The lavish wedding of Donald Trump and Melania Trump in 2005 received gobs of media attention.
The press called it one of the most expensive weddings of modern times. Fast forward four years, and Donald’s daughter Ivanka Trump, 27, married Jared Kushner, 28, in their own opulent ceremony.
The media estimated this star-studded affair cost at least $1 million.
Here we’ll look at various aspects of Ivanka’s 2009 wedding, including photos and price tags for the handmade dress, custom jewelry, exotic honeymoon, and more. Fast forward several more years and — well, you know how the story unfolds.
We’ll share photos that show what the couple’s life looks like now with kids and a home in Washington D.C. (pages 10 and 11).
- Wedding venue: Trump National Golf Club
Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner Wedding
The wedding venue was Donald Trump’s New Jersey golf club. | Brian Marcus/Fred Marcus Photography via Getty Images
Average cost for a wedding there: $54,000-$62,000.
Ivanka and Kushner the knot at a star-studded Jewish ceremony at the Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, with 500 in attendance.
The Georgian Revival-style mansion sports a red brick façade and large white columns. Surrounding country club amenities include two golf courses, practice greens, eight tennis courts, a pool, and a restaurant.
Next: A gown inspired by Grace Kelly
- The wedding gown
Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner wedding
The Vera Wang bridal gown cost around $50,000. | Brian Marcus/Fred Marcus Photography via Getty Images
Estimated price tag: $50,000
The bride walked down the aisle in a custom-made Vera Wang dress inspired by Grace Kelly.
It featured layers of Chantilly and Lyon lace and three-quarter sleeves.
The bridal party (consisting of Donald Trump Jr.’s wife Vanessa Trump and Ivanka’s half-sister Tiffany Trump) wore dusty lavender Caroline Herrera gowns. The groom wore a Brioni tuxedo.
Next: Jewelry from her own personal line
- The bling
Ivanka wore around $265,000 in jewels. | ivankatrumpjewelry via Instagram
To accessorize her gown, the bride was dripping with diamonds from the Ivanka Trump jewelry collection. Here’s the lowdown:
Platinum mixed-cut clustered diamond earrings: $130,000
Art Deco link platinum-diamond bracelet: $90,000
Platinum-diamond hairpiece to accent the veil: $45,000
Next: See the celebrity guest list.
- The reception
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner dancing
The newlyweds danced most of the night. | Brian Marcus/Fred Marcus Photography via Getty Images
The star-studded guest list included politicians like Rudy Giuliani, Andrew Cuomo, and Pennsylvania Gov.
Ed Rendell. Friends from the entertainment world included Barbara Walters, country singer Jamey Johnson, and actress Emmy Rossum and her Counting Crows beau Adam Duritz.
The newlyweds spent most of the night dancing, People reported. Donald had brought in chandeliers from his D.C. golf club for the event.
The reception tent had see-through sides and was situated in the middle of the golf course for a view of the trees and changing leaves.
Next: Here’s what the parents of the bride wore.
- Parents of the bride
Wedding of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
Barbara Walters poses with Donald and Melania Trump. | Brian Marcus/Fred Marcus Photography via Getty Images
Price of Melania’s dress: $100,000
Ivanka’s stepmother Melania Trump wore a purple Dior Haute Couture gown.
It cost around $100,000, weighed 50 pounds, and required 28 seamstresses to make. Ivanka’s mother Ivana Trump wore pink, as did the mother of the groom.
As for the father of the bride, Donald gave a short toast at the reception, saying, “Be happy and enjoy your life.” Later, he told People, “It was a great wedding.
I’m very happy. They’re really a beautiful, smart couple. I think you’ll hear a lot of great things from them in years to come.”
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