It was a wedding fit for a princess, and literally took place at a royal palace. On July 10, hotel heiress Nicky Hilton married European banking billionaire James Rothschild at the beautiful Kensington Palace in London. Kensington Palace is the current home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The wedding festivities kicked off with a supper Thursday at Spencer House in London, the residence of an ancestor of the late Princess Diana.
For her wedding day, Nicky, 31, wore a stunning $75,000 Valentino Haute Couture gown featuring a high neck, intricate lace, long sleeves and a gorgeous train.
She exited Claridge’s hotel with her father Rick Hilton en route to the wedding. And if you love Nicky’s regal bridal bouquet as much as we did, you will adore either a Vintage White or Pretty in White Bridal Bouquet from BunchesDirect (for hundreds less than what Nicky paid!)
Nicky paired the dress and her gorgeous white bouquet with a dramatic cathedral veil, channeling memories of other regal brides such as Grace Kelly or the Duchess of Cambridge. Her shoes were custom Christian Louboutin’s featuring her wedding date and “Mrs.Rothschild” embroidered on them.
Older sister Paris Hilton served as maid of honor, looking demure and lovely in a pale blue chiffon gown with a ruched bodice and gold belt. Mother Kathy also wore a pale blue dress with an embroidered skirt. Nicky’s extended family including her aunt Kyle Richards from Housewives of Beverly Hills were in attendance.
The ceremony took place in the Orangery, part of an outdoor garden on the palace grounds, in front of formally dressed family and friends. Guests included Naomi Campbell, Chelsea Clinton, and Kate Beckinsale, according to reports in Us Weekly.
Nicky was married before (briefly) to New York businessman Todd Meiser. That wedding was a quickie union at the Las Vegan Wedding Chapel, and the marriage only lasted three months. Let’s hope marriage number two is a better match!
Nicky and James are currently honeymooning in exotic Botswana. Nicky recently posted a photo on her Instagram account of an elephant encounter, though she looked calm and casual despite the proximity.
We loved Nicky’s fairytale English wedding and we wish she and James the best of health and happiness. Wealth? They have it covered!