Nicole Richie and Joel Madden were married on Saturday evening at Lionel Richie’s residence in Beverly Hills. The reception was intimate and very tasteful.
After announcing their engagement in February, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have said “yes” in the utmost discretion this weekend. The bride wore a Marchesa gown signed Georgina Chapman and Simone Harouche.
Her hair has been entrusted to the famous hairdressers in Beverly Hills, Byron Williams and Tracey. The rings were created by jeweler Neil Lane, the same artist that produced the 4-carat engagement ring, sources tell PEOPLE.
This solemn event was officiated by Run-DMC, the famous rapper also ordained priest, Us reported. The wedding was simple and the two lovebirds preferred an intimate reception.
For this transition to married life, Nicole Richie was surrounded by about 130 relatives and friends. Some red carpet celebrities were present as well. In addition to their respective families, the couple had invited friends like Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, Kris Jenner and Samathan Ronsson.
The reality TV star Khloe Kardashian was also present and probably enjoyed the festival as she has posted on his Twitter: “I love weddings.” The celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, pregnant with her first child, was spotted entering the residence with her husband Rodger Berman.
The marriage of Lionel Richie’s daughter couldn’t have been done without the presence of music legend Quincy Jones – a family friend and godfather of the bride. Benji’s, Joel Madden’s twin brother, witnessed their union and Masha Gordon was the maid of honor.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden’s daughter, Harlow, 2, also attended the ceremony as a flower girl, says the Daily Mail. Their son Sparrow, 1, didn’t hold any role. The most unexpected guest was undoubtedly an elephant named Tai.
Unfortunately there were also absents. Kim Kardashian and Christina Aguilera could not attend the festival, the first being in Miami and the second in London. But there was another more notable absence: Nicole’s former best friend, Paris Hilton was not part of the guest list. “Nicole cut down the guest list because she didn’t want a huge wedding.” “She didn’t invite a bunch of her celeb friends,” the source revealed. “This has apparently upset a bunch of people.”
A source said that the ambassador of the bohemian trend “chose a vintage and romantic atmosphere.” The course of the evening was given to the famous organizer Mindy Weiss. The newlyweds wanted a wedding in the style of “old Hollywood”. An impressive dance floor was built over the swimming pool of the residence.
The outdoor areas of Lionel Richie’s home were fully developed. Lighting massive structures around the scene were part of a huge facility in place to ensure the smooth running of the whole evening. Under enormous tents of sheer white where chairs and tables were arranged, hundreds of red roses were dispersed to decorate the tables.
After four years together, Joel Madden and Nicole Richie, the one who made her name alongside Paris Hilton and distinguished herself as a “party girl”, began her new role in married life. With this marriage, Nicole Richie has opened a new chapter in her life.