Brooklyn and Nicola's extravaganza is proof the BIG wedding is back

Big weddings are BACK! After Covid forced couples to scale back, Brooklyn and Nicola’s $4million extravaganza confirms the return of ‘more is more’ nuptials – complete with flouncy gowns, multi-day events and hundreds of guests

  • Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz tied the knot in a $4million extravaganza
  • Couple said vows in tent at $103million Peltz family estate in Palm Beach, Florida
  • Experts revealed how the event signifies a shift away from intimate weddings 
  • Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz‘s lavish nuptials is confirmation this will be the year for the return of the big white wedding, experts have explained.

    The newlyweds, who first met in 2017, tied the knot in a star-studded ceremony yesterday at the Peltz family’s $103million estate in Palm Beach, Florida

    From a wedding banquet with food from Miami chef Thierry Isambert who used to cook for President Bill Clinton to a live singer for their first dance, the couple spent an eyewatering $4million on celebrating their union with an estimated 300 guests.

    Speaking to FEMAIL, experts told how Brooklyn and Nicola are among the A-list couples heralding the return to OTT weddings after lockdowns and Covid forced brides and grooms to scale back their plans and limit numbers. 

    Brooklyn Beckham and his new wife Nicola Peltz (pictured) herald the return of big weddings with a $4million extravaganza in Florida

    Brooklyn Beckham and his new wife Nicola Peltz (pictured) herald the return of big weddings with a $4million extravaganza in Florida 

    Brooklyn and Nicola had six groomsmen and six maids of honour, as pandemic restrictions on the number of guests have been eased

    Brooklyn and Nicola had six groomsmen and six maids of honour, as pandemic restrictions on the number of guests have been eased 

    Zoe Burke, editor of Hitched.co.uk, said: ‘We recently predicted that 2022 was going to be the return of the big wedding, and it looks like Brooklyn and Nicola were paying attention.

    ‘Our latest National Wedding Survey revealed that weddings are finally getting bigger – overall spend is up 90 per cent compared to 2020, and couples are once again investing more in the whole experience, with a 40 per cent increase in the spend on the venue after smaller weddings were the norm over the last few years.

    ‘This wedding – like Brooklyn’s parents before him – is set to become a defining cultural moment as it signals the return of the whole wedding experience.’

    Kate Beavis of Magpie Wedding and The ECO Wedding Show agreed: Weddings are back in a big way in 2022 after two years of being on hold. While some couples chose an intimate wedding, many have waited wanting a huge party with hundreds of guests. Because of this we are seeing the ‘go big’ trend.’

    Celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger tied the knot (pictured centre) to William 'Mac' Osborne at the Vizcaya Museum And Gardens in Miami

    Celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger tied the knot (pictured centre) to William ‘Mac’ Osborne at the Vizcaya Museum And Gardens in Miami

    Edward Enninful and Alec Maxwell (pictured) spent up to £1.5 million on their 80-guest wedding in the grounds of Longleat House

    Edward Enninful and Alec Maxwell (pictured) spent up to £1.5 million on their 80-guest wedding in the grounds of Longleat House

    Earlier this year British Vogue’s editor-in-chief made headlines when he tied the knot with beau Alec Maxwell at Longleat House in front of celebrity pals including Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. 

    Meanwhile last week celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger wed William ‘Mac’ Osborne at the Vizcaya Museum And Gardens in Miami after Covid forced them to postpone twice. 

    There have been a string of other large-scale nuptials this year already – from Euro aristos to Australian TV personalities – and that’s before wedding season really gets underway this summer.    

    Zoe explained that not only are weddings a chance to celebrate a union, but they give couples the opportunity to bring together family and friends who they might not have seen because of the pandemic. 

    Congratulations! Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz have tied the knot (pictured during ceremony) in a stunning early-evening ceremony beside the ocean surrounded by celebrities including tennis legend Serena Williams

    Congratulations! Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz have tied the knot (pictured during ceremony) in a stunning early-evening ceremony beside the ocean surrounded by celebrities including tennis legend Serena Williams

    A married man: Brooklyn was seen posing with his groomsmen before they headed to the dance tent at his wedding

    A married man: Brooklyn was seen posing with his groomsmen before they headed to the dance tent at his wedding

    Brand new brother-in-law: Cruz Beckham, 17 (right), was seen drinking a Heineken as he walked to the dance tent with his brother

    Brand new brother-in-law: Cruz Beckham, 17 (right), was seen drinking a Heineken as he walked to the dance tent with his brother

    The flower girls, including Harper Beckham (pictured at center) are seen after the wedding ceremony

    The flower girls, including Harper Beckham (pictured at center) are seen after the wedding ceremony

    ‘After two years of being kept apart from family and friends, this is a really big chance for couples – and their families – to reconnect,’ she said.   

    ‘The Pandemic has made everyone reevaluate life, and how important family and friends, and real life connections are, so a big wedding is the perfect chance to celebrate love, see people they haven’t seen for a long time, and just enjoy that togetherness again.’ 

    Kate explained the ‘go big’ trend is reflected in everything from larger dresses to oversized bows.      

    ‘Adornments and embellishments are bigger too – think shoes covered in pearls with no satin on show,’ she continued. 

    Proud: Victoria and David Beckham put on a smitten display as they arrived at their eldest son's wedding holding hands

    Emotions: It was no doubt an emotional day for Victoria and David as they saw their eldest child get married

    Proud: Victoria and David Beckham put on a smitten display as they arrived at their eldest son’s wedding holding hands 

    Time to dance!: Romeo Beckham, 19, is pictured with girlfriend Mia Regan as they head to the dance tent

    Time to dance!: Romeo Beckham, 19, is pictured with girlfriend Mia Regan as they head to the dance tent 

    ‘Couples are choosing longer celebrations – making a whole weekend of it. They’re choosing more bridesmaids and groomsmen. 

    ‘Floral displays are bigger with bouquets of blousy flowers and romantic ribbons added. Cakes are higher, entertainment has more WOW factor – the list goes on.

    ‘We are noticing however that couples still are making mindful choices – as they care for the planet as well as each other. Going big doesn’t have to mean being wasteful.  We are seeing two trends really – minimal and maximal so some will choose the former.’ 

    Brooklyn and Nicola showed that the limitations have been left in the past as they took to the dancefloor with a live singer belting out Only Fools Rush In for their first dance, followed by second song Ben E. King’s classic Stand By Me. 

    Ahead of their big day, Nicola travelled to the headquarters of Valentino in Rome to have her gown designed by the fashion house’s Pierpaolo Piccioli.

    The couple chose to have six groomsmen and six maids of honour, while apparently tasking rapper Snoop Dogg with entertaining their guests as a DJ.