The Best Celebrity Wedding Moments of 2015
From super-secret ceremonies (we're looking at you, Jen and Justin) to fun, fabulous fêtes (including our fall cover girl, Sofía Vergara's nuptials), 2015 did not disappoint in the celebrity-wedding department. But before the ball drops (and we start wondering who will get engaged in 2016!), here's a recap of the most memorable moments from star-studded celebrations this calendar year.
Tina Knowles' VIP Guests
In April, Queen Bey's mom, Tina Knowles, tied the knot with Actor Richard Lawson, on a yacht. Joining the bride for a photo were Kelly Rowland, daughter Solange, new stepdaughter Bianca, niece Angie Beynice, and Beyoncé—all dressed in white, natch.
Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello's First Dance
The stars' wedding weekend was as fabulous and fun as we expected, but our favorite moments have to be the sweet ones shared between bride and groom, like their first dance.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's Super-Secret Ceremony
We still don't know all the details about Jen and Justin's surprise August wedding, but what we do know, we love: Sia sang, for example, and Jimmy Kimmel officiated. During a Good Morning America appearance, Theroux called Kimmel's contribution "the biggest blessing in the world," saying the funnyman "was extremely funny, kept things extremely light, was extremely light, was extremely touching." So touching, in fact, that he even shed a few tears!
Allison Williams' Magical Veil Moment
After the Girls actress tied the knot with CollegeHumor founder Ricky Van Veen at Wyoming's Brush Creek Ranch in September, she shared this drop-dead-gorgeous Instagram photo of her wearing her Oscar de la Renta gown. "This pretty much sums up my feelings about the whole weekend," Williams captioned the photo. We'd also like to add: #veilgoals.
Mindy Kaling and Jemima Kirke's Wedding Road Trip
If you have to carpool to a friend's wedding, we can't think of better road-trip buddies. "A pit stop at The Friendly Store outside Laramie, Wyoming, with the great Jemima Kirke," Mindy Kaling posted on Instagram en route to Allison Williams' Wyoming wedding.
The "Full House" Cast's Wedding Wishes for Mary-Kate Olsen
Though the cast of Full House was not in attendance at Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy's nuptials, several of her former costars posted their sentiments on social media. "'In the blink of an eye.' Congrats MK. X," John Stamos wrote in this touching Instagram tribute.
Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg's Rustic-Chic Celebration
The couple said "I do" on Saturday, October 31st, in southern California, and Martha Stewart Weddings
was there! We loved the wedding's boho vibe and gold design elements, and of course, the bride and groom's ultra-chic big-day style. (Don't worry—we'll share the rest of the details soon!)
Rihanna's Badass Bridesmaid Shenanigans
The self-proclaimed BadGal served as a bridesmaid in her assistant Jennifer Rosales' Honolulu wedding on April 20, or 4/20. Here she is, killing it in a lilac Badgley Mischka Couture gown. Rihanna also shared photos of herself enjoying a smoke and lying in the sand.
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden's Private Ceremony
The actress and Good Charlotte guitarist kicked off 2015 with an intimate backyard wedding in January. They followed Jewish traditions and appointed their famous friends as members of the bridal party—from Nicole Richie to Drew Barrymore. But our favorite detail is that Madden reportedly dropped the ring on accident. Can't you just hear Diaz's intoxicating laughter at that moment?
Sophie Hunter's Wedding Dress
For her February wedding to Benedict Cumberbatch, the theater and opera director wore a custom high-necked wedding gown by Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli—and it was absolutely amazing. Designed with silvery lace, plus delicate vine and pomegranate motifs, the dress was inspired by both The Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries at the Cloisters and the watercolors of William Blake.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's Fourth of July Wedding
The couple met while playing love interests on That '70s Show and wed in The Secret Garden at Parrish Ranch in Oak Glen, California, over Fourth of July weekend. We're still waiting on those wedding photos to be released …
Ryan Seacrest's "Man of Honor" Invitation
In October, the American Idol host added yet another job to his resume: He's going to serve as "Man of Honor" at his sister, Meredith's wedding. And the way she asked was so sweet, Seacrest shared it on Instagram!
Sabine Ghanem and Joseph Getty's Glamorous Wedding Weekend
Everything about the jewelry designer and founder of Sabine G.'s wedding to Joseph Getty was lavish, from the Liaisons Dangereuses-themed welcome party, to the wedding venue (Basilica of the Twelve Apostles in Rome!), to the bride's custom gowns. But the celebration also seemed like a lot of fun—particularly this moment, captured in the "sun photo booth." "People couldn't get enough of it. We have such fun photos from everyone playing on the sun set," Ghanem wrote on Vogue
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's Private Island Wedding
The stars celebrated twice: officially at home, then again on Depp's private island in the Bahamas. The February beach wedding sounded warm and intimate, and in a word, like paradise.
Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi's Fairy-Tale Moment
When you wed the youngest son of Princess Caroline of Monaco, you can expect a few fairy-tale moments, like this one of the bride and groom stealing away for private time on the balcony of The Prince's Palace of Monaco, where their civil wedding ceremony was held in July.
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder's Romantic Outdoor Wedding
In April, the actors wed in a romantic Malibu ceremony. And it looks like the happy couple are still enjoying the honeymoon phase: Reed and Somerhalder they've been posting affectionate photos and sentiments on social media during their first year of marriage.
Nicky Hilton's Bridal Portrait
Before her July wedding to James Rothschild, the heiress paused in front of a flower-covered archway in Kensington Gardens, looking radiant in a Valentino wedding dress. "Words cannot describe how happy I am for my sister," Nicky's brother Barron Hilton wrote on Instagram. "She found the love of her life and a man that I am truly proud to call my brother in law."
Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik's Secret Wedding
This pair is nothing if not discreet, but it turns out 2015 was a very big year for the actress and film producer! Not only did they secretly wed in June, but they also welcomed baby girl, Elsie Otter, in August.
Christina McLarty and David Arquette's Wedding Singer
We get teary-eyed just thinking about Arquette's 10-year-old daughter Coco, from his previous marriage to Courteney Cox, singing at his April ceremony in Los Angeles. "Coco sang two songs," Arquette told People
of his wedding to Christina McLarty. "She sang 'Love Me Tender' and just was so wonderful. I was so proud of her. She's an incredible singer. She was so impressive."
Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo's Long-Awaited Wedding
Together for 14 years (and engaged for the last seven!), the actors and parents of five-year-old Avianna finally married in May this year, with a small, laid-back wedding.
Matt Dallas and Blue Hamilton's Marriage Announcement
Following the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, Kyle XY actor Matt Dallas wed his longtime boyfriend, singer-songwriter Blue Hamilton. "Introducing Mr. and Mr. Dallas," Dallas posted in July with an Instagram showing the pair in front of a city hall court center with their marriage certificate.
Jason Mraz's Documentation of His Wedding
We can't get enough of this photo of the singer snapping a shot of his beautiful bride, Christina Carano, at their October wedding.
Emma Roberts's Role as Bridesmaid
How fun would it be to have the Scream Queens actress in your bridal party? We love seeing celebs stand beside their besties, as Roberts did in November for her fashion designer friend Kara Smith.
Whitney Port's Bachelorette Party
Vanessa Williams' Getting-Ready Photo
The actress and singer made it official with Jim Skrip in July. This photo captured the serene moment that Williams' beauty team put the finishing touches on the bride.
Amanda Seyfried's Turn as Wedding Planner
Amanda Seyfried snapped into wedding-planning mode for her sister's August nuptials, which she hosted at her home in Stone Ridge, New York. "She's with the best guy and it's going to be great—better than my own party," the actress told Vogue. "All the attention is going to be on her, and I'm going to slip away and enjoy myself." It looks like all went as planned! We love this moment, which Seyfried shared on Instagram.
Bar Refaeli and Adi Ezra's Sweet Moment at the Reception
Hilary Rhoda and Sean Avery's Happy Walk Up the Aisle
Officially married, the model and ice hockey player are practically leaping up the aisle in this shot from their October wedding in the Hamptons. (Also, worth noting: The model's crazy-chic Carolina Herrera wedding dress!)
JWoww and Roger Mathews' Flower Girl
The most touching part of Jersey Shore alumni JWoww and Roger Mathews' big day? Their daughter, Meilani's involvement in the October event! The toddler rode in a flower-covered wagon for her stint as flower girl, and before the wedding, looked out from an upstairs window at her mom and dad, the bride- and groom-to-be. Thankfully, Meilani's nanny snapped a photo! "She captured the moment pure innocence watched her family become one," Mathews posted on Instagram.
Bridget Moynahan and Andrew Frankel's Festive Fall Wedding
Wölffer Estate Vineyards in Sagaponack, New York proved to be the perfect place for this duo's surprise October nuptials. "Oh, by the way, guess what I just did," Moynahan captioned this Instagram of the newlyweds sharing a laugh.
Jacqui Ainsley and Guy Ritchie's Celebratory Sip
"Come on love, this way," the English filmmaker posted with a photo depicting the happy couple enjoying a glass of Champagne at their August nuptials. Cheers!
Desiree Hartsock Siegfried's Adorable Flower Girls
Note to self: Get a sweet shot with the flower girls, like this moment at Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried's wedding in January. We mean, just look at that tiny attendant's expression!
Aly Michalka and Stephen Ringer's Romantic Wedding Moment
Would you just look at how the former Disney star is gazing at her groom in this picture from their June wedding in Italy? So dreamy!
Brittany Kerr and Jason Aldean's First Kiss
Erika Christensen and Cole Maness's Fun Wedding Pose
Bam! "True story," Parenthood actress Erika Christensen posted on Instagram following her September wedding to cyclist Cole Maness. "We got our rings and did the d*mn thing." Now that's what we call a marriage announcement!
Alison Pill and Josh Leonard's Unique Ceremony
After just a four-month engagement, the Newsroom actress wed actor Joshua Leonard in May, in what looked like a very special, interactive ceremony. "Thank you to @daniellelurie for capturing our ceremony so beautifully, our family and friends who supported us and made us weep, and mostly to @thejoshualeonard for marrying me and making me this happy," Pill captioned this Instagram photo, which shows the couple and their guests sitting in a circle on a deck, reading from sheets of paper.
Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming's Understated Moments
The Chinese stars' October wedding was highly publicized for its extravagant $31 million dollar price tag, but this sweet moment, just between the bride and groom, still managed to stand out.
Hoda Kotb's Surprise Wedding Appearance
Vincent Kartheiser's Best Man Toast
Friends with the groom for nearly 25 years, it was only fitting that Vincent Kartheiser served as one of the best men at this February wedding—and gave a thoughtful best man speech that had the newlyweds laughing and crying, too!