Celebrity weddings always inevitably draw lots of attention. First, people just love seeing their favorite celebrities starting their happily ever after, and second — these weddings can’t be anything but sensational, can they? So today let’s have a look at some of the most remarkable celebrity weddings of the first half of 2016. Ready? Let’s go!
Ana Beatriz Barros and Karim El Chiaty
Models are the new age celebrities nowadays, and we couldn’t possibly miss the wedding of Ana Beatriz Barros, a Brazilian model and a former Victoria’s Secret Angel, and Egyptian-Greek businessman Karim El Chiaty in Mykonos, Greece. As we all know, wedding destination and venue are the most important choices to make for your wedding day, and Mykonos has an outstanding significance for Ana and Karim, — this is where they spend their summer holidays with family, enjoying a very special vibe and energy of this island. Despite a large scale of the wedding, with 400 guests flying from all over the world, the couple kept a relaxed boho-chic vibe to the event, yet with a very sophisticated feel. The celebration took place over 2 days: a wedding ceremony and official reception dinner hosted on Day 1, and a more casual and relaxed celebration with a Brazilian-themed party the following day.
Ana was very particular about picking her gowns and chose to walk down the aisle in a tailor-made Valentino dress, in elegant lace, with flow skirt and feminine off-the-shoulder sleeves, perfectly fitting into boho aesthetics of the celebration. She also cherishes her family and family traditions a lot, so she picked her grandfather’s favorite, What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong as a first dance song.
Ana Ivanovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger
This sporty couple tied the knot twice over 2 days: first in a civil ceremony in Venice City Hall, followed by a gorgeous church ceremony the next day in Misericordia Church in Venice. Stunning Serbian tennis star Ana wore a beautiful strapless gown with an impressively long train for the main ceremony in the church, glowing with her natural, ‘almost-no-make-up’ look and charming smile. Her now-husband, Bastian Schweinsteiger, a famous German footballer and the captain of the national team, was absolute dapper, and couldn’t look happier as he took his new wife to their exclusive water taxi for further celebrations.
The guest list was kept top secret, and the guests did not even know the location for the ceremony, — all they were told was to arrive in Venice airport a day prior to the celebration.
Eva Longoria and Jose ‘Pepe’ Baston
Eva Longoria is a woman adored by many, and her new hubby Jose Antonio Baston is definitely a lucky man! The couple tied the knot in their home garden close to Mexico city, surrounded by 80 closest friends, including an array of celebrities: Victoria and David Beckham, Ricky Martin, Mario Lopez and Melanie Griffith were all in attendance.
Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham are a long time best friends, so no wonder that Victoria got to design a beautiful wedding dress: simple but gorgeous fitted gown. And if you want to see celebrities dancing to ‘80s hits, head over to Instagram #EvaandPepeWedding
Ciara and Russel Williams
R’n’B stars surely know how to throw a truly royal wedding, but Ciara here is the best at it. Ciara married her fiancé Russel Williams, a famous American football player, on 8th July in a medieval Peckforton Castle in England. As the couple shared official photos with a gorgeous background almost immediately, we could easily emerge into the fairytale atmosphere of this wedding. Ciara was stunning in her custom-made Roberto Cavalli designed gown; elegant and sexy, with sophisticated lace details and deep plunging neckline. Boho bell sleeves and princess skirt with long train helped achieve a truly magical look. Bridal party starring in black, and Ciara’s cute little son Future walking down the aisle as a ring bearer in a stylish tuxedo — all that just put this wedding on top of everything we’ve seen this year so far!