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Wedding Mania: Kardashian, Hudson and Simpson

Bring on the celebrity weddings! Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson, Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy, and Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are all getting hitched!

The first couple to walk down the aisle is Kim and Kris, who are reportedly inviting more than 500 guests to their picturesque Montecito, Calif. location on August 20.


The reality star is said to have two Vera Wang dresses for the big day, one for the ceremony and reception. St. Pucchi designer Rani Totman speculates Kim K's gown could have crystal beading, jeweled straps and sweep train, similar to the St. Pucchi dress Totman picked out, which costs around $8,000.

Making her trip down the aisle for the second time, Jessica Simpson claims she's no bridezilla. Rani chose a $2,000 mermaid style gown made of silk chiffon, with a jeweled bodice and sweetheart neckline, saying, "I thought of Jessica Simpson when I designed this dress. Even though she lives in Hollywood, she's still a Southern belle."

Recognizing Kate Hudson's "amazing bohemian style," Totman predicts the new mom will wear a gown similar to the $3,750 St. Pucchi Alencon Lace mermaid dress with a plunging "V" front neckline and slit open back, with a satin sash tied at the waist.

Wedding Channel editor Amy Eisinger believes Hudson's second wedding "might be a bit smaller, a little more intimate."

Another celebrity mom to soon say "I do" is Natalie Portman, who is engaged to her "Black Swan" choreographer Benjamin Millepied. Eisinger said, "Natalie and Benjamin have had trouble picking where they will want the ceremony to happen... whether they want it to happen in Israel or they want it to happen here in the states."

But since the couple just celebrated the birth of their first child together, Eisinger added, "I wouldn't be surprised if Natalie decided to include a few baby items on her registry."

For more information, visit StPucchi.com and AnaisCollezioni.com

Top 10 Most Expensive Celebrity Weddings

#10 David and Victoria Beckham

July 1999 Cost: $800,000 A wedding fit for royalty. Married in a castle near Dublin, the "royal" atmosphere included red velvet thrones, a spectacular fireworks display, and of course, a bridal gown and jewelry fit for a queen.

#8 Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

November 2006 Cost: $2 million The TomKat wedding was a media spectacle that took place in Italy's 15th century Odescalchi Castle outside of Rome. The entire wedding party wore Giorgio Armani, and guests dined on a five-course while opera singer Andrea Boccelli performed.

#9 Donald Trump and Melania Knauss

January 2005 Cost: $1 million The real estate mogul and his model wife spared no expense. The bride's Christian Dior gown took approximately 1,000 hours to make. Each of the 500 guests was shuttled by personal drivers.

#7 Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar

March 2007 Cost: $2.5 million The model married the Indian businessman in a celebration that spanned 8 days and two continents. The British ceremony was held in the medieval Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire. Festivites moved to India where the couple again wed in a traditional Hindu ceremony held in Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur.

#6 Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

June 2002 Cost: $3 million The star-studded extravaganza included a pageant, grand feast and dazzling fireworks. An Indian-themed reception with lavish flowers, and a million-dollar designer gown to topped it all off.

#5 Selma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault

April 2009 Estimated Cost: $3 million The actress and her French billionaire tied the knot in Venice. She wore a Balenciaga gown with a traditional veil, and held a bouquet of orchids and stephanotis with crystals. The festivities began with a carnival-style masked ball and ended with a lavish reception.

#4 Liza Minelli and David Gest

March 2002 Cost: $3.5 million The Oscar-winner and producer said "I do" at Manhattan's Collegiate Church.Best man was Michael Jackson, maid of honor was Elizabeth Taylor. The guests were treated to a 6-foot, 12-tier wedding cake, and were entertained by Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder and Natalie Cole.

#4 Wayne Rooney and Colleen McLaughlin

June 2008 Estimated cost: $15 million The wedding of television soccer pro Wayne Rooney to Colleen McLaughlin took place in one of the most romantic places in the world, Portofino, Italy, with a four-day celebration on a yacht with 64 guests flown in by private jets. The couple served pizza at the reception!

#2 Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco

April 1956 Estimated Cost: $ unknown Every little girl's fairytale come true. The entire Monegasque population of over 3,000 was in attendance. The gown was hand made, decorated with over 800,000 sequins and 1,500 rhinestones and pearls. The Prince created a perfume in honor of his wife, and designed his own uniform that would be worn only that special day.

#1 Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia

November 2006 Cost: $78 million The world's most expensive wedding to date is that of Vanisha Mittal (daughter of billionaire Lakshmi Mittal) and investment banker Armit Bhatia. The wedding was held at a 17th-century chateau in France. Ceremonies went on for five days, and with over 100 dishes prepared. The 1,000 guests received a 20-page silver book invitation. The wine tab alone was a whopping $1.5 million.