Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are all set to tie the knot at Lake Como in Italy. They are among the many Bollywood celebrities who have chosen to get married in Italy. But it’s clearly not just Bollywood that’s obsessed with destination weddings in Italy. The land of art and culture, food and love is Hollywood’s wedding hotspot as well. No surprise there, given Italy’s Insta-worthy picturesque locations and delicious food. Here are five Italian Hollywood celebrity weddings that made headlines.
Millions of hearts broke in 2014 with news of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding in Venice. The couple exchanged vows in front of family and close friends at the historic Aman Venice hotel. The star studded guest list included Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford, Emily Blunt and Bono. George wore a Giorgio Armani suit while Lebanese-British barrister Amal looked stunning in an Oscar de la Renta dress
Reality TV queen Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West’s wedding was as over the top as expected. In May 2014, they tied the knot at the stunning 16th-century Forte di Belvedere in Florence. It’s reported that the power couple spent around 300,000 euros to rent the fort! The couple exchanged vows in front of a wall of flowers that was 20ft high. Kim and Kanye are said to have chosen Florence because it was where their daughter was conceived
In 2012, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel had an intimate Italian wedding at a seaside resort in Puglia. The singer serenaded his bride with a song he specially wrote for her as she walked down the aisle. Jessica skipped the traditional white dress in favour of a pink custom-made Giambattista Valli gown. One of the reasons they chose to get married in Italy? Their love for Italian food! The reception menu reportedly included lobster, mini caprese salads and the classic Italian dessert, affogato
Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend got married after seven years of being together. Their wedding was held at Villa Pizzo on Lake Como, where they first fell in love. Chrissy wore three different Vera Wang gowns on her big day while John performed at the reception. He sang one of his most popular love songs, All of Me, which was written for Chrissy
Actor Salma Hayek and her husband decided to extend their wedding celebrations in Italy in 2009. After a civil ceremony in Paris, the couple hosted a wedding weekend in Venice. They exchanged vows \at the famous opera house Teatro La Fenice. The power-packed guest list included Bono, Penelope Cruz, Charlize Theron and former French President Jacques Chirac. The couple reportedly spent $3.5 million on their big day!