and two ushers. Several other celebrities attended the couple's nuptials. Those in attendance included Donald Trump, Diana Ross, Kirk Douglas, Rosie O'Donnell, and Anthony Hopkins, to name a few.
Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky
In 2010 Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, married her longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky, an investment banker, in nearby Rhinebeck, New York. Although not technically held in NYC, the wedding was attended by many politicians, including Anthony Weiner, Madeleine Albright, and her parents Bill and Hillary Clinton. TV personalities reported to have attended the 500 guest wedding include Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Barbra Streisand.
Derrence Washington and Nick Denton
The most recent celebrity wedding in New York was of actor Derrence Washington and his partner Nick Denton, the mind behind Gawker Media. The couple had a unique way of making their love official and treated their 450 guests to a wedding they will all remember. The couple booked the American Museum of Natural History as their venue, with the universe as the theme.
Unlike the usual wedding proceedings, the guests were treated to almost one hour exploring the stars and other celestial bodies at the museum Hayden Planetarium. The couple chose readings from Carl Sagan and Frank Herbert to remind their guests of the vastness out there.
Vanessa Selbst and Miranda Foster
Successful female poker player Vanessa Selbst wedded her longtime partner Miranda Foster in a low-key wedding to avoid attention. Miranda is an upstate school teacher, while Vanessa has become a sensation for scoring high in online poker tournaments in a male-dominated game.
The couple is Jewish but opted for a wedding with a contemporary twist, with spoken word poems and close family members and friends delivering speeches. The ceremony, which was held on Brooklyn rooftop terrace, was led by a close friend. The couple had hired a live DJ to entertain their guests.
Undoubtedly, New York is a city for those who dare to dream. It has numerous wedding spots, and as long as you have the means and are adventurous, you can have your dream wedding anywhere. Some celebrities have gone out of the way to have their dream wedding, and so can you. Which of these celebrity couples inspires you most and why? You can leave a comment below. If you are planning to have your wedding in New York, you can contact Martin Busch Jewelers to provide you with all jewelry that you need for your big day.