16 Breathtaking Celebrity Wedding Destinations

Celia San Miguel | May 21, 2016 Celebrities
16 Breathtaking Celebrity Wedding Destinations

What do you do when you're a high-profile celebrity looking to tie the knot in a romantic and intimate setting far from the zooming lenses of intrusive paparazzi? Plan a lavish destination wedding, of course! From the sandy beaches of Mexico, Hawaii, and the Bahamas to Italy, London, and the South of France, there's a bevy of dreamy destinations where celebrities have escaped to marry.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes all exchanged vows at historic fortresses and châteaus. Beachfront nuptials, meanwhile, have attracted couples such as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Here are some of the most breathtakingly beautiful wedding destinations where stars have exchanged their "I dos."


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  • Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel: Puglia, Italy


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    When Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel exchanged vows in October 2012, they did so with panache, renting out the entire Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia, Italy. As the 7th Heaven star walked down the aisle in a petal pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture bridal gown, her groom serenaded her with a song he wrote just for her. Guests like Jimmy Fallon and Timbaland, meanwhile, enjoyed the view of the Adriatic Sea from the resort's castle-like grounds, not to mention the fragrant lemon trees, jasmine blossoms, and olive groves on the grounds.

  • Kim Kardashian & Kanye West: Florence, Italy


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    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West allegedly paid 300,000 euros to rent the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, for their May 2014 nuptials. The 16th century fortress had never hosted a civil wedding, making it a truly original location. As if the panoramic views of Florence weren't spectacular enough, Kim and Kanye added their own touches to the space — including a wall of white flowers that served as their backdrop.

  • Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger: Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France


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    The setting for Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger's gothic glam wedding was the 14th century Château de la Napole in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France, which overlooks the French Riviera. To add a rock 'n' roll attitude to the July 2013 ceremony, Lavigne walked down the aisle in a black tulle Monique L'Huillier gown and carried a bouquet of black roses, while the Nickelback frontman awaited his bride in an all-black suit.

  • Katy Perry & Russell Brand: Rajasthan, India


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    In October 2010, comedian Russell Brand and pop star Katy Perry exchanged vows at the Aman-i-Khas resort in Rajasthan, India, a lavish tented camp resort with daily tiger safaris. Fittingly, the couple opted for a full-on Indian theme, with Perry flaunting henna tattoos on her hands and Brand reenacting a traditional "baraat," a wedding procession during which the groom arrives on horseback as elephants, camels, and horses follow closely behind.

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  • Nicky Hilton & James Rothschild: London, England


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    Hotel heiress Nicky Hilton's July 2015 wedding to British banker James Rothschild was practically a regal affair. Not only did Hilton enjoy a Kate Middleton–worthy bridal moment in her breathtaking long-sleeved Valentino Haute Couture gown, but her nuptials were held at the Kensington Palace in London.

  • Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner: Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos


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    Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck must have wanted to soak up the sun and hear the soothing sounds of nearby ocean waves as they exchanged vows. But, most of all, they wanted privacy. The Parrot Cay Resort in Turks & Caicos beckoned Garner and Affleck; the two tied the knot on a secluded beach in front of the resort in June 2005, away from intrusive paparazzi.

  • John Legend & Chrissy Teigen: Lake Como, Italy


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    "All of You" crooner John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen became man and wife at the breathtaking Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy. Dressed in a strapless Vera Wang gown, Teigen walked along a garden path, up a small flight of steps, and onto a stone balcony overlooking the lake, where here groom awaited eagerly. The couple chose the romantic location for their September 2013 ceremony because it was the place where they first fell in love.

  • Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo: San José del Cabo, Mexico


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    Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and model Behati Prensloo ventured south of the border for their July 2014 wedding — all the way to Flora Farms in San José del Cabo, Mexico. The 10-acre organic farm was the perfect rustic setting for their festival-style celebration, which included alcoholic popsicles and an organic ice cream cart, as well as musical performances — including a duet between Levine and Stevie Nicks.

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  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt: Correns, France


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    When it comes to hosting a wedding, there's no place like home — at least if you're Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and one of your many abodes is a 17th century château in the village of Correns, France. In September 2014, Brad and Angelina wed at Château Miraval, which they purchased in 2008. The 35-room residence sits atop 1,200 acres of land and is surrounded by a storied vineyard, a private lake, olive groves, and a moat.

  • Keira Knightley & James Righton: Mazan, France


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    British actress Keira Knightley and musician James Righton said "oui" to a life together in May 2013 during a laid-back ceremony at the town hall in Mazan, a small village in France's Provence region. Knightley, who donned a strapless knee-length tulle dress, floral crown, and ballet flats for the big day, clearly envisioned a free-spirited, joyful, Bohemian affair. In fact, the newlyweds held their reception at the nearby Knightley family wine-growing farm, surrounded by lush trees, the scent of lavender in the air.

  • Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady: Costa Rica


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    Almost two months after tying the knot during a private February 2009 ceremony at the Santa Monica Catholic Church, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and NFL star Tom Brady had a second wedding celebration in South America. This time, they exchanged vows at Bundchen's home in Santa Teresa, a surfer's haven and beach town near the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. The Brazilian-born model donned a form-fitting gown and carried a bouquet of white roses, tucking a single bloom behind one ear.

  • George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin: Venice, Italy


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    With its narrow canals, picturesque bridges, charming gondolas, pink-streaked sunsets, and baroque buildings, Venice is a city that exudes romance. It's no wonder, then, that George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin chose this city to host their wedding. Specifically, George and Amal exchanged vows at the Aman Canal Grande luxury resort, to which guests were escorted via water taxi.

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  • Jack Osbourne & Lisa Stelly: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii


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    His dad may be known as the "Prince of Darkness," but Jack Osbourne was more than happy to give his bride, Lisa Stelly, a traditional and elegant wedding filled with plenty of light — in Hawaii, no less! Osbourne and Stelly exchanged handwritten vows during their October 2012 wedding at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

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  • Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes: Bracciano, Italy


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    A princess without a castle? No way! The setting for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's fairy-tale wedding in November 2006 was the Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy. Located 20 miles from Rome, the castle was built in the 15th century as both a military fortress and a residence for feudal  lords. After the Scientology double ring ceremony in the castle's armory, TomKat's guests were escorted to the reception in the Hall of the Caesars and treated to a fireworks display outside the gates.

  • Eva Longoria & Tony Parker: Maincy, France


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    Known for its 17th century architectural design and exquisite gardens, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomtes in Maincy, France, was the setting for Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's wedding reception in July 2007. The Desperate Housewives star and San Antonio Spurs player held a religious ceremony in both English and Spanish at the the Saint Germain L'Auxerrois Church in Paris before being whisked away to the baroque castle, where the newlyweds and their guests celebrated until dawn.

  • Eva LaRue & Joe Cappuccio: Zihuatanejo, Mexico


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    Billy Joel's "She's Got a Way" played in the background as CSI: Miami star Eva LaRue walked down a beach aisle towards her groom: businessman Joe Cappuccio. The couple, who wed in June 2010 at The Tides Oceanside Resort in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, treated guests to a Mexican buffet and a live performance by the Gypsy Kings.

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