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10 Best Weddings Ever! Liza Minelli & David Gest's Over-the-Top Occasion

Liza Minelli, David Gest Reuters/Peter Morgan
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Our countdown to Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries wedding special continues as we celebrate the 10 most notable and newsworthy unions ever.

Next on our best-of list is the bold-faced and wildly extravagant blowout of Liza Minelli and David Gest:

EXCLUSIVE: Get Kim's Wedding Viewing Kit

When: March 16, 2002

Where: New York's Marble Collegiate Church

On the List: With all the Hollywood heavyweights in attendance, such as Michael and Kirk Douglas, Anthony Hopkins, Diana Ross, Joan Collins and Lauren Bacall, guests barely blinked at the 36-member bridal party, including Michael Jackson as best man and Elizabeth Taylor as maid of honor.

Can't Top This: Minelli spared no expense for her fourth wedding (it was Gest's first). Her Fifth Avenue affair rings in as the most expensive celebrity wedding ever and cost a whopping $3.5 million.

That price tag—and the couple's sterling showbiz connections—netted Natalie Cole singing "Unforgettable" as the bride walked down the aisle and 54 different acts, including Tony Bennett, Donny Osmond and Stevie Wonder, entertaining guests throughout the evening.

But vintage champagne and a 12-tier wedding cake are no guarantee of a happily ever after and the marriage floundered 16 months later—proving you can't put a price tag on true love. 

Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event  premieres Sunday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and concludes Monday, Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

PHOTOS: Kim Kardashian's Wedding Album

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