Celebs Who Officiated Other Stars' Weddings

Jesse Tyler Ferguson performed costar Sarah Hyland's ceremony, plus more celebs who took on the big day's most important role

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Wells Adams, Sarah Hyland, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Justin Mikita attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Whose wedding was officiated? Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams

When Hyland and Adams finally walked down the aisle after postponing their wedding multiple times during the COVID-19 pandemic, they had a familiar face waiting for them at the end: Hyland's Modern Family uncle, Ferguson.

"I had the best seat in the house for this stunner of a wedding," the actor wrote on Instagram days later. "What an honor to marry my two dear friends @sarahhyland & @wellsadams. I couldn't be happier for you love bugs. I also do Bar Mitzvahs."

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Jay Shetty

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Whose wedding was officiated? Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Life coach Shetty was the man Lopez and Affleck chose to lead their vows when the couple said "I do" (again!) at Affleck's Georgia home in August 2022, following their surprise Las Vegas wedding months prior.

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Maya Rudolph

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Whose wedding was officiated? The actress's cousin Sabrina Rudolph, to Clark Bacon

She played a judge on The Good Place so it makes sense, right? The actress served as a matron of honor and led the exchange of vows in Miami in April 2022 at the nightclub-inspired event, Brides reported. The ceremony took place at sunset in front of loved ones and friends including actor Josh Duhamel.

"Having Maya — who knows us both so well — marry us truly made it so personalized and amazing," the bride shared.

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Montell Jordan

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Whose wedding was officiated? Naturi Naughton and Two Lewis

The singer is a pastor, and he and wife Kristin served as marriage counselors for Naughton and Lewis in the months leading up to their big day in early 2022, Brides reported.

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Cardi B

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Whose wedding was officiated? Two lucky fans

As part of her series Cardi Tries on Watch Together via Messenger and Instagram, the rapper officiated the surprise wedding of brides Brandi and Shannon in late 2021 in honor of National Coming Out Day, Brides shared. Raven-Symoné was on hand, too, telling Cardi, "Being part of a same sex marriage is important so people see that there's differences obviously, but also similarities.

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Ron Howard

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdH7mKtM_3K/ brycedhoward Verified Congratulations to the newlywed couple @paigecarlylehoward & @timmyabou!! 🥰♥️ Although it took a whole pandemic to reach this special moment, I can’t imagine a more perfect day celebrating you two. Tim, I am filled with gratitude and joy to call you my brother!!⁣ ⁣ @kateydenno & @lemondynyc, you made my already gorgeous sister shine like the supernatural beauty that she is. @heracouture, the bride’s dress design was a dream come true — when Paige walked down the aisle, we literally gasped. And last but not least, let’s give a round of applause for our incredible officiant @realronhoward 😉 ⁣ ⁣ What a truly magical day ✨

Whose wedding was officiated? Daughter Paige Howard

It was an amazing family moment for the Howards at Paige Howard's wedding in May. Sister Bryce Dallas Howard was a bridesmaid and dad, director Ron Howard, served as officiant for the ceremony.

Paige wed actor and artist Tim Abou-Nasr in Central Park, New York on May 1. Bryce shared a carousel of photos from the special day on her Instagram, with one picture showing her posing alongside her sister in her ethereal blush bridal gown with lace applique.

Bryce meanwhile wore a pale teal bridesmaid dress, along with a floral crown of roses, and their father looked dapper in a dark grey suit.

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Alicia Silverstone

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Whose wedding was officiated? Garrett Clayton and Blake Knight

Clayton received some help from his King Cobra costar Silverstone at his September 2021 wedding to his boyfriend of 10 years, Knight.

The actress "rocked it," Clayton told PEOPLE. Knight added that Silverstone took the job "seriously."

"She really went out of her way to make sure that everything was a reflection of our relationship and had a lot of humor," Knight continued. "It was pretty special and she did a really great job."

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Carson Daly

Whose wedding was officiated? Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton

"Here comes the bride…so honored to get to marry two of my favorite people on earth," Daly captioned a slideshow of photos he posted on Instagram from the couple's intimate Oklahoma wedding, which took place on July 3. "May God bless you guys in this new chapter of your lives. We love you!"

Daly also opened up about officiating the couple's big day on the Today show, calling it "very, very special."

"It was incredible to be a part of such an important moment in their lives. The ceremony was a perfect blend of country and glamour, of course, just like Blake and Gwen," he said. "... The wedding, the best way to describe it, is it was perfectly them the whole weekend and the marriage itself. It was as elegant and refined and cool as Gwen is and it was [as] country and down-home and fun as Blake is."

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Justin Baldoni

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Whose wedding was officiated? Gina Rodriguez and Joe LoCicero

Rodriguez chose her Jane the Virgin costar to officiate her special day in May 2019. She shared the surprise news in a caption that accompanied a clip from her wedding.

"Special thank you to our soul brother @justinbaldoni and to my new brother Michael @mikelosaurusrex for singing me down the aisle," she wrote.

"May 4th, 2019 was absolute MAGIC." she added.

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Lily Tomlin

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Whose wedding was officiated? Kathy Griffin and Randy Bick

"What was supposed to be a shallow, 'toot it and boot it' one-night stand has grown and flourished into something far more meaningful," the Grace and Frankie star hilariously began the ceremony to wed comedian Griffin and her longtime boyfriend, which took place early New Year's Day. "They stayed together. Then they couldn't stay away from one another," she continued.

Griffin posted the special clip on Twitter, captioning the video, "LOVE IT! We promised you atypical. We are in love and we cannot stop laughing. Thank you @LilyTomlin and Jane Wagner! #HappyNewYear."

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Molly Bernard & Chris Mintz-Plasse

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Whose wedding was officiated? Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma

The couple enlisted their two close friends to take the reins on their wedding day. Duff's Younger co-star Bernard partnered with Koma's friend Mintz-Plasse to guide the pair in saying their "I Do's," according to E!

Then after the ceremony, Bernard and Duff hit the dance floor.

"As most officiants do, I fell into a deep split at the feet of bride @hilaryduff," Bernard captioned a fun photo of herself getting down on the dance floor, with Duff dancing close by.

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Montell Jordan

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Whose wedding was officiated? Arie Luyendyk and Lauren Burnham

The story behind how the "This is How We Do It" singer was able to officiate the Bachelor couple's wedding is really quite "random." The couple had been planning to get married a second time before they ran into Jordan at an event.

"It was so random because we did this appearance and Montell Jordan was there, and he's like the coolest guy," Luyendyk told former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast.

While speaking with Jordan, Luyendk said he "was joking about" having to leave "because we have to go hurry up and get married because we gotta put the baby down by 6:30. This is kind of what you do, right, as parents."

To that, the singer-songwriter revealed that he was an "ordained minister" and offered to "marry" the couple.

"He was like, 'Yeah, I'll go with you!'" said Luyendyk. "So him and his wife Kristin jumped in the car and then they came with us to The Little White Chapel."

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Blake Shelton

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Whose wedding was officiated? Trace Adkins and Victoria Pratt

The country singer and Voice coach is no stranger to officiating weddings. He officiated Ashley Monroe's 2013 wedding to John Danks, making him the clear choice for Adkins and Pratt's nupitals in October 2019.

Shelton beamed in a photo posted by Adkins as he performed the ceremony. The pair have collaborated frequently on their music, so why not collaborate on the the most special day of his pal's life?

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Norman Reedus & Jensen Ackles

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Whose wedding was officiated? Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton

Morgan's Walking Dead costar Norman Reedus and Supernatural's Jensen Ackles officiated their costar's wedding to One Tree Hill actress Hilarie Burton.

In a caption on his Instagram, Morgan revealed, "It was an intimate ceremony... performed by [Jenson Ackles] and [Norman Reedus] with our kids at our sides... and the party of the century afterwards... thank you to all our friends and family. It was, without a doubt... the best day of our lives. Ever ever. Just never knew that it could be so damn perfect. It was. And more."

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Whose wedding was officiated? Alan Carr and Paul Drayton

Adele didn't just do what she does best - sing - at her pal's recent wedding. She also hosted the ceremony at her home, planned the food and served as officiant.

British comedian Alan Carr revealed during an interview on ITV's This Morning that when he tied the knot with partner Paul Drayton in January 2018, the "Hello" singer was involved every step of the way.

"She said, 'I want to do your special day. Let me do everything,' " Carr said about his longtime friend. "She got ordained and she married us. She is the kindest, most sweetest."

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Steve Harvey

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Whose wedding was officiated? Maria Menounos and Keven Undergaro

Harvey was co-hosting Fox's New Year's Eve special live from New York City's Times Square with Menounos, when the two pulled one over on viewers and kicked off her wedding just before midnight. Menounos and Undergaro planned the event in just two weeks, inviting only their parents. "I've always wanted [my wedding] to be super intimate and even though this is the opposite, we can only invite our immediate family, so the pressure of who to invite is gone," Menounos told PEOPLE. "This was just so perfect."

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Anna Faris

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Whose wedding was officiated? Sim and Amy Sarna

The actress helped her Anna Faris Is Unqualified co-host Sim Sarna say "I do" in California in late 2017 by officiating his wedding (in Ugg boots!). On Thanksgiving, Faris hinted her the couple's wedding and her role in it while sharing an animated video of her officiating the ceremony and Sarna explaining how the two met.

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Tom Hanks

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Whose wedding was officiated? Allison Williams and Ricky Van Veen

Williams and the CollegeHumor CEO topped off their dreamy wedding with a very special guest who was given a very special task. "Here's what I did," Hanks, whose wife Rita Wilson played Williams' mother on Girls, told Extra. "I studied the ministry for over $35. And if you want to call me the Right Reverend Tom Hanks, I think you should. I'm for rent. If you can afford the honorarium, I'll be there for ya."

The pair split in 2019.

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Sir Ian McKellen

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Whose wedding was officiated? Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell

If you needed proof McKellen is the ultimate BFF, look no further than the actor's decision to play officiant at longtime friend's Stewart's 2013 wedding to Ozell. "His remarks were not only full of wisdom and humor and poetry but knowledge of the two of us," Stewart said of the experience. "There wasn't a person there who didn't [get choked up]. I certainly did."

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Blake Shelton

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Whose wedding was officiated? Ashley Monroe and John Danks

When it came to choosing an officiant, the country star looked no further than her good friend, Shelton. "We wanted someone with personality to marry us!" Monroe told PEOPLE.

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Jonah Hill

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Whose wedding was officiated? Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo

Fun fact: Hill and Levine go way back. The pair have been friends since junior high school, so it was no surprise when the musician and his then-fiancée called on the funnyman to officiate their wedding. "Adam knew that he was putting himself [in] good hands by having Jonah officiate," a source shared of the big day. "He and Behati set out to make this the most fun wedding that anybody had ever experienced and they truly did just that."

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Mark Consuelos

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Whose wedding was officiated? Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky

As a longtime friend of the radio host, Kelly Ripa's leading man officiated the 2008 ceremony, which also included a performance by Billy Joel and a raunchy roast delivered by Chevy Chase.

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Kris Jenner

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Whose wedding was officiated? Faye Resnick and Everett Jack Jr.

Unsurprisingly, officiating weddings is nothing new for the KarJenner matriarch - she officiated Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham's 2017 wedding - who took on the role once more at her good friend and Real Housewives star's 2015 wedding, which took place at the business mogul's Calabasas home. "Faye, you're a beautiful woman," Jenner shared during the ceremony. "But your true beauty and true radiance, your true success will not be what's accomplished in your career, but what is built in your character, your integrity and in the beliefs that you hold to every day."

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Judith Light

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Whose wedding was officiated? America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams

Talk about an epic reunion! Ferrera enlisted two of her Ugly Betty costars to take on big roles in her 2011 nuptials. Light officiated, while Vanessa Williams played Master of Ceremonies on the big day.

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Rev. Run

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Whose wedding was officiated? Nicole Richie and Joel Madden

No one was a better fit for the job to officiate Richie and Madden's 2010 wedding than the Run DMC frontman, who is a reverend IRL.

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Chris Harrison

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Whose wedding was officiated? Carly Waddell and Evan Bass

Three years after marrying producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, the franchise host once again took on the officiant role for the 2017 wedding of the Bachelor in Paradise contestants - and has done it again several times since.

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