The Year's Most Talked-About Weddings
ALYSSA & DAVID
It was a charmed wedding, indeed, when Alyssa Milano (clad in a custom Vera Wang gown and Maria Elena headpiece) said to agent David Bugliari at his family's New Jersey estate on Aug. 15. Dinner was served family-style on farmhouse tables because, as Milano says, "My Italian family still eats Sunday dinner together every week. We wanted to capture the same feeling with people passing around beautiful bowls of food and talking and laughing."
CHANNING & JENNA
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra star Channing Tatum traded his fatigues for Giorgio Armani on July 11, when he tied the knot with Step Up costar Jenna Dewan, who wore a dreamy peach-and-ivory Reem Acra gown. Tatum's take on the newlywed life? "It's pretty much the same as I've felt every day since I met her – and that's just about perfect."
HEIDI & SPENCER
KENDRA & HANK
In a white R-Mine dress adorned with thousands of crystals, reality star Kendra Wilkinson went from Girl Next Door to Bride Next Door on June 27, marrying pro football star Hank Baskett at the Playboy Mansion. While the bride and groom shared a first dance to George Strait's "I Cross My Heart," Wilkinson saved her second dance for ex-boyfriend Hugh Hefner.
ALI & HAYES
Gorgeous in a Vera Wang Chantilly lace gown, Heroes star Ali Larter wed longtime beau, actor Hayes MacArthur, on Aug. 1 at his family's estate in Kennebunkport, Maine. The couple exchanged vows under a canopy of trees, decorated with purple, pink and white flowers, which matched the bride's understated bouquet. "I feel lucky every morning when I wake up and see him," Larter has said.
FERGIE & JOSH
Following a joint bachelor-bachelorette party, Josh Duhamel and Fergie – clad in Dolce amp Gabbana – tied the knot Jan. 10 at Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu. After guests left the bash, memories of the celebration were made to last: The couple sent their wedding invitations after the event. Created by Lehr amp Black, the invites included a caricature of the pair fishing. "Josh has a love for art," says invitationer Ellen Black, "and viewed it as giving away of piece of art."
SALMA & FRANÇOIS-HENRI
They first married in a surprise Valentine's Day wedding in Paris's City Hall. But a few months later, Salma Hayek and billionaire François-Henri Pinault wed on April 25 in a fairy tale wedding in Venice. The bride wore a Balenciaga wedding gown by Nicolas Ghesquiere and the couple were serenaded with "Over the Rainbow" by their guests, which included Bono, Penélope Cruz and their daughter Valentina, who was a flower girl.
TOM & GISELE
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen had not one, but two secret weddings – first tying the knot in a small ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif., on Feb. 26, before a lavish ceremony at the supermodel's Costa Rican home on April 4. "We tried very hard to keep it private. Oh my God, you have no idea how hard that was," the model later told PEOPLE of planning two secret affairs.
MARY LYNN & MATTHEW
They may not have worn blue suede shoes, but that's about the only thing Mary Lynn Rajskub's Aug.1 wedding to personal trainer Matthew Rolph didn't have in her Elvis-themed nuptials. The couple tied the knot at Planet Hollywood Resort amp Casino in Las Vegas with an Elvis impersonator – and the bride even walked down the aisle to the King's "A Little Less Conversation." "We didn't know that getting married at a casino in Vegas with Elvis could be so romantic," Rajskub told PEOPLE exclusively. "Our wedding was beautiful, spontaneous and intimate."
ANDY & BROOKLYN
Tennis pro Andy Roddick married Sports Illustrated model Brooklyn Decker April 17 at his Austin, Texas, home, which was decorated with tropical flowers for the nuptials. Guests at the twilight wedding – which was attended by tennis greats Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi – were treated to a performance by Roddick's pal, Sir Elton John.
DANICA & MIKE
Former Wonder Years child star Danica McKellar – who's now a mathematician – wed composer Mike Verta on March 22 in a sunset ceremony in La Jolla, Calif. McKellar, who walked down the aisle to a composition by her husband, wore a mermaid-style gown and tiara by Renee Strauss, while the groom went the ultra-formal route, in tails and white gloves – which undoubtedly came off when it came time to cut the triple-tiered devil's food and hot milk sponge cake.
KARA & MIKE
American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi wore $250,000 worth of Neil Lane jewels when she wed contractor Mike McCuddy on July 6. Although her look was glam, the setting was decidedly down-to-earth, with the couple tying the knot in Prospect, Maine. "It's so natural, so beautiful, so calm, so accepting," DioGuardi said.
JAIME & SIMRAN
Sheathed in an ivory silk Jenny Packham gown – bedecked with more than 800,000 Swarovski crystals – the My Name Is Earl star married entertainment lawyer Simran Singh on Sept. 26. The pair said their vows in an oceanfront Malibu ceremony, after which the Emmy-winning actress changed into a '40s-style cocktail gown for the reception.
KAYCEE & BEN
Surrounded by family, friends and her High School Musical costars, KayCee Stroh said on Jan. 9 to Ben Higginson, who owns a video production company. To ward against the freezing Salt Lake City weather, the bride wrapped a burgundy velvet cape around her custom-designed Godavari Dupion Silk wedding gown by Sottero and Midgley.
ROGER & MIRKA
It was one love for Roger Federer this year, who married his longtime girlfriend, former WTA tennis player Miroslava "Mirka" Vavrinec in Basel, Switzerland, on April 11. "It was a beautiful spring day and an incredibly joyous occasion," Federer wrote on his blog.
CHRISTINA & GEOFFREY
Setting off her signature red hair perfectly, Mad Men star Christina Hendricks glowed in a Carolina Herrera ivory fils coupe gown for her Oct. 11 wedding to Geoffrey Arend. The couple said their vows at New York's Il Buco restaurant, exchanging platinum Tacori wedding rings. "The rings are simple and lovely – so much like Christina and Geoffrey," said Tacori rep Michelle Chila.
MILLA & PAUL
During a sunset ceremony in the backyard of their Spanish-style Beverly Hills home, Resident Evil actress Milla Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson tied the knot on Aug. 22. The bride (in Temperley London's Bridal Collection) and groom exchanged 18k gold wedding bands – which they bought from Neil Lane only a day before the wedding.
CHEECH & NATASHA
He's known for his jokes, but on the weekend of Aug. 7, Cheech Marin was seriously dapper in Armani when he wed pianist Natasha Rubin at their Malibu home in a sunset ceremony. While an Amy Michaelson-clad Rubin entered to the traditional "Wedding March," the groom walked down the aisle to the Cheech amp Chong hit "Earache My Eye."
LISA & ROEY
In front of 275 guests, singer Lisa Loeb wed music supervisor Roey Hershkovitz in a Jan. 31 ceremony in New York City. Loeb, who wore a strapless Amsale Blue Label gown, wanted her guests to "come in from the cold to a cozy winter wonderland," so she chose all-white centerpieces accented with fresh moss and tiny deer figurines.
MAGGIE & PETER
Longtime couple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard made it official May 2, marrying in a small romantic wedding in a small bed and breakfast in Brindisi, Italy. Only 40 guests (including the bride's brother Jake Gyllenhaal and his girlfriend Reese Witherspoon) attended the affair, which was officiated by a family friend.
NATASHA & MATTHEW
Fortunately, Natasha Bedingfield didn't feel the rain on her skin on March 21. The weather was sunny when the "Unwritten" singer married businessman Matthew Robinson in an outdoor ceremony at Malibu's Church Estates Vineyards. The bride, who wore a strapless Vera Wang dress, later gushed on her blog, "I'm a Mrs. now! I'm so happy."
MANDY & RYAN
After a month-long engagement, Mandy Moore and singer Ryan Adams quietly tied the knot March 10 at a small chapel on the outskirts of Savannah, Ga. For the eight-minute long ceremony, Moore wore a cream tea-length dress with flat sandals, and Adams wore skinny jeans, a T-shirt and a blazer. "It was so romantic. It was awesome," a friend of the pastor told PEOPLE. "I just can't stress how happy they seemed."
IVANKA & JARED
In one of the year's more lavish weddings, Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka wed New York Observer publisher Jared Kushner at her father's golf club in Bedminster, N.J., on Oct. 25. Clad in a Grace Kelly-inspired Vera Wang, Trump said her vows in front of more than 500 friends, including Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, Barbara Walters and Regis Philbin, who sang at the event – which boasted a 70-in., multi-flavored wedding cake!
JUSTIN & REINA
He may have been the runner-up on American Idol's first season, but on Sept. 26, Justin Guarini became the leading man in Reina Capodici's life. The twosome, who first met in junior high, wed in a private estate in Doyleston, Pa. Guarini recited vows to Capodici's daughter Lola, 4, during the ceremony. "She has welcomed me into her family, and she's just the sweetest little girl," he told PEOPLE.
MARK & RHEA
Longtime couple Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham finally said their vows Aug. 1 in an intimate Beverly Hills ceremony attended by their three children and about a dozen friends and family. Durham, in a silver-embroidered Marchesa, "looked like a princess," an eyewitness said, adding, "Mark looked ecstatic."
MICHAEL & JENNIFER
Dexter costars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter – who play siblings on the Showtime hit – kicked off 2009 by eloping in an outdoor ceremony in Big Sur, Calif., on New Year's Eve. "He's the sexiest man alive," Carpenter has told PEOPLE.
ROBERT & SIBYLLE
In front of only 30 guests, Robert Redford and artist Sibylle Szaggars wed on July 11 at the luxury Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. The bride wore a champagne-colored gown while the groom donned a white suit for the ceremony, which Pastor Frank Engelbrecht, who officiated, described as "very intimate."
KHLOE & LAMAR
After dating for only one month, reality star Khloe Kardashian wed Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom on Sept. 27 at a private residence in Beverly Hills, surrounded by her sisters Kourtney and Kim, half-sisters Kendall and Kylie – and, of course, cameras, which taped the wedding for E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Guests like Ryan Seacrest, Kobe Bryant and Kelly Osbourne dined on heirloom tomato soup with mozzarella and cream, filet mignon and a four-tier wedding cake.