Year in Review 2011: Celebrity Weddings and Engagements

2011 was a big year for celebs walking down the aisle.

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2011 was a year of dozens of big celebrity weddings, but none was bigger than the British royal wedding — not even a certain Kardashian affair. Prince William married Kate Middleton, now better known as the Duchess of Cambridge, on April 29 in a fittingly stately affair at Westminster Abbey. Click for more of 2011's celebrity weddings and engagements.
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If Will and Kate's marriage was 2011's most famous, then Kim and Kris' was easily the year's most infamous. Just 72 days after their over-the-top multimillion-dollar wedding, Kim Kardashian filed divorce papers.
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One-time Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and American heiress Nancy Shevell celebrated their low-key October wedding with fans outside a London registry office. The marriage is McCartney's third and Shevell's second.
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Tara Reid got married suddenly in Greece in August — or did she? "We were never really married," she told TMZ months later. According to The Huffington Post, her supposed husband was just angling for a green card.
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Funnyman Robin Williams got hitched for the third time this October. The 60-year-old Oscar winner wed graphic designer Susan Schneider at a Napa Valley resort. Williams has five kids.
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Sorry ladies, but this jokester is off the market, too. Seth Rogen married his long-time girlfriend, writer Lauren Miller. The 50/50 star celebrated his nuptials with his friends, including Jonah Hill, Adam Sandler and Paul Rudd.
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Royalty buffs looking for more wedding hubbub months after Will and Kate tied the knot turned their sights to Prince Albert II of Monaco, who wed Charlene Wittstock in July.
Former "Dancing with the Stars" winner and co-host Brooke Burke exchanged vows with David Charvet in August on a boat in the Caribbean with their kids in tow. Aww.
EMPTY_CAPTION"Sing Off" host Nick Lachey and "True Beauty" host Vanessa Minnillo tied the knot July 15 on Necker Island. Cameras caught it all on tape for a TLC wedding special.
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Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz pulled off a Tinsel Town rarity: a secret wedding. The former James Bond and one-time Blanche DuBois of "A Streetcar Named Desire" wed in New York in front of just four people, People reported.
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DJ and producer Mark Ronson wed French model Josephine de La Baume in the south of France in an elaborate, fashion-forward ceremony. Ronson produced Amy Winehouse's classic "Back To Black" album and was good friends with the late singer.
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Feud-prone British pop singer Lily Allen wed boyfriend Sam Cooper in an English countryside village, June 11.
Country darling Shania Twain wed Frederic Thiebaud after both of their exes left them — for each other. Talk about making lemonade out of lemons.
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Two A-list superstars' now-famous exes married each other this year. Halle Berry's musician ex-hubby Eric Benet popped the question to entrepreneur Manuela Testolini, Prince's ex-wife, after performing a song he wrote for her, People reported.
Dallas Cowboy Tony Romo and former TV reporter and beauty queen Candice Crawford married in May to the delight of guests like Troy Aikman and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. In October, Romo announced that he and his wife were expecting a child soon, the New York Daily News reported.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Lost in Translation" director Sofia Coppola tied the knot with rocker boyfriend Thomas Mars at the Coppola family's southern Italian villa in Bernalda.
Reese Witherspoon got hitched to talent agent Jim Toth on March 26. Among those at the wedding were Witherspoon's two kids from her previous marriage to Ryan Phillippe.
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Kiss bassist Gene Simmons finally tied the knot with his girlfriend of 28 years, former Playboy Playmate Shannon Tweed, in a ceremony bound for none other than, you guessed it, the couple's reality show.
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Former "90210" actress Shannen Doherty wed Kurt Iswarienko at a friend's Malibu, Calif. estate — and in reigning celebrity fashion, the nuptials were slated to be broadcast as part of the couple's reality show, Us Weekly reported.
Model Molly Sims is off the market after she tied the knot with producer Scott Stuber at a vineyard in Napa, Calif. The guest list included A-list stars like Fergie and her hubby Josh Duhamel, as well as Vince Vaughn.
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David Lauren, son of fashion giant Ralph Lauren, and Lauren Bush, model and niece of former president George W. Bush, wed in Colorado. Wedding weekend activities included a picnic, softball game and post-wedding rodeo. As for the tricky surname situation, Lauren goes by Lauren Bush-Lauren.
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Designer and "Project Runway" regular Michael Kors and longtime beau Lance LePere tied the knot in the Hamptons. "To marry someone as wonderful and special to me as Lance barefoot on a glorious beach is more than I could have dreamed of," the designer said.
EMPTY_CAPTION"The View" got plenty of gossip material when host Sherri Shepherd wed television writer Lamar Sally on Aug. 13. Shepherd’s six-year-old son walked her down the aisle.
Just a day earlier, Shepherd's "View" co-host Joy Behar married Steve Janowitz, her boyfriend of 29 — yep, 29 — years.
Kate Moss walked down the aisle with rocker Jamie Hince in a small ceremony in England's Cotswalds. The bride wore a dress designed by the now-controversial John Galliano, who has long considered the 37-year-old model his muse.
Fox News anchor Jenna Lee got hitched to Navy SEAL Leif Babin on a ranch in Wimberley, Texas. The pair kept the reception simple, dining on hamburgers, sliders, sweet potato fries, pan de campo (the state's official bread) and cupcakes.
Tiger Woods' former mistress Rachel Uchitel finally settled down — maybe — with an impulsive Vegas wedding to younger boyfriend Matt Hahn after another friend's ceremony.
Marie Osmond and her first hubby, Stephen Craig, are giving married life another go. Osmond wore her original gown to the Las Vegas nuptials on May 4. The pair, who has one son together, first wed in 1982 and divorced three years later.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Ryan Piers Williams on a Monday night in "an intimate setting amongst close friends and family," Ferrera's rep said. The bride, 27, wore an Amsale gown and Fred Leighton earrings.
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Grammy-nominated R&B singer Amerie had just "1 Thing" to say to former Columbia Records executive Lenny Nicholson: "I do." People magazine reported that the bride wore a Monique Lhullier gown in her West Indian wedding.
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Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher tied the knot with his longtime publicist girlfriend Sara MacDonald. The pair wed in a national park in southern England, where comedian Russell Brand gave a speech, The Guardian reported. Noel's estranged brother was nowhere to be found.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Easy Rider" Peter Fonda, 71, and his girlfriend Parky DeVogelaere, 57, got hitched in Hawaii on Father's Day. This is Peter's third marriage.
EMPTY_CAPTION"Twilight" star Nikki Reed and "American Idol" singer Paul McDonald got engaged this year and then wed in October at a Malibu ranch.
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Daredevil motocross rider Travis Pastrana, star of MTV's "Nitro Circus," performed his best trick yet in June: publicly proposing to pro skateboarder Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins. Pastrana interrupted the show's announcer during a motocross event in June to propose to Hawkins. Their wedding in San Diego was a more private affair.
R&B star Keyshia Cole married longtime boyfriend and Cleveland Cavalier Daniel Gibson. "It's OFFICIAL!!!!! #Done & #TrulyBlessed," Gibson wrote on Twitter. He also shared a photo from the pair's big day.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"American Pie" and "American Beauty" star Mena Suvari married producer Simone Sestito in a Vatican City church on June 26, People magazine reported.
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Actress and "Shedding for the Wedding" host Sara Rue married Kevin Price on May 21 in Pacific Palisades, Calif., People magazine reported. Rue, who shed over 50 pounds in the last year, told the magazine she still intended to eat cake at her wedding. "Tiny slivers!" she said.
Sarah Palin's oldest son Track Palin wed his high school sweetheart Britta Hanson — the two are shown in the middle of this family photo — on an Alaska mountaintop. "Our families couldn't be happier!" the couple's relatives told People. The two intend to have a larger ceremony this winter, when family and friends from the Lower 48 can attend.
Another country music couple said their "I do's" as singers Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton wed on May 14 in Texas, Us Weekly reported. The pair married in front of an audience of over 500 people — among them Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Dierks Bentley. "I'm married to my best friend!" Lambert told the magazine afterward.
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Former "Sister, Sister" star Tamera Mowry married Fox News correspondent Adam Housley in Napa Valley on May 15. The two got engaged last June after dating for several years. "I feel so lucky to have this beautiful day marrying my best friend," Mowry told People about her new husband.
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Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill married Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge in an intimate wedding in California, People reported. The bride wore a strapless Vera Wang gown with layers of lace and and chiffon, while the groom donned a Gucci suit.
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Singer LeAnn Rimes and actor Eddie Cibrian married in California April 22, People magazine reported. The two starred in the 2009 Lifetime movie "Northern Lights" together.
Rob Schneider married longtime girlfriend Patricia Azarcoya Arce in a private ceremony, the actor's rep told E! News. "It was the happiest day of my life," Schneider said in a statement.
When Canadian crooner Michael Buble wed Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato in a brief civil ceremony in Buenos Aires, the Grammy-winning singer and his new bride weren't planning on stopping there: They also followed with a full ceremony of 300 guests at a mansion outside Buenos Aires, succeeded by a third wedding in Vancouver.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Cheers" and "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammar married British flight attendant Kayte Walsh on Feb. 25 in New York City, People magazine reported. It is the actor's fourth marriage. The couple was married at the Longacre Theatre, where Grammer appeared in the gender-bending Broadway musical "La Cage aux Folles."
Former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star James Marsters and girlfriend Patricia Rahman tied the knot in Los Angeles on Jan. 14.
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Call it a union of two iconic British sports. Accomplished equestrian Zara Phillips married rugby player Mike Tindall on July 30 after Zara's cousin Prince Harry introduced them.
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Carlos Santana wed drummer Cindy Blackman in Maui. The 62-year old guitar hero proposed to Blackman, 50, on stage at a concert in Tinley Park, Ill., on July 9. "Being in love is a gift from the universe, and the spirit and vibrations that come with it are infinitely powerful," Santana told MTV.
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Kellie Pickler, the fifth-season “American Idol” star, wed songwriter Kyle Jacobs on a private Caribbean island on New Year’s Day. "He's such a man of God, and that's so important," Pickler told Us Weekly back in August.
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British heiress Petra Ecclestone wed her boyfriend James Stunt on August 27 in a lavish ceremony in Rome attended by royalty — not to mention many more heiresses.
Former "Alias" star Michael Vartan wed Lauren Skaar in Newport Beach, Calif., this year — two years after the pair met at a Whole Foods.
So who might be getting married next year? Possibly some of the many celebrities who popped the question — or had the question popped to them — this year. Actress Kaley Cuoco is engaged to Josh "Lazie" Resnik; he proposed to the "Big Bang Theory" star "during a quiet date night at home," Cuoco's rep told People magazine.
Kate Hudson is engaged to Muse's Matthew Bellamy, and Matt Lauer broke the news! While promoting her new movie, "Something Borrowed," the "Today" show host noticed a ring on Kate's left hand. Confirming her engagement for the first time, Hudson said, "I haven't really announced it, I was waiting for someone to notice."
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Former "Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz and publicist gal pal Elycia Marie Turnbow got engaged, People reported, in a strange turnaround from their tumult earlier this year. Turnbow had alleged in a police report that Muniz held a gun to her head during a fight, and Muniz claimed she hit him in the face.
Ricki Lake is getting hitched for the second time. The ex-talk show host and "Hairspray" star tweeted her "happy news" along with a photo of herself and her soon-to-be hubby Christian Evans. Lake has two sons from a previous marriage.
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Elizabeth Hurley was all smiles on the links with her fiance, cricket player Shane Warne, just after news broke of the pair's engagement. Warne reportedly proposed over dinner the night before, to the applause of others in the restaurant, and gave Hurley a stunning sapphire ring.
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What a pair! Funnyman David Cross and longtime girlfriend Amber Tamblyn are engaged. Tamblyn, 28, is known for her TV roles in "Joan of Arcadia" and "House," while Cross, 47, is known for his never-nude wannabe actor role on the cult sitcom "Arrested Development."
EMPTY_CAPTION"American Idol" winner Lee Dewyze is getting hitched. The 25-year-old crooner popped the question to model-actress Jonna Walsh on a private yacht at Disney World, People reported. The pair met when DeWyze cast Walsh to star in his music video for "Sweet Serendipity."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Saved by the Bell" alum Zach Morris — er, we mean Mark-Paul Gosselaar — will wed ad exec Catriona McGinn. In May, Gosselaar wrapped up his divorce from Lisa Ann Russell, the mother of his two young children.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Melrose Place" bombshell Heather Locklear appeared to be giving marriage another shot when she became engaged to Jack Wagner, her boyfriend since 2007 — but in November they called off the wedding. Locklear previously walked the aisle with rockers Tommy Lee and Richie Sambora.
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Sara Ramirez of “Grey’s Anatomy” got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Ryan Debolt. According to her rep, their engagement “took place in Paris, France, on June 17." How romantic!
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No magic potions or spells here, folks — this is old fashioned love. Jamie Campbell Bower told The Daily that he's engaged to fellow Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright. The two have been coy about their courtship, but Campbell is all smiles. "I'm very happy," he told The Daily.
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Former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant and "Clean House" host Niecy Nash wed electrical engineer babe Jay Tucker May 28 in Malibu, Calif. Sherri Shepherd of "The View" and actress Holly Robinson-Peete were in attendance, E! News reported.
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Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott is sharing more than "Just a Kiss" with drummer beau Chris Tyell — they're getting hitched! Tyell popped the question over Fourth of July weekend in Tennessee, the pair told People magazine.
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Former "Dexter" star Julie Benz is engaged to her boyfriend of four years, Rich Orosco, her rep told Us Weekly. Orosco, a marketing executive, surprised Julie afterward with a "pop-up Mexican fiesta" attended by 60 of their closest friends and family. "I can't believe that none of my friends leaked the surprise," Benz said.
Rosanna Arquette will wed for the fourth time — this time to her boyfriend Todd Morgan, Radar Online reports. The actress, older sister of actors David Arquette and Patricia Arquette, was previously married to director/composer Tony Greco, to composer James Newton Howard and to John Sidel, with whom she has a daughter.
British actress Carey Mulligan and Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford were childhood pen pals — and now, they're getting hitched. "They're a great couple," a friend told Us Weekly. "Very sweet."
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Professional ballroom dancer and "Dancing with the Stars" performer Karina Smirnoff and Detroit Tiger Brad Penny had planned to wed Jan. 21, 2012, in the Caribbean — but after postponing the nuptials to accommodate their busy lifestyles, they called it off entirely, according to E! Online.
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Though he may be playing the Man of Steel, Henry Cavill proved he had a tender heart by proposing to equine athlete and Olympic hopeful Ellen Whitaker. Cavill popped the question while the two Brits were on a trip to Hollywood. "It was such a surprise, and I am so happy," Whitaker said.
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Neil Patrick Harris and his long-time fiancé David Burtka have been wearing engagement rings for years, just waiting for U.S. law to catch up with them so they can legally marry. As soon as New York state recognized gay couples' right to wed June 24, the pair — already parents to infant twins — confirmed they'll be walking down the aisle in no time.
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Carrie Ann Inaba got quite the surprise during a guest hosting gig on "Live With Regis and Kelly." The "Dancing with the Stars" judge's boyfriend Jesse Sloan proposed to his sweetheart on-air. She said yes and slipped on the 2½-carat diamond solitaire ring.
Looks like we found out what Emma Bunton, formerly known as Baby Spice, really really wants — an engagement ring! The 35-year -old former Spice Girl tweeted, "Yahoooo I'm engaged!" along with a photo of her ring. Her fiancé, Jade Jones, is a former boy band singer and chef.
Former "Full House" star Jodie Sweetin and the father of her five-month-old are engaged. Morty Coyle popped the question at Sweetin's 29th birthday party. "It was a complete surprise," Sweetin told People. "We are just thrilled, and I am in shock still!"
Actress Amy Smart is engaged to TLC's "Trading Spaces" handyman Carter Oosterhouse, People announced. The couple began dating last November, and it's been smooth sailing since. And bonus for Amy? She'll know who to go to for those home improvement projects.
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Jack Osbourne is engaged. The filmmaker son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne will tie the knot with actress Lisa Stelly, Us magazine reported.
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Criss Angel's next death-defying stunt? Marriage. The Illusionist is engaged to gal pal Sandra Gonzalez, whom Angel met on the set of his A&E show "Mindfreak" four years ago, People reported.
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