Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise: November 18, 2006
The $2 million price tag—including $900,000 for guest airfare to the 15th century Odescalchi Castle outside of Rome and $180,000 for 300 bottles of wine—may not be a staggering number by celeb-nuptial standards, but the guest list (which included John Travolta, Steven Spielberg, and Victoria Beckham) had a particularly unusual addition: Scientology leader David Miscavige, who served as Cruise’s best man during the 20-minute “Double Ring” Scientology ceremony, which was reportedly capped off by a three-minute kiss. Afterward, Andrea Bocelli serenaded the couple, Mark Ronson deejayed, and the guests enjoyed a 15-minute firework display.
Photography by Tim Walker
Styled by Jacob Kjeldgaard