Nicole Richie & Joel Madden Wed!
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are officially husband and wife!
As expected, the longtime couple tied the knot on Saturday in Los Angeles, according to multiple online reports.
According to People, the couple had approximately 130 loved ones in attendance — and one elephant!
The mag reported a trained elephant was spotted being led into Lionel Richie’s Beverly Hills home — where the ceremony took place — on Saturday. The details on how the elephant was used were unclear.
Other than their giant guest, the couple reportedly enjoyed a traditional ceremony.
The couple’s rings were designed by jeweler Neil Lane, who also made Nicole’s 4-carat engagement ring, a source told the mag.
As previously reported on Access, the bride was expected to wear a Marchesa gown.
According to Us Weekly, Nicole’s close friend, Masha Gordon, was her maid of honor and the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Harlow, was the flower girl.
A slew of stars were among the fellow celebrities in attendance. People reported that Joel’s twin brother and Good Charlotte bandmate Benji Madden celebrated with the couple.
Us Weekly reported that Khloe Kardashian and Samantha Ronson were also in attendance, while according to E! Online, Nicole’s longtime friend and former “Simple Life” co-star, Paris Hilton, did not attend Saturday’s festivities.
According to the groom’s brother, DJ Josh Madden, the wedding was an unforgettable affair. Early Sunday morning he Tweeted, “The stuff of which memories are made.”
The nuptials come on the heels of wedding bell rumors, which have been swirling for weeks around the couple.
After delivery trucks were seen arriving at Lionel’s Beverly Hills home earlier this month, whispers of an impending wedding quickly followed. However, both Nicole and Joel tried to put the rumors to rest during the first weekend of December, with both parties Tweeting that they were in Seattle (Joel) and New York City (Nicole), respectively.
Nicole and Joel have been together since 2006 and have two children together — son Sparrow James Midnight, 1; and daughter Harlow, who turns 3 in January.
Nicole announced her engagement to the Good Charlotte frontman during a trip to “The Late Show with David Letterman” in February.
It is the first marriage for both.
Nicole was previously engaged to the late Adam Goldstein – aka DJ AM. However, the couple split in 2005 after a nine-month engagement.
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