Celebrities may have the means to embark on the ultimate fairytale wedding, but they do not always have what it takes to make the marriage last. While some audiences are impressed by such lavish lifestyles, others prefer something a bit out of the ordinary. From getting married underwater while surrounded by sharks to having three different wedding guest lists, here are some of the world’s most extravagant and bizarre weddings.
10. Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky
Elizabeth Taylor and her eighth and final husband, Larry Fortensky, were married in 1991 at Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch. The wedding cost between approximately one point five million and two million dollars with Taylor’s dress priced at twenty-five thousand dollars. Approximately one hundred and sixty guests attended the lavish wedding, including Nancy Reagan, Eddie Murphy, Quincy Jones, Macaulay Culkin and Liza Minnelli. The couple split in 1995 after five years of marriage.
9. Liza Minnelli and David Gest
Although their marriage only lasted sixteen months, Liza Minnelli married producer David Gest in 2002 at New York's Marble Collegiate Church. The wedding cost approximately 3.5 million dollars and Michael Jackson served as best man. Natalie Cole was part of fifty-four acts that took place during the ceremony when she sang the song Unforgettable as Minnelli walked down the aisle. Guests were served vintage champagne and a twelve tier wedding cake.