If you had an unlimited budget for your wedding flowers, what would you do, besides hyperventilating and jumping up and down with glee?!?
With the Kayne & Kim show last week in Florence, the team got talking back-of-house about the biggest weddings they have worked on, and what they would do with celebrity wedding budgets the likes of Tom Cruise (marriage 1, 2 & 3), Kim Kardashian (marriage 1 & 2) and Donald Trump (we’ve lost count of how many).
Delving into the topic, it turns out the majority of online ‘exposes’ about celebrity weddings are heavily focused on the DRESS. Closely followed by the CAKE. The flowers may have set them back five figures or more, but do you think there are oodles of official shots showing great close ups of the floral arrangements? Someone needs to have a stern word with the wedding papparazi!
What’s clear, however, is the old adage, “money doesn’t necessarily buy taste”, rung true in many cases.
Our sleuth work on celebrity and billionaire wedding flowers uncovered an inordinant number of decadent, extravagant, and rather “outlandish” wedding flower choices, alongside stylish and deliciously delectable wedding flowers by equally famous and/or wealthy brides and grooms.
Each to their own. We’ll let you be the judge!
VICTORIA AND DAVID BECKHAM: FLORAL BACKDROP
Not quite the ‘floral wall’ of Kim and Kayne’s more recent nuptuials, but we are sure there were MANY eleborate floral arrangements dotted around the castle that we don’t have photo access to. A special mention goes to the stategically placed basket of firewood and immaculately organised bookshelves.
KIM KARDASHIAN & KAYNE WEST: FLORAL BACKDROP
Apparantly Kim was looking to Will and Kate’s wedding for inspiration this time round for her Florence tying of the knot to baby daddy Kayne West. A six metre wall of white peonies and roses – extremely extravagant, extremely exquisite. She took quite a different approach to her first wedding, which boasted a classic meets modern, black and white theme, or shall we say, a little bit flashier, a little bit more “look at me”.
BLAKE LIVELY BOUQUET: NO WORDS – JUST BEAUTIFUL
HILARY DUFF: UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE
Hilary may not have spent the same on flowers as the likes of Posh Becks or Kim Kardashian, but her style appears to have quite the following on bridal websites and Pinterest boards. Go Hilary!
HUGH HEFNER : CHRISTINE AGUILERA: BRITNEY SPEARS: FLORAL WEDDING ARCHWAYS
Fairytale floral archways for fairytale white weddings…
IVANKA TRUMP EXTRAVAGANZA: DESIGNER OPULENCE
A BIG budget wedding designed by celebrity New York floral stylist Preston Bailey. Traditional. White. Opulent. Lavish. Say no more, this would have cost a BOMB. Is it your cup of tea?
BILLIONAIRE SEAN PARKER: ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’
A woodland wonderland amongst the Redwoods of California’s Big Sur designed by celebrity florist Preston Bailey, including a cool US $300,000 on fresh and silk flower petals covering the aisle. There has been some environmental controversy surrounding the $10 million plus wedding of young Napster-Facebook entrepeuneur, Sean Parker. But you can’t deny the artistic beauty of this unbelievably lavish and imaginative floral styling. One word: WOW.
What would you do with an unlimited budget for your wedding flowers? Happy dreams!
Check out these pics and more on our Celebrity – Billionaire Wedding Flower page on Pinterest.