19 Celebrity Brides Who Ditched Wedding Traditions

Celebs are knowing for being quite extra.

When they have children, for example, most go out of their way to name them something unique like Apple or Orange (looking at you, Gwyneth Paltrow).

The same goes for weddings. While they could wear white and get married in a church, many went a different way.

Here are 17 celebrity brides who ditched wedding traditions.

1. Nicole Richie

The former reality star has always marched to the beat of her own drum.

So when she wed Joel Madden, they went the unconventional route and had elephant at the event for good luck, according to the bride.

2. Kelly Ripa

When the talk show host married her longtime love, Mark Consuelos, they eloped.

They had been eating pizza and drinking wine when he said, "'Let's go to Vegas tomorrow and get married." They did just that, eloping in Las Vegas on May 1, 1996.

3. Cardi B

While she may be over-the-top in her outfits and raps, she kept things very low-key for her wedding to Offset. First, the couple woke up one morning in September and decided to elope.

After finding someone to marry them, they only had Cardi's cousin in attendance.

They didn't have ring and Cardi didn't wear makeup or a wedding dress. TMZ found the couple's marriage certificate before news broke that they were even engaged.

4. Solange Knowles

Who says you have to wear a wedding dress to your wedding? Solange said buck tradition when she married Alan Ferguson in a caped Humberto Leon jumpsuit. The gold bracelets on her wrists gave her an angelic look.

5. Sarah Jessica Parker

When the Sex and the City star married Matthew Broderick, they did so with a surprise wedding.

They told their invited guests it was a cocktail party, but lo' and behold, the pair got hitched at Angel Orensanz Synagogue on Manhattan's Lower East Side .

The fashionable bride also ditched the traditional white and wore a black dress instead.

Finally, guests listened to show tunes at the party, which was fitting considering the pair had met while working on Broadway.

6. Mary-Kate Olsen

The star's marriage to Olivier Sarkozy has always been a topic of discussion. That's because Olivier is 17 years her senior.

While most weddings have bowls filled with flowers, the former couple had bowls filled with cigarettes.

7. Olivia Wilde

Before the actress married Jason Sudeikis or got involved with Harry Styles, she was married to Italian filmmaker Ruspoli.

The couple got married in an abandoned school bus in Virginia. They later divorced in 2011.

8. Kat Von D

Is this a Halloween costume? Nope, it's the makeup mogul's wedding attire!

She ditched the white in lieu of a dramatic red gown by designer Adolfo Sanchez. Instead of accessorizing with jewels, she opted for red antlers.

9. Britney Spears

In 2004, the pop star shocked the world when she married her childhood friend, Jason Alexander.

The former pair paid $70 for the impromptu wedding at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. The marriage lasted 55 hours before it was annulled.

10. Elizabeth Taylor

For the star's eighth wedding, she married construction worker, Larry Fortensky, at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.

Liv wore a pale yellow gown, Jackson served as her Best Man, and guests rode the rides at Neverland afterward.

11. Sophie Turner

The Game of Thrones star ditched multiple wedding traditions in her first wedding to Joe Jonas.

The pair surprised everyone by getting hitched after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. It took place in Las Vegas with an Elvis impersonator to officiate.

12. Kaley Cuoco

The star's marriage to Ryan Sweeting may not have lasted, but this iconic pink dress will live on forever.

She wore the pink tulle ball gown by Vera Wang to their New Year's Day wedding in 2014.

13. Gwen Stefani

Kaley wasn't the only celeb to wear a pink gown for her wedding. The No Doubt singer wore an ombré pink-and-white wedding dress for her 2002 wedding to Gavin Rossdale.

She went more traditional for her wedding to Blake Shelton.

14. Pamela Anderson

It's very possible that alcohol fueled the Baywatch star's decision to wed Kid Rock on a yacht in Saint-Tropez while wearing a string bikini.

Meanwhile, Kid Rock was shirtless and in jeans. Ah, love.

15. Dianna Agron

For the Glee star's wedding to Winston Marshall, they had a destination wedding in Morocco. They really embraced the culture by riding into the ceremony at the Beldi Country Club atop camels.

16. Lily Allen

For the singer's wedding to David Harbour from Stranger Things, she ditched the traditional gown and wore a '60s-inspired Dior mini dress.

This paired perfectly with the singer's retro aesthetic, which includes that veil.

17. Kristen Bell

Instead of having a big Hollywood wedding, the pair got married in a low-key ceremony in 2013.

It took place at a Beverly Hills courthouse and instead of wearing a dress, Kristen wore a black shirt and pants. The whole thing cost $142!