The average cost of a wedding in the UK has rocketed to £27,161, which is more than many people make in a whole year. But celebrities frequently blow that budget out of the water, shelling out obscene amounts of money to celebrate their nuptials in total style. Here are five of the most extravagant celebrity weddings…

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

The couple did their best to keep the details of the ceremony private, but their stunning $1 million wedding in Malibu hit the headlines due to its extravagance. Four bands, a gospel choir, fireworks and as many as 50,000 flowers made sure this was one of the top celebrity weddings of our time.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

The now-President’s daughter wed Jared Kushner in a ceremony costing an estimated $1 million. With 500 guests, a breath-taking 13-layer Sylvia Weinstock cake and wedding planning by renowned Preston Bailey, it was never going to be a tame affair. The bride wore a custom Vera Wang dress costing $50,000.

Madonna and Guy Richie

The legendary singer and the Snatch filmmaker married in 2000, shelling out $1.5 million on their big day. Madonna’s Stella McCartney dress cost a reported $80,000, and the Scottish castle they booked for their ceremony and reception won’t have come cheap either. The couple may have called it a day in 2008, but their wedding will live on in the history books!

Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman

The “Dirty” songstress and the music producer are sadly no longer a happy couple, but they certainly were when they tied the knot in 2005. Their lavish sunset wedding in Napa Valley in California took place near a forest and cost an estimated $2 million. Christina’s favourite month is December, and so she had Michael Gapinski -a top wedding planner – deck out the reception in a beautiful winter landscape, bringing in hundreds of birch trees, white hydrangeas, amaryllis, roses and branches. Christina’s wedding dress was designed by Christian Lacroix.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

If you thought $2 million was a lot to spend on a wedding, welcome to Kim and Kanye’s Florence nuptials – a mind-blowing affair that’s estimated to have cost a whopping $12 million. The venue itself cost over $400K and $500K was splashed out on Kim’s dress. Meanwhile, Kanye ordered a 230ft marble table for the reception, costing a cool $478,000.

At Hawaiian Shirt Photography, we can’t claim to have photographed weddings on this scale, but we’re sure they would have made for some truly amazing photographs! For a quote for wedding photography or wedding videography, contact us today. Our experienced wedding photographers are on hand to capture the very best moments from your big day on camera.