Celebrity Weddings: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
On September 14, 2002, there was No Doubt for rockers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. Stefani, singer in No Doubt, and Rossdale, lead singer of Bush, took their vows in a spectacular London ceremony.
The couple exchanged vows at St. Paul's Covent Garden. The event may have been traditional in many ways--starting with a custom-made pink and white wedding dress for Dior by John Galliano, complete with an antique lace veil. The couple personalized their ceremony with some unique touches all their own, however, including Rossdale's escort down the aisle: his sheepdog, Winston.
St. Paul's Church (not to be confused with the larger St. Paul's Cathedral where Princess Diana and Prince Charles married) is tucked in Covent Garden; the church has a long history of celebrity names, so much so, in fact, that's it's sometimes called the "Actors' Church." Gone with the Wind star Vivian Leigh is buried in the churchyard and inside stand memorials to Gracie Fields and Boris Karloff. And the church has an association to fictional stars as well; on its portico, Eliza Doolittle meets Higgins in Pygmalion and My Fair Lady.
Following the ceremony, guest transportation to the reception site was uniquely London: double decker buses. The reception took place at Home House, a private club.
After the London ceremony, Gwen and Gavin celebrated with their friends across the pond with a vow renewal ceremony in Los Angeles.
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