The day after Madonna and Guy Ritchie's son, Rocco, was baptized at the Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland on Dec. 21, 2001, his proud parents wed at the nearby 19th century Skibo Castle before a mere 55 guests -- including Gywneth Paltrow, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Sting and more. There wasn't a dry eye in the house, er, castle when Lourdes (both bride and flower girl wore Stella McCartney gowns, designed by the Maid of Honor herself) led the wedding processional barefoot, throwing rose petals as a famed French pianist played the organ -- hopefully the wedding march version of "Justify My Love." Meanwhile, the castle cellar was converted to a disco where guests enjoyed a caramelized profiterole cake (baked and flown in special from London) and danced the night away, then retired to one of the 51 rooms (all booked for five days) on the 7,000 acre estate, courtesy of the bride & groom. Suddenly the $1.5 million spent on 55 guests makes a little more sense. Who knows how to party? Madonna knows how to party.
To top it all off, her Madgesty donned an Edwardian gold and diamond-encrusted tiara once worn by Princess Grace of Monaco and a 27-carat diamond cross on loan from Harry Winston around her neck. What, no red string Kabbalah bracelets?