Some people politely request that children are left at home for their weddings because they are worried that a crying baby could disrupt them in the middle of their vows, or an unruly toddler could stand on the bride’s veil and a major upset would ensue. But there are others who think that there is nothing better than a child walking down the aisle throwing flowers, or entrusting them to hand the rings to the groom, and this is made even more special if it’s the child of the people who are getting married.
Many celebrities have chosen to include their children on their wedding day (dressing them in custom-made designer suits and dresses), and this could be because one of their parents has decided to get married again, or perhaps because the future bride and groom chose to go the untraditional route and have children before marriage. But whatever the reason, the thing that remains the same is how these cuties manage to steal the show.
Below are 20 celebrity kids who played an adorable role in their parents' wedding, from Ashlee Simpson’s son, who walked her down the aisle during her wedding to Evan Ross, to other celeb kids who served as ring bearers, flower girls, and even a mini bridesmaid or best man.
20 Serena Williams' Daughter Was Front And Center In Her And Husband Alexis Ohanian’s Wedding Photos
When Serena Williams married Alexis Ohanian, they didn’t opt to leave their newborn daughter Alexis Olympia at home but instead wanted her to be in their wedding photos so that they could remember this moment. The two-month-old baby was photographed in her mama’s arms, who cradled her while wearing a white Alexander McQueen dress, but it appears that she was also a part of the celebrations, as you can see her sitting on her granny Oracene’s lap.
The wedding took place at New Orleans’ Contemporary Arts Center, and among the guests were Beyoncé, Eva Longoria, and Kim Kardashian West. Williams told Vogue, which captured all the photos, "I never wanted a traditional wedding. I wanted a strong wedding.”
19 Holly Madison Matched Her Daughter’s Dress To The Sash On Her Own, And It Was Everything
When Holly Madison married Pasquale Rotella at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, they were already parents to their daughter, Rainbow Aurora, and you better believe she was a part of the celebrations.
According to Us Weekly, Madison wore a custom-designed Greg Barnes gown, and although she opted for the classic white hue, she also wore a royal blue sash around her waist and dressed her 6-month-old daughter in the same color so that they were matching.
Madison spoke about her special little wedding guest in an interview with Us Weekly, telling the publication, "She was my mini-bridesmaid! Rainbow was so good!"
18 Mark Wahlberg And Rhea Durham Waited Before They Married, But Not To Have Kids
Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham are a Hollywood couple that has withstood the test of time, and, speaking of time, they decided to wait before getting married. They didn’t, however, wait to start a family, and when it came time to exchange vows in 2009, they had already been together for eight years and had three children (they are now parents to four children), E! News reports.
Their wedding took place at a church in Beverly Hills, and the publication notes that there were just 20 guests in attendance, with their children obviously being the honorary guests.
17 Jessica Simpson And Eric Johnson’s Daughter Was Their Flower Girl, And Her Son Was Their Ring Bearer
Jessica Simpson and her husband Eric Johnson will soon be adding a third child to their brood, but when they got married at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, in 2014, they already had two children.
Unlike Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham’s celebrations, Simpson and Johnson had a big wedding with 275 guests in attendance, People reports. There was a huge band, and there were many celebrity guests — and so many flowers —but the beautiful wedding was also special for the couple’s children. Their daughter, Maxwell Drew, was their flower girl, while their son, Ace Knute, was their ring bearer, Martha Stewart Weddings reports.
16 Solange Knowles' Husband And Her Son Had The Best Dance Moves At Her Wedding
Solange Knowles had one of the most memorable celebrity weddings. When it came time for her and Alan Ferguson to exchange vows in their New Orleans ceremony in 2014, they did it in real style. This meant that they asked all their wedding guests to dress up in white outfits, and the bride herself wore a jumpsuit with a cape and arrived on a bicycle, as reported by CapitalXtra.
But the best part of the wedding was how much fun everyone seemed to be having, including Solange’s son, Daniel Julez Smith Jr. (whom she shares with former spouse Daniel Smith), who shared a special dance with his mother, but also his new stepdad.
15 Ciara's Son From Her Previous Relationship Was Close To His New StepDad On Their Wedding Day
Ciara’s relationship with rapper Future didn’t work out, but they do a share a son together, named after his dad. So, when it came time for her to marry the love of her life, Russell Wilson, the couple ensured that Ciara’s son was a part of their celebrations, which took place at an English castle in 2016.
Both Russell and Future Jr. also got dressed up for the occasion, and according to InStyle, the toddler wore a black Giorgio Armani suit -- and he seems to be pretty happy hanging out with his stepdad.
According to Daily Mail, the wedding was held at the 19th-century estate, and the couple was joined by 100 guests, including Kelly Rowland and Jennifer Hudson.
14 Ashlee Simpson And Evan Ross Made Her Son Feel Special By Including Him In Their Wedding Day
When Ashlee Simpson married Evan Ross, she wanted their wedding to be an unforgettable moment in her life, but she was also careful to include all the people in her life who are really special to her. She made her sister, Jessica Simpson, her bridesmaid, she made her niece Maxwell Drew her flower girl, and her son, Bronx Mowgli (whom she shares with ex-husband Pete Wentz) walked her down the aisle.
The couple got engaged just seven months before their wedding, and according to E! News, the wedding was held on Aug. 31, 2014, in Greenwich, Connecticut, with one of the highlights being a horse and carriage.
13 Kim Kardashian And Kanye West’s Daughter North Looked So Sweet At Her Parents' Lavish Nuptials
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were already parents to their daughter, North West, when they had their lavish (and exceptionally costly) wedding in Florence, Italy, in 2014.
According to Hello! magazine, there were more than 600 guests in attendance at the nuptials, including Kardashian’s sisters, Kendall, Kylie, Khloé, and Kourtney, who served as her bridesmaids, and the couple’s daughter who wore a cute white dress for the occasion that matched her mama's white gown (designed by Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci). Although North was present for photos, it’s unclear how much of the ceremony she was a part of.
12 Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt’s Kids Designed Her Veil
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s 2014 wedding was one of the most highly anticipated celebrity weddings because they had been together for 10 years by the time they walked down the aisle to become husband and wife. It wasn’t a big ceremony, like so many other celebrity weddings, and instead, the couple chose to keep it small, surrounded by 22 guests, including their children.
The couple made sure their children played big parts on the wedding day, and according to PopSugar, Maddox walked Jolie down the aisle, Zahara, Shiloh, and Vivienne were flower girls, and Pax and Knox were the ring bearers. But that’s not all, because Jolie also got a custom-made veil to include her children’s artwork.
"I wanted the kids to be a part of everything including the dress because that's our family," she told Hello! magazine. "That represents the way we live our life together."
11 Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon’s Vow Renewal Included Their Cute Twins
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s marriage didn’t last, but they did celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary with their twins, Monroe and Moroccan, by using it as an opportunity to do a vow renewal.
They decided to head to Disneyland in Paris to celebrate their special day in 2013, and because they were in Disneyland, Nick and Moroccan decided to dress up as Prince Charming, while Mariah and Monroe wore Cinderella-inspired gowns, HuffPost reports. Cannon is reported to have walked Mariah and the twins down the aisle, and after the reception, they celebrated with guests in a room decorated with 15,000 flowers and 10,000 crystals.
10 Victoria and David Beckham’s Eldest Son Brooklyn Was A Tiny Baby Sleeping Through Their Wedding
David and Victoria Beckham’s relationship is still going strong, and now they are a family of six, but at the time of their wedding in 1999, they were only parents to their firstborn, Brooklyn, who joined them at their celebration.
The couple exchanged vows at the Irish castle, Luttrellstown Castle, and according to The Vow, the wedding is said to have set them back more than a million dollars. The publication also notes that Brooklyn, who was four months old at the time, was by his parents' side (and the photos show him sleeping sweetly in his daddy’s arms).
9 Christina El Moussa And Husband Ant Anstead Made Sure The Kids Were Involved In Their Special Celebration
Christina El Moussa married Ant Anstead in 2018 at their home in Newport Beach, California, and the pair chose to keep their nuptials away from the media. According to People, they asked guests to meet at their home and informed them that a bus would be taking them to watch the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, but the couple had actually planned their wedding, which guests showed up to, unknowingly.
The publication also notes that when the pair exchanged their vows, their children (they have two children each from previous relationships) were a part of the ceremony. “It’s the six of us,” Anstead told People. “So it was really important for them to be a part of it.”
One of their children served as the ring bearer, another as a flower girl, and the other two walked together down the aisle.
8 When Jamie Lynn Spears Married The Love Of Her Life, Her Daughter Was Obviously Going To Be By Her Side
Jamie Lynn Spears was a teenager when she fell pregnant with her first child, a daughter named Maddie Aldridge. She made the decision to disappear from the limelight for a time to focus on raising her child, but years later she made a comeback, and she also found the man she wanted to marry.
In 2014, Spears married Jamie Watson at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans, and her then-5-year-old daughter served as their flower girl. She wore a white dress and held a bouquet that was exactly like her mom's. Later in the night, the couple also included Spears’s daughter in the cake cutting.
7 Kate Moss And Jamie Hince Had The Perfect Boho Celebration Surrounded By Special People
In 2011, Kate Moss and Jamie Hince got married, and they did so in a beautiful country wedding.
At the time of the wedding, Moss was already a mama to her daughter, Lila Grace, who she shared with a former partner Jefferson Hack, and Moss was eager to include her in the wedding party. Along with 14 other girls, Lila Grace (who was eight at the time) served as a bridesmaid for the celebrations, and they looked lovely in vintage-style white chiffon gowns, Daily Mail notes. The 15th member of the bridal party was Moss’s maid of honor, her former casting agent and good friend Jess Hallett, who wore blue for the occasion.
6 Kim Zolciak Already Had Two Girls Before She Married Kroy Biermann (And Their Vow Renewal Was Just As Cute)
Kim Zolciak had two daughters, Brielle and Ariana, before she met and married husband Kroy Biermann. The couple celebrated their wedding in 2011, with both of Zolciak’s girls present, but then in 2017, the couple decided to renew their vows, this time with all their children in attendance because they are now a family of eight.
The family celebrated in a beach ceremony and were in full wedding attire; Zolciak wore a white wedding dress and Biermann wore a suit, while their three girls wore white dresses, and three sons wore white shirts, pink bowties, suspenders, and shorts. Together, the family posed for multiple photos together on the beach.
Ahead of the vow renewal, the couple spoke about their plans in an interview with The Daily Dish (via Entertainment Tonight). "I asked Kroy to, I guess, renew our vows," Zolciak explained.
5 Jacqui And Guy Ritchie Had The Most Beautiful Wedding Surrounded By Their Kids
Guy Ritchie’s relationship with Madonna didn’t work out, but the one similarity between that wedding and his wedding with Jacqui Ainsley is that both times, his children were present for the celebrations. Although, this time around, Ritchie had more of his children who attended the festival-themed wedding, and in the photos his son’s Rocco and David Banda were present, plus his three children that he shares with Ainsley.
The couple celebrated their wedding in 2015, on the grounds of their country home, Ashcombe House, and were joined by many famous people, including David Beckham, Jason Statham, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hello! magazine reports.
4 Chelsea Houska's Wedding Saw Her And Her New Husband Having The Most Adorable First Dance With Aubree
Teen Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska and Cole DeBoer celebrated their wedding after the birth of their son, Watson Cole DeBoer, and according to People, they were surrounded by their nearest and dearest on their special day -- and this included their kids.
In the photos that the couple shared online from their wedding, it’s also evident that Houska wanted her daughter Aubree (from a previous relationship with Adam Lind) to be very involved in the wedding -- which makes perfect sense considering DeBoer asked Aubree for permission to marry her mom -- and on the day they even shared a sweet family dance.
3 Maci Bookout’s Son Will Always Be The Most Special Boy In Her Life, And She Reminded Him Of That On Her Wedding Day
Like her fellow Teen Mom star, Maci Bookout also found happiness later in her life, and she married Taylor McKinney in a 2016 celebration in Greenville, Florida. On their wedding day, Bookout got her son, Bentley (from a previous relationship with her ex Ryan Edwards) to serve as the “mini best man," and her daughter, Jayde, whom she shares with McKinney, acted as their flower girl, Us Weekly reports.
The couple was excited to celebrate with their friends and family, but their children also looked forward to this day. McKinney told Us Weekly, Bentley “was really excited” to be his “mini best man” on the day.
2 Carly Waddell And Evan Bass Had Their Dream Wedding In (Bachelor In) Paradise
There are many reality TV shows with the concept of finding true love in mind, and Carly Waddell and Evan Bass both clearly believed that they could find the person who they wanted to marry on The Bachelor in Paradise. They did, and they fell in love, but their story is the exception to what usually ends up happening on these shows. Still, that shouldn’t detract from their love story, which they celebrated on their wedding day at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort near Puerto Vallarta, in Mexico, People reports.
Their wedding was even officiated by the show’s host, Chris Harrison, and many people from The Bachelor fame were in attendance, but so were Bass’s three sons, who shared many sweet moments with him throughout the day.
1 Katie Holmes And Tom Cruise’s Daughter Suri Was Their Honorary Wedding Guest
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s marriage didn’t last, but during their relationship, they did become parents to a daughter, Suri, who was born before their wedding. According to Brides, after just six weeks of dating, Cruise proposed during a 2005 trip to Paris’ Eiffel Tower, and Holmes said ‘yes.’ Not long after the engagement went public, the pair also stated that they would be having a baby, and by 2006, they were married at a 17th-century Italian villa.
According to Martha Stewart Weddings, Suri wore a white dress for the welcome dinner ahead of the wedding, and on the day, other guests included David and Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
The following day, the family (including Suri) headed off for a honeymoon.