10 most expensive weddings in the world

  • Wayne Rooney and Colleen McLaughlin
    The wedding of the Manchester United football star (Rooney) and TV presenter (McLaughlin) took place in Portofino, Italy, in 2008. The fourday event took place on a yacht, with the 64 guests flown in on five private jets.  The wedding costed $ 15 Million (69 crore).

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  • Paul McCartney and Heather Mills
    The $3 million wedding ceremony of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills in 2001 was accompanied by a grand feast, a marvelous pageant and a dazzling firework. An Indian themed reception and a performance by dancers clad in traditional India dress were held in honor to the couple. They passed their first night on a $20 million yacht for $ 19,000. 

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  • Liza Minelli and David Gest
    The fabulous and flamboyant wedding of Liza Minelli and David Gest at Manhattan's Collegiate Church in 2002 was the over-the-top event that is to be memorized by its guests. Among 850 wedding guests, Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson were the mighty presence inthe wedding party. Natalie Cole made all swing by singing "Unforgettable". Cutting a grand 6-foot, 12-tier cake kicked off the celebration. About 500 staffs were hired to serve the guests. The extravagance ofthe wedding included $700,000 for flowers and $40, 000 for wedding cake.

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  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes 
    Their wedding at Italy's 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in 2006 was a stunning spectacle with a lot of flamboyance. Giorgio Armanai had designed sumptuous apparels for the entire bridal party. A musical performance by Andrea Boccelli enlivened the party in reception of the couple. This $2 million extravaganza is one of the grand and gigantic weddings.

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  • Donald Trump and Melania Krauss
    The lavish wedding of Donald Trump and Melania Krauss at Palm Beach, Florida was in news round the year of 2005 for its sheer opulence and flamboyance. Adding charms to this extravaganza was the graceful presence of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Shaquille O'Neal and Rudolph Giuliani. The glaring features of the wedding included 45 chefs, 10,000 flowers and a 200-1b marnier cake. Tony Bennett and Billy Joel gave live performances to entertain the guests.

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  • Aleksandra Kokotovic and Andrei Melnichenko
    The pompous and ostentatious wedding of Andrei Melnichenko Russian billionaire and Miss Yugoslavia Aleksandra Kokotovich, Serbian model at Cote D'Azur, France in 2005 added a chapter to the history of world famous wedding ceremonies. Performances by Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston were the most appealing attribute of the lavish ceremony.

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  • Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar 
    There was no end to the glamour and grandeur in the wedding ceremony of Arun Nayar and Elizabeth Hurley in 2007. The festivity lasted for eight days across two continents - Europe and Asia. The ceremony made its way from the Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, Britain to Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. The couple's accommodation at the palace suite cost $10,000 a night.

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  • Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdev
    At the wedding of New York-based hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal's son in Udaipur in 2006, the guest list was topped by the good friend of the family, Bill Clinton, and Naomi Campbell. The wedding costed $ 20 Million (92 crore).

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  • Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia
    At the 2004 wedding of Lakshmi Mittal's daughter, 1,000 high- profile guests from across the world were entertained at the Palace of Versailles in Paris. Pop star Kylie Minogue and Shah Rukh Khan performed at the wedding. The wedding costed $ 55 Million (253 crore).

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  • Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky
    It's not just Indian politicians who have lavish weddings for their progeny. When Hillary and Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea exchanges 'I dos' with Marc Mezvinsky, a childhood friend, this Saturday, the tab will add up to $5 million (23 crore). At the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding, the air-conditioned tents will cost $600,000, the security $200,000, and the invitation cards, which merely state that the nuptials will be conducted at the upper-crust town of Rhinebeck in New York State, are said to have come for $150 a piece. Here is a list of all the billion dollar weddings that took place recently.

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