News is out! Mila Kunis is pregnant with fiancé Ashton Kutcher’s baby (beautiful offspring guaranteed). This is the first baby for both Hollywood mega-stars. But now we’re all curious about WHERE they’re going to tie the knot? Celebrity weddings are always lavish, jealousy-inducing events. Here’s some spectacular places where previous A-listers have celebrated nuptials — maybe these could inspire the Kunis-Kutcher team?
1. Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai (Kona, HI)
On the Kona-Kohala coast of Hawaii lies the stunning Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Here model/actress Megan Fox and actor Brian Austin Green said their vows at a small wedding with friends and family. The hotel offers a few different settings for weddings — including the Hoku Amphitheater made from carved pahoehoe lava rock, the intimate Garden Lawn encircled by Plumeria, Hibiscus, and Royal Poinciana trees, or the beach itself, where sea turtles have been known to crash the party.
For less expensive hotel options in Hawaii, see here.
2. Kate Beckinsale & Len Wiseman: Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles, CA)
Tucked away in Bel-Air, one of Los Angeles’ most exclusive neighborhoods, is a hotel of the same name — Hotel Bel-Air. Celebrities Farrah Fawcett and Lee Major exchanged vows here in 1973, and more recently, actress Kate Beckinsale got hitched here to director Len Wiseman in 2004. The Bel-Air offers weddings in its large floral garden along its gorgeous Swan Lake. The culinary team of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck presents an outstanding wedding feast of Spanish- and Italian-influenced California cuisine. Check out more hotel options in Los Angeles on trivago.
3. Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner: Hotel Parrot Cay by Como (Providenciales, British West Indies)
Hotel Parrot Cay by COMO is a private island resort located tucked away in the Turks and Caicos Islands of the British West Indies. It was here, amidst calm seas and the clearest of skies that actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck were married. Couples can get hitched on the beach in front of the hotel or on one of the property’s high-luxury private villas. For music, many guests opt for a live performance of the Caribbean Ripsaw genre (native to the region). The rooms of the hotels are romantically furnished with four-poster beds draped in delicate, white voilesoft cotton and private, sun-drenched verandas.
4. John Krasinski & Emily Blunt: Hotel Villa d’Este (Cernobbio, Como, Italy)
On the splendid Lake Como in Italy, not far from George Clooney’s private residence, The Office comedic actor John Krasinski married British actress Emily Blunt in the 16th century villa, Hotel Villa d’Este. The day before the celebration, the couple’s family and close friends (such as celebrity guests Matt Damon and Meryl Streep) were invited to a boat tour of the enchanting area (a favorite spot for lovers and poets). Exquisite antiques, marble bathrooms, fine art, and the most romantic lake views contribute to the beauty that is Villa d’Este. See here for more hotels in Lake Como.
5. Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas: The Plaza Hotel (New York, NY)
Leave it to Catherine and Michael to throw the classiest of wedding celebrations at the iconic Plaza Hotel in New York. The hotel, nestled beside Central Park on 5th Ave., hosted 350 guests in this celebrity wedding back in 2000. Among them were Hollywood celebrities Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and Steven Spielberg. Weddings at The Plaza are celebrated in the 4,800-square-foot, iconic Grand Ballroom or in the stunningly-lit Terrace Room — both adorned with exquisite French detail, designer crystal chandeliers, and Renaissance-style paintings across the ceilings. For New York hotels that are slightly less pricey, see here.
6. Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel: Borgo Egnanzia (Fasano, Italy)
Borgo Egnanzia lies in the small Italian region of Puglia in the south. It was here, in this ultra-enchanting seaside enclave, modeled after a traditional Apulian village, where singer Justin Timberlake and actress Jessica Biel exchanged vows. Among VIP guests was comedian Jimmy Fallon, who witnessed JT sing a self-penned ballad for his new bride. Visitors to Borgo Egnanzia have the choice of staying in the main court, the central piazza, or in one of the separate villas. We suggest you splurge like a celebrity and order the fireworks show.
7. Robert Redford & Sibylle Szaggars: Louis C. Jacob (Hamburg, Germany)
In a stylish merchant house in Hamburg, Germany, along the bank of the Elbe river, stands Louis C. Jacob — where actor Robert Redford and his German artist girlfriend, Sibylle Szaggars exchanged vows in 2009. With a champagne reception at the famous linden terrace amidst extraordinary floral ornamentation, the bride and groom celebrated an intimate ceremony conducted in German (Redford is fluent in German). The guest rooms are each equipped with fine wooden floors, hand-knitted rugs, and Max Liebermann art collections. Check out less expensive Hamburg hotels here.
8. Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne: The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows (Beverly Hills, CA)
On Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Beverly Hills, surrounded by towering palms and tropical gardens, lies the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows. It was here that rocker Ozzy Osbourne, and his wife, Sharon, renewed their vows on New Year’s Eve 2002/2003. Village People were the musical act of the evening and daughter Kelly accompanied the couple as flower girl. Those looking to get hitched here should check out the Crystal Ballroom — adorned with twinkling chandeliers, golden arches, baby grand pianos, and French doors. The hotel rooms are designed with influences of French Deco, Spanish Colonial, and 1930s/40s/50s Hollywood style — that’s what we call Southern California chic.
9. Kevin Jonas & Danielle Deleasa: Oheka Castle and Estate (Huntington, NY)
The most romantic and historic castle on Long Island, NY was the perfect fairy tale setting for the wedding of Kevin Jonas from the Jonas Brothers and his wife, Danielle Deleasa. The couple exchanged vows back in 2009 at Oheka Castle and Estate, the second largest private residence in the US. It was a fable affair with white flowers showering the venue, romantic mood lighting and even a pair of glass slippers! This French-style chateau from 1914 was remodeled in 2003. Its formal gardens, elegant rooms, outstanding service and award-winning cuisine make it a premier location for ornate weddings. The estate has also been the backdrop of famous films such as Citizen Kane, as well as many other music, television and photo productions.
Which celebrity wedding are you going to recreate for your own special day? For all you mere mortals who can’t afford a 16th century villa on Lake Como, stay tuned because we have a lot more wedding posts coming up! As for Kunis and Kutcher — they’ll be on this list next year.