10 Best Weddings Ever! Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi's Double Bridal Delight

Our countdown to Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' wedding special on E! continues as we celebrate a groundbreaking union.

By Lia Haberman Oct 07, 2011 3:38 PMTags
Ellen DeGeneres, Portia De RossiJay L. Clendenin/Lara Porzak Photography via GettyImages

Our countdown to the Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries wedding event on E! (Sunday and Monday!) continues as we celebrate our favorite celebrity nuptials ever.

Next on our wonderful weddings list is the same-sex vow swap of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi:

When: Aug. 16, 2008

Where: At the couple's Beverly Hills home

On the List: No famous pals here, just 30 close friends and family members, though Joshua Radin was on hand to serenade the couple.

Can't Top This: An item since 2004, Ellen announced she and Portia would tie the knot the day after the California Supreme Court struck down a ban on gay marriage.

But beyond being just a groundbreaking union, the talk show host and her girlfriend pulled off an intimate and stylish affair well worth the wait. Surrounded by candles, roses and romantic drapery, the blushing brides both wore Zac Posen and swapped rings by Neil Lane.

Motivational author Wayne Dyer led the ceremony, followed by an at-home reception featuring a vegan menu to reflect their meatless lifestyle, finished off by a vegan red velvet cake from local hotspot, Sweet Lady Jane.

Sweet, indeed.