Nicole Richie, Joel Madden Marry

It’s been said that an elephant never forgets, and neither the guests nor the pachyderm present at Lionel Richie’s Beverly Hills house on December 11, 2010 will forget the wedding of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden. Considered a symbol of good luck, the sight of the trained elephant was an unexpected moment glimpsed by the press in an otherwise private family ceremony.

Making theirs a family affair, US magazine reports that the high-profile pair’s daughter Harlow Madden filed down the aisle as the flower girl, while the groom’s Good Charlotte band mate Benji Madden supported his brother as best man. Stepping out from behind the turntables for the ceremony, DJ Samantha Ronson took the role of a bridesmaid.

Early reports indicate that Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were among the A-list attendees to witness the bride– who donned a Marchesa masterpiece for the big day– receive a Neil Lane wedding band to accompany the 4-carat engagement ring by the same jeweler to the stars which Richie has worn since announcing her upcoming nuptials back in February 2010.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 06: Musican Joel Madden and Nicole Richie arrives at the Montblanc Charity Cocktail hosted by The Weinstein Company to benefit UNICEF held at Soho House on March 6, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Montblanc)

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