Inside Brooklyn Beckham’s surprising wedding guestlist – and why Royal Family declined invite

Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz tied the knot at the weekend and it was the most talked about wedding of the year, and an extremely expensive one at that.

Various celebrities turned out on the day to celebrate the nuptials.

As the eldest son of Posh and Becks married Nicola Peltz in Palm Beach, Florida, hordes of A-listers watched on, including Gordon Ramsay, Venus and Serena Williams, and Eva Longoria.

Proud parents David and Victoria watched on with Nicola’s parents – billionaire businessman Nelson and Claudia, a former model.

The couple married at the huge £76million Peltz family home after a two-year engagement.

The glittering ceremony was reportedly closer to the £15million mark, the Daily Mail reported, rather than the £3million mark which had initially been banded around, writes The Mirror.

Ramsay family

Chef Gordon Ramsay was seen hugging and joking with Brooklyn’s younger brother Cruz after the ceremony, with the full family in attendance.

The families are as thick as thieves – having previously holidayed together, and even spent Christmas as one big family.

The 55-year-old celeb chef became mates with David when he catered the Beckhams’ pre-World Cup party in 2006.

On Instagram, Tilly, Cruz, Holly and Brooklyn regularly share photos of each other on their nights out, while Tara and Victoria share a close bond.

Gordon and Tara attended the wedding

“Over the past 10 years, we’ve naturally got on. I see how hard David and Victoria work,” Gordon told The Sun in April 2017.

“But the connection is our ambition to get all eight children through school, college, university, and then dust ourselves down, when the kids are in their 20s, as having been decent parents. That’s hard. We feed off each other.”

Serena and Venus Williams

The sisters shared photographs of themselves on Instagram in an incredible range of outfits during the three-day event.

Bride Nicole shared her approval as she posted the heart-eye emoji on Venu’s post, showing her in a striking red minidress.

Serena, 40, seemed to have a wild time at the party awards, as she shared an Instagram story that said she was going to bed at 4am.

Venus and Serena Williams pose at Brooklyn and Nicola's wedding
Venus and Serena Williams pose at Brooklyn and Nicola’s wedding

She told her followers: “It’s so time for me to go to bed right now, I’m just like, go to bed Serena, go to bed. I just need an intervention on sleep. Goodnight – or good morning.”

Most of the guests kept details off social media, with the couple reportedly instilling a phone ban, with official photographs being published by Vogue magazine.

Kate Middleton and Prince William

The Mirror previously reported how the couple declined the invitation to the wedding.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invited David and Victoria to their wedding in 2011.

A source close to the Beckhams said: “David and Victoria wrote to William and Kate inviting them and the family to their son’s wedding, and William replied wishing them a great deal of joy but they are unable to attend.”

Prince William and Kate toured the Caribbean last month
Prince William and Kate toured the Caribbean last month

One of the issues stopping their attendance was reportedly security issues.

“David’s attachment and history go back with William and Kate and they have a very strong relationship and they were their choice of wedding guests,” the source told The Mirror.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The couple, who now live in Los Angeles, was reportedly not invited – with the couple said to agonize over the decision.

In the end, they invited Prince William and Kate because of their long-standing friendship with their parents, a source claimed.

They added: “It was always about them, it was never about Meghan and Harry.

“They are the people David and Victoria are attached to and it’s always been about them because they’ve had a long history together.”

Eva Longoria

The actress is a longtime friend of Victoria, as they got to know each other when David played for LA Galaxy.

Actress Eva, 47, is the godmother of Harper Beckham, while Victoria designed Eva’s wedding address and was a bridesmaid for her in 2016.

The designer and actress share a close bond, with Eva sporting a frock designed by Victoria at her son’s wedding.

The pair have previously been spotted on holiday together, and the Hollywood actress once dubbed Victoria ‘her funniest friend.’

Gigi Hadid

Before Nicola met her now-hubby Brooklyn, she dated Anwar Hadid, the brother of models Gigi and Bella.

The pair were together for just over a year, before splitting around May 2018 – and the split appeared to be confirmed when Anwar was spotted kissing Kendall Jenner while out and about.

During the time they were together, Nicola appeared to strike up a budding friendship with Anwar’s older sister Gigi, attending her 23rd birthday party hand in hand with Anwar.

After the couple went their separate ways, Nicola unfollowed Anwar’s entire family on Instagram.

But it seems her friendship with Gigi was strong enough to withstand the split, and the supermodel attended her wedding to Brooklyn this weekend.

Snoop Dogg

In January, The Mirror revealed Snoop Dogg, who is close friends with David and Victoria Beckham, would be DJing at the wedding reception of their son and his beau.

The rapper said: “David has been my boy for over 10 years now and I am tight with his family.

“Brooklyn’s wedding is going to be a big affair and my gift to him and his wife-to-be is I will come down and do a set for them on their big day.”

Snoop Dogg performed a DJ set at the wedding as a gift to the couple
Snoop Dogg performed a DJ set at the wedding as a gift to the couple

He also offered to organize Brooklyn’s stag do in Las Vegas.

Snoop and David Beckham met in 2007 when the England football legend made a move to LA Galaxy FC. The Daily Mail reported Beckham “jumped” at the chance to meet the rapper, as he was a fan of his music.

Snoop, in turn, was a huge football fan and reciprocated Beckham’s adoration – and so began a beautiful friendship.

M Night Shyamalan

The film director, who directed the stunning bride Nicola in The Last Airbender, was also on the star-studded guest list.

The film, released in 2010, starred Nicola as Katara when she was just 15 years old and was largely panned by critics and fans.

Nonetheless, the actress and director struck up a close friendship and are clearly still close today.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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