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Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends – and an Elephant!

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Michi
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Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends – and an Elephant!

Talk about a surprise guest.

After two children and four years together, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden invited about 130 close family and friends for their scheduled wedding Saturday.

But one attendee stood way out: a trained elephant was spotted being led into the Los Angeles estate of Richie's father, music superstar Lionel Richie, where two tents were set up for the ceremony on a warm evening.

Otherwise, the couple appeared to be sticking to tradition. Their rings were by jeweler Neil Lane, who also crafted Richie's 4-carat engagement ring, a source tells PEOPLE.

"They wanted an Old Hollywood, glamorous feel to their wedding," says another source. "They're going all-out with the decor. Nicole wanted a memorable, elegant affair for only their closest friends and family on their special day."

How the elephant fit in wasn't immediately known.

Guests included the groom's twin brother and Good Charlotte bandmate Benji Madden, 31.

Richie, 29 and Madden, 31, announced their engagement in February, and Richie's friends threw her a luxurious bachelorette party in Mexico in September.

Posted 12/12/10 10:24 AM
 
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Re: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends – and an Elephant!

I can't wait to see pics of this!

Posted 12/12/10 11:11 AM
 

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Can't wait to see how an elephant fit into an Old Hollywood glamorous wedding. Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 12/12/10 11:27 AM
 

Lina
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Re: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends – and an Elephant!

Ya... I would not want a tortured elephant at my wedding for my guests mindless entertainment. JMO

Posted 12/12/10 3:47 PM
 

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Re: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends – and an Elephant!

Posted by Lina

Ya... I would not want a tortured elephant at my wedding for my guests mindless entertainment. JMO

I agree.

Posted 12/12/10 5:00 PM
 

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Re: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends – and an Elephant!

Posted by Lina

Ya... I would not want a tortured elephant at my wedding for my guests mindless entertainment. JMO



My thoughts exactly. Ugh Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 12/12/10 10:24 PM
 

MC09
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Re: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends – and an Elephant!

Posted by Lina

Ya... I would not want a tortured elephant at my wedding for my guests mindless entertainment. JMO



My exact thoughts... dipsh!ts Chat Icon

Posted 12/13/10 1:32 AM
 

angel333
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Posted 12/13/10 8:39 AM
 

J9-13
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I NEED to see these pics!! I want to see how the kiddies looked too! Chat Icon

Posted 12/13/10 9:34 AM
 

J9-13
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Re: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends – and an Elephant!

Posted by Lina

Ya... I would not want a tortured elephant at my wedding for my guests mindless entertainment. JMO



Yeah, this I don't get.
To be honest, I would never trust an elephant...especially when it would be very close to guests and children. There are way too many horror stories of them just going on a rampage (which, I understand why). Why would you want to take that chance?

Posted 12/13/10 9:38 AM
 

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Re: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends – and an Elephant!

Posted by Lina

Ya... I would not want a tortured elephant at my wedding for my guests mindless entertainment. JMO



ITA..

Posted 12/13/10 9:47 AM
 

apples99
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Re: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends – and an Elephant!

ugh, why is it that people need to have poor animals part of their wedding day Chat Icon

Some Indian/Pakistani weddings have the groom ride in on an elephant or a horse.. and it makes me so sad to see the condition of some of the animals..

Posted 12/13/10 9:55 AM
 

springchick
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Re: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends – and an Elephant!

cant wait to see the picturesChat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 12/13/10 10:00 AM
 

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Re: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends – and an Elephant!

Posted by ar31

ugh, why is it that people need to have poor animals part of their wedding day Chat Icon

Some Indian/Pakistani weddings have the groom ride in on an elephant or a horse.. and it makes me so sad to see the condition of some of the animals..



On the day of my wedding there was another wedding at my RH and it was an Indian wedding. The groom wanted to ride his elephant up into the lobby and the RH told him no way. Thank GOD. No idea how the guy thought he would fit on top of the elephant and clear the carport into the lobby Chat Icon

Posted 12/13/10 7:46 PM
 

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Re: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends – and an Elephant!

Posted by Lina

Ya... I would not want a tortured elephant at my wedding for my guests mindless entertainment. JMO



I am actually appalled!

Posted 12/14/10 9:49 AM
 

mommy2Alex
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Re: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends – and an Elephant!

A close family friend was at the wedding. Nicole Richie and the Madden brothers were at their wedding that we attended last Valentine's day. Both Madden brothers were groomsmen at the wedding we were at.

Posted 12/14/10 12:13 PM
 
 

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