Twice as nice and good things come in pairs are just a couple of the sayings celebrating the power of two. It’s a favourite and lucky number for many people, including as it turns out, celebrities and their weddings.
Over the past year a slew of celebrities including Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner and musician Joe Jonas, Big Little Lies star Zoë Kravitz and Karl Glusman, as well as Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz and supermodel Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner, have all celebrated their marriages with not one, but two sets of nuptials.
People reports Hailey and Justin Bieber are yet another celebrity couple reportedly about to join the second wedding trend, with a source telling the publication the couple are in the final stages of planning a second wedding celebration possibly to be held in September — around the anniversary of when they legally tied the knot in 2018.
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas tied the knot in a surprise Las Vegas wedding in May of 2019, heading directly to the chapel from the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. An Elvis Presley impersonator reportedly officiated over their wedding ceremony, which was attended by a small handful of guests including the groom’s brothers, Nick and Kevin, Nick’s wife, Priyanka Chopra, and Diplo (who let the bridal news out of the bag by live-streaming the wedding). Turner, 23, opted for a very low-key bridal look of a white Bevza jumpsuit.
But, as it was later revealed, Turner and Jonas’s Las Vegas wedding was merely one of two planned celebrations. The couple held a spectacular destination wedding in France in late June at the Château de Tourreau, tying the knot for the second time in front of all their friends (including Turner’s Game of Thrones co-star Maisie Williams) and family. For her second set of nuptials to the same groom, Turner went full traditional bride in a romantic lace long-sleeved dress designed by Louis Vuitton creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière.
In a similar manner and indeed on the very same weekend in June as Turner and Jonas’s second set of nuptials and also in France, Big Little Lies actress Zoë Kravitz and Karl Glusman held a second wedding celebration after reportedly marrying in a clandestine ceremony in May. Kravitz opted for a different bridal fashion path for her second wedding celebration than Turner, wearing a Danielle Frankel by Danielle Hirsch crochet cocktail dress over white bike pants and crop top for her wedding rehearsal dinner on the evening before they said “I do” again, this time in front of their friends and family.
Supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss is yet another celebrity who celebrated her marriage to Joshua Kushner twice. The model married her beau in New York in October 2018 — wearing a custom Dior wedding gown — and then eight months later threw a star-studded second wedding celebration at Bush Creek Ranch in Wyoming. For the second time around, Kloss wore a white off-the-shoulder maxi Jonathan Simkhai dress.
Fellow supermodel Heidi Klum and musician Tom Kaulitz, reportedly legally tied the knot earlier this year, and then followed the growing bridal celebrity trend by celebration a second time with an extravagant wedding on luxury yacht, Christina O, in Capri, Italy in early August. While we don’t have any dress details of what the bride wore at her first wedding, for her Capri wedding, Klum looked radiant in a wedding gown designed by Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli.
Having a second wedding is clearly a big trend in celebrity circles at the moment, begging the question of why? Sure, tying the knot is often a key highlight of a couple’s life, between all the special romantic moments and having friends and family in one place together, a wedding makes memories for years to come. However, weddings are expensive and take months if not years of planning, why go through that twice?
The short answer is: a number of reasons. The first of which is around the legality of the marriage itself. Website FindLaw.com advises that it’s a good idea if you’re planning a destination wedding, to check that the marriage will be valid in the US (or the country you call home) if it’s being held overseas. Perhaps Turner, Jonas, Kravitz, Glusman, Klum and Kaulitz were married in the US to ensure their marriages were legal before heading off to their destination weddings?
As for Kloss and Kushner, their first wedding was a private affair with around 80 guests, and perhaps they didn’t have a chance to properly celebrate with their friends, hence the second wedding. The same logic follows for the Biebers, they had a low-key wedding ceremony and a second wedding is their chance to celebrate their nuptials with their friends and family.
And, really when you’re a celebrity, all the planning can be outsourced to a planner — so why not enjoy all the fun parts about getting married with two celebrations?