This past Fourth of July weekend was a big one for celebrity weddings with Billy Joel, Vanessa Williams, and couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher all tying the knot.
Renown singer/songwriter, Billy Joel, 66, surprised friends and family when his annual Fourth of July party at his home in Long Island turned into a wedding ceremony with longtime girlfriend of 6 years, Alexis Roderick, 33. Guests included actor Kevin James, 50, Joel’s daughter, singer/songwriter Alexa Ray, 29, and longtime friend, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, 57, who officiated the ceremony. This is Joel’s fourth marriage. The couple is also expecting their first child, a girl, this summer.
The holiday weekend also marked That 70’s Show costar’s Mila Kunis, 31, and Ashton Kutcher’s, 37, big day.
The couple began dating in 2012 and announced their engagement in February 2014. They also welcomed their daughter, Wyatt, into their family last October. Apparently one day wasn’t enough for the stars to celebrate their love, so they invited their closest friends and family to a weekend long event at Parrish Ranch in Oak Glen, California with signs surrounding the area reading “Camp KuKu.” The spot was hidden behind apple orchards, ponds, and mountain scenery. According to E! Online, Kunis wore a stunning “strapless dress with her hair pulled back.” In an interview with W Magazine for their August issue, Kunis stated, “My first real kiss ever was with him on the show… We all get movie star crushes. I’m marrying mine.” This is Kunis’ first marriage and Kutcher’s second, his first being with Demi Moore in 2005.
Finally, the weekend wrapped up with former Miss America title winner, Vanessa Williams and Jim Skip’s Egyptian themed wedding.
Williams is known for her role on Ugly Betty and proved even at 52, she’s still got it with not one, but two gorgeous custom made Carmen Marc Valvo dresses. For the ceremony she styled an elegant white silky “streamlined” dress with a gold band at the waist and then surprised everyone by changing into a gown with gold leather petals covering the bodice and skirt for the reception. Williams, and partner of three years, Skrip celebrated their big day with friends and family in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. This is Williams third marriage.