Celebrities are just like us. They meet people. They fall in love. They get engaged. They get married. Of course, when celebrities tie the knot, they do so while dodging the paparazzi! 2014 has brought a number of celebrity nuptials. A few were super secretive surprise affairs while others were very public, and many of them were truly unforgettable. Here is a look at some of the weddings that stood out to us this year:
George Clooney married British-Lebanese attorney Amal Alamuddin on September 27. The couple chose Venice's Canal Grande as the venue. The event had many memorable moments from the couple exchanging their own vows under a beautiful white rose-covered arch to taking a jaunt around the canals in a private boat.
Lauren Conrad and William Tell said, "I do" on September 13. The wedding was held in southern California and reportedly featured fine food and even finer cocktails; however, what's been buzzed about the most was Lauren's gown. The fashion icon chose to wear a custom Badgley Mischka gown that was simply stunning.
The world was shocked when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tied the knot in a secret ceremony held on Aug 23 in France. The ceremony was private with Brad wearing a suit right out of his closet and Angelina wowing everyone in a dress made by the master tailor at Atelier Versace. All six of the couple's children participated in the wedding, giving their mother away and acting as flower girls and ring bearers.
When the sister of Jessica Simpson marries the son of Diana Ross, you know you're in for an extravagant celebrity wedding, and the nuptials of Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross on August 31 didn't disappoint. Although the event was delayed by rain, the event was truly magical with the couple riding in a horse-drawn carriage and exchanging traditional vows in front of Diana, who is an ordained officiant. Jessica was the matron of honor, and her children were the flower girl and ring bearer.
By far the most publicized wedding of the year was that of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West held on May 24, and it's no surprise since the couple is nearly always in front of the cameras. The couple was wed at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, and then held a star-studded reception. You can check out the entire wedding by streaming "Keeping up with the Kardashians," which had an entire episode devoted to the event.
While you may not have a celebrity budget to pull off your big day, you can still make your wedding an unforgettable one with the right details. When it comes time to purchasing groomsmen gifts, make sure to shop our collection at GroomStand where you'll find items that would please even a celebrity bridal party!