Now THAT'S what we call a wedding!
Apparently people were baffled when they saw an elephant wearing an elaborate headdress entering Lionel Richie's Beverly Hills estate last Saturday where Nicole Richie and Joel Madden exchanged vows!
But why? After all, we are in Hollywood, people!
While an elephant isn't exactly traditional, it is pretty sweet.
Looking back on past interviews with Richie, we can totally see that an elephant has always been a part of her dream wedding!
Back in 2005, while engaged to marry DJ A.M. a.k.a Adam Goldstein, she told guest host Ryan Seacrest on Larry King Live! all about her wedding plans, saying:
"I want to have a very, very big wedding. I want it to be very extravagant. I want like hundreds of people and elephants…and a horse and carriage."
Why an elephant you ask?
"Because elephants are really good luck," Richie explained. "And they're beautiful animals. You don't think?"
As a matter of fact, we have to agree!
Her inspiration came from the Eddie Murphy classic Coming To America, in which Murphy's African prince character has a huge, lavish wedding with all sorts of animals, including elephants.
"I want it bigger than that," Richie added.
While reports say her wedding may not have been as big she explained back in 2005, as it was a slightly more low-key black tie event, it was probably still a pretty nice way to tie-the-knot.
According to a guest, "It was awesome!"
It better have been. There was a freakin' elephant!
We wish Nicole and Joel all the best!
[Image via WENN.]