It is a definite Polka Dot tradition to hit the website every New Years Eve with our picks for celebrity wedding of the year. (look back at those previous ones here) and this year was another tough one. not just for weddings for us citizen folk. but weddings for celebrities too.

As the world shifted and adjusted to life with a pandemic though, we were lucky enough to see a few shining stars walk down the aisle. Today, we’re taking a peek at some of the standouts.

Malala Yousafzai & Asser Malik

It was a beautiful November day when Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala announce she had tied the knot to  Pakistan Cricket Board manager Asser Malik. The pair tied the knot in Birmingham in an intimate nikah ceremony.

Photographs by @malinfezehai Hair & makeup by @makeupbyain via Malala Yousafzai

Paris Hilton & Carter Reum

It was always going to be a grand occasion when Paris Hilton tied the knot and oh how it was. Paris promising 11 wedding gowns (two, seen in the photos, by Oscar de la Renta). Paris and Carter, an entrepreneur, wedding at the private Bel-Air estate of Barron Hilton. Pink, Paris’ favourite colour featured throughout the da- from the floor-length bridesmaid gowns to the pink champagne served. The event continued into a multi-day extravaganza.

Photo by Jose Villa via Paris Hilton

Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton

Summer days were just what Gwen Stefani and his partner Blake Shelton wanted for their big day, The pair chose a July day to tie the knot at Blake’s private Oklahoma ranch. Gwen donning a custom Vera Wang gown of silk Gergoette, her veil embroidered with the name of her husband and her children. Blake finishing his blake tie look in the country style- with jeans!

Image by Jeremy Bustos via People

Ariana Grande & Dalton Gomez

Ariana Grande and her husband Dalton, a real estate agent, invited just twenty guests to witness them tying the knot, the duo saying their vows at home, in California. The May wedding heralded a custom Vera Wang gown for Ariana, complete with a bow-adorned tulle bubble veil. Dalton, who wore a suit by Tom Ford, danced the night away with his new wife in the couple’s living room.

Photo by Stefan Kolhi  via People

Laura Henshaw & Dalton Graham

After multiple postponements (thank lockdowns!) Keep It Cleaner founder Laura and Dalton tied the knot in a Yarra Valley winery wedding at Levantine Hill. The couple. who chose a glam white and black colour palette for their day were well overdue for this milestone! Laura chose a strapless gown by KKyha Studios. Dalton wore a tuxedo with a white jacket from P Johnson Tailors.

The pair made a point of ditching traditions they hated, there was no wedding cake for one, and Laura removed the bottom layer of her skirt, to create a mini dress for the couple’s first dance, to “You Sexy Thing” by Hot Chocolate.

Photo by Tess Follett via Laura Henshaw 

Ivy Getty & Tobias Alexander Engel

It was all sparkles and whimsey when heiress Ivy Getty wed photographer, Tobias Alexander Engel. A weekend-long celebration in San Francisco is just the ticket to see these two off into married life. Ivy wore a John Galliano for Maison Margiela Haute Couture gown (sparkling silver!) for the ceremony, held at City Hall before she changed into another Maison Margiela made of pink tulle for the reception at the private Getty Mansion.

Photo by Jose Villa