Stars Say I Do! The Year in Celebrity Weddings
MEGAN & BRIAN
With six years and a broken engagement behind them, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green finally sealed the deal with a sunset ceremony on the beach outside of Hawaii's Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upuleh on June 24. Clad in Armani, the couple was joined only by Green's 8-year-old son Kassius, who served as best man. "Getting married was the best thing I've ever done," Fox said.
ORLANDO & MIRANDA
Only a month after revealing their engagement, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr secretly wed in an intimate ceremony in July. "They truly are a gorgeous couple, are very much in love and bring out the best in each other," the bride's mom, Therese Kerr, gushed to PEOPLE. Shortly after, Kerr confirmed baby rumors, announcing her pregnancy.
PENéLOPE & JAVIER
The notoriously private couple managed to keep their Caribbean nuptials under wraps, tying the knot in front of family at a friend's home in the Bahamas in July. Though the pair never even confirmed they were dating, Penélope Cruz – who chose a John Galliano wedding gown – praised husband-to-be Javier Bardem, saying, "He's a friend and the best actor in the world."
ALANIS & SOULEYE
Alanis Morisette and rapper Souleye (real name: Mario Treadway) exchanged vows with family present at their L.A. home on May 22. "So happy to share with you that my man Souleye and I got married," she Tweeted. "We're very excited to embark on this journey with each other."
KATY & RUSSELL
Katy Perry and Russell Brand made their Oct. 23 destination wedding a days-long celebration, treating their guests to a safari, dance performances and shopping at India's Ranthambhore wildlife sanctuary. But while the events surrounding their nuptials were exotic, the big day proved traditional, with Perry donning an Elie Saab Haute Couture gown and marrying Brand in a "very private and spiritual ceremony, attended by the couples' closest family and friends," reps said.
CARRIE & MIKE
Though she married Canadian hockey star Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood's July 10 wedding was all Southern style! Tying the knot at Georgia's Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation, the country star walked down the aisle in a Chantilly lace and silk organza Monique Lhuillier gown, topped with a tiara gifted to her by Fisher. "[She] looked stunning," he said. "I was thanking God for her, for that moment. It's something I'll never forget."
JANE & LARA
Jane Lynch's Memorial Days was positively Glee-ful: She wed girlfriend Lara Embry at the Blue Heron restaurant in Sunderland, Mass. Following a small ceremony, the newlyweds and their 19 guests – including Embry's 8-year-old daughter Haden – enjoyed a reception featuring a four-piece jazz combo. "It was so wonderful," Lynch said. "It was so great."
HILARY & MIKE
Hilary Duff's August 14 wedding day with hockey player Mike Comrie began with bang when the bride's tooth fell out. "I burst into tears," she said. "Then I started laughing at myself, and then I really burst into tears." Lucky for Duff, her gap-toothed grin was fixed in time for her nighttime nuptials, held at the Mediterranean Villa La Quinta in Santa Barbara, Calif. "The actual wedding was perfect," she said.
LALA & CARMELO
LaLa Vasquez had guests seeing red for her love and romance themed wedding to NBA star Carmelo Anthony on July 10 at New York restaurant Cipriani 42nd St. Dressed in a Vera Wang gown, the actress said "I Do" in front of 300 guests, including famous friends Kim Kardashian, Justin Timberlake and LeBron James. "Best night of my entire life," she Tweeted. "Thank u to all my family and friends who shared tonight with me. I love u. I'm on cloud 9 right now."
HARRISON & CALISTA
To the surprise of their friends and family, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart were married June 15 by New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson at his hilltop mansion in Santa Fe. "They are obviously very much in love, and it was an honor to host their wedding," Richardson said of the couple, whose low-key affair saw Ford sporting Wrangler jeans, Flockhart donning a white sundress, and her 9-year-old son Liam serving as ringbearer.
VICTORIA & DANIEL
In the country's first royal wedding since 1976, Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria married her former personal trainer, Daniel Westling, on June 19 before 1,200 guests at Stockholm Cathedral – exactly 34 years to the day her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, wed Queen Silvia.
ALICIA & SWIZZ
"Everything was just wow. It was a blessing," Swizz Beatz told Access Hollywood of his July 31 wedding to Alicia Keys. "It was positive energy, and we're still in those moments." The duo was wed by friend Deepak Chopra in a private home on the Mediterranean Sea, with a then-pregnant Keys wearing a Grecian-inspired Vera Wang dress and the groom in a Tom Ford tuxedo.
ANNA & STEPHEN
DAVE & ODETTE
Odette Yustman sparkled in a Monique Lhuillier gown and 40 carats of diamonds from Neil Lane for her October 10 wedding to Brothers amp Sisters star Dave Annable. "I knew," he told PEOPLE of his decision to propose. "And when you know, you know."
CHELSEA & MARC
The former First Daughter looked all grown up in a strapless silk Vera Wang gown as she said to Marc Mezvinsky in front of 400 guests on July 31 in Rhinebeck, N.Y. "We could not have asked for a more perfect day to celebrate the beginning of their life together," proud parents Bill and Hilary Clinton said in a statement, "and we are so happy to welcome Marc into our family."
EMILY & JOHN
GEMMA & STEFANO
Guests were not even told the location of the wedding when they responded to invitations for Prince of Persia star Gemma Arterton and Stefano Catelli's June 5 nuptials, held in Zuheros in Andalucia, Spain. Describing her wedding gown to InStyle, Arterton said, "There's this beautiful scene in [Franco] Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet where she runs out of the bedroom after a night with Romeo, and she's wrapped up in a sheet…My wedding gown is kind of like that."
JAMES & KIMBERLY
Returning to the country where they met, James Van Der Beek and model Kimberly Brook were wed on August 1 in Tel Aviv, Israel, in "a small spiritual ceremony surrounded by a few close friends and teachers," his rep said. Calling it the "best day of my life so far," the groom, who suited up in Armani for the big day, Tweeted, "The woman I love did me the honor of [becoming] my wife today…I look forward to earning her for the rest of my life."
ISLA & SACHA
With just six guests in attendance, longtime couple Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen said in a traditional Jewish ceremony on March 15 in Paris. "We did it – we're married!" Fisher told friends in an e-mail. "It was the absolute best day of my life and in so many beautiful moments I missed you all so much. I thought of you as everything was happening, but Sacha and I wanted no fuss – just us!"