Wedding songs of the famous
Famous people, famous songs
If you had money and fame and lots of options, which music would you want for your wedding? Find out which memorable songs some famous people chose to mark their special occasions.
Michelle Kwan and Coast Guard Lt. Clay Pell
Wedding date: Jan. 19, 2013
Olympic champion figure skater Michelle Kwan knows a little something about choreography. So when it came to planning her wedding with Coast Guard Lt. Clay Pell, she thought of every detail down to her classic ivory Vera Wang gown, self-written vows and the couple’s first song.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Wedding date: Oct. 19, 2012
Justin Timberlake brought his musical talent to his big day with Jessica Biel, debuting a song he wrote for the occasion. The Italian wedding reportedly was DJ'd by The Roots drummer ?uestlove, who spun Justin Timberlake tunes, but when it came time for the first dance, the couple opted for a more classic tune.
Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman
Wedding date: June 2, 2012
Following a simple "backyard wedding" at her $5.7 million home (see photos), Drew Barrymore and her art consultant-hubby (see photos) chose a Beatles song for their recessional. Drew's gown was designed by the famous Karl Lagerfeld, who has known the groom since he was a baby.
Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan
Wedding date: May 19, 2012
Guests thought they were attending a graduation party, but it was the wedding of Facebook (find its stock) founder Mark Zuckerberg and his longtime love. Despite the couple's billions, their wedding was a low-key affair in their backyard (where?) ― unless you include the music at their reception, which was performed by the lead singer of a popular band (which one?).
Kate Middleton & Prince William
Wedding date: April 29, 2011
In a fairytale wedding that captured the hearts of royalty watchers around the world, Kate Middleton and Prince William (watch video of their famous kiss) made their first hymn one that is known widely throughout their country. Some critics say the hymn, which is also popular at certain sporting events (which kind?), reflects the couple's commitment to serve the public.
Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky
Wedding date: July 31, 2010
Chelsea Clinton and her longtime love, Marc Mezvinsky (see photos), surprised their wedding guests with a sexy, sultry first dance that was choreographed by a "Dancing With the Stars" pro (who?). In a more sedate follow-up, Chelsea danced with her father to a classic song, but the former president added a little flourish of his own when he spun his daughter in a circle as their dance ended.
LaLa Vazquez & Carmelo Anthony
Wedding date: July 10, 2010
When NBA star Carmelo Anthony and former MTV VJ LaLa Vazquez married in 2010 after a five-year engagement, their then 3-year-old son, Kiyan (see photos of him), walked them down the aisle as a soulful R&B singer (who?) serenaded the couple.
Rush Limbaugh & Kathryn Rogers
Wedding date: June 5, 2010
It was his fourth marriage and he was 26 years older than the bride, but the real news about Rush Limbaugh's wedding was the music, which included a private concert by an iconic singer (which one?), who led off his set with one of his well-known romantic songs (how much was he paid?).
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi
Wedding date: Aug. 16, 2008
Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi were married in August 2008, during the brief period when gay marriage was legal in California. The two were married at an intimate ceremony at their Beverly Hills home, while an up-and-coming singer (who?) serenaded the couple.