Top 10 Celebrity Wedding Surprises


Our picks for some of the best celebrity wedding surprises, including fireworks displays, canoe rides, videos, new puppies, personal songs and ice sculptures!

1. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

When Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were married at Odescalchi Castle, Tom arranged for a dazzling fireworks display set to classical music. The couple enjoyed the show perched on the castle’s courtyard.

2. Josh Duhamel and Fergie

At their wedding reception, Josh Duhamel surprised Fergie with a video montage of 40 friends dancing and lip-synching to Fergie’s song “Fergalicious.” The video included a pregnant Rebecca Romijn dancing at her house, and Stacey Kiebler and boyfriend Geoff Stultz singing and dancing in the shower.

3. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

After meeting singer-songwriter Joshua Radin at a fundraiser the weekend before her wedding, Ellen DeGeneres asked him to sing at her Beverly Hills ceremony the following week. At the intimate, 19-person wedding, Radin performed his ballad “Today” on acoustic guitar. Watch a video of his performance and Portia de Rossi’s reaction.

4. Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith

When Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith tied the knot at Ashford Castle in Ireland, they surprised each other with romantic gifts — Smith with a nearly one ton ice sculpture of Rodin’s “The Kiss,” Brosnan with a fireworks display over the castle’s surrounding body of water.

5. Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz

Pete Wentz surprised Ashlee Simpson with romantic wedding night accommodations: a safari tent set up on a hillside behind Ashlee’s parents house in Encino, California. After their wedding, the couple retreated to their tent and roasted s’mores under the stars.

costner-canoe-278x4006. Pete Sampras and Bridgette Wilson

Pete Sampras surprised Bridgette Wilson when Sir Elton John showed up at their backyard wedding reception and played an hour-long set of his classic hits.

7. Adam Sandler and Jackie Titone

Jackie Titone surprised Adam Sandler with a new bulldog puppy at their Malibu wedding. The dog, which they named Matzo Ball, was pulled down the aisle in a wagon.

8. Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

At their Austin wedding, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey each sang songs they had written for each other. Jessica’s song, “My Love,” and Nick’s song, “My Everything,” were put on CDs and given out as wedding favors.

9. Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner

Kevin Costner surprised Christine Baumgartner with a canoe ride around the lake of their Aspen, Colorado ranch immediately after their outdoor wedding vows. The two spent a private moment on the lake before rejoining guests.

10. Trista Reyn and Ryan Sutter

At their Rancho Mirage wedding, Ryan Sutter surprised Trista Rehn when her favorite country artist, Brad Paisley, took the stage and performed a song Ryan had written about Trista called “Something About Her.”

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