23 Biggest Weddings of the Year
This was a banner year for weddings, boasting not one, but two royal affairs. But Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie weren't the only buzz-generating brides of the year, nor were their respective nuptials the only buzzy affairs—there were a many top notch secret ceremonies too, for example Tory Burch and Pierre-Yves Roussel and Barbara Pierce Bush and Craig Coyne. From the ultra-lavish, to the uber understated and intimate, these were the 23 biggest weddings of 2018.
BARBARA PIERCE BUSH AND CRAIG COYNE
Barbara Pierce Bush tied the knot with Craig Coyne in an intimate 20-person ceremony at her family's Kennebunkport, Maine compound on Sunday, October 8. The bride's grandfather, George H.W. Bush, who passed away on November 30, was in attendance. The bride wore a custom ivory silk crepe Vera Wang gown to say her vows.
KARLIE KLOSS AND JOSH KUSHNER
Kloss and Kushner got engaged over the summer and surprised everyone by marrying in a small Jewish ceremony in upstate New York on October 18. The supermodel bride wore Dior for the occasion and the couple is said to be planning a separate, and larger celebration for their friends and family this spring.
GWYNETH PALTROW AND BRAD FALCHUK
The GOOP-founder and Oscar-winning actress tied the knot with her TV-producer husband Brad Falchuk in top secret Amagansett in late September.
TORY BURCH AND PIERRE-YVES ROUSSEL
The fashion designer married her longtime beau Pierre-Yves Roussel, special advisor to the LVMH Group, in Antigua on Saturday, December 1. The couple said their vows in a private ceremony at Burch's estate on the Island, which previously belonged to Bunny Mellon.
DUCHESS SOPHIE OF WURTEMBERG OF GERMANY AND COUNT MAXIMILIEN OF ANDIGNÉ
The German duchess tied the knot with the French aristocrat in a small ceremony at Saint Quirin Church in the Castle of Tegernsee, near the Bavarian Alps in Germany. The bride looked stunning in a simple white three quarter-length sleeve dress and following the ceremony the couple marched down the street in a celebratory parade.
JOE SCARBOROUGH AND MIKA BREZINKSKI
The longtime couple (and Morning Joe co-hosts) married in an intimate ceremony officiated by Congressman Elijah Cummings. The bride wore a white polka-dotted tea-length Milly dress and the couple celebrated with their family and friends at Chez Billy Sud in Washington D.C. after saying their vows in front of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights in the National Archives.
PRINCESS EUGENIE AND JACK BROOKSBANK
The second of Queen Elizabeth's grandchildren to get married in 2018, Princess Eugenie wed Jack Brooksbank on Friday, October 12, wearing custom Peter Pilotto for their ceremony in Windsor, before changing into blush custom Zac Posen for the evening's festivities.
CHIARA FERRAGNI AND FEDEZ
In one of the most extravagant wedding ceremonies of the year, superstar influencer Chiara Ferragni married Italian singer Fedez in an outdoor ceremony at Dimora delle Balze, a secluded 19th century palazzo in Noto. The bride wore a Dior wedding gown to say her vows following a multi-day set of festivities.
ROSE LESLIE AND KIT HARRINGTON
The Game of Thrones couple married in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on June 23, with many, if not all, of their co-stars present. The bride wore modest Elie Saab and a crown of flowers in her hair for their big day.
BARRON HILTON AND TESSA GRAFIN VON WALDERDORFF
Barron Hilton married socialite Tessa Grafin von Walderdorff in a low-key St. Barts ceremony on June 1.
PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE
Arguably the most highly anticipated wedding of 2018, Meghan Markle married Prince Harry on May 19 at St George's Chapel in Windsor. The bride wore two bespoke gowns, Givenchy Haute Couture designed by Clare Waight Keller for the ceremony, and custom Stella McCartney (pictured here) for the subsequent party.
MANDY MOORE AND TAYLOR GOLDSMITH
Mandy Moore married musician Taylor Goldsmith on November 18, in a tiny backyard ceremony in Los Angeles. The bride picked pink Rodarte (designed by friends Laura and Kate Mulleavy), and a matching tulle veil to say "I do."
PRIYANKA CHOPRA AND NICK JONAS
With a week of pre-wedding celebrations in Delhi and Mumbai, the couple held both Christian and Indian wedding ceremonies, which took place at Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur.
SOPHIE CARTER AND ROBERT SNUGGS
In September, both Prince George and Princess Charlotte were bridal attendants for the wedding of Kate Middleton's close friend Sophie Carter to Robert Snuggs at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Norfolk.
CHARLIE VAN STRAUBENZEE AND DAISY JENKS
Charlie Van Straubenzee married Daisy Jenks on August 4th in Surrey. As one of Prince Harry's best friends, the Duke of Sussex served as best man and attended alongside his new wife, Meghan Markle who was celebrating her 34th birthday.
CELIA MCCORQUODALE AND GEORGE WOODHOUSE
TOPPER MORTIMER AND TABITHA SIMMONS
Topper Mortimer married shoe designer Tabitha Simmons in a star-studded yet understated wedding on New York City's Upper East Side in June. The couple had welcomed daughter, Violet Elizabeth, in January and have been together since 2014.
BOBBY KENNEDY AND AMARYLLIS FOX
PRINCESS AYAKO OF JAPAN AND KEI MORIYA
IVAR MOUNBATTON AND JAMES COYLE
When Lord Ivar Mountbatten, third cousin once removed to the Queen, married his longtime partner James Coyle in a small ceremony in Devon in September, it was a historic moment as it marked the first same-sex marriage by a member of the extended royal family.
AMY SCHUMER AND CHRIS FISCHER
Actress and comedian Amy Schumer shocked the press when she revealed her secret February wedding to chef Chris Fischer via Instagram.
PRINCESS DENIZ OF BAVARIA AND PRINCE KONSTANTIN
In the year of royal weddings, Prince Konstantin of Bavaria married Deniz Kaya, who will now hold the title of Princess, in the Eglise au Bois church in St. Mortiz, Switzerland.
EMILY RATAJKOWSKI AND SEBASTIAN BEAR-MCCLARD
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors