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7 magnificently pricey celebrity weddings

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7 magnificently pricey celebrity weddings

The rich and famous do not have the luxury of a simple wedding.

The pressures of high-profile careers, the heat of the public spotlight and occasionally the temptation to exploit one of life's most private moments for profit have turned the celebrity wedding into a cause celebre in its own right.

"When your neighbor is getting married, you don't really care. But when Kim Kardashian gets married, you're reading about it everywhere, and you want to know what she's wearing, what the colors are, who's planning it," says Sasha Souza, a celebrated California-based celebrity wedding planner and author of "Signature Sasha: Magnificent Weddings by Design."

Souza says the key to pulling off a perfect multimillion-dollar moment involves integrating the public and private wishes of the celebrity couple.

"Living in that kind of a spotlight continually is a different person than the person who wants to plan a great wedding," she says. "There is a pressure to plan a wedding that not only reflects who they are as a couple but will also be seen as a trendsetting style event."

From Kim Kardashian to Sir Elton John, we'll follow the money as Souza critiques seven of the most fabulous nuptials of the 21st century.


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