From Caroline & David to Kim & Kanye: All the Stars Who've Married in Italy
CAROLINE WOZNIACKI & DAVID LEE
The couple's June 2019 wedding in Tuscany was a three-day affair, kicking off with cocktails and fireworks and ending with a makeshit nightclub and surprise performance by Lukas Graham, delighting attendees like fellow athletes and friends Pau Gasol and Jesse Palmer and Wozniacki's bridesmaid, Serena Williams.
GIACOMO GIANNIOTTI & NICHOLE G
In a photo from the nuptials, the newlyweds are seen walking hand-in-hand as they exit the wedding reception with their friends cheering in the background.
“To the bride and groom!” Giacomo captioned the photo on Instagram, written in both English and Italian. “Huge thank you to the incredible team that gave us the most incredible wedding we are forever indebted to you for making this day a dream come true. We are still floating. To all our friends and family who came, we love you and we will never forget you.”
The couple said “I do” at Villa Pocci, which sits on a lake and overlooks Castel Gandolfo.
KATIE LEE & RYAN BIEGEL
The Cooking Channel host and her producer beau exchanged vows on the Amalfi Coast on Sept. 1, 2018, with 40 friends and family members present to soak up the sun (after a storm!) and tuck in to a delicious Italian meal.
“It felt so celebratory and special,” Lee told PEOPLE. “It was more than I ever could have imagined it to be.”
DAVID HASSELHOFF & HAYLEY ROBERTS
DREW SCOTT & LINDA PHAN
More than 300 friends and family members traveled to Italy to toast the Property Brothers star and his bride, who wed on May 12, 2018. “We are still floating on clouds… today couldn’t have been more magical,” the couple told PEOPLE. “Surrounded by so many loved ones in such a beautiful place was unreal. We are very, very lucky. Friends, family, amazing food, blue skies and being even more in love than ever before — what more could we ask for?”
MATTHEW LEWIS & ANGELA JONES
The Harry Potter star got hitched in an undisclosed location in Italy (on an undisclosed date!), announcing the news in a cheeky May 2018 tweet. “Not only did I miss @ArcticMonkeys in LA but they were performing in Italy at the same time we were there and my wife made me get married instead. Fuming,” Lewis joked alongside a stunning photo of the two from their wedding. He met Jones, an American who worked at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, in 2016.
KATE UPTON & JUSTIN VERLANDER
Days after the Houston Astros pitcher's big 2017 World Series win, he said "I do" to the supermodel in an outdoor ceremony in Italy. Upton donned a lace white gown with long veil, while her groom opted for a traditional tux. "I feel so lucky that I got to marry my best friend!!" she tweeted after the ceremony.
LIZZY CAPLAN & TOM RILEY
The Masters of Sex and Mean Girls star married British actor and producer Riley in Italy over Labor Day weekend in 2017, PEOPLE confirmed. "This one seems fertile," Riley posted on Instagram, along with a black-and-white photo of the newlyweds sitting on the ground laughing while at their wedding. "She shall make a satisfactory first wife."
JESSICA CHASTAIN & GIAN LUCA PASSI DE PREPOSULO
On June 10, 2017, the Oscar nominee wed her love of four years in the northern Italian city of Treviso at the Passi de Preposulo family estate Villa Tiepolo Passi. A-list guests like Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt were on hand for the festivities, which included a Friday night welcome dinner in Venice.
GEORGE CLOONEY & AMAL ALAMUDDIN
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS & DAVID BURTKA
Harris and Burtka, together for 10 years, pulled out all the stops for their Sept. 6, 2014, nuptials. Matching Tom Ford tuxedos and a performance from Elton John were the highlights of the intimate event, which also included two other stars: their then-3½-year-old twins Harper and Gideon. Following the celebration, Harris Tweeted., "Yup, we put the 'n' and 'd' in 'husband.'"
KIM KARDASHIAN & KANYE WEST
That's amore! In an epic weekend that spanned from Paris to Florence, Kardashian and West tied the knot in May 2014 at Italy's Forte di Belvedere, a 16th century fortress known for its sweeping panoramas and the fabulous contemporary art exhibitions it hosts. After a pre-wedding party in Versailles, France, the couple flew their 200 guests across the border for a grand Italian celebration – no surprise considering their elaborate engagement at San Francisco's AT&T Park in October 2013. The couple chose the Italian city for a pretty personal reason: It's where they conceived daughter North.
JOHN LEGEND & CHRISSY TEIGEN
It took them seven years, but singer Legend and model Teigen finally made it down the aisle in September 2013, exchanging "I dos" in front of family and friends in Lake Como, Italy. The bride wore three different Vera Wang gowns throughout the night, and was treated to a sweet serenade by her new husband during the reception, which featured one pretty delicious cake.
GIULIANA & BILL RANCIC
TOM CRUISE & KATIE HOLMES
It ended in divorce but began with a fairy tale. In November 2006, Cruise and Holmes capped off their whirlwind romance (motorcycle rides! couch jumping! Suri!) with a wedding that captivated Italy and the world. The couple married in a sunset ceremony at Odescalchi Castle in Lake Bracciano as famous guests like Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Will Smith looked on.
EMILY BLUNT & JOHN KRASINSKI
After falling in love at first sight, then dating for two years, Blunt and Krasinski made it official in July 2010 – Italian style – with a private ceremony in Como. No surprise here: Krasinski's friend and director George Clooney has long kept an estate on Lake Como, and was one of the guests at the nuptials.
BEVERLEY MITCHELL & MICHAEL CAMERON
JESSICA BIEL & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
SOFIA COPPOLA & THOMAS MARS
Swoon: When Coppola wed Phoenix frontman Mars in an August 2011 civil ceremony, the couple traveled to her grandparents' hometown of Bernalda and said "I do" in the garden at the Palazzo Margherita, a historical building owned by her father, Francis Ford Coppola. The wedding meal was strictly Italian: cheeses, figs, pasta – and, of course, wine.
CAT DEELEY & PATRICK KIELTY
When in Rome! Deeley and Irish comedian Kielty honored their love with an intimate (and rose-strewn) ceremony at a chapel in the Italian capital in September 2012.
PETRA ECCLESTONE & JAMES STUNT
There were fireworks – literally! – over Formula One heiress Ecclestone's ultra-lavish August 2011 Roman celebration. The British socialite (here, with her father) exchanged vows with businessman Stunt at Castello Orsini-Odescalchi (where Tom and Katie wed) and entertained her high society guests – including Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie – with the help of Eric Clapton and the Black Eyed Peas.
MELISSA JOAN HART & MARK WILKERSON
Though a power outage threatened to foil Hart's 2003 nuptials in Florence to musician Wilkerson, the veteran performer kept her cool – and even found time for a nap before the ceremony, which took place in a villa that reminded Hart's wedding planner of Versailles.
CLAIRE FORLANI & DOUGRAY SCOTT
For the busy couple, getting married in the small village of Pievebovigliana "was like a vacation." Actors Forlani and Scott invited more than 100 guests to join them as they tied the knot in 2007, and to dine with them on dishes prepared by Forlani's Italian father, Pier.
SALMA HAYEK & FRANÇOIS-HENRI PINAULT
Because a civil ceremony on Valentine's Day in Paris just wouldn't do, Hayek and French billionaire Pinault hosted a spectacular wedding weekend in Venice, complete with a masked ball, in April 2009. Along with Charlize Theron, Penélope Cruz, Bono and more, the happy couple celebrated with "one magical moment after another."