The Top Celebrity Wedding and Engagement-Related Instagram Posts of 2017

Sam Esmail Emmy Rossum weddingSam Esmail and Emmy Rossum at 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons:Art of the In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. The couple married on Sunday, May 28. (Photo by Jackson Lee/Getty Images)

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Traditionally, celebrities love to tap Instagram for announcements particularly related to happy life milestones. (Think, pregnancies, proposals, big career updates and more.) In 2017, Beyonce and Selena Gomez weren’t the only stars to revel in the social spotlight with huge gains from Instagram.

The photo-friendly platform found that other stars like Julianne Hough and Joe Jonas experienced large gains from sharing updates related to love. Instagram has officially released its top celebrity wedding, engagement, and anniversary-related posts to The Knot.

According to Instagram, the data encompasses all posts from January 1 through November 17 of this year, so those Clarence House and Kensington Palace posts about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement will have to wait. Check out the list below.

Julianne Hough

The Dancing With the Stars judge enjoyed an exotic honeymoon with husband Brooks Laich following their buzzed-about July 2017 wedding. The couple started in the Seychelles, followed by a getaway to explore the African safari in Kenya.

#safari #masaimara #honeymoon

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Emmy Rossum

The star’s first photo from her New York City wedding to director Sam Esmail garnered close to 330,000 likes after she shared it on May 29.

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Domino Kirke

Gossip Girl missed this one. Actor Penn Badgley’s secret wedding to Domino Kirke was one of the most buzzed-about celebrity weddings of the year.

“You only get married twice, once” I love you @pennbadgley

A post shared by Domino Kirke (@dominokirke) on

Jim Parsons

The Big Bang Theory actor married Tom Spiewak at the famed Rainbow Room in New York City in May. The event was planned by wedding planner Melissa McNeeley.

Colton Haynes

The American Horror Story actor got engaged to celebrity florist Jeff Leatham in March, and the couple officially married months later in a lavish ceremony officiated by the one and only Kris Jenner. The proposal itself took place in Los Cabos, Mexico, with Leatham popping the question to Haynes on the beach. (Fireworks were included.)

Joe Jonas

The singer and Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner shocked everyone when they announced their engagement with a simple ring photo. “I said yes,” she wrote in mid-October, while Jonas confirmed: “She said yes.”

She said yes.

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Cardi B

The record-breaking artist got engaged to Migos’ Offset at a concert in late October.

Dax Shepard

To mark his ninth anniversary to Kristen Bell, the actor posted a sweet throwback photo with his wife accompanied by a telling caption of their talked-about journey.

Sofia Vergara

The actress marked her first date anniversary–on its third year–to Joe Manganiello in June, while the couple celebrated their second wedding anniversary on November 22.

I love you so much! happy 3rd yr 1st date anniversary!!! @joemanganiello #youarethebest #Itookthatgreatpicture

A post shared by Sofia Vergara (@sofiavergara) on

Keith Urban

The singer celebrated his 11th wedding anniversary to Nicole Kidman in June. “You still feel like my girlfriend!!!” he wrote, alongside an adorable selfie with his wife.

Happy Anniversary Babygirl Eleven years and you still feel like my girlfriend!!! – KU

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David Beckham

In honor of his 18th wedding anniversary to Victoria Beckham, the soccer sensation shared a hilarious throwback photo from one of their earlier red carpet days.


The singer shared a romantic kissing photo with the Seattle Seahawks quarterback in honor of their first wedding anniversary on July 6.

Happy 1 Year Anniversary @DangeRussWilson! 1 Year Down… #ForeverTogether

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Nick Lachey

The singer marked his sixth wedding anniversary to Vanessa Lachey with a photo from their destination wedding. “Through all of the laughter, tears, triumphs, and challenges, you are my unconditional rock,” he wrote on July 15. “I love you and our family more than you will ever know. Thanks for your patience, support, and love. Thanks for being you. Happy Anniversary!! #soulmate.”

Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston’s husband shared a sweet and rare photo with the Friends star to mark their wedding anniversary.

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Felicity Huffman

The actress posted several adorable photobooth images on the 20th anniversary to her husband, William H. Macy.

Neil Patrick Harris

Harris took to Instagram to post a photo from his wedding in Italy in honor of his third anniversary to David Burtka.

John Legend

The “All of Me” crooner enjoyed a date night out with supermodel Chrissy Teigen to mark their fourth wedding anniversary on September 14.

Anniversa-date. Married 4 years today. Met 11 years ago yesterday. I love this woman deeply.

A post shared by John Legend (@johnlegend) on

Tom Brady

The New England Patriots quarterback posted a rare photo from his intimate wedding to Gisele Bundchen to celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary.

And you have kept me laughing ever since… Happy anniversary love of my life! Feliz aniversário! Te amo

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The singer released a music video for her ninth anniversary to Jay Z.

💙 4.4.17 💙

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Cindy Crawford

The iconic ’90s model celebrated her 19th wedding anniversary to entrepreneur Rande Gerber.


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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.