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Just all the rich people bullsh*t that went down at Donald and Melania Trump’s $2.5m wedding.

Can you believe that loving couple and ambassadors of the political PDA, Donald Trump and Melania Trump, have been married for 16 years?

While there has been multiple reality shows, a grabbing-by-the-pussy scandal, a four-year stint in the whitehouse, two rounds of attempted impeachments and an actual wife body double (hey #FakeMelania), these two have surprisingly stood the test of time.

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And when any celebrity marriage goes the distance, we like to go right back to the lavish spot where it started: The wedding

...and you can bet that this one literally took the cake when it comes to being as over the top as physically possible.

So let’s take a look at every weird and wonderful detail from Donald Trump and Melania Trump’s wedding day. Buckle up, folks.

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First up, let’s get the key details down pat. And to do this, I’d like to present you with an invitation to this Trump-soiree… 

You are cordially invited to the matrimony of Donald Trump and Melaina Knauss.

When: January 22, 2005.

Where: Trump’s multi-million dollar Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

Accommodation: Provided for in aforementioned resort by the Trump Co, where you’ll be greeted with bathrobes embroidered with your initials, complimentary spa treatments, and a few rounds of golf ahead of the ceremony. 

Dress Code: As lavish as you can possibly manage. 

And in case you were wondering who else received invitations just like this, here were just a handful of names you might recognise:

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Elton John, Heidi Klum, Anna Wintour, Simon Cowell, Billy Joel, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton (yep, his future arch-nemesis), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Russell Simmons and Shaq. Of course. 

Image: Getty. 

Donald Trump & Melania Trump’s Wedding Ceremony.

Melania Knauss walked down the aisle in front of 450 guests, before saying ‘I do’ and officially becoming Mrs Trump (the third).

The bride wore a custom Christian Dior gown which was strapless, covered in diamantes, featured a 300ft silk train and weighed more than four stone. Yep, that’s My Big Fat Gyspy Wedding-level of heavy. 

Melania Trump’s wedding dress cost a whopping $194,124 and was featured on the cover of Vogue Magazine.

Image: Vogue. 

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Because the gown was so deeply uncomfortable, Melania opted to switch into a Vera Wang silk tulle dress (with a slit up to the knee) for the poolside after party. 

Dresses aside, Melania Trump was getting weighed down by something else on her big day: Her wedding ring. Made by the same jewellers who put together her engagement ring, Melania slipped a white emerald-cut diamond and platinum ring on her finger - valued to be around $900,000.

Image: Getty. 

The irony of dropping that much cash on a wedding ring is that these days Melania prefers to just wear her engagement ring alone. I mean, that still cost around $4 million, so it’s probably best to keep some items in the safe at home.

Image: Getty. 

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Donald Trump & Melania Trump’s Wedding Reception.

After the fancy-pants ceremony, things proceeded to an even fancier-pantsier reception at Trump’s Florida resort. 

The couple hired hundreds of staff to deck out the ballroom with over 10,000 flowers shipped in a convoy of trucks from New York. This included overwhelming 1.5 metre tall centrepieces of roses, hydrangeas, gardenias and orchids - all in classic white, of course. 

Guests were then treated to a big old meal, featuring lobster salad, beef medallions and champagne vinaigrette on practically everything. 

But the cherry on top of this extravagant affair was: The cake. 

Image: Pinterest. 

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Donald and Melania Trump’s wedding cake was around five feet tall (you know the average height of a fully-grown woman), had seven tiers in total and weighed… wait for it… 88kgs. 

It was soaked in Grand Marnier and decorated with over 2000 hand-spun sugar flowers, and it cost the couple $65,000. You know, more than the average Australian’s entire wedding budget.

The only downside (jokes, there are no normal-people-upsides to a $50K cake), was that on account of the cake being ginormous and very, very tall, it required a f**ktonne of rigging to keep it erect. So, no one could actually eat it. Instead, when it was demolished after the wedding, the staff were able to nab a bit of sponge. 

Feature Image: Mamamia + Getty.

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