Three high profile weddings took place this weekend. Two of the weddings took place after short engagements, and the other took place after a longer engagement and a longer relationship. All three wedding ceremonies were intimate with a few friends and family members. Two of them took place in castles while the third one took place on the estate of the groom's mother. Two of the weddings took place on Saturday, the traditional day for weddings while the other one took place on Sunday.
This was the second marriage for all the brides and two of the grooms. In two of the cases, the brides were older than the grooms. In two of the three marriages, there are children from previous marriages. In one marriage, a famous mother officiated for her son and daughter-in-law and sang at the wedding.
According to the Huffington Post, Dwyane Wade, 32, and Gabrielle Union, 41, got married on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Miami at he Chateau Artisan before a small crowd of family members and friends. The NBA player of the Miami Heat and actress have been together for four years and engaged since Dec. The star-studded affair had a black and white theme. This is the second marriage for both. Wade has two sons from a previous marriage.
According to MSN, Evan Ross, 26, married Ashlee Simpson, 29, on Sunday, Aug. 31, in Greenwich, Connecticut in a bohemian-themed ceremony at the estate of the groom's famous mother, Diana Ross, 70, who planned the wedding, officiated the wedding and also sang at the wedding. The wedding was attended by close family and friends in a private ceremony. Ashlee's famous sister, Jessica Simpson, was the matron of honor, and her young children were part of the wedding. The couple began dating in July 2012, and announced their engagement in Jan. This is the first marriage for Ross, but the second for Simpson who has a 5-year-old son who walked her down the aisle.
According to ABC News, Donnie Wahlberg, 45, and Jenny McCarthy, 41, wed on Sunday evening in the ballroom of the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. The former "The View" co-host and the former "New Kids on the Block" singer were married in an intimate ceremony that lasted only 20 minutes and was attended by family and close friends. The couple began dating in July 2013, and they were engaged for only four months. This is the second marriage for both. Wahlberg has two sons from a previous marriage, and McCarthy has a son who helped Wahlberg propose to her.