36 Celebrities Who Officiated Weddings

Imagine Harry Styles at the end of your aisle.
Harry Styles; Emma Hernan officiating Chrishell Stause's wedding
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Sarah Hanlon
sarah hanlon entertainment and celebrity editor the knot
Sarah Hanlon
Entertainment & Celebrity Editor
  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Sarah was a contributing writer for Bravo at NBC Universal.
  • Sarah has a degree in journalism and resides in New York City.
Updated Apr 05, 2024

Officiants are the backbone of a wedding ceremony. Considering they have the power to legally bind the couple, you really can't have a wedding without one. As such, an officiant, an ordained minister, or a celebrant is an essential vendor to hire during your planning process. And while you can find so many incredible pros online (like, say, through The Knot Marketplace), some people ask family and friends to become ordained to preside over the ceremony—including famous couples! We've seen quite a few celebrity wedding officiants over the years, and each one never fails to leave us in awe.

From Harry Styles to Kim Kardashian, there's no reason why A-listers can't get in on the wedding fun. (It's part of the reason why we love to see celebrity bridesmaids and celebrity wedding guests, too.) Here, we look back on the most iconic times celebrities officiated weddings. Consider this your warning, though: You might get a healthy dose of FOMO.

Harry Styles

Harry Styles performing
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Imagine Harry Styles officiating your wedding…in a bathrobe! For some, it's a dream. But for the singer's agent, Jeffrey Azoff, it became reality at his 2021 nuptials to Glenne Christiaansen. In paparazzi photos from the event, which took place at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, the British crooner could be seen chatting with the bride while wearing a white robe and holding a book for the ceremony. (Not to worry, though—he changed into a classic black tux for the rest of the celebration.)

Holland Taylor

Legendary actress Holland Taylor officiated the wedding of Twilight star Elizabeth Reaser and Bruce Gilbert. The couple eloped in front of just three guests in August 2023 at the Hotel Caruso in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast, including Taylor's longtime partner, actress Sarah Paulson. "It was so meaningful having her officiate," the bride told Vogue. "She is a force." Reaser added that, upon becoming overwhelmed with emotion during the vow swap, "I felt like I couldn't actually go on because my voice was cracking and I was on the verge of sobbing." But, luckily, her officiant supported her through the touching moment. "Holland firmly told me, 'Yes, you can!'"

Kim Kardashian

What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. In April 2023, celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton wed The White Lotus star Lukas Gage at an intimate, star-studded chapel wedding. Given their longtime professional and personal relationship, it wasn't a shock that Appleton tapped Kim Kardashian to preside over the vow swap. (Shania Twain later gave the grooms and intimate performance of "You're Still the One.") Although the two have since split up, this celebrity wedding officiant continues to live rent-free in our minds.

Adele

Rumor has it that Adele makes a *fabulous* celebrity wedding officiant. The British singer got ordained to marry her close friend, ITV host Alan Carr, and his partner Paul Drayton in January 2018.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

The Modern Family love runs deep. When actress Sarah Hyland married Bachelor star Wells Adams in September 2022, she asked her former co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson to serve as their officiant. "I had the best seat in the house for this stunner of a wedding. What an honor to marry my two dear friends @sarahhyland & @wellsadams," he wrote on Instagram. "I couldn't be happier for you love bugs. I also do Bar Mitzvahs."

Emma Hernan

Emma Hernan does more than just sell luxury real estate—she also marries her friends! On the Selling Sunset 7 reunion, Oppenheim Group agent Chrishell Stause confirmed she and her partner G Flip hosted a Fourth of July vow renewal after their Vegas wedding in 2023. For the second time around, they asked Hernan to do the honors, which she happily fulfilled…while wearing a denim bikini, of course.

Carson Daly

He's got a voice for officiating, that's for sure. Celebrity host Carson Daly had the honor of marrying Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, his co-stars on The Voice, when they swapped vows in July 2021. "Here comes the bride…so honored to get to marry two of my favorite people on earth," the proud friend wrote on social media. "May God bless you guys in this new chapter of your lives. We love you!"

Alicia Silverstone

Although she had never officiated a wedding before, Alicia Silverstone wasn't *clueless* when it came time to marry Disney actor Garrett Clayton and his partner, Blake Knight. "We met while working on King Cobra a few years ago," Clayton previously told The Knot in an exclusive interview. "She ended up absolutely killing it… I knew [Alicia] was the perfect choice to officiate for us when she started asking all the right questions about our relationship… what we loved about each other, about how we met, about our dreams for the future… She really did the work to make that part of the ceremony unique and special for us, and it's something we'll never forget… Plus, she's hilarious!"

Cardi B

In 2021, Cardi B teamed up with actress Raven Symoné to marry a same-sex couple as part of her online video series Cardi Tries. The best part? Their attendance was a total surprise to the brides. In a clip from the episode, Cardi appears at the altar and says, "You're probably wondering why I'm here. I'm going to get these two beautiful ladies married. It's not only a special day for you guys, but it's a special day for me, and I want to thank you for making me a part of your beautiful journey." Talk about a priceless wedding gift.

Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison officiating Arie Luyundyk and Lauren Burnham's wedding
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Former Bachelor host Chris Harrison has quite a stacked resume when it comes to wedding duties. He's presided over the nuptials of countless Bachelor Nation couples, including Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham, Carly Waddell and Evan Bass, Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, and Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, among others.

Emma Stone

How's this for a full circle moment? Emma Stone introduced her publicist, Holly Shakoor, to director Ruben Fleischer, and the rest is history. When it came time for their 2012 wedding in Ojai, California, it only seemed fitting that the actress officiate.

Jane Lynch

Here's what you missed on Glee: Jane Lynch is yet another celebrity wedding officiant! There was a mini Glee reunion at Becca Tobin's winter wedding back in 2016. Not only were the nuptials attended by fellow castmates like Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, and Lea Michele, the ceremony was presided over by the one and only Sue Sylvester (aka Jane Lynch).

Ron Howard

When your dad is legendary film director Ron Howard, wouldn't you want him to officiate your wedding? Such was the case for his daughter Paige, who married artist Tim Abou-Nasr in Central Park in May 2022. While Ron led the ceremony, the bride's sister, actress Bryce Dallas Howard, served as a bridesmaid.

Blake Shelton

Long before he had a celebrity officiate his nuptials, Blake Shelton performed the wedding of Ashley Monroe. The fellow country singer and member of the band Pistol Annies (which also includes Blake Shelton's ex Miranda Lambert, who served as the maid of honor) wed White Sox pitcher John Danks in 2013.

Conan O'Brien

Not only did Conan O'Brien marry his show's costume designer Scott Cronick to David Gorshein in 2011, it was also broadcast live on-air.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Actor and former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson surprised the unsuspecting comedian and fan Nick Mundy at his nuptials, and then proceeded to perform the ceremony.

Fran Drescher

Actress and activist Fran Drescher officiated a same-sex wedding in 2012 after the couple won her services through a "Love Is Love" contest on Facebook.

Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen officiated the wedding of his pal and X-Men costar Patrick Stewart to singer Sunny Ozell in 2013. The English actor publicly announced his role in the wedding after sharing a photo of himself holding a "Doctor of Divinity" certificate and a "Minister" T-shirt after the news broke of the couple's engagement.

Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder
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The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder first got a taste of married life when he performed the wedding of his assistant in 2012.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler and JoAnna Garcia Swisher

Actresses Jamie-Lynn Sigler and JoAnna Garcia Swisher joined forces to officiate the wedding of N*SYNC boy band member Lance Bass and artist Michael Turchin at The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles in 2014.

Jason Segel

When How I Met Your Mother super fans Abbe Thorner and Jason Wood asked the show's star Jason Segel to officiate their wedding, he didn't hesitate. He happily agreed and ultimately married the couple on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

Jeff Probst

Back in 2010, Survivor host Jeff Probst officiated the wedding of his longtime friend and The Office star Jenna Fischer and her fiancé, Lee Kirk.

Jimmy Kimmel

Late-night host and all-around funny guy Jimmy Kimmel had the honor of tying the knot between Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux in their secret, star-studded wedding in Bel Air, California—but that wasn't his first time. Two years prior in 2013, he officiated Matt Damon's vow renewal to his wife, Luciana Barroso.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers
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Never the one to shy away from untraditional, the late comedian, author and host was challenged to marry a same-sex couple on the spot at a book signing held at Barnes & Noble in 2014. She did so, only to later find out that the couple didn't have a marriage license at the impromptu ceremony and therefore were not considered legally hitched. A few months later, a second ceremony was set up at the Hotel Plaza Athénée where she served again as the officiant and made it truly official.

Jonah Hill

Here's a little-known celebrity fact: Jonah Hill and Adam Levine have been friends since childhood. Therefore, it was no surprise when Hill officiated the wedding of the Maroon 5 singer and model Behati Prinsloo in 2014.

Judith Light

It was an Ugly Betty reunion at the wedding of America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams in 2011. Judith Light officiated the ceremony, and Vanessa Williams hosted the celebration that followed at her estate in Chappaqua, New York.

Kathy Griffin

Ask for a celebrity wedding officiant, and you just might receive. Comedian Kathy Griffin did the honors for fans Brian Anstey and Elka Shapiro after they approached her with a request to officiate their wedding. Griffin obliged, and we can only imagine how many laughs were shared at this ceremony.

Kesha

Pop star Kesha officiated not one, but two weddings in the span of three years. The singer was first ordained in 2012 for the wedding of two close friends. After that, she officiated the wedding of her hairstylist Vittorio Masecchia and his partner, Felipe Noqueira.

Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner
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Reality television's most popular mom Kris Jenner has also officiated multiple weddings! Most notably, the Kardashian matriarch officiated the wedding of her longtime friend Faye Resnick's wedding, which was hosted at Jenner's own home.

Lady Gaga

Following the legalization of gay marriage in New York in 2011, Lady Gaga got to perform the wedding of her friend and yoga teacher Tricia Donegan and her partner.

Mark Consuelos

Mark Consuelos, husband of Kelly Ripa, officiated Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky's wedding when they got married in a ceremony at New York's Le Cirque in 2008. Interestingly enough, fellow celebrity wedding officiants Jimmy Kimmel and Joan Rivers took a break that day and took in the ceremony as guests.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

Shortly after tying the knot herself, the star of Jersey Shore and Snooki & Jwoww became an ordained minister to marry her two hairstylists Bradley Moreland and Luis Miller.

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah officiating weddings at the 2014 Grammy Awards
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Deputized for one day, Queen Latifah officiated the weddings of 33 couples at the 2014 Grammy Awards during the performance of "Same Love" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert in support of same-sex marriage and equality.

Stevie Nicks

Music legend Stevie Nicks officiated the wedding of fellow musicians Vanessa Carlton and Deer Tick's John McCauley in 2013. That's one big musical act to follow.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Ordained just for the occasion, Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch officiated the wedding of his friends Rob Rinder and Seth Cummings in Ibiza, Spain, in 2013.

Tom Hanks

Oscar winner Tom Hanks became ordained to officiate the wedding of Allison Williams and Ricky Van Veen in 2015. It was a sweet touch considering that Hanks's wife, Rita Wilson, played Williams's character's mom on the HBO show Girls.

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