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The Celebrity Wedding Obsession

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Angelina Jolie, left, and Brad Pitt arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Jolie and Pitt were married Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in France, according to a spokesman for the couple. (Courtesy of Vince Bucci/Invision/AP Exchange)

We are obsessed with celebrity weddings. When one occurs, it is the only topic of conversation for weeks.

We want to know every single detail of the event, which makes sense, considering the extravagance of the affair.

Celebrities have access to the finest designers, event planners and caterers, and they have the freedom of designing the perfect wedding.

Thanks to the Internet and magazines, we now have access to the many details of these events and we are able to feel like we are part of them.

The Kardashians are notorious for over sharing personal details.

So, it’s only natural to expect a fully televised wedding special that reveals the innermost details of the event.

On Sunday, the world was invited to Kim and Kanye’s wedding. Viewers were able to experience every single moment leading up to the ceremony and the moments after.

While some might see this wedding as tacky or too revealing, the televised wedding generally pleases us as a culture.

We get to pretend we are in this extravagant world and we see how celebrities throw an event. In this world, no detail is left unseen, and we are fully immersed into a dream wedding.

More often than not, celebrities choose a more discreet route. They simply release professional photos in a magazine.

Kate Moss and Jamie Hince were the cover story for Vogue’s September issue in 2011. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt recently shared their wedding photos in this month’s People.

These magazine spreads serve as a wedding photo album for the world to see. Celebrity couples are allowed to keep the event intimate and personal while sharing pictures from the events.

This way, we get to see the best moments of the wedding without actually having been there. Unlike a Kimye special, we don’t feel that we are part of the wedding itself. We feel like we’re browsing a wedding album on Facebook of a childhood friend.

Of course, there are always the secret weddings. Celebrities occasionally have the ability to choose how much they divulge about their nuptials. Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are all examples of couples with very little information regarding their weddings.

That does not stop our curiosity. There are numerous gossip sites divulging the rumors about these weddings. Even when we don’t know anything about the event, we are still enraptured by the possibilities and the fantasy celebrity wedding.

Celebrity weddings allow us to live out our greatest wedding-related fantasies. We see what it would be like to have the custom dress, the most beautiful flowers and the best food available. Many of us will not be able to spend millions on a glamorous wedding, but these celebrity weddings let us know what it would be like.

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