In November this year, Michael and Catherine Zeta-Jones are planning to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Do you still remember their wedding ceremony ten years ago, which is considered as one of the most expensive Hollywood wedding. At that time, their love match arouses controversy and some silence critics were skeptical about their romance, as there is a 25-year age gap between them. But now the facts speak for themselves.
It is said their wedding ceremony costed more than $1.5 million and feels like a royal wedding. When Michael Douglas proposed to Catherine Zeta-Jones, he sent her a 10-carat marquise diamond ring. I am sure that not everyone can afford it.
In front of 350 guests, they exchanged their vows in the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Their wedding was held in terrace room on a raised platform surrounded by grass hills and a garden made of lady slippers, larkspur, and delphiniums. The bride appeared to wear an ivory-beaded satin sheath gown with a Chantilly lace train and a low-cut bodice and matched it with a diamond tiara as well as a bouquet of cream colored peonies and roses. Her wedding dress, designed by David Emmanuel, has cost more than $100,000.
After wedding ceremony, guests were invited to the Grand Ballroom. A 20-foot magnolia tree decorated with 700 white tulips stood at the entrance, and huge silk ribbons with guests name and table assignments on magnolia leaf-shaped place cards from its branches. Some interesting thing is that their six-foot-tall cake covered with thousands of edible sugar flowers was so high that it could not fit through the ballroom doors, and they had move two tiers away.
On that day, the Mumbles in Swansea, Catherine’s birthplace, also celebrated on their wedding day with flags, buntings and banners being lined up in the streets. They directly sent congratulatory fax to the Plaza Hotel.