Nicole Richie marries Joel Madden in LA wedding

The guest list was bursting with A-listers, as reality TV star and daughter of singing sensation Lionel Richie wed the gorgeous Good Charlotte frontman, Joel Madden.

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With 130 guests, including Gwen Stefani, Samantha Ronson and Quincy Morris, celeb-couple Nicole Richie and Joel Madden borrowed father-of-the bride Lionel Richie’s Beverley Hills mansion to host their December 2010 wedding.


Never shy of spending a dime or two, the Simple Life star is rumoured to have worn a $20,000 Marchesa wedding dress, which she chose over a Chanel number (we wouldn’t mind having a choice like that).

The pair exchanged rings by Neil Lane during their winter-themed wedding, before inviting guests to feast on butternut squash ravioli, filet mignon, truffle mushrooms risotto and seared ahi tuna – yummy.

Run-DMC rapper Rev Run (who is also a practising minister) was said to have married the couple, while their two-year-old daughter, Harlow, played the role of flower girl.

Following in the footsteps of RusKat, the couple invited a trained elephant called Tai to be part of their ceremony (no man-eating tigers were thought to be present, though).

Despite speculation, Paris Hilton was nowhere to be seen, while Nicole’s (new) best friend Masha Gordon was chosen as maid of honour.

The couple are rumoured to have sold their wedding photos to a US magazine for $100,000, which they are apparently donating to charity.

Kim Kardashian and Christina Aguilera were also thought to have received invites but due to work commitments were unable to attend.


Nicole and Joel have been together for four years and also have a one-year-old son called Sparrow.