The "wedding of the century" was the 2006 nuptials of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Their photographer talks about the experience of photographing the occasion.

Seventeen years ago, in "the wedding of the century," Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes exchanged vows.

Although it's unclear exactly who gave it that title—a word that was used by the media, including Fox News and CBS News,

when the couple got married on November 18, 2006, in an Italian castle

it's still in use today, as seen by Leah Remini's recent lawsuit against Scientology.

Even though the marriage was short-lived, the extravagant event which, according to E! News, cost more than $3 million included several days of festivities

A-list attendees, and onlookers hoping to catch a glimpse of the well-known actor and his Dawson's Creek actress spouse outside Castello Orsini-Odescalchi in Bracciano. 

Cruise and Holmes, who were married a year after first meeting, were among the most talked-about pairs in Hollywood.

In public, the two gushed about one another, with Cruise climbing famously on Oprah's sofa.

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