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Nicole Richie, Joel Madden get married

December 12, 2010 |  7:11 pm

Madden-richie Nicole Richie and Joel Madden paid off weeks of buzz on Saturday, tying the knot at the Los Angeles home of the reality TV star's famous father, Lionel Richie.

The couple of four years, parents of Harlow and Sparrow, kept ceremony details tightly under wraps (they barely nodded at their engagement), but there's no such thing as a secret once more than one person knows about it. Some of the dish that's emerged:

The bride wore a gown by Marchesa, the design house headed by Harvey Weinstein's wife, Georgina Chapman, and she and the Good Charlotte lead singer exchanged wedding bands by Neil Lane, the jeweler who designed her engagement ring.

"They wanted an Old Hollywood, glamorous feel to their wedding," a source told People. "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."

Guests reportedly included Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, Samantha Ronson, and Madden's brother Benji. Nicole's close pals Christina Aguilera and Kim Kardashian RSVPd with regrets.

The service was officated by Rev. Run of Run-DMC, according to Us, beneath two tents in the spacious backyard.

While little Harlow likely stole attention as a flower girl, photographers' attention was caught by  a trained elephant being led onto the property.

As far as the age-old custom of selling celebrity wedding photographs to the highest bidder, the New York Post reports that Richie's team has pit the tabloids against one another to nab north of $100,000 — which the couple will donate to charity.

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— Matt Donnelly

Photo: Joel Madden and Nicole Richie, who were married Dec. 11, arrive at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 7, 2010. Credit: John Shearer / Getty Images.