Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wedding: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden

Happy Wedding Wednesday! :D

It's been quite a while since I last made a celebrity wedding post, so here we are. :)

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden tied the knot on December 11, 2010 at her father's Beverly Hills Estate.


The bride wore a high-neck, Grace Kelly inspired, lace Marchesa wedding dress.

It looks like a ballerina costume! And her bouquet of white flowers was absolutely beautiful! :)

She also had their names embroidered on her lace sleeve.


They danced their first dance to What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. And Nicole donned two more outfits - besides her wedding gown - for her big day.


The wedding had a Versailles and winter theme (I've read that winter is Nicole's favorite season - perhaps that's why she named her daughter Harlow Winter Kate...)

They said their vows under two entwined trees covered with white hydrangeas.

The reception was held on a tent (which stood over the pool!) that featured hand-painted floors. They had antique chandeliers and a wall lined with mirrors.

They served butternut squash ravioli, beef au jus with truffle mushroom risotto, and seared ahi tuna with chive wasabi cream. Yum!


They had a red velvet wedding cake...

I loooove red velvet! But the cake's design... I'm not too sure if I like it. What about you?

Their daughter, Harlow, was the flower girl. Their son, Sparrow, was the ring bearer. So cute!

Their 155 guests were greeted by Tai, a 47-year-old elephant - a symbol of good luck. :)

I think they had a beautiful wedding. I love seeing Nicole Richie happy and settled. She looks like a really devoted Mom to her two kids. Paris Hilton should seriously look to her for some inspiration, haha. ;P

What did you think of Nicole and Joel's wedding?

*images and details from
www.styleite.com and www.celebritybrideguide.com*

35 comments:

  1. I love love love her wedding gown. She is so gorgeous and what a beautiful wedding. I love red velvet cake too but I'm not liking the design of her wedding cake.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yay! Thanks for posting this! I was vacationing and somehow missed all of this glamour. So beautiful! I love Nicole. I was addicted to The Simple Life (have the DVDs) becuase of her and when her book came out I read it all in a day.

    I'm so happy that she's turned her life around. She made a gorgeous bride, although, she is a bit too skinny.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The elephant and the embroidered names are a sweet touch :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I loved the sleeves!! I hope they have a happy & fulfilling marriage :)


    Check out my site, I'll be your personal shopper! ;)
    www.lovemissd.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. ChinkyGirLMel-- yeah, i didn't like the design of the cake all that much either. :/

    Leeann-- i agree, i think it's amazing how she turned her life around. :) and yeah, she is a bit too skinny.

    Elle-- yes, they are! :)

    miss D-- i hope so too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. the dress is amazing, very ballerina inspired and i love that

    ReplyDelete
  7. Aw, so cute, thanks for sharing! I love weddings! xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. i loved the entire thing. the way she chose to turn her life around is amazing. so glad she's not hammered and getting a dui outside of in-n-out like someone else we hear about. ugh!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Having their name on the sleeve - pretty fancy!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Amber Blue Bird-- :D

    Reyna-- i love weddings too!

    Carrie-- hahaha, yeah!

    jacque4u2c-- yup, it is!

    ReplyDelete
  11. i love her dress! i think it suited her perfectly, and that cake... wow...

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh my gosh I LOVE that embroidery on her dress!

    ReplyDelete
  13. It just shows you can't go wrong with the classic lace ballerina dress, she looked amazing (but yes too thin) The embroidery was really cool.Elephant amid it all is a bit scary...

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh heavens! I wish I had had an invite to her wedding. It looks spectacular!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Gorgeous wedding although I have to say I didn't like her dress..it seemed too busy to me. Love the names on the sleeve though. I hope this marriage lasts...seems like everyone breaks up these days.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I really like more traditional looking dresses so I'm not a huge fan, but I do love how she got their names embroidered on the sleeve :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. I hadn't seen any of her wedding pics yet! I Love Nicole...she looks so happy now!

    ReplyDelete
  18. That lace sleeve is just too sweet! And even though I ususally don't like tulle, I really like her dress.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oooh, such beautiful pics!! I don´t really like her dress and neither do I like the cake :) But they both look happy and that´s what counts. I really like Nicole and I wish her all the best.

    xx
    M.

    ReplyDelete
  20. she looked so beautiful!!! i can't believe they had an elephant...

    ReplyDelete
  21. I loved there wedding, I loved the names on the dress, so pretty & original!
    I started making 3 strand headpieces because of her range, I love that she wore a crystal piece for the reception,I have one like it!
    And the elephant...love it! so cute!
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  22. They're such a beautiful couple; Loved her wedding dress!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Nicole was such a beautiful bride - I LOVED her gown!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I agree with you about the cake design but otherwise the wedding looks like it was absolutely beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I LOVED her dress!! The back was so gorgeous and I liked how her and Joel's names were embroidered on her sleeve.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love the dress and everything about this wedding.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Dreamy! I'm glad she straightened up and found happiness. Fabulous photos,Im jealous! Thanks for posting XOXO

    ReplyDelete
  28. What a beautiful wedding!! x

    ReplyDelete
  29. hi everyone! thanks for dropping by! :D

    ReplyDelete
  30. STUNNING!
    I love the lace's detail ;)
    xoxo

    http://thedrunkdressing.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love the bottom of her dress, and I love here hair! I love that she had an elephant, very cool!
    xo
    gi gi

    ReplyDelete
  32. Lucy-- beautiful detail, huh? :)

    gi gi-- it is pretty cool to have an elephant, who would think about that? ;)

    ReplyDelete
  33. it different. very eccentric. but i love it! too cute.

    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  34. She looks pretty and I think having an elephant there is pretty cool.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

    ReplyDelete