17 Celebrities Who’ve Been Wedding Officiants
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A lot of celebrities are natural public speakers and are used to performing in front of a crowd. So it’s no wonder that they’d be great at something like officiating a wedding.
As it turns out, a number of famous people have helped couples tie the knot on their big day. Here are 17 celebrities who’ve been wedding officiants.
1. Kris Jenner
Kardashian-Jenner matriarch Kris Jenner is used to being in a position of authority, so she was a total pro when it came to officiating the wedding of her longtime pal Faye Resnick to Everett Jack Jr. in 2015. Jenner’s home also served as the wedding venue, as captured in this Instagram from one of the guests.
2. Tori Spelling
In 2007, actress Tori Spelling officiated the first wedding at Chateau La Rue, the bed and breakfast she runs with husband, Dean McDermott.
“I was so honored when the couple asked me to officiate,” she wrote in her blog at the time. “We did it on the front steps of the Chateau as 40 of their friends looked on seated in a lounge-like atmosphere. It was so beautiful as I united Tony and Dex as life partners in love.”
3. Jason Segel
Actor Jason Segel saved the day after Abbe Thorner and Jason Wood’s wedding officiant cancelled on them at the last minute. Segel stepped in to preside over the ceremony, which took place on an episode of “The Tonight Show” in 2010.
4. Chris Harrison
As the host of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” Chris Harrison knows a thing or two about matchmaking. He put his skills to good use by becoming ordained and officiating weddings for producers Peter Sacletter and Cassie Lambert in 2012. He went on to officiate for several other couples’ nuptials, including “Bachelor in Paradise” contestants Evan Bass and Carly Waddell, who wed in 2017.
— Bachelor in Paradise (@BachParadise) August 16, 2017
5. Emma Stone
Actress Emma Stone played matchmaker when she introduced her publicist, Holly Shakoor, to director Ruben Fleischer, so it was only fitting that she officiate their wedding in 2012.
6. Judith Light
Actress Judith Light had the honor of officiating the wedding of her “Ugly Betty” co-star America Ferrera to Ryan Piers Williams. The star-studded affair took place at fellow castmate Vanessa Williams’ estate in Chappaqua, New York.
7. Mark Conseulos
Actor Mark Consuelos (aka Mr. Kelly Ripa) officiated the wedding of his friend, shock jock Howard Stern to Beth Ostrosky. The New York City event was attended by a number of other celebrities, including Consuelos’ wife, Kelly Ripa, Barbara Walters and Billy Joel.
Singer Adele was a huge part of the wedding day for her pal, British comedian Alan Carr to his husband, Paul Drayton. Not only did she officiate the ceremony, she also hosted it at her home, planned the food and, of course, performed.
9. Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey was co-hosting Fox’s live New Year’s Eve special with Maria Menounos, when the pair shocked everyone by announcing that Menounos would marry her fiancé Keven Undergaro, with Harvey acting as officiant. The couple had been together 20 years before officially tying the knot on live TV.
10. Tom Hanks
Movie star Tom Hanks once crashed a couple’s wedding photos, but another couple actually asked him to be their officiant. Hanks officiated the wedding of actress Allison Williams and CollegeHumor CEO, Ricky Van Veen, in 2015.
“I’m for rent,” Hanks joked at the time. “If you can afford the honorarium, I’ll be there for ya.”
11. Reverend Run
Reverend Run (aka Rev Run aka DJ Run aka Joseph Simmons) is an actual minister. In 2010, he officiated the wedding of reality star Nicole Richie and Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden.
This story originally appeared on Simplemost.