From the Prince William to Kim Kardashian, it seemed like weddings made headlines all year. Here are some of our favorite unusual weddings from 2011.
Noble nuptials — This wedding took place in April, but excitement for this event was high from New Year’s Day. Some people in the states hadn’t been this eager for a royal wedding since Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. Many felt their son William’s wedding to Catherine Middleton lived up to the hype. Take a look back at Catherine’s stunning dress and the iconic balcony kiss.
Dust storm disaster — The weather became the star of this Arizona wedding. A massive dust storm interrupted the service. The bride and groom were good sports, carrying on even as the veil blew away. Watch to see if they made it through the vows.
Starbucks ceremony — This couple loves Starbucks — so much so that they decided to get married there. The staff at this Tulsa, Oklahoma, store comforted the bride while her man was away in the military, so she decided to tie the knot while surrounded by her friends there. Check out the couple that “fell in love over coffee.”
Surprise service — Surprise proposals aren’t too unusual, but a surprise wedding takes it to a whole new level. One boyfriend in Ontario sprung a wedding on his unsuspecting girlfriend. See what you think of the 200-guest ceremony he dubbed “operation white cake.”
Military marriage — This couple wouldn’t let a few thousand miles get in the way of their marriage. A soldier serving in Afghanistan got hitched over speakerphone. Check out the unusual power of attorney they used.