As Kendall Jenner and other loyal friends signaled last week when they hit the town with sex toys and phallic sippy cups, the Hailey Bieber–Justin Bieber wedding is nigh. Technically, it’s the pair’s second wedding, though it looks as if this round of nuptials will bear little to no resemblance to last year’s secret courthouse ceremony. Take, for example, the venue: On Sunday night, the Biebers, plus a select crew of family and friends, touched down in South Carolina for a rehearsal dinner at the Montage in Palmetto Bluff—a resort that was once home to no less than 21 plantations, at least one of which was owned by a Confederate commander.
As for the Biebers’ guest list, it’s just as wide-ranging. Among those who attended the rehearsal dinner were the supermodels Joan Smalls and Kendall Jenner, and the singer Justine Skye, all of whom were presumably invited by Hailey. As for Justin’s crew, it include his parents, Jeremy Bieber and Pattie Mallette; his former bodyguard, Kenny Hamilton; the actor Kyle Massey; his infamous manager, Scooter Braun; and Laura and Carl Lentz. The latter, as Beliebers well know, is a celebrity pastor who used to employ Justin as his intern. (A tip for those desiring to learn more about each and every one of the guests: Most can be found on a Justin Bieber fandom wiki page, under the category “Friends.”)
According to a “source” who meticulously shared details with E!, a fleet of water taxis escorted the motley crew to the Biebers’ rehearsal dinner around 6:30, where the guests were greeted with flutes of champagne. “The dinner was on the edge of the water and was outdoors,” the source continued.” There were many string lights hanging and lit candles. Everyone was seated at long tables and the decor was very chic and white.”
Fortunately, the Biebers “looked really happy to see everyone.” “Hailey and Justin both could not stop smiling,” the source added, noting that Hailey once again opted for a short white dress. As for the rest of the attendees, somehow only one of them—the entrepreneur John Shahidi—was repping Bieber’s brand Drew House.
Surprisingly, nearly every attendee has yet to prove their attendance on social media. Fret not: There are still two full days for them to turn into content. In the meantime, you might want to follow the four Bieber children in attendance—Allie, Jaxon, Jazmyn, and a baby who goes by Bay—who each have Instagram accounts with thousands of followers to stay up-to-date. Several of them also have fan accounts, which is how we know that, since touching down in South Carolina, Jenner has managed to bowl a strike.
The Biggest Celebrity Weddings of 2019 (So Far)
Devon Windsor married Johnny Dex Barbara in St. Barths on November 16, surrounded by her Victoria’s Secret Angels model squad.
Lena Waithe revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres show that she and her longtime girlfriend have already joined the handful of celebrities who got married in secret. Waithe and Mayo apparently wed at some point earlier this year. “We snuck and did it, you know,” she told DeGeneres, before also revealing that their nuptials took place at a San Francisco courthouse, right in front of the bust of the late Harvey Milk, at Mayo’s suggestion.
Jennifer Lawrence married the Gladstone 64 gallery director Cooke Maroney in October 2019, with none other than Kris Jenner in attendance for the ceremony.
Rafael Nadal married his longtime girlfriend Maria Francisca Perelló in the presence of Spanish royalty in October 2019.
Actor Miles Teller and model Keleigh Sperry first began dating in 2013, and got engaged while on safari in Africa in 2017. According to Vogue, the couple recently married at a ceremony in Hawaii with the bride in a custom Monique Lhuillier gown and the groom in a Celine by Hedi Slimane tux. Superstar DJ Kygo spun at the reception at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua Hotel.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Lauren Hashian began dating in 2007, and hinted at marriage long before their wedding in Hawaii this August. “We were going to get married in the spring and we got pregnant,” The Rock told ET last April, when he and Hashian learned that she was pregnant with their second daughter. “Lauren felt like, well, you know, Mama [doesn’t want] to take pictures being pregnant in a wedding dress, so we’re just going to wait.”
Joachim Rønning, Norwegian film director, and Amanda Hearst, great-granddaughter of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, married in August 2019. Naturally, the two married at Hearst Castle, and the bride wore five different dresses to the ceremony.
Leona Lewis married her longtime boyfriend Dennis Jauch on July 27 in Tuscany. The couple first met nine years ago when Jauch was Lewis’s backup dancer.
YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous married model and heiress Nats Getty (great-granddaughter of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty) in July 2019. The wedding was attended by both Caitlyn Jenner and Trisha Paytas.
Amy Landecker married her Transparent co-star Bradley Whitford in July 2019.
In early July, Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz revealed that they secretly married all the way back in February 2019.
David Foster and Katharine McPhee finally tied the knot in July 2019 after nearly two years of dating. The two actually met for the first time in 2006, when Foster appeared as a mentor on McPhee’s season of American Idol.
Lady Gabriella Windsor—Queen Elizabeth II’s second cousin once removed—married Thomas Kingston on May 18th at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, nearly one full year after that other royal wedding everybody is still talking about.
Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt met in church in 2018 and tied the knot roughly a year later, in June 2019.
A royal wedding between Princess Charlotte Casiraghi (granddaughter of Grace Kelly) and film producer Dimitri Rassam took place in Monaco on June 1, 2019.
Zoë Kravitz coyly confirmed her engagement to Karl Glusman in October 2018 during an interview with Rolling Stone. The following year, on May 23, it was reported that the two had secretly married. The official ceremony—which included Big Little Lies co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern as guests—took place in Paris at the end of the month.
Gina Rodriguez married Joe LoCicero in a private ceremony in May 2019.
Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre tied the knot in Morocco in April 2019.
Michelle Branch married Patrick Carney of The Black Keys in Louisiana on April 20, 2019.
Marc Jacobs married Char DeFrancesco in April 2019, nearly a year after proposing to his partner with a flash mob in Chipotle.
Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corley married in March 2019, two months after a secret civil service ceremony. Of course, the official wedding was attended by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Darren Criss married his longtime girlfriend Mia Swier in February 2019. The two tied the knot in New Orleans, in the presence of Lea Michele and John Stamos.
Lea Michele married Zandy Reich, her boyfriend of two years, in March 2019. The officiant of the wedding was none other than Glee creator, Ryan Murphy.