Kate and William, Tom and Katie, and Other Extravagant Celebrity Proposals

It's June. And you know what that means: It's hot, it's humid, and it's wedding season. But as you sort through the invitations arriving daily at your door — and listen to your friend repeat the story of her proposal at every single gathering — take solace in this: It could be much, much worse. Read on to see five ridiculously over-the-top celebrity marriage proposals. Image: boscobridalexpos via Flickr

Something Borrowed, Something Very, Very Expensive

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It's June. And you know what that means: It's hot, it's humid, and it's wedding season. But as you sort through the invitations arriving daily at your door — and listen to your friend repeat the story of her proposal at every single gathering — take solace in this: It could be much, much worse. Read on to see five ridiculously over-the-top celebrity marriage proposals.

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Russell Brand and Katy Perry

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Russell Brand's exotic proposal was by far the most convincing part of his car crash of a relationship with Katy Perry. At the end of a vacation in Jaipur, India, Brand arranged for the couple to arrive at a candlelit dinner via horse and carriage. This wasn't nearly the most impressive part of the night, though: After dinner, Brand and Perry watched a private fireworks show while riding an elephant. I don't know about you, but that's the exact number of magical animal rides that would convince me to marry someone.

Kate Middleton and Prince William

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Prince William took Middleton to a secluded cabin in Kenya to pop the question. To be sure that this locale was as far removed from the public eye as possible, this electricity-free cabin is only reachable by air or horseback (or 15km from the nearest road), and is surrounded by elephants, hyena, buffalo, and leopards.

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise

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TomKat takes the cake as most ridiculous couple for a number of reasons, and Cruise's Eiffel Tower proposal is probably the least interesting of them. Regardless, a proposal atop the world's most romantic location is pretty darn cute, and, when you count plane fare and more, pretty darn expensive.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

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Luckiest woman on earth Jessica Biel loves to snowboard, so naturally her romantic genius of a fiancée took her to the snowcapped mountains of Jackson to ask her to marry him. Sigh.

Pink and Carey Hart

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Pink took proposing into her own hands when she arrived at one of motocross star Carey Hart's races with a giant sign that read, "Will you marry me?" The other side of the sign said "I'm serious!" You know, just in case.