16 Celebrity Weddings Gone Wrong
Think celebrity weddings always go smoothly? Think again! Even stars aren't immune to wedding disasters, mistakes, and surprises. And like any big day, sometimes it's these mishaps and missteps that make it the most memorable. From botched vows to bad weather, find out what went wrong at these weddings and how the stars kept calm and carried on.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Jessica Simpson's nerves caused her to say the wrong name at her 2014 nuptials: her own! The singer laughed, shrugged it off, and started over.
Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams
It was a rough road to the Pretty Little Liars co-stars' beautiful California wedding—literally! The wedding party arrived by converted school bus (driven by the groom "because he's Patrick"), but the vehicle got stuck and required a push from the guys, suits and all. Talk about teamwork! As you can see, all was well in the end.
Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan
As Audrina Partridge learned at her fall 2016 Hawaii wedding to longtime love Corey Bohan, "sometimes you have to roll with the punches!" During her walk down the aisle, The Hills alum suffered a minor wardrobe malfunction when her veil got caught on a wooden pole between the seats. "I kept moving forward with a smile on my face until it came off!" Patridge wrote on her blog. "I continued walking until some very generous friends ran up behind me to secure it back on my head." Now that's what we call a team effort!
Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec
On her way down the aisle to marry her former dance partner, Dancing With the Stars' Kym Johnson's Monique Lhuillier wedding dress passed over a candle and—you guessed it—caught on fire. "We smelled something and we thought, is someone having a barbecue?" Herjavec told People
. "Then we realized that Kym's dress was on fire!" Thankfully, the "man of honor" stamped out the flames, but not before they had singed the bottom of the gown.
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler
The former reality TV star and NFL quarterback called off their wedding the first time around, worked things out in couple's therapy, and decided to try again. The morning they actually said "I do," "Brando [the dog] bit me right on the eye," Cavallari revealed in her book, Balancing in Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making It All Work. Thankfully, her makeup artist came to the rescue and glued the wound shut. Yikes!
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
With a reported $2.8-million-dollar price tag, Kimye's lavish Italian wedding was highly publicized—even the not-so-perfect parts. The wedding décor (marble statues) were reportedly damaged in transit. And instead of place cards, the couple had their marble reception table engraved with the names of their guests—only some of the names were misspelled. To make matters worse, guests who brought entourages further screwed up the seating plan. Oops!
Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie
This one will make you feel better about any last-minute beauty emergencies that come up on your wedding: In 2010, the former Disney star's famous smile was compromised just hours before hers. While eating a bagel the morning of the wedding, Duff lost a tooth! "I started laughing at myself and then I really burst into tears," Duff said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
. Luckily, her wedding planner, Mindy Weiss, pulled some strings and got her an appointment with a top dentist. Phew!
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley
The hits just kept on coming when Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley tied the knot. Two days before his wedding to the 27 Dresses actress, the singer-songwriter went on a ski trip—despite his bride's better judgment. "He hadn't skied in years. I said, 'I don't think you should ski,' and he said, 'No, I'm a good skier—I'll be fine.' That day, of course, he broke his nose going over a jump because he was showing off! I was like, 'I told you so!'"
Then, one day after the wedding, Kelley lost his wedding band while throwing snowballs (it eventually turned up). And finally, the newlyweds almost missed their honeymoon flight to Mexico because Heigl forgot her passport. We hope they enjoyed a drink on their vacay after all that!
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Talk about a bride's worst nightmare! At Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds's romantic Charleston wedding in 2012, the actress's gown actually caught on fire. How? "Florence Welch was singing at the reception, and they brought out these sparklers, and I'm watching her sing," Lively told Vogue
. I look down and my wedding dress has a big burn mark from one of the sparklers. Right on the front! And it was just so heartbreaking to me." She took it all in stride, though, in part thanks to her sweet husband, who pointed at the burn marks after the wedding and said, "Isn't that beautiful? You'll always remember that moment with Florence singing and the sparklers. You have that forever, right there, preserved." Now, the flaw is her favorite part of the dress.
When nature calls, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do—especially when you're pregnant and wearing a large wedding dress and it's before the ceremony and the guests stand between you and the only bathroom. Such was the case at Bethenny Frankel's televised 2010 wedding. So, her assistant, Julie Plake, and her wedding planner, Shawn Rabideau, helped her hike up her dress and relieve herself—into a bucket!
Madonna and Sean Penn
Try as they might, sometimes it's just impossible for celebs to evade those pesky paparazzi. Not even a menacing message in the sand ("F*CK OFF") could keep them away from Madonna and Sean Penn's 1985 wedding. When helicopters hovered over the venue the night before, Penn was rumored to have shot at them.
Casey Wilson and David Caspe
When you both work in comedy TV, a funny flub is a fitting end to your wedding. During the reception, Happy Endings star Casey Wilson took a spill on the dance floor and fell. Hard. "The next day, I could not extend either of my legs. We were going to Italy, and my new husband was wheeling me through the airport," she says. "We were just laughing."
Matthew Morrison and Renee Puente
Hurricane Ana rolled past Hawaii the exact weekend of the Glee
actor and model's 2014 wedding, and though that meant a "phenomenal" emerald sunset the night of their welcome cruise, it also meant a total downpour on the day of. Luckily (or fatefully), the storm let up just long enough for the ceremony, beginning the moment Matthew and his mom walked down the aisle until the band finished their set. "I can't even tell you how perfect it was," Matthew said.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Mother Nature wasn't quite so kind at these '90s sweethearts' 2002 wedding in Mexico. Because of Hurricane Hernan, the Scooby-Doo costars had to move their wedding inside. Then as guests headed home, an earthquake hit the area. "Earthquake? Hurricane? Hey, I think it's a great way to start," their talent manager and longtime friend, Ron DiBlasio, said to People
. "All of those bigger-than-life natural events can only bode well for the marriage."
Princess Diana and Prince Charles
Not even royal weddings go exactly as planned. There were actually a few small "disasters" during Prince Charles and Princess Di's day. Her 25-foot train was wrinkled in transit, her tiara gave her a headache, a five-year-old attendant fell down ("Did you bump your bottom?" Diana asked her), and Diana misspoke during the vows. Instead of "Charles Philip Arthur George," she said "Philip Charles Arthur George." To be fair, that's a lot of names!