Nicole Richie & Joel Madden Finally Getting Married In A December Garden Wedding!

Tue, November 16, 2010 9:28am EDT by Add first Comment

We’re so excited to hear that Nicole & Joel are finally ready to say, ‘I do!’ It’s about time!

Nicole Richie, 29, and Joel Madden, 31, finally set a date for their wedding! After confirming their engagement in February, the couple plans to tie the knot this December in a garden wedding at Nicole’s dad Lionel Richie‘s house! Nicole and Joel have been together since 2006 and have two children, 2-year-old daughter Harlow Madden and 1-year-old son Sparrow.

“Christmas has always been about family and faith for Nicole and Joel, so there is no better time of the year for them to wed,” a source tells “Nicole and Joel will spend Christmas with their family after the wedding, before heading off on honeymoon.”

The sources reveals that Harlow will be the flower girl, and Lionel will escort Nicole down the aisle. Nicole’s best friend, Masha Gordon, will be her maid of honor and Joel’s twin brother, Benji Madden, will serve as best man.

The couple reportedly plans to invite 75 family members and close friends, including Christina Aguilera and Lindsay Lohan‘s ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson.

Nicole also reportedly hired the same wedding planner that worked on Khloé Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Christina’s weddings.

Congrats to Nicole and Joel on this exciting news!

— Lindsey DiMattina