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Most Talked-About Weddings of the Year!

From Ashlee & Pete's rock 'n' roll ceremony to Mariah & Nick's island getaway, these are the nuptials that had everyone talking. By Cara Lynn Shultz

BEYONCÉ & JAY-Z

In a super-secret ceremony, Knowles, 26, wed her rap mogul boyfriend (real name: Shawn Carter), 38, in a posh New York ceremony April 4. Held at Jay-Z's 13,500-sq.-ft. penthouse, the event small but lavish, with only 40 guests – and 70,000 white orchids flown in from Thailand. Still, it wasn't until November that Beyoncé even acknowledged the union. She told Essence, "We always knew it would happen."