December 14–Congratulations to Nicole Richie and Joel Madden who exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful winter ceremony this past weekend. The lovely couple, who have two kids together and announced their engagement in February, married at father Lionel Richie’s Beverly Hills estate where two tents were set up for the ceremony on a warm evening.

But here’s the twist: there was an elephant with an elaborate headdress seen entering the premises! Richie once said she wanted a lavish wedding with elephants that represent good luck, lots of people and a horse-drawn carriage. Looks like her wish was fulfilled. Celebrity guests included Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian & Samantha Ronson.  We wish them a lifetime of happiness!

Just married: Nicole Richie & Joel Madden