TABLOID DREAM DAYS: The 12 Biggest Modern Hollywood Weddings

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Kim Kardashian’s big weekend has arrived; she’ll marry NBA star Kris Humphries tomorrow.

Hollywood weddings have long been a point of tabloid fascination.

But as the modes of recording them — reality specials, People spreads — increase, celebrity weddings have matched the medium by getting even more over the top.

Here, some of the splashiest, costliest and most gorgeous nuptials of the era.

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