We've previously dubbed Victoria and David Beckham's 1999 wedding as the (pun intended) poshest wedding of the '90s, but TBH, the soccer star probably could've done without the top hat. And it turns out, nearly 18 years after those over-the-top "I dos," the groom himself agrees. Hindsight really is 20/20, isn't it? But apparently the Beckhams had a simple solution to their '90s wedding regrets — secretly renewing their vows!
In case you need a refresher course on the opulent union between the Spice Girl and pro soccer player, the Beckhams wed on July 4th, 1999 at the Luttrellstown Castle, a staggering estate that sits just outside of Dublin, Ireland. Yes, an honest to goodness castle. And if the venue alone didn't solidify the Beckhams' title as the unofficial King and Queen of the '90s, the couple sat atop actual velvet thrones during their reception and had a couple of costume changes throughout the day (see photos below) — including a silk Vera Wang pleated ball gown complete with a 20-foot train and 18K gold tiara for Victoria, and memorable matching purple outfits for both the bride and groom — David's even had a top hat to go with it. Yup.
In a recent interview with the BBC's Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, Beckham admitted that he and his wife perhaps went just a tad overboard on their big day. "That was pretty bold," Beckham remembered. "Victoria's [reception outfit] was pretty nice. Mine, I'm like 'What was I thinking?' I look like the guys out of Dumb & Dumber when they went to that party and wore those ridiculous outfits. I even had a top hat in purple. Unbelievable. What was I thinking?" Don't sweat it, Beckham. The '90s were a hell of a time...
But apparently these two had a nuptial re-do! Beckham revealed that he and his bride have previously renewed their vows, opting for a more intimate affair after the opulence of their first wedding.
"We have renewed our vows since then and it was a lot more private," he said. "There were about six people there in our house."
Aww! Vows so nice, they just had to say 'em twice! But, uhh, where was our invite?!