The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is Saturday (May 19). The guest list includes 600 people, and about 2,500 of the public will stand on the grounds of Windsor Castle during the ceremony. With all the coverage around the big day, from the organic lemon and elderflower cake to the wildflower bouquets, EBONY decided to reminisce on some of our favorite celebrity weddings.
The “Goodies” singer, 32, and the NFL quarterback, 29, wed at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England, in front of more than 100 family and friends on July 6, 2016.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion and the Reddit co-founder married on Nov. 16, 2017, in New Orleans in front of A-list celebrity guests, including Kim Kardashian West, Anna Wintour and Beyoncé.
The Real co-host wed the Fox news correspondent on May 15, 2011, in Napa Valley after dating for almost six years.
The singer/songwriter and the hip-hop producer announced their engagement in May 2010 while Keys was pregnant with their first child, Egypt. They tied the knot a few months later at a ceremony on the French island of Corsica.
Remy served six years in prison for an assault and married Papoose in May 2008 while incarcerated. The Bronx rapper was released from prison in August 2014, and her husband made sure to give her the dream wedding she missed out on. The pair married on Dec. 17, 2015, at the Aria Wedding and Banquet Hall in Connecticut in front of some of hip-hop’s biggest stars, including Fat Joe, Ice-T and Cardi B.
The Grammy-Award winning songwriter and the producer tied the knot in a Coming to America-themed ceremony on April 4, 2014. Their wedding aired on Bravo in the five-part spin-off reality series, Kandi’s Wedding, shortly after.
The actress and former Clean House host married the electrical engineer on May 28, 2011, at the Church Estate Vineyard in Malibu.
The Being Mary Jane star, 45, wed the NBA superstar, 36, at Chateau Artisan, a moated castle in Miami on August 20, 2014.
The actress married the Hollywood executive and preacher on June 16, 2012, at Triunfo Creek Winery in Malibu, California. The happy couple revealed that they remained celibate until their marriage. They co-wrote the New York Times bestselling book, The Wait, about their personal love story and how waiting until marriage to have intercourse can allow you to find the one.
The Grammy-Award winning singer married the director on Nov. 16, 2014, in New Orleans in an untraditional winter white-themed ceremony in which the couple rode bikes to the venue, and Knowles wore a wedding-day jumpsuit and cape.
The royal wedding will take place at 7 a.m. EDT at St George’s Chapel. You can get live updates of the events leading up to the ceremony on Telegraph.co.uk.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.