Petra Ecclestone Makes Kim Kardashian's Wedding Look Cheap

Petra EcclestoneRemember how shocked we were to find out how much Kim Kardashian paid for her wedding dresses? It seemed outrageously excessive at the time, but compared to British heiress Petra Ecclestone, Kim is looking downright thrifty.

Reports said the cost of Kim's three Vera Wang dresses plus one for her mom, one for Kris's mom, and the four for her bridesmaids was somewhere between $135,000 - $150,000. That's the price of a home in some parts, but she is Kim Kardashian, so it wasn't exactly unexpected. What is unexpected is how much (MUCH!) more Ecclestone's dress -- also by Vera Wang -- cost when she wed businessman James Stunt this weekend.

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Just the one single dress cost ... $130,000. Yes, $130K, for one dress. Kim looks likes a major budget fashionista compared to that, no? Or maybe Vera Wang held out on her?

If Ecclestone's name isn't ringing any bells, she's the 22-year-old who bought Candy Spelling's mansion earlier this year for $85 million. Her father is Formula 1 racing CEO Bernie Ecclestone, and clearly, money isn't an issue for them.

According to E!, the rest of the wedding, held at the same Italian castle at which Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were married, was extremely extravagant too. Guests included Paris and Nicky Hilton, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Sarah Ferguson. There were $6,500 bottles of wine, entertainment by Andrea Bocelli, Eric Clapton and the Black Eyed Peas, and an insane pre-wedding dinner the night before at which Alicia Keys sang. An attendee described it to the Daily Mirror.

It was the most fantastic setting. Our menus were customized mirrors with our names etched into them. It was easily the most ­decadent pre-wedding dinner any of us had been to. Then Alicia came on and sang all of her hits. She began with 'Empire State of Mind' and everybody was singing along. We couldn't believe it -- it was magical.

I bet Kim is pretty glad that she beat Ecclestone down the aisle, because after hearing about this one, Kim's whole affair may have just paled. Wonder when Petra will be getting her own reality show.

Which wedding would you have rather attended -- Kim Kardashian's or Petra Eccletone's?


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