A Look Back at 2016's Best Celebrity Wedding Moments
Get inspired by the year's most famous celebrations.
This year was one to remember. Some of our favorite happy moments? The abundance of celebrity weddings. From highly-publicized events like Ciara and Russell Wilson's wedding in England to secret celebrations (we're looking at you, Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis!), these 365 days housed a fair share of famous nuptials. Be they gorgeous wedding gowns, swoon-worthy venues, beautiful bridesmaids' dresses, or unique day-of details, there's tons of matrimonial inspiration to borrow from the stars for your special day. And for the aspects that are extra extravagant (and maybe a tad unrealistic)? No one's stopping you from indulging in some eye candy. Whether you're getting married or not, you'll want to see these special details from when well-known couples tied the knot. Here, a collection of memorable moments from 2016's celebrity celebrations. Get ready to ooh, ahh, and aw to your heart's content.
Ciara's Custom Heels
We covered a lot from Ciara and Russell Wilson's wedding (we mean, just look at that gorgeous photo on the previous slide), but the singer's day-of Giuseppe Zanotti shoes are what we keep coming back to. The singer and NFL player held their wedding in England on July 6.
Lydia Hearst's Nontraditional Gown
Our cover star and Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick celebrated their August 20 matrimony in a whimsical way. Aside from the heiress, actress, and model's sparkly pink Christian Siriano gown, the couple geeked out with nods to Star Wars, Doctor Who, and The Walking Dead (Hardwick hosts Talking Dead) during their California wedding.
Eniko Parrish & Kevin Hart's All-White Décor
Model Eniko Parrish married comedian Kevin Hart on August 13 in California. The bride wore two incredible Vera Wang gowns, but those weren't the only stunning white details. The celebration also included an impressive array of cream flowers, plus rustic white seating and elegant chandeliers.
Louise Roe's Inside Scoop
This year, Martha Stewart Weddings followed Louise Roe throughout her wedding-planning process. The coverage culminated in a close-up look at the TV host and blogger's autumn wedding—an October 1 English celebration in which she married director Mackenzie Hunkin.
Teyana Taylor's Unconventional Ensemble
While the date remains a secret, actress Teyana Taylor spilled that she got married to NBA player Iman Shumpert on the Wendy Williams Show in September. Not long after, she shared #TBTs of the day, where the two got hitched in matching outfits that epitomize cool.
Zosia Mamet's Unexpected Celebration
The Girls actress and actor Evan Jonigkeit took everyone by surprise when they married in the Hudson Valley on October 1—the couple hadn't even announced their engagement, making the big day top-secret. The unique celebration's details were just as unexpected as the wedding itself, featuring a stunning black Givenchy gown and other distinctive elements.
Joshua Synder's Fashionable Tie
We got an exclusive look into the November 13 wedding of actor Joshua Snyder and The Office's Angela Kinsey. The California celebration was as romantic as it was rustic, and the groom sported a chic patterned tie that outshined any solid color option.
Trai Byers & Grace Gealey's Low-Key Marriage Announcement
The Empire stars surprised us all when they announced they were married in a secret ceremony in Grand Cayman Island in April. "God is so good," Gealey captioned the Instagram image she chose to reveal the big news. "To all who have extended congrats and well wishes, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Love, Mr. & Mrs. Byers."
Adrienne Bailon's Mouthwatering Menu
The singer (and former Cheetah Girl) married Israel Houghton in Paris on November 11. Part of the festivities? Custom crest-adorned pizza boxes (!!!), from which the bride and groom happily snacked—a refreshingly casual detail amidst the more elegant venue.
The Phelps' Second Round
Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson got married not once, but twice this year. Their second, public event took place in Mexico in late October, while they're said to have initially wed on June 13. But judging by that show-stopping aisle (those vases, those petals!), the publicized ceremony was anything but second rate.
Viola Davis's Vow Renewal
The actress and her husband, Julius Tennon, renewed their vows on February 13 after 12 years of marriage. If that's not cute enough, the couple wore coordinating outfits to the elegant event, and plenty of How to Get Away With Murder actors came to support their co-star.
Topher Grace's Under-Wraps Ceremony
The That '70s Show actor married Ashley Hinshaw on May 29. The California wedding wasn't widely publicized, but the ceremony sounded quite romantic.
The Back of BC Jean's Dress
Kym Johnson's Funny Story
The Dancing with the Stars dancer was in for a surprise when an aisle candle caught her Monique Lhuillier wedding dress on fire. Luckily her man of honor came to the rescue, and she happily married Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec on July 31 in California.
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel's Engagement Party
Model Miranda Kerr and now-fiancé, Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel, got engaged in July and threw a fun fête for it in November. The outdoor event featured chic white furniture, and the bride-to-be wore a thematic white strapless dress. Guests went home with personal photographs—what a cute way to remember the night!
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Tyler Farr's Wedding Singer
Country vocalist Tyler Farr married Hannah Freeman on October 10 at a Tennessee venue. Among his groomsmen were country music singers Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, and Colton Ford. If that's not enough, Brad Paisley serenaded the couple for their first dance!
Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz's Ethereal Backdrop
Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz of Vanderpump Rules held a woodsy outdoor wedding on August 17. The California wedding featured plenty of pretty details, but we can't stop looking at that gorgeous floating backdrop.
Anna Camp and Skylar Astin's Joint Bachelor-Bachelorette Party
Before tying the knot, these Pitch Perfect cuties hosted a joint bachelor-bachelorette karaoke bash in August at the Cowboy Palace Saloon in California. Just look how aca-dorable they were celebrating together. That same weekend, Camp also had a classy bridal shower.
Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis's Low-Profile "I Do"
The baseball star married Sports Illustrated cover girl Hannah Davis, and they've since kept their wedding photos under tabs. The celebration took place in California on July 9, and overall, the event was kept intimate.
Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean's Handmade Chuppah
When Nikita co-stars Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean tied the knot on October 2, one of the details was extra personal. Turns out, the groom built the Connecticut ceremony's minimalist chuppah by hand—the rustic look worked well with the outdoor venue.
Dolly Parton's 5oth Anniversary
Dolly Parton and hubby Carl Dean checked off the fifty-year marriage milestone in 2016, and memorialized the event with a vow renewal. The intimate ceremony took place on Memorial Day weekend in Nashville, and if you want pictures, you're out of luck—the private photos (Dean is known for staying out of the spotlight) were sold on auction to benefit Imagination Foundation.
Audrina Patridge's Mother-Daughter Moment
The Hills star Audrina Partridge took this heartwarming shot with months-old daughter Kirra before tying the knot on November 5 in Hawaii with BMXer Corey Bohan. The flower-filled wedding was held in a botanical garden, and gorgeous petaled details were sprinkled throughout.
Misty Copeland's Secret Nuptials
We don't know much about the ballerina's hush-hush California wedding, but we do know that she married Olu Evans on August 31, after 10 happy years as a couple.
Dianna Agron's Trio of Dresses
Former Glee star Dianna Agron married Mumford and Sons' Winston Marshall in a private ceremony on October 15. The wedding weekend, hosted in Morocco, was said to have featured days of celebrations. In turn, it appears Agron donned three separate dresses—this beaded nude number, a floral beauty, and a more traditional white gown.
Louise Roe's Bachelorette Party Stationery
The British blogger had not one, but two bachelorette parties before her wedding—one in England and one in America. The American event (hosted in California on August 6) was—wait for it—wine-themed. Cheers to a party focal point we can all get behind!
Bill Kennedy's Blue Suit
Odd Mom Out actress Abby Elliott and House of Cards writer Bill Kennedy wed in Connecticut on September 3. The traditional New England wedding featured patriotic colors (a nod to the holiday weekend).
Shia LaBeouf's Surprise Wedding
No one was expecting to see LaBeouf's Las Vegas wedding video when it aired this fall—not even the bride and groom! LaBeouf and Mia Goth got hitched with the help of an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas on October 10, and TMZ livestreamed the whole thing. Who says celeb weddings have to be extravagant?