Google’s Top Trending Weddings of 2018 Included the Royals and Priyanka Chopra

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel through the west door after their wedding in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ben Birchall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

It’s been quite the year for weddings. To think that at the beginning of 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not yet betrothed, or that Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas weren’t even publicly a “thing” just yet, shows just how eventful the year has been.

Google released its 2018 Year in Search lists on Wednesday, Dec. 12, highlighting all the “people, topics, events, and places that captured the world’s attention this year,” according to a release. Amid lists of the top trending musicians and bands (Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande reign supreme there) and top beauty questions (like, “How to apply magnetic lashes” for the curious) is one that we’re exceptionally excited about: the biggest weddings of 2018.

Coming in at the top spot is, unsurprisingly, the royal wedding, which captivated audiences in May. All things Meghan and Harry dominated headlines leading up to, and ever since they exchanged vows at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Chopra and Jonas’ wedding was the second in trending moments, which makes sense given the whirlwind journey they embarked on this year, from a surprise July engagement to a bridal shower to a bachelorette bash to a weekend-long wedding in India that featured both a Christian ceremony and a traditional Hindu ceremony. Lots to look up there.

NEW DELHI, INDIA – DECEMBER 4: Newly-wed Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas pose for photos during their wedding reception, at Taj Palace on December 4, 2018 in New Delhi, India. (Photo By Manoj Verma/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Perhaps a bit more surprising are the weddings that follow, including Princess Eugenie’s wedding (the lesser celebrated but equally beautiful royal wedding of the year), Kat Von D’s wedding to Rafael Reyes (a goth affair that had heads literally spinning) and Kit Harington and Rose Leslie’s picturesque Scottish wedding.

A handout image made available by the Press Association shows Back row: Mr Thomas Brooksbank; Mrs Nicola Brooksbank; Mr George Brooksbank; Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York; Sarah, Duchess of York; His Royal Highness The Duke of York. Middle row: His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge; Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge; Her Majesty The Queen; His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh; Miss Maud Windsor; Master Louis De Givenchy;
Front row: Miss Theodora Williams; Miss Mia Tindall; Miss Isla Phillips; Miss Savannah Phillips, on the day of the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain, October 12, 2018. (Credit: Photo by Alex Bramall/PA WIRE/HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Emily Ratajkowski also made the cut, probably because her wedding to filmmaker Sebastian Bear-McClard came as a surprise to pretty much everybody. “It felt very ‘heist movie,’ because all of my girlfriends were in suits, too, and I wasn’t wearing white, so I kept passing the bouquet of flowers to them, like, ‘Decoy, decoy!’” she told Vanity Fair after the fact.

Check out the list below to see which other celebs’ nuptials were most Googled this year:

Royal Wedding
Priyanka Chopra Wedding
Princess Eugenie Wedding
Kat Von D Wedding
Deepika Padukone Wedding
Joe Scarborough and Mika Wedding
Kit Harrington Wedding
Jordan Spieth Wedding
Emily Ratajkowski Wedding
Kane Brown Wedding

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