It takes an heiress to do excess: inside Paris Hilton's lavish wedding

The socialite wore multiple nuptial gowns at her extended wedding celebrations this week, because just one would never do

21 November 2021 - 00:00 By Reuters and staff reporter
Get a Reum: Paris Hilton has married her boyfriend of two years, businessman Carter Reum.
Get a Reum: Paris Hilton has married her boyfriend of two years, businessman Carter Reum.
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US socialite Paris Hilton married her boyfriend of two years, Carter Reum, in what she called “a true fairy tale wedding” this week.

Hilton, 40, who got engaged to businessman Reum, also 40, in February, posted details of the wedding in Los Angeles in a blog, where she said she couldn’t believe she was a wife at last.

“I finally got to kiss my prince and begin the happily ever after I’ve been dreaming of since I was a little girl,” she wrote.

“Wifey for lifey,” she added in a Twitter posting alongside photos of her Oscar de la Renta lace wedding gown.

Paris Hilton wore multiple nuptial gowns during her extended wedding celebrations this week, because just one would never do

Guests at the wedding on her family’s posh Bel Air estate included Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie and Paula Abdul. Singer Demi Lovato performed at a wedding reception, where Hilton had, just for a start, four changes of outfits, celebrity website TMZ reported.

Hilton, the great granddaughter of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton, was catapulted to tabloid fame through a leaked sex tape in 2001. She later starred in the TV reality show A Simple Life and is now filming a reality series called This is Paris.

Her personal business empire includes a perfume line, boutiques and other products.

Hilton had a string of boyfriends, ranging from singer Nick Carter to Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos and musician Benji Madden. She has been engaged three times before — to actor Chris Zylka in 2018, shipping heir Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis in 2005 and fashion model Jason Shaw in 2002. 


Page Six celebrity webzine reported that Hilton “said yes to more than one dress”.

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During her elegant Bel Air wedding to Carter Reum, Hilton walked down the aisle in a custom Oscar de la Renta design.

But the long-sleeved style was just the beginning.

After saying “I do” in the flower-embroidered couture design — which she described to Vogue as “timeless, elegant, chic and iconic” — Hilton had her first dance with Reum in a corseted off-the-shoulder Galia Lahav dress fit for a fairy tale.

Up next was a shorter off-the-shoulder style, also by De la Renta, featuring the same floral elements as her bridal gown. She teamed the all-white look with matching lace heels for the reception.

She also sported a Pamela Rowland design for the lavish celebration, sparkling in a sequin-covered cape and plunging, floor-length dress.

The fashionable festivities — filmed for Hilton’s Peacock show Paris in Love — continued when the couple hosted a carnival at Santa Monica Pier for their guests. In true Paris fashion, the star ditched the all-white colour palette in favour of a hot-pink alice Olivia ensemble featuring mesh, crystal-covered sleeves, a matching veil and (what else?) heart-shaped sunglasses.

For the final star-studded party of the weekend, the Stars Are Blind singer sported a sheer, silver star-adorned De la Renta dress. Reum opted for a classic black suit.

— Page Six


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