Ashlee Simpson Marries Evan Ross After Breaking a Sacred Wedding Tradition

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Uhhhhh, what? I know celebrities are kind of known for doing things unconventionally, but would you believe that at Ashlee Simpson's wedding to Evan Ross, she did not have her dad, Joe Simpson, walk her down the aisle?

Yes, I'm serious. We can probably go ahead and assume he was in attendance, but for whatever reason, Ashlee chose to have her son Bronx give her away as opposed to her pops.

And while the whole idea of her little man walking her down the aisle is kind of adorable, you gotta wonder if poor Joe felt like he got the shaft, being that dads typically do that sort of thing.

And no, he didn't serve as the officiant either. Um, Evan's mom Diana Ross did! The wedding was actually held at her estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, so to say she played a big part in her son's day is a huge understatement.

And yes, Jessica Simpson served as Ashlee's matron of honor, and I'm sure she almost upstaged the bride with whatever she happened to be wearing. (OMG. Dying to see pics.)

As far as Ashlee's bridal attire goes, she wore a long-sleeved dress embellished with pearls, along with $750,000 worth of Neil Lane jewelry. (Yowza.)

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Oh, and in what had to be one of the cutest couple of minutes to ever come out of a wedding ceremony, Jessica's kiddos, Maxwell and Ace, served as flower girl and ring bearer -- which no doubt resulted in all sorts of oohs and ahhs from the guests.

Seriously, can you even imagine how fabulous this wedding was? (Aside from the look on Joe's face, of course.)

Congrats to Ashlee and Evan!

Are you surprised that Joe did not walk Ashlee down the aisle?


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crick... cricketmk3

He has already walked her down an aisle once. No big deal here.

luvmy... luvmybubs

Most second weddings aren't really traditional since it's already been done. Who's to say he didn't want to do it. It's more important to the child and his future than her father since the child will be growing up around his new step dad. I think it is very fitting to have your child be able to show his approval of it all.

nonmember avatar Lake

Not as though anyone expects this sham to last more than a couple months before this "show" is cancelled anyway .

nonmember avatar Observer

What's so sacred here? My wife had her 18-year-old son walk her down the aisle when we got married, primarily because (1) she knew she'd never get her dad into a tux and (2) her relationship with her dad wasn't the greatest in the world in the first place. And friends of mine walked down the aisle together, which I'm told is a German custom. In fact, we attended a double wedding in Austria; and I don't recall either father walking the daughter down the aisle.

Autum... Autumnleaves87

Evan is a great down to earth guy and I hope they are both happy!! I love that his mom officiated! What a great way to have the fam involved:)

nonmember avatar kellie

I see no problem with that. My mum walked me down the aisle when I got married as my parents divorced when I was 4 and yes this is my first and only marriage. She raised my brother and I while my father was in and out of or lives. My father did attend my wedding and we had spoken about mum walking me down the aisle and he was quite happy and understood my reasoning for wanting so. I don't see why it is such a big deal as to who gave her away. As long as they enjoyed their day and love each other what more matters???

needa... needadvice1983

My brother walked me down the aisle because my dad and stepdad were fighting over who should do it. I got sick of it so I had my brother do it. Who cares who walks her down the aisle? She's not a piece of property to be "given away" anyways.

nonmember avatar JJ

No, I'm not surprised. I do not like the idea of "pops" doing the "give the bride away" thing. When women marry, they have, most likely, already left the home and are working on their own and living on their own. So "giving the bride away" does not make any sense any more.

Charl... Charlyla2

We had a surprise wedding and nothing about it was traditional. Who cares?? If they enjoyed it and it was they wanted why is it a big deal?

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