After much secrecy Nicole Richie finally tied the knot with her long-time beau Joel Madden, at her father Lionel Richie's Beverly Hills estate on December 11.
Nicole looked the part as she walked down the aisle to "Ballerina Girl", a song Lionel wrote to his daughter in 1986. Her ivory, lace and crystal Marchesa gown (the first of three), featured a skirt made from more than 90 metres of silk organza and was so big she couldn't sit in it. Of course Nicole commissioned the very best wedding planner, Mindy Weiss, to create a Versailles themed reception tent with hundreds of candles, lavishly decorated tables of white hydrangeas, orchids and green hedging. The newlyweds had their first dance to 'What a Wonderful World'.
Time to party! As Nicole changed into her third Marchesa gown, a black bias-cut dress with a diamond and crystal overlay and headpiece, the room was also transformed into a gothic cocktail lounge. Mismatching lounges, leopard-fur ottomans, Moroccan lamps and a black dance-floor created a very eclectic and fun vibe. At 2am waffles, sausages and eggs appeared to re-energize the party goers.