Designer dresses, lavish meals, palatial venues, exuberant lifestyles and opulent ambiances; these are ingredients of a fairy tale wedding. If you think these weddings are just fantasies, then let’s tell you dreams do come true. Yes, that’s right! The same splendid glamour is sprinkled in several 21st century weddings.
These weddings are nothing short of star-studded Hollywood celebrities. Bride, groom, family and honored guests shout stardom. They seem draped in charisma from head to toe, and their every action sets a new style trend.
There have been many such weddings, which still behold our hearts, and we still feel mesmerized, drenched in extravagant milieu. Let’s have a look at them and revive class and elegance:
Lady Diana and Prince Charles:
Though this wedding eventually fell apart, their Royal ceremony was, and remains, one of topmost expensive weddings worldwide. Their $48 Million (adjusted to $110 Million according to inflation rates) wedding, included celebration with 3,500 audience members at the ceremony, 120 at the reception, 120 for a family breakfast, 27 wedding cakes, and television coverage for 750 million people.
Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia:
India’s richest man, ‘Lakshmi Niwas Mittal’ threw a lavish wedding party for his daughter Vanisha Mittal, who married banker Amit Bhatia. Mittal-Bhatia destination wedding in Versailles included chefs flown from India, and a breathtaking performance by Kylie Minogue at their reception. Their event was estimated at $78 Million.
Princess Salama and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makotum:
This Royal wedding got a stadium constructed from scratch in order to accommodate 20,000 guests in 1981. At that moment in time, their wedding cost was $45 Million, which translates to $100 Million based on market fluctuation rates today.
Kate Middleton and Prince Williams:
Just like his parents, Prince Williams had a much publicized wedding. Not surprisingly, this wedding was admired by millions across our globe. The grand celebration had 1,900 people at their ceremony, 600 at the lunch hosted by Queen herself, and 300 at dinner hosted by Prince of Wales. It is interesting to know Kate wore a $400,000 wedding gown. Her royal wedding cake was $80,000 and flowers were $800,000. The total bill rang up to $34 Million!
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West:
Initially considered a publicity stunt, the gorgeous lady’s beautiful union with rapper Kanye West was acclaimed worldwide. Kim and Kanye’s grand celebration extended for an entire weekend, but celebration continued into Italy and France. With a custom Givenchy gown, flowers worth $75,000, accommodations, transportation, and etc., their total celebration cost was about $20-30 Million.
Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayyar:
Indians are known to showcase glamorous, colorful weddings. Arun Nayyar’s wedding to Elizabeth Hurley in 2007 was nothing short of heavenly glamour. The grandeur lasted for seven days, and continued across continents, Europe and Asia. The ceremony started from Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, Britain and travelled to Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India. The newlywed couple’s accommodation at the hotel suite cost $10,000 per night.
These are topmost of world’s most expensive weddings. We are totally stunned and left in awe after realizing the amount of money spent on these high-end weddings. How do you feel about them? Do you think these weddings are worth the money? What amount do you feel is sufficient? Share with us your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you.