Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie stepped out of Rome's Hassler Hotel earlier today accompanied by their mother, Fergie, en route to Petra Ecclestone's sunset wedding ceremony. The wedding festivities kicked off last night with an elaborate rehearsal dinner celebrating the couple. The heiress and her fiancé, James Stunt, reportedly invited 250 guests to the lavish event, including Paris, Nicky, Kathy, and Rick Hilton. Friends and family were shuttled to Odescalchi Castle prior to the wedding while the bride-to-be and her billionaire father, Bernie, were chauffeured in a Rolls-Royce. Petra walked down the aisle wearing a custom-designed Vera Wang gown, and shortly after the one-hour ceremony guests were serenaded by Andrea Bocelli. The music continued throughout the night with performances from The Black Eyed Peas, Eric Clapton, and David Guetta.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries tied the knot today in front of about 450 friends and family members in Montecito, CA. Kim wore a custom-designed Vera Wang wedding gown with a tulle skirt and Chantilly lace detail on the bodice and train. She finished off the look with Guiseppe Zanotti shoes and later changed into two other Vera Wang dresses for the reception. Kris wore a white Ermenegildo Zegna tuxedo jacket and black pants while his groomsmen were in black tuxedos. Kris proposed to Kim with a 20.5-carat diamond engagement ring on May 18, which was caught on tape for Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and the couple quickly began planning their nuptials. Today's festivities were also filmed for the reality series, and the event drew lots of high-profile well wishers, including Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz, Venus and Serena Williams, Demi Lovato, and Kathy Lee Gifford.
Congratulations to the newlyweds!
Zara Phillips had a huge smile on her face yesterday when she left Edinburgh's Canongate Kirk with her new husband, Mike Tindall. The couple was surrounded by friends and family on their big day, including her royal relatives Prince William and Kate Middleton. Mike and Zara were off for their reception with 300 friends and family members. She's among the first of the queen's relations to decide to keep her last name — Zara will continue to use Phillips because of the success she's achieved as an equestrian. There's no immediate honeymoon planned for Mike and Zara either, as he's due to be back with his rugby squad tomorrow.
Prince William, Kate, and Prince Harry Congratulate Zara and Mike After Their Wedding With More Royals
Zara Phillips's family assembled outside of Edinburgh's Canongate Kirk yesterday following her wedding to Mike Tindall. Her grandmother Queen Elizabeth and grandfather Prince Philip headed out to their cars along with Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles. Prince Harry made a dapper appearance in his suit, as did Prince William alongside his wife, Kate. The royals were off for Mike and Zara's reception at the queen's official Scottish residence. Mike and Zara's nuptials were the second high-profile wedding of the year, following William and Kate's on April 29. For this ceremony, Kate broke out another familiar outfit. Kate wore the same embroidered dress she sported to William's stepsister Laura Parker-Bowles's wedding in 2006.
Zara Phillips Makes a Beautiful Bride in a Veil, Tiara, and Stewart Parvin Gown at Her Own Royal Wedding
Zara Phillips arrived for her wedding to Mike Tindall this afternoon at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was escorted into the church by her father, Mark Phillips, as her family, including Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, and Princess Beatrice, waited inside. Zara kicked off her ceremony yesterday with cocktails on the royal yacht Britannia, wearing a dress from Alice and Olivia. Today, as expected, Zara wore a gown from Stewart Parvin and a tiara from her mother. The ornate headpiece is referred to as the Greek key tiara. Zara will keep her maiden name and not use Tindall, a decision apparently reached because of her fame as an equestrian. The party will take place at Holyroodhouse Palace, the queen's Scottish residence, and will last until 2 a.m. Zara revealed recently that each of her 300 guests will have a small cake at their place setting, which can be taken home as the favor. Congrats to Zara and Mike!
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie dressed in their wedding finery this afternoon to watch as their first cousin Zara Phillips married rugby player Mike Tindall. Beatrice brought along her boyfriend, Dave Clark, who joined the girls, Kate Middleton, and Prince William for cocktails yesterday on the royal yacht Britannia. It's the second royal nuptials of the year for Eugenie and Beatrice following William and Kate's April 29 vows. Once again, their mother, Sarah Ferguson, was not on the invite list. They did arrive, though, with their dad, Prince Andrew, whose sister, Princess Anne, played mother-of-the-bride today with Zara.
Kim Kardashian woke up yesterday ready to let loose at her bachelorette party. The bride-to-be was joined by friends and family at an engagement soiree thrown in LA and shortly thereafter moved the pre-wedding festivities to Las Vegas for her adults-only celebration. Bride-to-be Kim had her sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, along with mom Kris and best friends Brittny Gastineau, Lala Vasquez, Jonathan Cheban, and Robin Antin for her bachelorette hosted by Tao — check out the Kardashian sisters' party style! Khloe and Kourtney did their best to send Kim off in style, gifting her with a crystal-encrusted tiara, bright pink "bachelorette" sash, and other naughty accessories. Not far away Kim's fiancé, Kris Humphries, partied at Lavo with his own posse of guys including Lamar Odom, Rob Kardashian, and a number of his fellow NBA players. The parties took place simultaneously and while Kim and Kris originally promised to keep their groups separate, it seems the rules were broken around 2 a.m. when Kim and her ladies barged in on the boys and their VIP booth. Nearly seven-foot-tall Kris didn't seem to mind the intrusion and swooped Kim up in his arms and planted a kiss on her while the crowd cheered them on.
Las Vegas played host to not one but two major parties this weekend. Kris Humphries and his posse of friends, including soon-to-be brothers-in-laws Lamar Odom and Rob Kardashian, partied together last night at the Palazzo's Lavo night club. A few hotels away his fiancée Kim Kardashian simultaneously celebrated her bachelorette at Tao. Kim let loose alongside her sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, and her mom, Kris, until 2 a.m. when the ladies then dropped in to crash Kris Humphries's bachelor party. Kim and her crew didn't stay long but she did share a sweet kiss with Kris before resuming her girls' only soiree. Today Kris was once again without his bride-to-be, Kim, though he made the best of his time in Sin City by enjoying a shirtless afternoon at Tao Beach. The pair is closing in on their big day with rumors Kim and Kris are planning to walk down the aisle Aug. 20.
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo got married this evening in an intimate ceremony on Richard Branson's Necker Island. The couple tied the knot in the Carribbean location in front of 35 guests, who were told little else but that the attire was "island chic." Vanessa chose an intricate Monique Lhuillier gown with an embellished lace corset and a tufted skirt, while the groom wore a Dolce & Gabbana suit. Though other details have been kept underwraps, Nick and Vanessa's wedding will be televised on TLC in a special that's set to air on July 30.
Nick and Vanessa became engaged last November after they began dating in 2006. Congrats to the newlyweds!
Prince Albert of Monaco and his new wife, Princess Charlene, kept their royal wedding weekend celebrations going with a formal dinner this evening. Charlene Wittstock wore Armani for her religious ceremony earlier in the day, which was attended by famous faces including Naomi Campbell, Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani himself, and more. Charlene changed into another gorgeous white gown for the evening celebrations, which also included a fireworks display for the newlyweds. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene officially married during a civil service on Friday, during which they also shared their balcony kiss for the cheering crowds. Even amid the excitement of the wedding, he is still involved in a bit of a scandal and Prince Albert faces a paternity test for the alleged child he fathered, though first up is the honeymoon in South Africa for him and his new bride, Princess Charlene.