Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Say I Do!

December 13, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News, Entertainment
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Socialite Nicole Richie and her rocker boyfriend of 4-years Joel Madden tied the knot this weekend in a winter-themed ceremony in the Beverly Hills home Richie’s famous father, Lionel Richie. reported that the black-tie evening event was attended by about 150 family members and friends, including celebs like childhood friend Khloe Kardashian and Samantha Ronson.

Reverend Run-DMC (yes, the rapper and reality star of Run’s House) officiated the wedding – as he is also an ordained minister.

Another surprise guest at the party was…. an elephant! Why not, right?

Around 5:40 p.m., observers spotted an elephant arriving in the driveway; the animal was led into a white tent with other revelers.

Nicole’s best friend Masha Gordon served as maid of honor and the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Harlow, was the flower girl.

Richie, 29, strived to get every detail right for her big day — putting extra special thought into her gown. Just days before the wedding, Richie remained torn over two designs: Marchesa and a vintage Chanel. In fact, she jetted off to New York City Dec. 3 for a final fitting at Marchesa with her stylist, Simone Harouche.

So, why the winter theme?

Nicole is obsessed with the season,” a pal tells Us of the designer and author, who confirmed her engagement in February. (Her daughter’s middle names are Winter Kate, also the title of her clothing line).

Another pal dished a little dirt about the white wedding:

[The fete is] less about Joel and Nicole getting married and more about having a party.

This wedding comes as no surprise – the couple have been together for years and have two kids.

Said Madden on Larry King in 2009:

“We’re really focused on our family, and…we already feel kind of married, you know?”


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