2018 was a lot of things, but if one thing’s certain, it’s that the year was a big one for love — especially for celebrities. Meghan Markle become Duchess of Susessx when she married Prince Harry, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas had a blowout wedding celebration in India, and Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin secretly tied the knot, just to name a few.
It’s safe to say that 2019 has its work cut out for it. Below, we break down some of the most talked about weddings of 2018.
Meghan Markle & Prince Harry
Who can forget this year’s Royal Wedding? Harry and Meghan became husband and wife on May 19 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. After the two said their vows, they embarked on a procession in a horse-drawn carriage through the town of Windsor. There were two receptions — one for the 600 guests of the congregation from the ceremony at St. George’s Hall, and another, a private celebration hosted by Prince Charles at Frogmore House.
Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas
After getting engaged in July, Chopra and Jonas had a multi-day wedding celebration in Jodhpur, India. Beginning November 30th, the couple was joined by fellow celebrities, their families, and friends for a welcome party, a Mehendi, a Sangeet, a Hindu ceremony, and a Western ceremony. The two said “I Do” at the 26-acre Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur.
Emily Ratajkowski & Sebastian Bear-McClard
The model surprised many when she announced in February that she had wed producer Bear-McClar at a courthouse in New York City. Ratajkowski wore an orange trenchcoat, wide-leg pants, and a black hat with a vail.
Mandy Moore & Taylor Goldsmith
Moore tied the knot with Goldsmith, frontman of the rock band Dawes, in a private wedding ceremony in Los Angeles. The actress wore a pastel pink Rodarte gown and pale pink veil, and several of her This Is Us co-stars — including Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, and Milo Ventimiglia — all attended the November wedding.
Karlie Kloss & Joshua Kushner
Kloss and Kushner were married in a small Jewish ceremony in upstate New York in October. Around 80 guests attended, though the couple reportedly plans to have a larger celebration in the spring.
Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank
Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank followed in Harry and Meghan’s footsteps by exchanging their vows at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The wedding, held on October 12th, saw separate performances from Andrea Bocelli and State Trumpeters from the Band of the Household Cavalry. The Queen also hosted an afternoon reception at Windsor Castle, followed by a more intimate gathering that night at Royal Lodge.
Gwyneth Paltrow & Brad Falchuk
Paltrow wed Falchuk in an intimate, late-September ceremony at a private home in the Hamptons. Cameron Diaz, Steven Spielberg, Rob Lowe, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Downey Jr., and more celebrities were in attendance.
Virginia Williams & Pusha T
The rapper married Williams, his longtime girlfriend, in their hometown of Virginia Beach in July. The couple wanted to maintain “Virginia flare” throughout the ceremony, reception, and even one of Williams’ dresses.
Hailey Baldwin & Justin Bieber
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Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!
Bieber announced his engagement to Baldwin back in July, and PEOPLE reported that the couple said “I Do” in a secret ceremony in New York in September; however, the two didn’t confirm their marriage until November. The pop star captioned a photo of him and Baldwin, “My wife is awesome,” and Baldwin changed her Instagram handle to her married name of Hailey Bieber.
Hilary Swank & Philip Schneider
Secret weddings seemed to be trendy throughout 2018. Swank managed to keep her wedding to Schneider under wraps until after the two exchanged their vows. The woodland ceremony held at California’s Saint Lucia Preserve reflected the couple’s love of nature, and Swank wore an Elie Saab Couture gown comprised of 25 meters of Chantilly lace, eight meters of silk chiffon, and six meters of organza silk.
Laura Prepon & Ben Foster
After welcoming their first child last August, Prepon and Smith tied the knot in a private June wedding.
Amy Schumer & Chris Fischer
Schumer and Fischer got married on February 11 spontaneously, she told Us Weekly. Most of their guests were alerted via text message, but stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Jake Gyllenhaal, Judd Apatow, and Chelsea Handler all ended up attending the Malibu ceremony. The comedian donned a Monique Lhullier gown, and her bridesmaids wore pink dresses and detailed flower crowns.
Chiara Ferragni & Fedez
Ferragni, the fashion designer behind The Blonde Salad, wed rapper Fedez in a lavish Italian wedding on September 1. She wore three Dior Haute Couture gowns throughout the evening, and the house’s creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri was even reportedly in attendance.