Adele Officiates Alan Carr's Wedding in Her Backyard

The singer got ordained and planned every detail when the host married Paul Drayton

By Zach Johnson Apr 03, 2018 6:35 PMTags

Alan Carr never thought he'd find someone like Adele to officiate his wedding.

And yet, that's exactly what happened earlier this year. Speaking on the BBC's The One Show Monday, Carr opened up about marrying Paul Drayton, saying, "We've known her for ages and when we told her we were getting married, she said, 'Can I please plan the whole day for you?'"

Adele got ordained just to officiate his wedding, the Chatty Man host revealed to Rylan-Clark Neal and Emma Willis on ITV's This Morning Tuesday. Calling Adele the "kindest and nicest" person, Carr said she planned every detail, even hosting their ceremony in her backyard in L.A.

The British singer also performed a few musical numbers during the couple's wedding reception. As he said on The One Show Monday, "There was a grand piano with a man playing [John Legend's] 'Ordinary People,' and then Adele sang our songs with the first dance. It was absolutely amazing! I can never repay her. She's a one-off. As we all know, she is just the best."

Adele shared a photo from the big day on Instagram Tuesday.

Of course, Adele isn't the only celebrity to officiate a wedding:


In her music video for "I Need a Woman," the pop star presides over IRL couple Dani and Lindsay's wedding ceremony in Las Vegas. It marked the third-same sex marriage Kesha has officiated. 

Anna Faris

The actress officiated her Unqualified co-host Sim Sarna's wedding...wearing Ugg boots!

Joe Biden

The Vice President of the United States presided over White House staffers Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie small ceremony on Aug. 1, 2016. "Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house," VEEP tweeted. "Couldn't be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys."

Amy Poehler and Carrie Brownstein

The two funny gals were asked to conduct an impromptu wedding ceremony during a Q&A for Brownstein's book tour on Nov. 3, 2015, and of course they accepted the challenge! Together they married same-sex couple Kendall Oshiro and Genevieve Hernandez at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church with Brownstein ordaining the wedding as Poehler played the piano.


The singer and longtime supporter of LGBT rights had in September 2015 officiated the wedding of her hairstylist, Vittorio Masecchia, and partner Felipe Noqueira. She had also officiated a commitment ceremony for her girlfriends, Monique Morrison and Gretchen Helt, in California in 2012.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

The actor surprised the happy couple as part of the "Prank It FWD" movement.

Ian McKellen

"I'm going to marry Patrick [Stewart]," the X-Men star announced while on the Jonathan Ross Show in March. "I am going to officiate at his wedding." It looks like the day turned out to be a huge success!

Jimmy Kimmel

When Matt Damon and his bride of eight years, Luciana Barroso, renewed their wedding vows, guests were stunned to find out the late-night host was officiating.

Blake Shelton

Before she decided to scale down on her wedding plans, Kelly Clarkson had big plans for The Voice mentor.  "He's not only singing! He's marrying us," she told Entertainment Tonight. "He totally is…He can be very sentimental."

Conan O'Brien

One late-night taping was a bit more romantic than the rest. Team Coco himself officiated the wedding of the show's costume designer Scott Cronick and his partner, David Gorshein.

Emma Stone

She can act, date Spider-Man and officiate weddings too! The A-list star presided over her publicist, Holly Shakoor, and director Ruben Fleischer's wedding at Twin Peaks Ranch in Ojai, Calif.

Victor Garber

The Alias star did more than just officiate Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's 2005 wedding. He also took on the role of being the godfather to their daughter Violet.

Will Forte

The Saturday Night Live frontman presided over The Black Keys' Patrick Carney and Emily Ward's wedding. Luckily, the MacGruber act was not part of the ceremony.

Benedict Cumberbatch

He's a Sherlock star, Emmy-nominated actor and wedding officiator! In July 2013, the Brit hunk presided over the civil ceremony of two of his male pals near Ibiza, Spain.

Tori Spelling

 In order to marry a gay couple at her bed-and-breakfast, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alumna obtained her certification online.

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