The Most Awkward Celebrity Wedding Moments Ever

It's no surprise that many celebrities pull out all the stops for their weddings. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are a good example since their wedding reception in 2000 had four bands, a fireworks display, and 50,000 flowers, just for starters. Per People, the whole thing could have cost a whopping $1 million. Christina Aguilera was another famous person who had a pricey wedding, which reportedly came with a $2 million cost.

But no matter how expensive or fancy celebrity weddings are, some things are bound to go wrong, just like any other person's big day. The thing is, some wedding errors can be hidden from guests, as well as the media. For example, a groom suddenly forgetting where he put his bride-to-be's wedding band can be obscured if he doesn't show panic. Other mistakes, however, are harder to keep under wraps. Those bloopers live on years after the ceremony.

Read on for the most awkward celebrity wedding moments ever, with some being on the cute, harmless side of things and others being a bit more serious.

Blake Lively had a wedding dress mishap

For many couples, wedding day can be a big old blur. That may have to do with the whole event being so filled with emotion that it's hard to mentally document things. Plus, guests are coming in from all over the place, and once they arrive, the couple has to play host while trying to enjoy their big moment together. Then there's the reception, which could snatch the last bit of energy the bride and groom have left. But thanks to photos and videos, they can relive their nuptials as much as they'd like. 

But Blake Lively has something else to spark her wedding day memories after tying the knot to Ryan Reynolds in 2012: a burn mark on her wedding dress. Her gown caught on fire at one point during the celebration. "Florence Welch was singing at the reception, and they brought out these sparklers, and I'm watching her sing," Lively told Vogue in 2014. "I look down and my wedding dress has a big burn mark from one of the sparklers. Right on the front! And it was just so heartbreaking to me." But the ex-"Gossip Girl" said the burn mark eventually became her favorite part of the dress. The mental shift happened after Reynolds said she'd always remember that part of her wedding day, when Welch was belting out tunes and the sparkler did some damage.

Emmy Rossum and Sam Esmail dealt with a brawl

So, how's this for an awkward wedding moment? A brawl went down during Emmy Rossum and Sam Esmail's 2017 nuptials. But there wasn't an uninvited ex bursting in. Nor was there a rowdy guest ready to duke it out after downing one too many at the reception. The fight was actually between two three-year-old flower girls before the vows were said.

"It was during their nap time, so one of the girls was quite cranky and not feeling it at all ... and the other girl was quite a diva about it — she was really having her moment," Rossum recalled while visiting "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in 2017. "And then when the nappy, cranky girl noticed that the diva girl was getting quite a lot of attention, she ran up the aisle and began throwing her petals very aggressively, like, at the other girl. Basically, like a women's wrestling fight broke out." Baskets were thrown down in the process.

But later, a thoughtful rabbi made light of the physical showdown, and we can safely say there are no reports of any other brawls happening that day. 

Jessica Simpson might've just been nervous

Jessica Simpson is known for being part of the '90s pop explosion with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, *NSYNC, and the Backstreet Boys. She's also known for famously confusing chicken with tuna, as she did on "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica," her reality show with then-husband Nick Lachey. But that's not the only error Simpson uttered that wound up in the headlines. She also made a major mistake during her wedding to former NFL player Eric Johnson in 2014.

An E! News source revealed that Johnson got choked up on his vows, and Simpson said the wrong name — speaking hers instead of his while addressing Johnson. Still, the awkward moment didn't take away from the day's beauty, according to what the couple told People. In a statement, Simpson and Johnson said they were entirely filled with joy after committing to each other in front of their three children and loved ones.

And further proof the flub didn't spoil the wedding came in 2021 on the couple's seventh wedding anniversary. On that day, Johnson shared their wedding photos, along with a touching Instagram message. "Jessica, I love you. 7 years into marriage and you still make me laugh just as hard as day one," he wrote. "I had fun yesterday celebrating us. Our kids bring us so much joy and they could not be luckier to have such a fiercely empowered, unique, beautiful mama. I love you, babe!!!" Awwww, right?

Mark Ballas and BC Jean had to deal with Freddie Mercury

You might say that music is just as important to a wedding as the bride's gown, the type of food guests will be nibbling on, and the kind of cake they'll eat afterward. However, for "Dancing with the Stars'" Mark Ballas, who's not only a dancer but a singer-songwriter, music was probably even more important when he said his I-dos to singer and actor BC Jean. The couple got married in 2016 in Malibu, California, and experienced a musical mishap when Jean made her way down the aisle to the wrong song. 

"Something may not happen as planned, and you just gotta roll with it and enjoy the day," Ballas told ET in 2017. "BC walked the aisle to what was meant to be a string quartet version of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen, but the DJ played the real version." For a lot of people, the error could've ruined the whole wedding, but it didn't for Ballas. His former "Dancing with the Stars" pal and best man Derek Hough reminded Ballas to go with the flow on his special day. 

So in conclusion, considering all the other things that could go wrong during a wedding, a bride walking down the aisle to a cool song may not seem that bad. Even if it did mean hearing Freddie Mercury's soaring vocals instead of the string arrangement the couple wanted. 

Hilary Duff had something missing from her smile

When Hilary Duff stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in 2010 and spoke about marrying retired NHL player Mike Comrie, she said everything went perfectly except for one thing. Hours before the wedding, Duff lost her tooth, and having a toothless smile in her wedding photos probably wasn't the look she was going for.

"Tooth fell out in my hand. Thank god I didn't swallow it. Not good for a bride on a wedding day," Duff told DeGeneres. "Bit into a bagel, sitting on my bed with my mom and my sister and they were like, 'You're an idiot, you did not. Come on!'" From there, Duff explained that she cried, laughed, then really turned on the waterworks. But fortunately, the incident happened about three hours before the actor  had to get ready, and her wedding planner's brother-in-law's best friend, who's a dentist, saved the day.

But the marriage itself couldn't be saved because Duff and Comrie — who have a son named Luca — finalized their divorced in 2016. The former "Lizzie McGuire" star then married singer Matthew Koma in 2019, and they have two daughters. Fortunately for Duff, she was able to hold onto all of her teeth in the hours leading up to marrying Koma.

Kim Kardashian and Ye had a seating crisis

Despite Kanye West's (now known as "Ye") polarizing nature, he and his ex-wife Kim Kardashian are known to be stylish people, often raising eyebrows with their designer duds. So, it may not be surprising that instead of the former couple using place cards for their 2014 wedding reception in Italy to indicate seating, they hired a bunch of workers to carve the guests' names on marble tables. 

But per Page Six, the spellings of people's names were botched. Furthermore, some of the guests rolled up to the reception with people who weren't invited, which only added another level of chaos to the seating arrangement. Now picture the surroundings of this fabled dinner: "Four days before the wedding, they ordered 30 life-size nudes to be made from black marble from Carrara. The marble workers worked through the night to cut enough blocks, but 10 of them fell apart, another 10 were too damaged in transit to put out, and of the remaining 10, four were missing their heads," Page Six claimed. What was left of the statues surrounded the dining area.

The reception still went smoothly, despite the marble table fiasco, a golden toilet tower, and missing nudes. We can't say the same for Kardashian and West's marriage, since Kardashian filed for divorce in 2021. The divorce was finalized by late 2022.

Audrina Patridge got unveiled

Could there be a more stressful phrase to a bride than a "wedding-day-wardrobe-malfunction?" Audrina Patridge would know because she had a malfunction while marrying Corey Bohan in Hawaii in 2016. Now, we're not talking about a Janet Jackson-level malfunction here, but it seemed bad enough, considering it happened when Patridge walked down the aisle with her father. 

"I was fighting back tears as we made our way closer to Corey, but as this was happening I could feel my train and veil catching on the wooden poles that lined the aisle, causing it to pull my head back," wrote "The Hills" star on her now-defunct blog (via People). "I kept moving forward with a smile on my face until it came off!!! I continued walking until some very generous friends ran up behind me to secure it back on my head. LOL — sometimes you have to roll with the punches!" 

Hey, that's pretty much the same advice that Derek Hough gave Mark Ballas when BC Jean walked down the aisle to the wrong song. From the way it appears, both Ballas and Patridge had the right mindset on their respective wedding days. Experts also tell couples not to fret when plans go awry.

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden's awkward moment was kind of cute

Before Good Charlotte singer Benji Madden exchanged wedding vows with Cameron Diaz in 2015, he fell to his knees. Of course, dropping down in such a manner is usually done well before the ceremony, during the proposal, so the act would probably seem strange to wedding guests. Madden wasn't romantically belting out one of his songs while kneeling either, so what was he doing?

To answer that question, one wouldn't have to look any further than his then-five-year-old nephew Sparrow Madden, son of his brother Joel Madden and Nicole Richie. Sparrow was the ring bearer and accidentally dropped the ring. The cute little mishap then turned Benji and Joel into archaeologists on their hands and knees looking for the darn thing, per the Daily Mail

Reportedly, everyone laughed at the ring falling to the ground, but the moment didn't seem to ruin the ceremony, which was held at Diaz's Beverly Hills home. Some of the guests, according to Us Weekly, included Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Lionel Richie, who took to the piano for "Easy." Drew Barrymore was one of Diaz's bridesmaids, returning a favor since Diaz was a bridesmaid in her wedding as well, per PopSugar