The mild temperatures were no match for socialite Nicole Richie's winter wonderland wedding. Held at her father Lionel Richie's Beverly Hills mansion, fashion darling Nicole wed her longtime beau Joel Madden in front of 130 close friends and family. The winter-themed affair attracted the who's who of young Hollywood (Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson Wentz, Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian, Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani, Samantha Ronson, Rachel Zoe), but the elephant in the room proved to be the most unexpected guest.
Leave it to Nicole to throw in the most unique touch to an otherwise traditional wedding. With daughter Harlow serving as flower girl and son Sparrow in attendance, all eyes were off the wedding party and on the elephant. Nicole has been talking about having an elephant at her wedding since her failed engagement to the late DJ AM, and Joel and Lionel were obviously willing to give in to her slightly offbeat request.
The Old Hollywood style wedding was complete with a rumored $20,000 Marchesa dress, Neil Lane rings and a scrumptious winter menu. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Run (of Run-DMC!) and Lionel oh so happily walked Nicole down the aisle.
Magazines are said to be in a $100,000+ bidding war over the newlyweds' wedding pictures, but hopefully some shots will be released soon. With Nicole's stylish eye, this will definitely be an affair to remember!
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