Nicole Richie and Joel Madden might be getting married this weekend

Nicole Richie is finally (allegedly) going to marry her longterm boyfriend and the father of her children, Joel Madden, this weekend. Preparations are said to be underway at Nicole’s dad Lionel Richie’s compound, with the paparazzi capturing photos of moving vans making dropoffs there, along with additional security on the property and some kind of massive outdoor party-like construction happening. (Photos here). We’ve heard rumors for a few weeks that Nicole and Joel were planning a wedding this holiday season, but I didn’t make much of them because we’ve heard this rumor for years now. There’s more evidence this time around, and this could really be happening. Sources say the wedding will take place on December 11. Here’s a good overview of the various stories, from Hollywood Life:

What exciting news! Nicole Richie, 29, and Joel Madden, 31, are reportedly tying the knot Dec. 11 at Nicole’s father Lionel Richie’s house in a small “winter-themed” ceremony. “Nicole is obsessed with the season,” a source tells Us Weekly.

Preparations are already underway. On Dec. 3, the tables and chairs were delivered and more moving trucks were spotted at Lionel’s house Dec. 7.

“A stage is being built over the pool in the backyard so the guests will have more space to dance,” another source tells “It’s kind of cool because people will be dancing on top of the water.”

Nicole even made a trip to NYC on Dec. 3 to be fitted for her Marchesa wedding gown.

“Nicole brought her stylist Simone Harouche with her,” an insider tells Us. “A lot of thought went into her dress — it was a priority for her.” “She’s deciding between two dresses: Marchesa and vintage Chanel,” adds another source.

Joel and Nicole have decided to keep the guest list tight. “Mindy [Weiss, the wedding planner] called all of the guests personally,” a friend of the couple tells Us.

“She didn’t invite a bunch of her celeb friends,” an insider explains to “This has apparently upset a bunch of people.”

But certain stars like Christina Aguilera and Lindsay Lohan’s ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson will most likely be in attendance.

Nicole’s 2-year-old daughter Harlow will be the flower girl, and Lionel will escort Nicole down the aisle. Nicole’s best friend, Masha Gordon, will be her maid of honor and Joel’s twin brother, Benji Madden, will serve as best man.

[From Hollywood Life]

If this is really happening, congratulations to these two. I thought they would remain happily unmarried as long as possible. Even though they’re getting married at the end of the year, they’ll get the tax advantages of married status for all of 2010. It sounds unromantic, but it’s practical. I love that Nicole snubbed some people too!

Event photos are from March, 2010. Credit:

Socialite designer Nicole Richie took a stroll with her fianc Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden on August 2, 2010 in Beverly Hills, Califirnia. The happy couple walked hand in hand into a local building with out their children, a day for just the two of them. Nicole will be back in action on TV in NBC s Chuck as lead Yvonne Strahovski roll Sarah s high-school nemesis Heather and Joel has been dealing with a DJ who has started a rumor of his cheating on his fianc Nicole.  Fame Pictures, Inc


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  1. Isabel says:

    I thought they would have been broken up by now; thought a few blind items were @ them. Mazel tov!

    It’s much more cozy than the elephants and live circus acts, etc wedding she was planning with DJ AM before they broke up (according to what I read at least)

  2. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I like her & I’d like her even more if Paris is one of the people she snubbed. I bet it is.

  3. Happymom says:

    I clicked on the photos of Lionel Ritchie’s house-whoa! It looks like a chateau-definitely not what I was expecting for “getting married at home”. Looks like an amazing venue.

  4. spinner says:

    That Joel is a sneaky, little bastard.

  5. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Sweet Sweet! Congrats to both!

  6. bite me says:

    why bother when they will be divorce in less than five years

  7. merry says:

    @ bite me. Agreed: marriage is going to make things worse when it all ends.
    Dunno why, I dislike her. *shrugs*

  8. Lisa says:

    I hope Kim Whoredashian is one of the uninvited “celebs” although I doubt it.

  9. Obvious says:

    Nicole has rally grown on me. She has turned her life around 100% and I admire her for it. Congrats and best wishes to her.

  10. Amy says:

    She and Paris are definitely no longer friends right? I haven’t seen pictures of the two of them in a really long time. I think after Paris and Benji ended things, that’s when they stopped hanging out?

  11. Alexa says:

    I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but here goes: I’ve got a bit of a girl-crush on Nicole. I think she’s so gorgeous and classy looking.

  12. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Wow she looks so much better now than she did before … clearly she’s doing better in her life.

  13. bellaluna says:

    @ bite me & merry – I totally agree with your cynicism – who knows where this will end up (probably in divorce), especially with the Hollyweird factor in play.

    But whatever; Mazeltov to them, I guess. Hopefully it lasts longer than it takes for sour cream to expire. *not holding my breath* Or maybe frozen bread dough…I don’t know, whatever.

  14. Kim says:

    Who cares

  15. Sarcasma says:

    well i do care!

    congrats to both of them and i wish them all the happiness in the world and may their marriage lasts forever.

    such a gorgeous couple and even gorgeous baby.

    you go girl! work that wedding dress like you’re meant to

  16. Sarcasma says:

    correction: babies =)

  17. slymm27 says:

    why do these people bother? Why? Why? Why???? It will surely end in divorce. He will certainly start having the ho’s on the side like they all do. Sexting and whoring around, and then the pain of divorce. Please stop the marriages especially in hollywood. What a sad story.

  18. Trippin says:

    Wow, how exciting…..NOT, let’s just fast forward to 5 years and see where they are hmmmm??!!