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KEIRA & JAMES
"We're not really big-wedding types," Keira Knightley told Marie Claire in February. Three months later, on May 4, the British actress stayed true to her word, skipping happily down the aisle with Klaxons keyboard player James Righton, 30, in an intimate, 50-guest town hall ceremony in Provence, France. The Chanel muse, 28, wore a simple knee-length strapless tulle dress, accessorized with a classic Chanel jacket and a crown of daisies.
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SEAN & ALEXANDRA
Costing a reported $9 million, Sean Parker's star-studded June 1 ceremony was the most extravagant celebrity wedding of the year. The 34-year-old tech mogul wed singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas, 25, in front of more than 300 guests in Big Sur, Calif. Creating a backdrop worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster, a team spent weeks constructing a nature-inspired wonderland, including a $350,000 dance floor to entertain guests including Olivia Munn, Emma Watson, Sting and Alison Williams. Parker even commissioned Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings costume designer Ngila Dickson to outfit every guest in ethereal Tolkien-inspired costumes to complement the bride's custom Elie Saab gown. After news broke, the couple faced a bit of backlash in the days following the event.
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AVRIL & CHAD
Staying true to her wild-child image, even as a bride, Avril Lavigne, 29, rocked a black tulle Monique Lhuillier gown and carried a bouquet of black roses when she wed Nickelback's Chad Kroeger in a 14th-century French château on July 1. The date held a special place for the Canadian duo: It was the anniversary of their first date the year before, as well as their nation's birthday. Kroeger, 39, said it was "very cool that our anniversary will always be on Canada Day," before adding, "We can't wait to start our life together. We're very happy."
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BETHANY & ADAM
Only one thing could top the thrill of big-wave riding for 23-year-old pro surfer Bethany Hamilton: her Aug. 18 wedding to boyfriend Adam Dirks. The loved-up pair tied the knot in a romantic barefoot ceremony in front of 300 friends and family on Kauai's north shore, near the Soul Surfer author's Hawaiian hometown. "I love surfing, but getting married doesn't even compare," she told PEOPLE. "This was definitely the best night of my life."
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SETH & ALEXI
After announcing his engagement in July, Saturday Night Live star Seth Meyers wed longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe on Martha's Vineyard on Sept. 1, in a small-scale ceremony that included fellow comics Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig and Amy Poehler. Prior to the big day, Meyers, 39 – who confessed to getting "a little" teary-eyed when Ashe, 29, accepted his cute proposal – joked that the bride's "excellent taste" left little room for his own input.
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HOLLY & PASQUALE
Holly Madison, 33, took the notion of a fairy-tale wedding to a whole new level when she tied the knot with Pasquale Rotella, 39, at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., on Sept. 10. The extravagant celebration, attended by 150 friends and family, included a ride in Cinderella's glass pumpkin coach and photos in front of the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle. The couple's infant daughter, Rainbow Aurora, was the guest of honor.
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JOHN & CHRISSY
It's no surprise that music played a big part in John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's glamorous Sept. 14 wedding in Lake Como, Italy. Guests including music icons Stevie Wonder and Kanye West joined the Grammy-winning groom, 34, who planned to serenade his model bride with his new song, "All of Me." "He writes a lot of love songs, but this one is specifically about me so it makes it more special," a glowing Teigen, 28, told PEOPLE in May. The bride also ensured she showed off her fashion chops at the lakeside nuptials, wearing no less than three stunning Vera Wang gowns – a sleek formfitting strapless gown for the ceremony, another strapless creation with a full skirt for the reception and a crimson mermaid gown for the afterparty.
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ROSE & DAVEY
Who wouldn't be Charmed by Rose McGowan's unique big day at the Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles? The star, 40, designed her own whimsical flower-adorned chuppah and wore a silk and Chantilly lace corseted gown by Monique Lhuillier to wed artist Davey Detail, 37, on Oct. 12. The couple, who dated for a year before getting engaged in July, treated their 60 guests to a down-home buffet of Southern comfort favorites including fried chicken and waffles. McGowan was equally informal in announcing her new married status the following morning, Tweeting, "Hell to the yeah! I'm a Mrs.! What?!AWESOME! Love to you all!!!!!"
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KELLY & BRANDON
After canceling plans in August for her big dream wedding, Kelly Clarkson, 31, surprised everyone when she Tweeted, "I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock," on Oct. 21, one day after she secretly wed Brandon Blackstock, 36, at Blackberry Farms in Tennessee. Continuing to keep everyone on their toes, the Idol winner then announced on Nov. 19 that she and Blackstock are expecting their first child: "I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever."
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CHRIS & KARLY
The 'NSYNC boys reunited once again to celebrate the Nov. 2 wedding of Chris Kirkpatrick to Karly Skladany. The former boy bander, 42, said "Bye, Bye, Bye" to his bachelor days in the company of his ushers, Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and JC Chasez, when he exchanged vows with his girlfriend of three years at the Loews resort hotel in Orlando, Fla. "It was a perfect day," Kirkpatrick told PEOPLE of the Italian-themed extravaganza, which was a nod to the couple's romantic October 2012 engagement on the Isle of Capri.
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KRISTIN & JAY
One broken engagement and an adorable baby later, former The Hills star Kristin Cavallari, 26, and Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, 30, finally made it official on June 8 with a Nashville wedding the bride described as simple, warm and cozy. "It was absolutely perfect," she told PEOPLE. So was infant son Camden, who was pulled down the aisle in a wagon by two flower girls throwing rose petals. "Everyone thought it was just the cutest thing," gushed the starlet, who is expecting baby No. 2. "I can't wait to see pictures!"
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DANIELLE & TIM
It was a case of boy-meets-girl for Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel, 32, when she walked down the aisle with longtime boyfriend Tim Belusko, 25, in Los Angeles on Oct. 19. Despite a star-studded reception that included the actress's former (and current) costar Ben Savage, the couple managed to steal a little alone time. "Tim and I went into the reception room before all the guests were let in," she told PEOPLE. "When I saw how beautiful it was and all the hard work I had put into it, my breath was taken away. Tim and I danced alone on the dance floor for a few minutes. We took it all in."
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AARON & LAUREN
It was all good when Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul married activist-filmmaker Lauren Parsekian at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, Calif., on May 26. Their theme – 1920s Parisian carnival, complete with mimes and stilt-walkers – was a nod to their 2011 engagement in the French capital. After a first dance to "La Vie en Rose," the bride, 27, and groom, 34, treated their 250 guests, including the actor's costar Bryan Cranston, to a performance by indie group Foster the People. "Everything was perfect," said Paul. "It was pretty magical."
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CURTIS & LINDSAY
Top chef Curtis Stone whisked his bride Lindsay Price off to the Mediterranean for their romantic island wedding at the Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort in Spain on June 8. The bride's Beverly Hills, 90210 costar Tiffani Thiessen and the couple's toddler son, Hudson, were among the small gathering of friends and family present. Commenting on the big day in his typically down-to-earth style, the Aussie native, 38, Tweeted afterwards that he was "Thrilled to bits!" to be married to Price, 37.
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MADELEINE & CHRISTOPHER
After finding love in the Big Apple, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 31, married New York banker Christopher O'Neill, 39, in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm on June 8, wearing a custom gown featuring an elegant lace bodice by Valentino. Around 470 European royals and New York socialites gathered for the emotional ceremony, which included hymns and vows in both Swedish and English, while thousands of fans lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the regal newlyweds.
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THEY ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF EVERY IMPORTANT LIFE EVENT
Seriously: McKellen even officiated Stewart's 2013 wedding.
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KATE & MICHAEL
Cows and horses were among the witnesses when actress Kate Bosworth said to director Michael Polish, 43, at Montana's The Ranch at Rock Creek on Aug. 31. Guests including Lake Bell and Walton Goggins looked on as the couple exchanged self-penned vows on a bluff set against a backdrop of hills, mountains and wildflowers, followed by a supper of local fare. Ever the fashionista, Bosworth, 30, stunned in two custom Oscar de la Renta dresses – an ivory strapless ball gown for the ceremony and an embroidered tulle dress for the reception.
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LAKE & SCOTT
When actress Lake Bell exchanged I dos with tattoo artist Scott Campbell in New Orleans on June 1, the wedding party included their dogs of honor, Margaret and Texas. A slew of Hollywood A-listers also made it to the nuptials at the Marigny Opera House, including Jennifer Aniston (whose fiancé, Justin Theroux, was a groomsman) and Cameron Diaz. The 34-year-old bride (in a Marchesa Couture gown) and the 36-year-old groom (in a tux by good friend Marc Jacobs) met in 2011 on the set of the HBO series How to Make It in America.
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