Paris Hilton is officially a married woman, and her fairytale wedding to Carter Reum was just as star-studded and over-the-top as we had expected. The DJ and entrepreneur married her venture capitalist fiancé yesterday (November 11) in a stunning Bel-Air ceremony while her family and close friends looked on.
“I finally got to kiss my Prince and begin the happily ever after I’ve been dreaming of since I was a little girl,” Paris wrote on her website about the big day. “It was a true fairytale wedding.”
True to her reality star roots, Paris filmed her entire wedding planning journey for her new 13-part show Paris in Love, which premiered on Peacock on Thursday. And while fans will have to tune in each week to see how Paris planned the extravagant affair in real time, the heiress has already shared a ton of jaw-dropping details about her nuptials (yes—there was a caviar bar). From her exquisite designer gowns to the celebrity-packed guest list, here’s everything we know about Paris and Carter’s gorgeous day.
We’ve said it before—Thursday may just be the new Saturday when it comes to weddings. Like many recent brides, Paris joined in on the weekday wedding trend, opting to host her nuptials on a Thursday. However, according to Vogue, the heiress had a very special reason for choosing her wedding date.
“11:11 has always been my favorite time of day,” Paris told the publication. “It's my reminder to make a wish and be open to miracles. This date is special to Carter and I—it represents our love story, which both of us knew was meant to be.”
Plus, the bride recently launched her new media company, 11:11 Media, which was all the more reason for her to choose the auspicious date.
Paris wore not just one, but four different custom designer gowns during her lavish nuptials. For the ceremony, she chose to walk down the aisle in a custom Oscar de la Renta dress. The long-sleeved gown featured a high-neck and gorgeous floral embroidery, which she paired with a matching embroidered veil, also by Oscar de la Renta.
“We spent months designing my dress to perfection with the amazing Oscar de la Renta designers, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim,” Paris told Vogue. “I love how it turned out. I wanted something that was timeless, elegant, chic, and iconic, and I am so happy.”
The sophisticated gown was reminiscent of the Valentino dress Paris’s sister Nicky wore to her own enchanting nuptials in 2015. Nicky previously cited Grace Kelly as an inspiration for her lace-embroidered dress, and it’s apparent that Paris also looked to Kelly’s iconic long-sleeved gown when choosing her wedding day style.
For her second look, Paris changed into a tulle ball gown designed by Galia Lahav. The off-the-shoulder dress featured a corset-style top, full skirt, and a deep V-neck. Paris paired the princess-worthy gown with a diamond necklace and a sparkling tiara.
Her third look was another Oscar de la Renta number, this time a short minidress that was ideal for dancing. The chic ensemble included floral detailing on the neckline, off-the-shoulder sleeves, a bustier top, and an A-line skirt that stopped just short of her knees.
For her final reception look, Paris slipped into a crystal-embellished, long-sleeved gown that featured a plunging V-neck and an exquisite matching cape, as seen in photos obtained by Page Six.
The Guest List
As expected, Paris and Carter’s guest list included quite a few VIPs. Her famous relatives, including mom and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kathy Hilton, aunt Kyle Richards, and dad Richard Hilton, were all in attendance, as were several of the bride’s celebrity pals. Stars including Emma Roberts, Paula Abdul, Bebe Rexha, Ashlee Simpson, Meghan Trainor, and Nicole Richie all joined Paris on her big day.
Her bridal party included sister Nicky Hilton as her maid of honor, while her sister-in-law Tessa Hilton, her cousins Farrah Aldjufrie and Brooke Wiederhorn, and Carter’s sister Halle Reum Hammond all served as bridesmaids. The bridesmaids stunned in light pink Alice + Olivia dress, while Nicky wore a slightly different pink gown by the same designer.
Paris’s longtime friend Kim Kardashian West was also in attendance, and even helped the bride fluff her gown while they were posing for photos, as seen in photos obtained by People.
The ceremony and reception—both planned by renowned celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss—were held at a Bel-Air estate once owned by Paris’s late grandfather Barron Hilton.
On her wedding day, the bride got to the venue early to ensure everything was in order. “I arrived in the morning to make sure everything was going fabulously: installation, sound, decorations,” Paris wrote on her website.
After getting glammed up with her bridal party, Paris and Carter had their first look moment, which left both the bride and groom in tears ahead of their ceremony. “It was a Cinderella moment and I knew I found my true love,” she shared. “I had a glam refresh after because if I walked the aisle with all that mascara running down my face, it would’ve been beyond.”
Then, it was time for the big moment. Paris’s friend Kim Petras sang a rendition of the heiress’s hit song “Stars Are Blind” as the ceremony began. The singer then broke into a cover of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love” as the bride walked down the aisle, framed by stunning arrangements of white flowers and candles.
“I reached the end of the altar and Carter took my hands in his,” Paris shared. “Suddenly I wasn’t as nervous. Carter has that effect on me… he makes everything feel like a fairy tale.”
After the newlyweds said “I do,” it was time to party. “Instead of riding into the sunset, we attended our version of a ball,” Paris shared of the couple’s lavish reception. Guests sipped champagne and dined on bites that included a caviar station, tuna tartare and oysters Rockefeller, according to People. A five-tier wedding cake from Joanie and Leigh’s Cakes topped off the decadent menu.
“The reception was everything I wanted… chic, cute and fun,” wrote Paris. “I got to dance with my dad, and Carter had the most amazing dance with his mom. We had five of the best and most sentimental speeches from Nicky talking about our childhood and Courtney talking about the man Carter has become.”
A source told People that the night even included a flash mob planned by Carter for his bride, as well as a celebrity performance—Demi Lovato sang a rendition of "I Will Always Love You" for the newlyweds.
“We ended the night with dancing and raging to a DJ set,” Paris shared. “It was the best day and night of my life. If I could do it all again I would in a heartbeat.”