With Kimye's nuptials finally here, we're feeling a bit of wedding nostalgia. You think the Kardashian clan invented the grandiose, celeb-filled wedding extravaganza? Please. Here are some of the biggest bashes in history. Via ELLE.com.
The young Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen (that’s a mouthful) in a crazy festival for the entire city. The several-day-long celebration was so successful that they decided to do it every year.
So essentially their wedding anniversary is now what we call Oktoberfest.
The couple's wedding was broadcast to 200 million radio listeners with 2000 guests in attendance. Elizabeth II’s dress was adorned with over 10,000 pearls and fastened with a 15 foot train, but most famously she broke her tiara before the ceremony. The court jeweler managed to fix it in time, but geez…
Polanski and Tate's big day was a thoroughly modern event with the lovely bride wearing flowers in her hair and the groom in a Beatles-esque getup. The wedding was filled with 60’s celebrities and followed by a reception at the Playboy club. Groovy.
While most people try to trim their guest lists down to a reasonable number, Sly Stone (of Sly and the Family Stone) opened his own Madison Square Garden show by getting married in front over 21,000 fans. The couple wore gold, and invitations urged guests to do the same.
Of course Liz had more than a few notable marriages, but this one was unique because it was held at Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch. Classy. This was not her wedding dress, but it should have been, obviously.