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Summer 2013's Hottest Celebrity Weddings

Caroline Langella |
September 12, 2013 | 7:26 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

While you were soaking up the summer sun for the past three months, these celebs were busy picking out (or hiring someone to pick out) flowers, guest lists, color schemes, and venues to make their special day a star-studded event. Here are some of the hottest celebrity weddings of the summer:

Kimmel wedding (Twitpic)
Kimmel wedding (Twitpic)

Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney

The late-night talk show host married Molly McNearney, his long-time girlfriend and co-head writer at "Jimmy Kimmel Live",  on July 13 in Ojai, California. As every celebrity wedding should be, it was attended by many of Kimmel's high-profile friends, including Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Anisten, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, and Howard Stern.

Also in attendance was "Precious" actress Gabourey Sidibe, who played a prank on Kimmel by showing up in a wedding dress and, to everyone's surprise, walking down the aisle!    

Kimmel proposed to McNearney in 2012, while they were vacationing in South Africa. This is the first marriage for McNearney and the second for Kimmel, who has two children from his previous marriage to Gina Kimmel, which ended in 2002.


Berry's dress (Jenny Packham- Facebook)
Berry's dress (Jenny Packham- Facebook)

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez

After her divorce from second husband (Eric Benet) in 2005, the "Cloud Atlas" actress swore that she'd never walk down the aisle again. But, to her surprise, she finally gave in to love and said "I do" to boyfriend of 3 years, Olivier Martinez. The couple tied the knot on July 13, the same day as Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney.

The ceremony took place at Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France, and apparently had a small guest list of approximately 60 people. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a celebratory dinner, followed by fireworks and dancing.

Berry and Martinez are expecting their first child later this year. This will be Berry's second child, as she is already a mom to 5 year old Nahla, her daughter with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.



Ferguson + Mikita (Pinterest)
Ferguson + Mikita (Pinterest)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita

 This longtime couple finally "tied the knot" in New York City on July 20th. The pair had over 200 guests that included Ferguson's "Modern Family" co-stars Ty Burell, Eric Stonestreet, and Julie Bowen as well as friends Jerry O' Connell, Zachary Quinto, and many more. According to US Weekly, guests partied into the early morning and Jesse and Justin "couldn't keep their hands off each other and were kissing every chance they got."    

Instead of wedding gifts, the couple asked that guests donate to the marriage equality charity "Tie The Knot", in hopes that other same-sex couples will win equal rights in their states.


Avril Lavigne (Twitpic)
Avril Lavigne (Twitpic)

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger

The "Here's to Never Growing Up" singer exchanged vows with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger July 1 in a small ceremony near Cannes, France. Lavigne, being the rock star that she is, went the nontraditional way, wearing a black Monique Lhuillier gown and carrying a bouquet of black flowers. The wedding was part of a crazy celebration for the couple and their guests, lasting 3 days!   

Lavigne and Kroeger got engaged last August after only a month of dating. This reflects the couple's motto (and matching tattoos), "Vivre le moment présent", (live in the moment). It looks like their vows are only the start of a wild future for this rock star pair.


Myers and Ashe (Twitpic)
Myers and Ashe (Twitpic)

Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe

Barely making it into the Summer Wedding category, the former "SNL" star (and soon to be "Late Night" host!) married longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe on September 1. A guest list of around 150 saw this adorable couple wed on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The whole SNL crew was there, including Kristen Wiig, Lorne Michaels, Fred Armisen, Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Jimmy Fallon, and many more. Actors such as Olivia Wilde, Ali Larter, Rashida Jones, and Allison Willams were also in attendance.        

Meyers and Ashe became engaged only 3 months ago, back in July. While this seems like a quick turnaround, they have been dating for several years, and it is clear that they were just waiting for the perfect timing. With Meyer's new job as the host of "Late Night", his schedule should be less hectic, giving him more time to spend with his new wife.



Be on the lookout for more celeb weddings this year!
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudekis
Jennifer Anisten and Justin Theroux
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac
Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards


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