Kelsey Grammer ties the knot for the fourth time

Kelsey Grammer and his new wife, Kayte Walsh, were wed this past Friday in the middle of a heavy rainstorm, according to People Magazine.

The ceremony took place inside the Longacre Theater amidst bouquets of red and pink flowers sitting in golden urns. Guests told the news source that it was an incredibly emotional affair as friends and family read poems and passages that the couple had written for one another. The two were reportedly holding back tears throughout the ceremony.

Grammer's 27-year-old daughter Spencer told Life & Style that the Fraiser star has been visibly changed since meeting Walsh. "She set him free," she told the news outlet.

Immediately following the ceremony, those who'd received wedding invitations were treated to an extravagant reception was held at the Plaza Hotel. At one point, Grammer told his guests how he and Walsh met: he'd been flying to London to see a play and she had been a flight attendant.

The newly-married couple stayed at each other's side through the entire occasion, slipping out quietly just as the celebration was winding down.

Middleton invites townspeople to royal wedding

While Sarah Ferguson may not have made the list, People Magazine is reporting that Kate Middleton surprised everyone by extending invites to local personalities from her hometown of Bucklebury. According to the news source, Middleton requested that the grocers, postman and a local tavern owner be given wedding invitations.

Hash Shingadia, a shopkeep, told the news outlet that he was "over the moon" when he and his wife saw the royal seal on their invitation to the April 29 ceremony. Shingadia has known Middleton for about four years and has had the pleasure of meeting Prince William a few times as well.

Another lucky Bucklebury resident is John Hanley, who owns the Old Boot Inn, where the couple have stopped in for drinks a few times. Hanley told the news source that he was overjoyed to receive an invite and that he plans on attending the wedding as well as a celebration back in town afterwards.

The recipients will only need to travel about 50 miles to reach London. It was recently announced, according to the BBC, that the ceremony will be held at Westminster Abbey.

Details about Will and Kate’s wedding party emerge

Though tons of people are planning to wed in 2011, there is one union that seems to dwarf all other upcoming ceremonies – Prince William and Kate Middleton's April 29 wedding. Recently, new details emerged about the identity of two very important members of the wedding party.

According to People magazine, Will's brother Harry will be his best man, and Middleton's sister Pippa will serve as the maid-of-honor. While the betrothed couple will still be in charge of most of the planning and shopping for wedding favors, Harry and Pippa will have responsibilities as well.

"[Pippa's job] will be to make sure the bridal gown is displayed properly and the young wedding party is kept in line," the news outlet reports.

The rest of Kate's bridal party has also been revealed. According to the news source, participants include Lady Louise Windsor, 7, daughter of William's Uncle Edward, and Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, 8, daughter of Queen Elizabeth's nephew Viscount Linley.

The lucky invitees on the guest list have begun to make the rounds as well. In an earlier article, People magazine reported that nightclub owner Guy Pelly, Will's ex-girlfriend Arabella Musgrave and childhood friend Thomas Van Straubenzee have all received invitations.  

Reese Witherspoon is shopping for wedding dresses

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon may soon be anxious to send out some save the date cards!

The 34-year old star got engaged to her boyfriend of about a year, Jim Toth, 40, last month.

"Reese quickly realized that Jim was someone that she felt safe with and could count on," a source recently told People magazine.

Now, the publication reports that Witherspoon is eager to start her new life with Toth and is already hard at work planning the wedding.

Various news outlets report that she recently travelled to Paris with a few girlfriends to shop for dresses.

While there's no news on which designer will be tapped to create her wedding gown, People reports she visited the showrooms of luxury labels including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Lanvin and Giambattista Valli.

The marriage will be the first for Toth and the second for Witherspoon, who is divorced from actor Ryan Phillipe.

She has two children from her previous marriage – Ava is 11 and Deacon is 7.

Whether or not Witherspoon and Toth will have children is another mystery.

"I would love to have more kids," she recently told Glamour magazine. "Kids are the best part of my day. I don’t wake up to make movies. I wake up to hang out with my family."

Maybe the duo will be sending birth announcements out in the near future as well!
 

Shania Twain gets married for the second time!

We're willing to bet that Shania Twain and her fiancé, Frédéric Thiébaud, sent out their wedding invitations faster than most couples. According to People.com, the lovebirds got hitched over New Year's Eve weekend, just a month after proclaiming to the world that they were aisle-bound!

Twain's representative took the time to confirm the happy news.

"They were married at sunset in Rincon, Puerto Rico, in front of 40 of their closest family and friends," she told the news outlet.

Those who aren't aware of how Shania and Frédéric met may want to listen up, as their story is a doozy. As it turns out, the gorgeous vocalist's ex-husband, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, had an affair with Thiébaud's wife in 2008. Their philandering led to the breakup of both marriages, and the wronged spouses soon found comfort in one another's arms.

While this is certainly exciting, many are wondering why the duo chose to make their love official so quickly. Perhaps those close to the couple can expect to receive birth announcements sometime soon?

Natalie Portman is engaged and pregnant!

Those close to Natalie Portman may want to start checking their mail boxes, as the actress will soon be sending out wedding invitations as well as birth announcements. Portman's rep recently confirmed to People magazine that the brunette beauty is engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied, and the two are expecting a child.

Portman and Millepied met earlier this year while filming Black Swan – Millepied choreographed many scenes in the film and even appeared on screen as her dancing partner.

Portman then spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the joyful news that caught many people by surprise.

"I have always kept my private life private but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience," she told the news source.

It seems that 2011 will be a lucky year for Portman. In addition to her impending nuptials and baby, the actress received a Golden Globe nomination for her Black Swan performance and many critics expect her to get an Academy Award nom as well.

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden get married!

While guests are often surprised by the wedding favors, and sometimes caught off guard by a quirky theme or a unique first dance, those who attended Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's wedding were in for a much larger treat – an elephant! According to People magazine, a trained pachyderm was brought to Lionel Richie's Los Angeles home, where the ceremony took place.

Though it is not yet known what the elephant's role was, other details of the celebration have been revealed. The news source reports that Richie wore awedding dress by Marchesa and that a few celebrities were in attendance, including Joel's Good Charlotte bandmate and twin brother Benji Madden, DJ Sam Ronson, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale.

The menu appeared to be as top notch as the guest list. The wedding party dined on a beet and red greens salad, homemade butternut squash ravioli and a choice of filet mignon with truffle risotto or seared Ahi tuna with wasabi cream.

While it sounds perfect, we're still scratching our heads about the elephant's involvement – perhaps it helped the couple pass out the wedding favors? Regardless, we wish the newlyweds, who already have two children together, nothing but happiness!

Danny Bonaduce surprised by his own wedding

While celebrity weddings are often kept a secret from the public, it seems that one recent ceremony was even a surprise to the groom! According to People magazine, Danny Bonaduce's girlfriend Amy Railsback, his current manager, planned a beautiful private wedding for the pair, which took place November 22.

Bonaduce, who rose to fame as Danny Partridge on the '70s television program The Partridge Family and then re-entered the public eye in the 2000s as a television host and reality TV star, found out about the wedding after answering a phone call one afternoon.

"The wedding planner from the hotel called to speak with Amy and told me I was getting married!" he told the news source. "I said, 'Honey you got something to tell me?' Then I thought about it, and said, 'This is a great idea!'"

While he may not have had a hand in picking out the wedding invitations or favors, it seems that the "surprise ceremony" was just what the 51-year-old actor wanted. According to the news source, for the past three years he has told Amy he wanted to get married as long as she took care of the planning.

This is Bonaduce's third marriage – he was previously married to real estate agent Setsuko Hattori from 1985 to 1988 and Gretchen Hillmer from 1990 to 2007.

Katy Perry excited about royal nuptials

Katy Perry has had her fill of wedding invitations and favors from her recent wedding with beau, Russell Brand, but that doesn't mean she isn't looking forward to seeing Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot.

The pop star has recently used her husband's English ancestry as an excuse to brush up on English history and to gain perspective on the rare occasion of a royal wedding.

"I think it's just one of those moments you don't want to miss…One of my favorite subjects has always been history, and Russell has been very helpful in filling me in with the history of the English," said Perry.

Brides-to-be who are also interested in the monarchy can consider a royal wedding theme for their rehearsal dinners. They can kick it off with invitations that feature royal stylings and perhaps even pictures of the royal couple themselves.

Of course, those who prefer a less tongue-in-cheek approach can opt for classic elegance, as Middleton and her crew of wedding planners are sure to do on the big day. 

Jessica Simpson is in no rush to plan her wedding

Though Jessica Simpson recently made headlines for what many viewed as a rushed engagement, it seems that she is in no hurry to pick out her wedding invitations and wedding favors. Simpson recently told People magazine that she is taking her time planning the ceremony.

"I personally have no idea. I have not set a date and I can't even think about putting together like table settings and all that," Simpson told the news source. "We're just going to enjoy the engagement and we'll get married the moment we feel like it."

However, the bubbly blonde does hope to be celebrating the next holiday season with a wedding ring on her finger.

"By next Christmas, hopefully…we don't have any plans but I'm pretty sure by next Christmas we'll be married," she told the publication.

We wonder how this wedding will compare to Simpson's last ceremony. The performer was famously married to fellow singer Nick Lachey in an elaborate 2002 wedding. After saying "I do," the couple's life was famously documented for the MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.