The most glamorous and gayest weddings of all time
We all know Valentine’s Day is kind of BS, but like everything in life, we’re choosing to look at the bright side of things and embrace the month that “love” is shoved down our collective throats by looking some of the most over-the-top, ridiculously lavish and glammed up gay weddings of all time. Behold our list below, in no particular order of grandeur, and also, tell someone you love them this month, just for kicks.
VV imporant sidenote: If all these weddings get you in the mood, you should know that this upcoming Pride weekend, on June 21 2019 there will be a Pop-Up Chapel at the Berkeley Bicycle Club! For $2.5K you and 20 guests get an adorable wedding ceremony, live music, floral decor, a photographer and much more. All in support of transition related surgeries at the Woman's College Hospital. Check out www.popupchapel.ca for more info.
First gay Canadian wedding
Michael Stark and Michael Leshner were the first two same-sex partners to legally get married in Canada in 2003. While it wasn’t the most glamorous or over the top ceremony, but the simple act of being the first (when they did it at City Hall in Toronto) is the biggest diva move we can think of. The first, dahling! And by all reports, they’re still together living their curly haired lives.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
Most def the most exciting celeb wedding of the year, this wasn’t a gay wedding except for the fact that a) It was Nick Jonas and Nick Jonas’ body getting married away, once and for all sealing the deal that we have no chance with him and b) all of Priyanka’s outfits. That 22 Metre train!
Diana and Prince Charles
750 million people watched this Royal wedding on TV. It has its own Wikipedia page. Folks were in love with this fairy tale moment. Too much has happened since to really look back at this wedding with a glowing heart, but at the time, it was the MOST.
Elton John and David Furnish
The other royal couple. They were one of the first couples to make things official after marriage became legal in the UK, they got married at the same spot that Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles tied the knot and they had a Ben & Jerry's wedding cake. While it wasn’t the most lavish affair, Victoria and David Beckham were there, and it was intimate, classy and cute.
The Grand Pride Wedding 2017
More than 100 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirited couples couples from across the country got hitched at Casa Loma during World Pride Pride weekend in 2014. Talk about going Big!
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier
Grace Kelly wore a “...Satin and lace gown made by the wardrobe department at MGM is considered one of the most elegant and classic wedding dresses of all time…”. Prince Rainer was the prince of Monaco, so the Hollywood star became an official princess! It all went down in 1965.
All of Elizabeth Taylor’s weddings
The White Diamonds Diva married eight times. She married Richard Burton twice. She married a Hilton. Eddie Fisher left his wife Debby Reynolds to marry Taylor in ‘64. Her final husband was a hunky contruction worker named Larry.
Kim and Kanye
Remember when Kanye rented out San Francisco's AT&T Park to propose to Kim? An orchestra played Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful” after! They got married in a 16th-century-era fortress in Florence, Italy, they hosted a pre-party at the Palace of Versailles the night before. Andrea Bocelli sang her down the isle, the guestlist was odd, and next level and Kim wore a Givenchy gown.
Ciara and Russel Wilson
100 of their nearest and dearest watched these two beauties get married at a Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. It was super romo. Ciara wore “a cathedral-length train, handcrafted in Milan by the creative director of Roberto Cavalli, Peter Dundas…” custom Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and her Quarterback hubby wore a bespoke Giorgio Armani suit. Earth, Wind & Fire introduced them as an official couple and Kelly Rowland was a bridesmaid. Boom.
Jake Graf and Hannah Winterbourne
Transgender army officer Hannah Winterbourne married Trans actor Jake Graf at Chelsea Town Hall in the UK, a spot where Judy Garland and Tracey Thorn were once married. It was super romantic, and obviously groundbreaking. Eddie Redmayne was there (Graf starred in The Danish Girl with him) and the couple looks so happy and stunning during and after the ceremony.
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Can’t believe I kept my mouth shut for an entire week until we shared this. We waited because we wanted the opportunity to tell our story, in our own words—which we did—and I hope you take a moment of your day to read and open your mind to what different types of love can look like. Link to the article found in our bios. Thank you to @them for giving us a platform to tell it on. @victoriamatthews_ for her incredible photography skills. @andrewmorrisonstudio for creating these gender fluid looks. And @jkcarrington for ensuring the day ran as smooth as could be.
Nico Tortorella and Bethany Meyers
Lest we forget the super private, high-fashion nuptials of this queer, polyamorous couple. Tortorella identifies and sexually fluid and polyamorous and Meyers identifies as gay. They had a three-minute courthouse wedding ceremony and then a multi-hour photoshoot afterwards to capture their love.