Looking for wedding abroad inspiration? Check out where celebrities say ‘I do’! From George & Amal to Justin & Jessica, Hollywood’s ultimate destination for tying the knot is definitely Italy!
The 7th Heaven star wed her boyfriend in Ravello, Amalfi Coast, in 2008, and may have given Jessica Biel (aka the future Mrs. Timberlake) some Italian inspiration, since she was a bridesmaid in her wedding!
In 2007, the first Apprentice winner Bill Rancic married E! News anchor Giuliana DePandi on the island of Capri in a traditional Catholic ceremony. Then, in the famous Piazzetta, dozens of Neapolitan dancers made the newlyweds on the way to the reception.
Hollywood sweethearts Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel wed at the magnificent Borgo Egnazia in Puglia. The groom serenaded his bride with a song specially written for her as she waltzed down the aisle in a spectacular pink Giambattista Valli gown.
Actress Emily Blunt and John Krasinski chose Lake Como for their Italian wedding. The newlyweds stayed at George Clooney’s luxurious lakeside pad in the run up to their big day, and wed at a private outdoor ceremony.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s Lake Como wedding was romance all the way, with three wedding dresses and a special serenade of “All of Me” from the groom.
Venice is also a popular destination. Actress Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault renewed their vows in the city’s “Teatro La Fenice” opera house, while Tamara Beckwith married millionaire construction heir Giorgio Veroni in a romantic ceremony in Venice’s Redentore Church.
And what about George Clooney’s recent wedding with Amal Alamuddin? The couple wed with a symbolic ceremony at the Aman Canal Grande Hotel surrounding by their families and friends.
Rome is also a big draw. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes chose the Eternal City, as well as TV presenter Cat Deeley who married Patrick Kielty in a secret ceremony.
Singer Sophie Ellis Bexter married musician Richard Jones in a country hotel in Umbria which dates back to the 18th century and features Romeo and Juliet style balconies and sweeping views.
David Bowie and Iman wed in a stunning 16th-Century Medici villa, located on the River Arno in the heart of the Tuscany countryside, just 15 minutes from Florence.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian and West tied the knot Forte di Belvedere (Florence), a 16th century fortress. The couple chose the Italian city for a pretty personal reason: It’s where they conceived baby North.
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