After four years and two kids together, Nicole Richie and her beau Joel Madden, finally tied the knot in a winter-themed ceremony.
The wedding took place at the home of Nicole’s father, Lionel on Saturday in Beverly Hills. The evening ceremony was attended by approximately 150 people, including family members and close friends of the couple, including Samantha Ronson, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, Ashlee Simpson, Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian.
A surprise guest in attendance: an elephant! A little before 6:00 p.m. bystanders saw an elephant arrived in the Richie’s driveway and was lead into a white tent. Ummm, ok, strange. I guess they must have been going for something there…
Even though the wedding only took place yesterday, ever magazine in existence is trying to publish the first shot of the wedding. Inside sources explain that the couple’s reps have been trying to hammer down a $100,000 deal for a cover story. The couple plans to put that money to good use by donating the large sum to charity!
As originally speculated, Richie’s best friend Masha Gordon served as Maid of Honor and the couple’s daughter Harlow was the flowe girl. It’s unclear what their son Sparrow contributed to the wedding– Maybe he held the rings?
The couple apparently chose a winter theme because, “Nicole is obsessed with the season,” according to a Richie insider. Another pal explained, “They wanted an Old Hollywood, glamorous feel to their wedding. Nicole wanted a memorable, elegant affair for only their closest friends and family on their special day.”
We can’t wait to see the pics to see if Nicole achieved her goal!
Looks like two of her guests had a blast according to their Twitter feeds– Richie’s longtime friend Khloe Kardashian tweeted from the nuptials: “I love weddings!” Later that, errrr, morning Joel’s brother Josh Madden tweeted with glee, “The stuff of which memories are made.”
The newlyweds officially announced their engagement in February. Nicole celebrated her bachelorette party with close friends, including Christina Aguilera and Samantha Ronson in September in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Congratulations kids! Make it last, no one likes taking bets on how long a marriage will last!