Dj Samantha Ronson, Nicole Richie, Joel Madden, Gwen Stefani, Ashlee Simpson, Paris Hilton and Las Vegas - Monday 13th December 2010

Hilton parties in Vegas as former BFF weds in Beverly Hills Nicole Richie and Joel Madden wed in a lavish ceremony in front of friends and family at the weekend, but there was one noticeable absentee from the guestlist - Paris Hilton. The bride reportedly axed her former BFF Hilton from her wedding party at the last minute after fearing her recent drug scandals would taint her big day. But the hotel heiress didn't let the snub put a dampener on her weekend- as the likes of Samantha Ronson, Gwen Stefani and Ashlee Simpson helped the happy couple toast their nuptials, Hilton headed to Las Vegas to party with her girls. A source close to Richie tells, Nicole is in a very different place in her life from when she was hanging out with Paris. She's the mother of two and now a wife, while Paris seems to be in exactly the same spot she was in five years ago. Still partying in Vegas and getting into trouble with the law. However, the weekend was not all lost for Hilton - she left her worries behind as she headed to the skies to indulge in little skydiving. (MT/WNWC) Paris Hilton posing with her dog as seen in a photo posted on her blog USA - 13.12.10 (3 images)