Nicole Richie, Joel Madden Tie Knot
With an elephant in attendance
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2010 8:35 AM CST
In this Oct. 18, 2009 file photo, Joel Madden, left, and Nicole Richie arrive to the First Annual Noble Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)
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(Newser) – For some, the real news is that Nicole Richie and Joel Madden weren't already married, but the longtime couple and co-parents of two tied the knot last night at dad Lionel Richie's LA estate, reports E! Online. But at least there was an elephant, notes People. And a tabloid bidding war over the first photos. Richie and Madden "wanted an Old Hollywood, glamorous feel to their wedding," according to a source. No word on how the elephant fits in with "Old Hollywood."