Can You Identify These Famous Weddings from an Image?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt began their five years of marriage on July 29, 2000, following a private ceremony in Malibu, California. Their wedding photos showed that she wore a Lawrence Steele gown and he, a Hedi Slimane tux. They left many fans distraught when in January of 2005, when they announced that they were separating.

When 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer wed Prince Charles on July 29, 1981, at St Paul's Cathedral, it was to an audience of over 750 million television viewers, worldwide. Almost 30 years after Diana’s wedding, her magnificent blue sapphire engagement ring was passed on to Catherine (Kate) Middleton by Diana’s older son, William.

Elizabeth Taylor was well-known for having been married eight times. Two of those nuptials, however, were with her frequent co-star, Richard Burton. They first wed on March 15, 1964 and divorced almost ten years later in June, 1974. Just over a year later, the pair wed again on October 10, 1975 but this time it lasted less than a year as they divorced for the second and final time in July, 1976.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had their nuptials on May 24, 2014 in Florence, Italy. Her amazing gown by Givenchy is, perhaps, a big part of why their wedding photo has a staggering 2 million-plus likes on Instagram.

A medieval church in Tuscany, Italy was the setting for Kate Upton and Justin Verlander’s exchange of vows. The bride wore an enchanting Valentino gown complete with a veil for the November 4, 2017 event.

Nicaraguan-born actress Bianca Macias and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger exchanged vows on May 12, 1971, in Saint-Tropez, France. Bianca, who was four months pregnant with their daughter, Jade, wore an Yves St. Laurent suit (reportedly with nothing underneath!)

Lebanese-British barrister-at-law Amal Alamuddin and actor George Clooney wed September 27, 2014. For her wedding ceremony, the bride wore a stunning custom gown by Oscar de la Renta.

Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy wed in Rhode Island on September 12, 1953, in front of 700-plus guests. They added 400 more of their closest family and friends to that number to help them celebrate at the reception which was held at Hammersmith Farm in the state.

Grace was 26 years old and at the height of a successful career as a Hollywood actress when she met and fell in love with Prince Rainier of Monaco. The pair were married on April 18, 1956, in a short civil ceremony. Their church wedding was held the following day with over 700 guests in attendance and over 30 million viewers watching on live TV.

Victoria "Posh Spice" Adams and David Beckham got married in a highly anticipated fairytale ceremony on July 4, 1999. The bride wore a $17,000 tiara and a $100,000 gown by designer Vera Wang. The newlyweds wore matching purple outfits to their reception and, to date, the pair have remained a “match made in heaven.”

Supercouple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt kept things simple for their wedding ceremony with just 20 guests – total! Her magnificent Versace dress and veil had drawings from their six children embroidered into it. After having been together since 2005, the couple exchanged vows on August 23, 2014 but separated two years later.

For their special day, English director Guy Ritchie and Madonna, the “Queen of Pop,” appropriately chose a castle – Skibo Castle in Scotland, to be exact. Their nuptials were held on December 22, 2000, the day after the pair christened their newborn son.

When Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio eloped to the San Francisco City Hall on January 14, 1952, they had hoped to get married in secret. News of the wedding was leaked, however, and the couple ended up with a throng of roughly 500 fans and reporters waiting for them outside.

In 2005, Tom Cruise famously and proudly announced his love for Katie Holmes by jumping up and down on Oprah Winfrey’s couch during an interview. Holmes became the third Mrs. Cruise on November 18, 2006, when the pair, who had become known as the super couple “TomKat,” wed in Italy.

The wedding of Celine Dion and Rene Angelil was a truly lavish affair – right down (or up) to the 7-pound tiara made of 2,000 Austrian crystals which the bride wore. The ceremony was held on December 17, 1994, at Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica and broadcast live on Canadian television. To complete her ensemble, the songstress wore a Mirella and Steve Gentile-designed gown with a 20-foot train.

A custom Giles Deacon gown is what Pippa Middleton choose for her May 20, 2017 nuptials with longtime beau James Matthews. Kate Middleton's younger sister was a radiant bride at the ceremony which was held in Berkshire, England.

On November 22, 2015 at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara became husband and wife. Manganiello had serenaded his lovely wife-to-be at their rehearsal dinner, setting the perfect tone for the wedding ceremony and reception.

Priscilla Wagner and Elvis Presley had their Las Vegas wedding on May 1, 1967. The couple had a short (8-minute) ceremony followed by a breakfast reception, before jetting off to Palm Springs for their honeymoon.

A small, private ceremony with just their immediate family present was the setting for the nuptials between Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady. The event took place at the St. Monica Catholic Church, California, after which the newlyweds and their parents enjoyed a home-cooked barbecue courtesy of “chef” Brady.

Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama first met in 1998, long before becoming the President and First Lady of the U.S.A. Michelle has revealed in an interview that when they became husband and wife on October 3, 1992, instead of promising her riches, Barack used his wedding vows to promise her an interesting life.

June Carter and Johnny Cash (a.k.a. The Man in Black) were a popular pair thanks to the country duets they sang together. They were married on March 1, 1968 after having met 13 years before. The couple stayed together until June’s death in 2003.

When Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton, it was with his mother, Princess Diana’s stunning blue sapphire engagement ring. When the couple’s highly publicized wedding took place on April 29, 2011, the bride wore a gown by designer Sarah Burton which was reminiscent of the gown worn by Princess Grace 55 years earlier when she wed Prince Rainier of Monaco.

A dress designed by her mother made Beyoncé’s ultra-private nuptials with Jay-Z all the more special. Only 40 guests were invited to the event which took place at Jay-Z’s Tribeca penthouse on April 4, 2008.

Yoko Ono and John Lennon stayed together for more than a decade after their nuptials in Gibraltar on March 20, 1969. Their marriage lasted until December 8, 1980 – when Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman.

Hillary Rodham and Bill Clinton first met in the library at the Yale Law School. Hilary reportedly made the first move by introducing herself to Bill who was also showing an interest in her. The future President and First Lady of the United States were wed on October 11, 1975, in the living room of their new home in Fayetteville, Arkansas with just 15 of their closet family and friends present.

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake chose Puglia, Italy for their October 19, 2012 nuptials. The bride was an enchanting vision in pink, in a Giambattista Valli haute couture gown.

When beloved film star Audrey Hepburn wed actor/director Mel Ferrer on September 25, 1954, it was her first walk down the aisle and his fourth. Hepburn had previously canceled her engagement to businessman James Hanson, famously stating, “When I get married, I want to be really married.” Her marriage to Ferrer lasted 14 years.

Ozzy Osbourne has admitted that marrying Sharon Arden on the American Independence Day July 4 (1982) was his way of ensuring he would never forget their anniversary. The vibrant couple is still together having reunited after a brief 2016 split.

The super couple of Madonna and Sean Penn wed in 1985 on her birthday, August 16. He went on to become the inspiration for some of her top-ten hits before the couple divorced in 1989.

After dating for nearly seven years, Melania Knauss and Donald Trump had their nuptials in Palm Springs Florida followed by a star-studded reception at his Mar-a-Lago estate. For the January 22, 2005 event, the bride wore a Dior wedding dress embroidered with over 1,000 crystal rhinestones and pearls – it perfectly complemented her 12-carat diamond wedding ring.

Tony Parker and Eva Longoria became husband and wife on July 6, 2007, at a city hall in Paris. For the ceremony, the bride wore a couture gown by Venezuelan designer Ángel Sánchez.

Actress Robin Givens met Heavyweight Champion “Iron” Mike Tyson in March 1986. Eleven months later they became husband and wife on February 7, 1988. Their marriage lasted just shy of a year as their divorce became final on Valentine’s Day (February 14) the next year.

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, tied the knot with Lisa Marie Presley (daughter of Elvis “the King of Rock” Presley) on May 26, 1994. Their quick Dominican Republic ceremony is often described as the first “top-secret” celebrity wedding and the one that infamously started the secret wedding trend.

A candle-lit ceremony in Sydney, Australia, is how Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban made their union official. The bride wore a splendid traditional Balenciaga gown complete with veil. She has stated that the dress is now carefully stored for whichever of her three daughters chooses to wear it.

Somali-American supermodel Iman and English rocker David Bowie had two part nuptials with a civil service first in Lausanne, Switzerland on April 24, 1992. The other part was held on June 6 in Florence Italy. For that ceremony, Iman wore an iconic halter-top gown from Herve Leger.

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee wed Playboy Playmate Pamela Anderson on February 19, 1995. The pair met just 4 days before their beach wedding, to which Anderson reportedly wore a bikini – just as she would do again in 2006 for her nuptials to singer Kid Rock.

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Will Smith and Jada Pinkett tied the knot at The Cloisters castle in Baltimore, Maryland. Their “secret” ceremony on December 31, 1997, had 100 invited guests, who were all wowed by Pinkett in an exquisite high-neck gown by Badgley Mischka.

When Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher had their super-secret nuptials on September 24, 2005, there were approximately 100 to 150 guests in attendance; one of those was Bruce Willis, Moore’s former husband and father of her three daughters.

John Legend met his future wife, Chrissy Teigen, when she starred in the video for his song “Stereo”. For their September 13, 2014 wedding in Italy, it's reported that the happy couple played the video for another of Legend’s song – “All of Me” which Legend had written just for his bride.

Rock guitarist Jamie Hince and supermodel Kate Moss wed on July 1, 2011. Moss wore a gorgeous gown by designer John Galliano which was inspired by the fashion trend of the 1620’s.

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About This Quiz

You're invited! We saved you a front row seat in our quiz of some of the most famous (and infamous) celebrity weddings of all time!

Top-secret, super-secret and even ultra-secret are some of the terms used to describe those celebrity weddings which caught us all off guard. Can you recall which famous bride and groom got hitched in the Dominican Republic and started the whole secret wedding trend? If you can, then you should also recall the movie starlet and baseball great whose "secret" wedding got mobbed by hundreds of fans. Think you know who we're hinting at? Then take the quiz!

Wedding gowns from top designers tend to rule the big day for celebrity brides. Can you match the groom to the bride whose wedding dress was studded with rhinestones and pearls? How about the distinguished gentleman whose wife-to-be wore a 7-pound headdress to match her fairytale gown?

While those may be a bit easy to figure out, how about the famous bride who walked down the aisle in a bikini - TWICE! Can you say who one of those lucky grooms was? Better put your knowledge of celebrity weddings (and white string bikinis) to the test with this quiz!

Quite a few of these famous marriages have weathered the storms of time and the happy couples are still going strong. On the other hand, your memory of some of these weddings may have lasted longer than the marriages went on to.

It will take a true fan of iconic nuptials to match each of these famous brides to her equally famous grooms. Go ahead and prove that's exactly who you are - take the quiz now!

 

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